1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Drake's Denogginizer - Drake's Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Drake's DenogginizerDrake's Denogginizer

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
88
very good

614 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 614
Reviews: 205
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 10.74%
Wants: 48
Gots: 61 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 614 | Reviews: 205 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by johnnieoz:
Photo of johnnieoz
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
More User Reviews:
Photo of mbeerdino21
mbeerdino21

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

08-01-2014 19:57:40 | More by mbeerdino21
Photo of tikk
tikk

New York

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

08-01-2014 02:26:26 | More by tikk
Photo of Sarmartay
Sarmartay

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

07-31-2014 22:26:24 | More by Sarmartay
Photo of raulazzer
raulazzer

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

07-31-2014 17:55:30 | More by raulazzer
Photo of comrade_tony
comrade_tony

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

07-30-2014 06:04:40 | More by comrade_tony
Photo of IPAchris
IPAchris

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

07-30-2014 01:13:46 | More by IPAchris
Photo of HCGS89
HCGS89

California

4/5  rDev +2.3%

07-29-2014 21:45:12 | More by HCGS89
Photo of Mike_Gentry
Mike_Gentry

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

07-29-2014 04:26:25 | More by Mike_Gentry
Photo of Gort
Gort

California

4.41/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer surprised me. I am one of those guys that likes to pick up a 22oz bottled microbrew beer on the way home from work and love trying out new beers. Drakes Denogginizer really surprised me with it's beautiful amber color, the bit of lacing, the nice head at first pour. The head does not last long which I personally enjoy. This beer has been one of my goto's when the others just are not enticing me.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2014 20:29:40 | More by Gort
Photo of screenchef
screenchef

California

4/5  rDev +2.3%

07-24-2014 02:28:58 | More by screenchef
Photo of MisterGone
MisterGone

California

4.61/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2014 18:52:03 | More by MisterGone
Photo of KevinBrans
KevinBrans

California

4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

07-23-2014 05:43:35 | More by KevinBrans
Photo of Mattias
Mattias

Sweden

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

07-20-2014 21:38:00 | More by Mattias
Photo of ScottieD
ScottieD

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +2.3%

07-20-2014 01:52:59 | More by ScottieD
Photo of Jsalinas11097
Jsalinas11097


2.5/5  rDev -36.1%

07-18-2014 06:43:14 | More by Jsalinas11097
Photo of Joshpu
Joshpu

California

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

07-18-2014 04:28:31 | More by Joshpu
Photo of Beervana
Beervana

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2.3%

07-18-2014 03:28:15 | More by Beervana
Photo of SerpentX
SerpentX

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

07-17-2014 03:28:25 | More by SerpentX
Photo of jcjohns
jcjohns

California

4/5  rDev +2.3%

07-15-2014 04:19:28 | More by jcjohns
Photo of travolta
travolta

California

3.39/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Orange and strawberry in color. A sticky white head with nice lacing. Nice retention, too.

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2014 02:47:00 | More by travolta
Photo of _morandi_
_morandi_

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

07-14-2014 22:34:48 | More by _morandi_
Photo of Nickicasti
Nickicasti


5/5  rDev +27.9%

07-12-2014 18:22:01 | More by Nickicasti
Photo of 209_beerhunter
209_beerhunter


3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

07-11-2014 01:37:58 | More by 209_beerhunter
Photo of osc707
osc707

California

2.5/5  rDev -36.1%

07-10-2014 04:55:37 | More by osc707
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Drake's Denogginizer from Drake's Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 614 ratings.