India Pale Ale

This Classic West Coast IPA is harmonious fusion of resinous pine and orange peel cascading over a backdrop of lightly toasted caramel and brisk bitterness. Revel in the bright aromatics and let Drake’s IPA show you why the West Coast is the best coast.

The Drake’s IPA story:

In 1991, Drake’s put its first IPA into the tanks for the ever-growing number of craft beer fans yearning for hops. Originally more of an English-American hybrid IPA, over time Drake’s brewers kept the high quality specialty malts but moved toward a more West Coast approach. They ultimately created the balanced, dry IPA brimming with piney and citrus aromas from classic Yakima Valley “C” hops (think Cascade, Centennial, Chinook, Columbus) that continues to win over hop fans with every pint.

Food Pairings

  • Carne Asada or Carnitas Tacos
  • Jamaican Jerk Chicken
  • Spicy Pad Thai with Prawns


  • Malt: American 2-Row Barley, Weyermann Munich 1, Patagonia Crystal 55
  • Hops: Cascade, Centennial, Chinook (Dry Hop); Centennial, Chinnok (Whirlpool); Warrior (Bittering).
  • Yeast: California Ale 001
  • Original Gravity: 15.4 Degrees Plato
  • Final Gravity: 2.0 Degrees Plato
  • Alc/Vol: 7%
  • IBUs: 65


  • Peoples Choice Award at Bistro IPA Fest 2004
  • Gold 2004 Bistro IPA Festival
  • Bronze 2004 World Beer Cup
  • Gold 2003 California State Fair
  • Silver 2003 Bistro IPA Festival
  • Gold 2002 Great American Beer Festival
  • Bronze 2000 Bistro IPA Festival
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