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Drake’s Aroma Coma IPA

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Your daily pint for Tuesday, July 16 is: DRAKE’S AROMA COMA IPA

WHAT IT IS: A 75-IBU summer seasonal American IPA brewed with a mess of hops (Citra, Cascade, Chinook, El Dorado and Amarillo), then double dry-hopped for major aroma.

WHAT IT SMELLS LIKE: Dank hops balloon with grapefruit, grass, a touch of sweet orange and rain-soaked dirt (really); this aroma—nay, perfume—is resplendent.

WHAT IT TASTES LIKE: Caramel lightly paves the way for an organized hop parade: Grapefruit, fresh-cut grass and brushes of pine march across the palate before a simple, bitter end.

SO, IT’S A BIG SUMMER BEER?: Big flavor, yes, but a pleasantly light mouthfeel keeps this one skipping across the tongue and in the easy-sipping range.

LIFE LESSON: Drink Aroma Coma alertly; don’t fall into beer unconsciousness, oblivious to  the sensations, tastes and beautiful nuances that it holds. In other words, this is a mighty fine IPA, and it deserves your  undivided attention.


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