Drake's Denogginizer - Drake's Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
88
very good

767 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 767
Reviews: 221
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 10.46%
Wants: 57
Gots: 139 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Drake's Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.75% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: oggg on 02-28-2005

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Ratings: 767 | Reviews: 221
Photo of MonkeyBread
3.48/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Complete malt bomb. This is more of a barley wine than a DIPA. Too sweet for me.

Photo of Rhett19
3.97/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

One of my favorite IPA's ....and I'm new to the game.

Photo of lindarules
4.95/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Good beer for the taste. Bitter to the max

Photo of pxc13
4.14/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

No idea how strong it is until you finish a pint. Good smooth taste.

Photo of 8BaconBits
3/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

not a big fan of this beer

Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Brilliant reddish amber under a 2” sudsy off-white foam collar that grips the side of the glass producing fine sheets of lace.
S: A boquet of citrus, earthiness and spice.
T: Big citrusy hop flavors floating in alcohol and rich malt.
M: Warming alcohol, smooth, big body, medium low carbonation.
O: A nice way to mainline IBUs

Photo of Shane_Gr
4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Almost too bitter for me.

Photo of Bali_hi
4.12/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottle of drakes denogginizer drank.

Photo of Osseous
4.31/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured sideways into an IPA speiglau. Heavy head. Copper color (SRM ~13?). Sweeter/maltier smell than expected with hints of flower. Taste was hippy/citrusy - Orange and pine. Medium body. Overall, a pretty well balanced DIPA with a good kick of hops and ABV

Photo of Hopped_head
4.6/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Really good beer, surprisingly strong. Turn wrong-side up with caution

Photo of Sasquatch_B_Foot
4.36/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is a great Imperial IPA, caught me off guard. I don't think it would be so good!

Photo of Jtburns777
3.88/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

This just isn't my beer. Much would rather drink the seasonal Hopocalyspe year round.

Photo of jooler
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Smells really hoppy. Really great initial taste. You can just taste the crispness of the hops. The only major issue is after that sip, you get a nasty alcoholic aftertaste. Would definitely prefer aroma coma over this since they are the same price

Photo of jercasper
5/5  rDev +27.6%

My favorite IPA to date!

Photo of TheMarkE
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Amber, good lacing. Hops- pine and citrus. Medium body, very bitter hop finish. Good solid DIPA.

Photo of heytomcat
4/5  rDev +2%

Very good

Photo of Gort
4.4/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer surprised me. I am one of those guys that likes to pick up a 22oz bottled microbrew beer on the way home from work and love trying out new beers. Drakes Denogginizer really surprised me with it's beautiful amber color, the bit of lacing, the nice head at first pour. The head does not last long which I personally enjoy. This beer has been one of my goto's when the others just are not enticing me.

Photo of MisterGone
4.6/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Aptly named, this stuff will take your head off. Very strong beer with lots of hop and malt - a kind of over-the-top use of ingredients for effect - a very good effect. Had this the first time on tap, in bottle since, both are excellent. Alcohol is definitely in the flavor profile, but not a deal killer. I am not a partier, so this is a one-bottle brew (22 oz) for me.

Photo of travolta
3.38/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Orange and strawberry in color. A sticky white head with nice lacing. Nice retention, too.

Nose: Not much is strong or up front. Mostly pine and citrus. A tiny bit of malt.

Taste: Sweet and bitter. Hoppy and syrupy.

Notes: Beer is now expensive, and your options are seemingly limitless. If you are going to brew an imperial IPA, it needs to be unique or incredible. This would have been a really nice IPA, but they tried to sell me on the "imperial" aspect and so I was let down.

Photo of Celtics17
4.08/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is a good DIPA, but it's not my kind of flavor profile. I just don't like big malty flavors in my IPA's. The malt flavor, mainly the caramel profile takes over.. I don't get much tropical fruit, or fruit at all. There is a big floral profile, and a big sweetness from the malt. I wanted more hops and tropical fruit.

Photo of farrago
3.55/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice frothy head, crests around two fingers, darker eggshell white hue, fair amount of larger bubbles but retention is good, the lacing is very splotchy but this too sticks. Cloudy liquid, sort of deep orange-brown at the core, more yellow further out, the bubbles are scattered, large and slow, not the most visually appealing beer. Thick, sweet nose of oak barrels, caramel, vanilla, cocoa, booze and peach to apricot paste, kind of over the top, the herbaceousness of the hops diminished as a result, the pine tar and coal notes actually bring freshness, has prolonged staying power basically because it has clogged up your nostrils. Full-bodied, feels more right-sized here though, its heaviness distributed across the palate. Pink grapefruit, tangerine pulp blends into concentrated pineapple, guava, apricot fruit. The carbonation brings a welcome prickle, favoring the pine, grass and earth for a moment. Then it’s back to the cocoa, mocha, vanilla, butterscotch and molasses flavors. While it deserves points for a fair amount of flavor intensity, its ability to fatigue the palate, well, fatigues the palate. Wish it moved with more effortless grace.

Photo of smakawhat
4.36/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a spiegelau IPA glass. Bottled date April 21, 2014.

Gorgeous looking beer, looks a lot like Stone Enjoy By series. Deep bronze orange and bright red. Supper bursting crystal clarity, and plentiful but not over abundant carbonation. Thick creamy and billowing head, off white in color, fist full height tall. Thick island clumps and peaks and valleys, hanging off the edge of the glass. Just fantastic appearance.

Very nice subtle but noticeable soft hop aromas. Mild caramel with a big topping floral nose, and mild herbal spice. Brown sugar. Molasses, and floral sap out of a tree. Smells gooey and sticky. Loving it.

Palate meets expectations. Soft and candy like caramel malts more sensing of taffy. A real nice hop softness, hints towards floral and tea herbal aromatics. Soft malted backbone comes out pillowy. Icing sugar. Little bit of stinging carbonation on the front tip of the tongue, then goes to punch like juice mouthfeel.

A real nice mellow and fun IPA, very easy drinking as well for a high ABV. Really digging it. Not earthshattering, but overall just great and can't be missed.

Photo of mac31
3.79/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

22ozer in to a tulip.

Wasn't what I was expecting. Based on name and Abv, I was expecting something to punch me up side my noggin. Instead the beer was much more of a malt bomb. Beautiful amber colored beer w/ an off white head. Taste follows nose, citrus and tons of malt. Big, sweet, malty body. Nothing extraordinary about the malt profile. Grapefruit, citrus hoppiness carries through the palate. Minimal earthiness and dankiness detected. The hops seem rather toned down when compared to the malts. This beer is full bodied w/ a heavy, thick mouthfeel. Alcohol is covered well. This coupled with the big maltiness makes this a very drinkable beer. For a IIPA, I wanted more hops, less malt. If this were a blind tasting I would have guessed this was more of an American style Barleywine. I love Drake's beer, they put out some great stuff. Like this one, don't love it. If your looking for a big, hoppy beer, skip this one. Would not deny if someone was buying or pouring, but probably would not buy again.

Photo of d5001986
3.89/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22oz bomber poured into Duvel tulip.

A: Pours a clear amber with a large, foamy, beige colored head.

S: Grapefruit, Pine, and some sweet malt.

T: Grapefruit and pine mostly. A decent malt presence that exhibits a spicyness. A little alcohol is detectable, and is also quite bitter.

M: Medium body, high carbonation. Bitter with a slight spicey burn.

O: I dig the spicyness of this DIPA. Unfortunately, I prefer my IPAs on the more 'unbalanced' side, and the bitterness is a little over the top for me.

Photo of ryan1788a5
4.08/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle poured into a snifter. Consumed at exactly three months after bottling.

A: Hazy caramel color. Fine bubbled off white head retains well at an inch in height. Lots of stubborn lacing.

S: Melon rind, kiwi, pineapple, soft pine aromas. Hints of pine tar and resin. Wafts of toasty malt and thin runny caramel.

T: Fat malt flavors of toasty malt and caramel. Waves of resin and pine. Undercurrents of pineapple, orange, and honeydew melon. Traces of alcohol. Moderate bitterness. Balanced finish of caramel malt flavors and lingering piney bitterness.

M: Substantially fat and round malt texture. A bit chewy even. Mild astringency. A slight tingle of alcohol. Moderate carbonation. Very round and smooth.

O: Very well balanced. It reminds me of a Bear Republic brew. Lots of great hop flavor, but they weren't afraid to give it a voluptuous malt body. I can see myself making this a go-to brew if the price was right.

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Drake's Denogginizer from Drake's Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 767 ratings.