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Drake's Denogginizer - Drake's Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
88
very good

605 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 605
Reviews: 204
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 10.74%
Wants: 47
Gots: 58 | FT: 1
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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johnnieoz

Texas

3.85/5  rDev -1.5%
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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Aptly named, this stuff will take your head off. Very strong beer with lots of hop and malt - a kind of over-the-top use of ingredients for effect - a very good effect. Had this the first time on tap, in bottle since, both are excellent. Alcohol is definitely in the flavor profile, but not a deal killer. I am not a partier, so this is a one-bottle brew (22 oz) for me.

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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.

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Drake's Denogginizer from Drake's Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 605 ratings.