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Drake's Denogginizer - Drake's Brewing Co.

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665 Ratings
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Ratings: 665
Reviews: 206
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 10.74%
Wants: 52
Gots: 79 | 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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3/5  rDev -23.3%

eDawgs, Feb 16, 2014
Photo of Gavage
3.44/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: orange in color with a 1" head that fell to a thick spotty surface foam. Some lace painted the glass.

Smell: light orange and malt sweetness comes through to the nose.

Taste: a more malty and sweeter DIPA than some others. Caramel, loads of oranges, some grapefruit, soft pine tones, and a decent bitterness. Alcohol was mildly noticable.

Mouthfeel: medium-heavy in body. Light crispness to start, smoother and a bit dry at the finish. Aftertaste leans towards a syrupy sweet feel with some bitterness.

Overall: a slower sipping DIPA as I found this to be a bit sweeter than others, and I just didn't get a cohesive flaor profile here, as the flavors stood apart.

Gavage, Feb 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

seangibbs60, Feb 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Illbiz, Feb 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

jakecattleco, Feb 08, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Jeffreytmoore, Feb 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

acdcsmith22, Feb 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Bushwood, Feb 07, 2014
Photo of Aaron_Ramson
3.84/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Date on the bottle says 03/19/13, making this bottlealmost a full year old. You expect it to taste sweeter by the smell. The nose smells like goji berries, canned mandarin oranges, and breakfast cereal. There's a distinctly spicy and peppery taste to this beer! Lots of boozy warmth and candy sugar, cut by a citrusy, orange zest bitterness. Pretty heavy in the mouth, feeling oily and thick and making the carbonation feel less active in the mouth. Not bad at all, I just wish I cold try a fresh bottle to know what it's supposed to taste like.

Aaron_Ramson, Feb 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Smarty_Pints, Feb 07, 2014
Photo of Jackofallbrews
3.51/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Aroma: A slight metallic tang to the aroma. A strong hop aroma that is a mix of cat-box, vegetal greenery and citrus.

Flavor: Sweet malt with some caramel and bread up front, but quickly overtaken by a firm bitterness. As it warms I get a nice citrus marmalade flavor and alcohol becomes apparent. Slightly astringent finish but enough booze and malt to balance it. I got more harsh alcohol and burn as I have more of it, and decided I couldn't have more than one glassful of it.

Jackofallbrews, Feb 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

GraduatedCashew, Feb 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

jklecko2, Feb 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

GreyGhost4, Feb 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

leinie13, Feb 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

DominoDoug, Feb 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Daktah, Feb 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

heystevec, Jan 31, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

DRBiser, Jan 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

ricecracker420, Jan 31, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

IPeteA91, Jan 29, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

xmangoslushie, Jan 27, 2014
Photo of tmzl
3.6/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Look: Pours with large, off-white (orange hue) head with small, equal bubbles. Has good slow retention, mostly diminishing - thick layer stays on top for the whole ride. Leaves a fair amount of lacing. Color is deep, dark amber, light haze. Looks nice.

Smell: Tropical, canned pineapple, then the herbal, earthy, floral comes to nose. Also some pine, grapefruit, wood. Moderate sweet caramel with light alcohol to detect. Also slightly spicy.

Taste: Starts fresh, pine, grapefruit, tropical, then moderate almost heavy middle molasses-honey malt backbone - a bit too heavy, overrides the fresh start. Continues with light alcohol spike and a weird tropicalish, floral, earthy sweet spike (dry pineapple candy) and ends with medium to high bitterness. It softly stays with you for a while, which is nice.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with medium carbonation - suiting. Also very light alcohol warming.

Overall: Smells good, the taste gets a bit weird and too heavy on the malt sweetness. Overrides the freshness. Still, a solid take on DIPA, worth a try.

tmzl, Jan 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Marco_Gtz, Jan 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

22Blue, Jan 24, 2014
Drake's Denogginizer from Drake's Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 665 ratings.