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Drake's Denogginizer - Drake's Brewing Co.

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88
very good

211 Reviews
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Reviews: 211
Hads: 780
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 9.72%
Wants: 57
Gots: 147 | 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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Reviews: 211 | Hads: 780
Reviews by Drinkerofales:
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a murky golden amber honey color that is appealing. A light tan head leaves thick lacing.

Smell is tropical and grapefruit, piney and very bold. There is some booze present as well.

Flavor is bigger than the aroma, a grapefruit punch and bitter pith start it out, with a light malt middle. The pith comes back for an aftertaste, pretty good balance.

The hops and alcohol combine for a big bite and the carbonation is tingly on my tongue.

This was one of the beers that got me started on the Hop Path, so it's special to me. The flavor is big and bold and along with the feel, this smacks me upside the head. Good thing I shared this with my wife, yet, even with half, it knocked her out.

DOA (703 characters)

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My favorite IPA to date! (24 characters)

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.93/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22 ounce bomber, purchased in Watsonville, Ca's Cork and Bottle.

No freshness info/bottling date info.

Pours a super clear and rich shade of bronzed/coppery amber, under a lazy and relaxed oatmeal colored head, that rapidly goes to a thicker collar and leaves just some spotty bits of lace.

Nose reveals notes of sweet malts and just a hint of hops lurking in the rear.

The sweet malt theme continues onto the palate, sort of suprising for the style. Waves of caramel melts most in contro here, glimpses of citric and grains hops are present but sort of towards the rear.

Enjoyable and tasty, big and bold flavors abound. Medium body and carbonation is at the correct level. Super smooth and an easy flower over the taste buds

Well done and worth a try if you like a malty DIPA thats bordering on a barley wine. (818 characters)

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.32/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours an orange-amber color with a white head. The aroma is very fruity. I get a ton of tropical fruit notes including pineapple, mango, apple, papaya, peaches and starfruit. Every time I smell the beer I get something new.

The flavor is also very fruity. I get some caramel malt along with a ton of papaya and mango. The flavor is not as complicated as the aroma, but it is still a great tasting IPA.

Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. A very good Double IPA. (478 characters)

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%
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 (335 characters)

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3.7/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On Tap

Churchill's Pub & Grille
San Marcos, CA

Clear orange and amber with a thin off-white head--spots, lines, and spiderwebs of lace left down the glass.

Bold aroma both with big, citrus, resinous, dank hop notes and tons of big, sweet, syrupy sweet malt accents, along with just a touch of alcohol bite.

The flavor follows similarly with tons of both hops and sweet malt characteristics. This is just a touch too sweet and a bit boozy for my liking, though I can appreciate what's here.

Medium mouthfeel with moderate carbonation.

A big, hugely flavorful, sweet DIPA. This isn't the direction I prefer my DIPAs to lean, but this is no slouch of a beer. (662 characters)

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Amazing orange and auburn glow, with clarity, minimal head, white. Great dry hop aroma, citrus and pine, simcoe and amarillo is my guess.

Great taste, so easy to drink, hides the alcohol, gets you pumped up like it has caffeine in it, such a thrill to find this when you didn't expect it. Usually a perennial spot or two behind Pliny in my tally for dipa festival. Solid. (498 characters)

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Drake's Denogginizer from Drake's Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 211 ratings.