Drake advertises their IPA as Gold Medal winning. In fact, it took home the honors at the 2002 Great American Beer Festival. And I can see why, as it was excellent.
It poured out with a great deep color and stiff peaky head. It also had some sediment in the bottom of the bottle that dripped out over the foam like a sprinkling of nutmeg. Great aroma, with a balance of fresh hops and smooth malts. That balance stays through the body too, with a great IPA taste. It even has enough hoppy bitterness to keep the IPA fans happy.
Overall, a great IPA, and a great beer.