Drake's Denogginizer - Drake's Brewing Co.
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Reviews by dfernandez77:
4.03/5 rDev +3.3%
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
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United Kingdom (England)
3.49/5 rDev -10.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
A bottle of this found it's way to a bottle swap in De Bierboom, Brugge on 31st Jan 2014: thank you to the unknown kind person.
I managed to grab a good third of a pint from the passing bottle and took a few notes while trying to drink it and not miss anything else interesting that might pass my way: this piece is from those said notes.
Slight haze to my already opened bottle, orange to golden with a grubby white head.
Hops, and more hops, it smells of hops: enough hops already, some maltiness hides behind the huge hop attack. I tried to fend it off by watching a Swiss Saint Bon Chein bottle of unknown vintage fly by: bugger!
This was fine though, especially if you're into hops. I see an Old Numbskull bottle coming my way: I've got to neck this, sorry. Hey there's Black Damnation over there, I wonder if it's Black Mes? (it was, hurray, I got some)
Christ that was hoppy. I'll try and give this beer more time and reverence if I come across it again, it deserves better than I gave it.
Serving type: bottle
02-19-2014 13:50:25 | More by BlackHaddock
3.44/5 rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Appearance: orange in color with a 1" head that fell to a thick spotty surface foam. Some lace painted the glass.
Smell: light orange and malt sweetness comes through to the nose.
Taste: a more malty and sweeter DIPA than some others. Caramel, loads of oranges, some grapefruit, soft pine tones, and a decent bitterness. Alcohol was mildly noticable.
Mouthfeel: medium-heavy in body. Light crispness to start, smoother and a bit dry at the finish. Aftertaste leans towards a syrupy sweet feel with some bitterness.
Overall: a slower sipping DIPA as I found this to be a bit sweeter than others, and I just didn't get a cohesive flaor profile here, as the flavors stood apart.
Serving type: on-tap
02-15-2014 21:18:21 | More by Gavage
Drake's Denogginizer from Drake's Brewing Co.
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