Drake's Denogginizer - Drake's Brewing Co.
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Reviews by dfernandez77:
4.03/5 rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Citrus, resin, over ripe peaches, little bit of mango, and very slight cattiness in the hop and yeast ester aromas. Malt is clean with a bit of Malt-o-meal with brown sugar and butter aromas - these ramp up as it warms. Slightly boozy like it's trying to convince me it's a barleywine vs. an IIPA.
Poured hard as it was cold and stirred up a light tan fluffy head that stuck pretty well, it leaves strong lace as it breaks down. The color is somewhere between gold and a new polished penny. Clear and bright, very appealing.
Deep complex bittering is the first impression. This is appealing compared to one dimensional bittering in some other Double IPAs. Hops in the flavor are balanced to bitterness and flavor rather than aroma. The ale backbone is very clean for the gravity/ABV and IBU level, malts are not in balance - but acceptable for an IIPA. Again the character leans towards barleywine - without quite going there.
Medium heavy, full and slightly slick. Finishes slowly - bitter and slightly dry.
This will definitely please the bitter loving hopheads. And it pleased me as well. Usually bitter leaning IIPAs can turn me off because they often lack complexity in the hop profile. I enjoyed this one - the hopping wasn't a slap in the face, it was more like an enthusiastic affectionate pinch on the cheek from a grandma on steroids. As it warms, the ale backbone rises up to support the bitterness and flavors from the hops. Next time I crack one open I'll let it warm to about 55F - where by my tastes it really hits the top of the curve. Very nicely done.
Serving type: bottle
12-20-2010 03:36:29 | More by dfernandez77
More User Reviews:
3.39/5 rDev -13.3%
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.
Serving type: bottle
07-15-2014 02:47:00 | More by travolta
Drake's Denogginizer from Drake's Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 602 ratings.