Review: Drake's Brewing Co. Hop Vice White IPA | Craft Beer & Brewing
Drake's Brewing Co. Hop Vice White IPA
93 out of 100

Style: IPA

ABV: 6.2 IBU: 80

93/100
Aroma: 9
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 14
Mouthfeel: 4

Drake's Brewing Co. Hop Vice White IPA

What the brewers say

“An unfiltered IPA brewed with both wheat and rye. Features dank citric from domestic Amarillo, melon-like aromatics from both domestic Idaho 7 and German Huell Melon, and white grape skins from the German Hallertauer Blanc. The Chinook and Jarrylo in the whirlpool add floral pine notes with a bit of spice.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Somewhat dank, white grape, peppery with a slight minty character. Herbal and grassy undertones. Bready. Orange and lemon with some coriander and vanillin highlights. Slight pithy aroma once you get past the citrus fruit qualities.”

Flavor: “Grassy and herbal. Slight spice, almost minty. Orange and lemon dominate here as on the aroma with fairly high bitterness for style. Malt is soft and just supports the high hopping rates. Finishes a touch sweet with a lingering bitterness.”

Overall: “Interesting hops aroma with an almost minty herbal character after the initial dank and white grape. The big citrus character makes this beer really enjoyable, but the higher bittering is a bit overdone for style. Would be more drinkable if the bitterness were toned down a bit.”

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