Drake's Denogginizer - Drake's Brewing Co.
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3.7/5 rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Pours clear and deep orange color . Darker than you might expect with an orange tinted head of creamy off white foam that settled reluctantly to a thick layer on top. Then a ring and cap, Then a film, and plenty of loose bubbles. Sticky lace and plenty of it. Looks thick.
Nose is ripe oranges. It's the juicy part of the orange with the pith and the sweet zest of the fruit to back it up. There is a little tart grapefruit on the nose and a moderate pine. Those pine needles are light but dry. The malt has plenty of caramel sweetness on the nose which makes me think this might be a little heavy. There's some tropical fruits int his and they are exotic. i want to say guava or papaya but I am just not confident enough to name them. They lend a deep sweetness to the nose.
Taste is dense with sticky sweet oranges to greet the palate. Like fruit candy with the malt sweetness right behind. The malt is full. The grapefruit make the mouth water and pushes it across the palate and the pine stays pretty light. The body is full and has moderate carbonation. It's a little chewy. Pretty sweet and thick on the palate. There is a wonderful hop bitter and some nice oil to save it through an aftertaste that lets all that fruit sweetness accumulate. The malt really does it's job to balance the bitter and if only it were more breaddy and a just a tad lighter.
While this drinks the fruits play out more and more to the delight of the palate. You get used to the sweetness and accept the moderate heaviness and stop begrudging it. Of course that could be the abv talking. There is no alcohol on the nose or on the palate and it's only at the bottom of the first glass that I start to notice the warmth at the back palate. While it's raw and unpolished in some ways it's not a bad drink. It's not light but it is flavorful and has a certain mettle and a nerve towards it 's character that makes me think they took a chance. I like that.
Serving type: bottle
08-29-2013 17:36:40 | More by utopiajane
3.98/5 rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
I swing by the brewery every now and then for a fresh fill to y growler. Pours a orange golden color with lots of small bubbles. The smell is yeasty but otherwise not very distinct. There's very little head, which given the high carbonation and viscosity, one would think otherwise. On first swig, the beer is thick/viscous. It has a heavy weighty mouthfeel yet it feels somewhat refreshing due the the carbonation and very crisp hops. Very strong orange and citrus notes open up sticks to the palette great. Slightly sweet when it hits the mouth but finishes dry.
Serving type: growler
08-11-2013 23:17:16 | More by Jabberwocky
3.39/5 rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
A: Pours a crystal clear dark gold/amber with a half finger of pure white head. The foam settles quickly, leaving only a thin ring of bubbles along the edges of the glass. Spotty lacing as it drinks.
S: The nose is malt and pine. So much malt. I already have a sad for this beer.
T: Taste follows the nose. It's malty with a super astringent pine bite. It's pretty one dimensional.
M: Medium bodied beer. Sticky and sweet up front, huge pine bite and rubbing alcohol finish.
O: Not my style. I really hate IPAs that are malt heavy. Bummer man. Aroma Coma is so damn good, I had high hopes for this one. I was let down. Will not purchase again.
Serving type: bottle
08-07-2013 18:58:41 | More by trxxpaxxs
Drake's Denogginizer from Drake's Brewing Co.
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