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Drake's Denogginizer - Drake's Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 691
Reviews: 207
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 10.74%
Wants: 53
Gots: 91 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: oggg on 02-28-2005)
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4.3/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

poured from a bomber into an eastern sierra lager pint glass, body takes an orange-gold glow with a tint of red in it, nice carbonation and a thin head with a small amount of lacing.

The smell is very hoppy and floral, a fresh multicolored garden combined with an orange tree is what I think of. The malt is there backing it up but the forward scent is all hop.

The flavor is great, it's got a ton of malt and hops in it with some stages. Initially I get a nice hoppy bite to the brew accompanied with some of the citrusy type flavors associated with hops. This is followed by a solid brown sugar and caramel malt taste which definitely gives a great backup and refreshes the palate for the next hopping. The 3rd stage ism back to the hops, this time its a spicier type woody hop that I get which gives the mouth a nice thing to leave on and impart a great aftertaste.

The mouthfeel is great, it's got a perfect amount of malt to the hop flavors they were going for. This is what I like to feel out of an ipa.

Extremely drinkable, for a 9.75% I taste very little alcohol and a ton of different flavors which all need their due turn in recognition...my palate is glad to try and identify them and it can't wait to do so!

dwilson01, Sep 01, 2010
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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.

Billolick, Aug 20, 2011
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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.

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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.

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Thanks to augustgarage for the chance to try this exceptional San Francisco DIPA. Poured into my Dfh snifter- pours a golden red color, about 3 fingers of frothy head that recedes slowly, leaving nice lacing on the glass. Smell- I get nice citrus flavor- orange rind and lemon, mixed with some pronounced toffee and caramel. I'm really excited to get started here. Taste- instant bitter hops flavor is met with a mingled caramel and sweet toffee flavor. What a well balanced beer! Mouthfeel- this has a nice feel to it, not silky, but nice carbonation and drinks very well. Drinkability- for 9.75 abv, this is well hidden and easily drinkable. This is a gem of a beer, and I was glad to have a chance to taste it.

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Drake's Denogginizer from Drake's Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 691 ratings.