Drake's Denogginizer - Drake's Brewing Co.
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Reviews by johnnieoz:
3.85/5 rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
22oz brown bomber w/o freshness date.
This DIPA/IIPA has a lot of the characteristics of an ABW, but no matter as it is most delectable.
A lovely dark, orange hazy hue with a frothy lacing-prone off-white head greets the eyes. The nose, however, feels envious of its sensory ally as the aromas are less captivating and mostly malt-based. A wave of citrusy bitterness rolls across the taste buds and as it crests it turns into a wonderful whirlpool of caramel and stone fruit. As the flavors numb and then awaken the gums, this viscous, bubbly beast goes down the gullet like a treat. Drinking more than one bomber would be foolish me thinks, but as the volume shifts from glass to gut I savor each sip.
I would want to try the draft version (or an ultra fresh bottle?) to see if this barleywineish end product was the brewer's intent. I have tried many California DIPAs, and they have tended to be far hoppier. Green Flash's IIPA and Moylan's Hopsickle are very different from each other, but they have more in common than they do w/ the Denogginizer. This being said, my noggin is feeling and appreciating the assault.
Serving type: bottle
08-20-2010 01:21:14 | More by johnnieoz
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4.08/5 rDev +4.6%
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.
Serving type: bottle
04-20-2014 18:41:59 | More by ryan1788a5
Drake's Denogginizer from Drake's Brewing Co.
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