Best Coast IPA

A Classic West Coast IPA

Best Coast IPA is a 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 Best Coast IPA show you why the West Coast is the Best Coast!


  • ABV: 7%
  • IBUs: 64
  • Orig. Gravity: 15° plato
  • Final Gravity: 2.0° plato


  • Yeast: California Ale 001
  • Malt:  Two Row, Crystal 35, Vienna
  • Hops: Cascade, Centennial, Chinook, El Dorado, Hallertauer Mandarina


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


  • Peoples Choice -2004 Bistro IPA Fest 
  • 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


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-style 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 continue to win over hop fans with every pint.