Drake's Denogginizer - Drake's Brewing Co.
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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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