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Drake's Denogginizer - Drake's Brewing Co.

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654 Ratings
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Ratings: 654
Reviews: 206
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 10.74%
Wants: 52
Gots: 75 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Texasfan549, Nov 25, 2012
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3.88/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a tulip glass.

A: Clear light copper color with a small white head that fades to a thin film across the top. An ample amount of carbonation gives it a lively appearance.

S: Piney hop aroma with a significant toasted malt backbone. Overall, a resiny kind of aroma. There is also a touch of alcohol towards the end.

T: The taste is much more complex than the aroma leads you to believe. The piney hops and toasted malts are there along with a more tropical character in the hops. There is a slight alcoholic burning finish to go along with a mild bitter bite.

M: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Kind of oil-like in that it coats the palate with a bittering effect, yet also a bit dry.

O: A solid DIPA. The aroma was a little one dimensional, but it picked itself back up with a more complex and satisfying taste.

BilbosNuts, Nov 22, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Chris_Cali_2o9, Nov 20, 2012
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3/5  rDev -23.3%

jimilayne, Nov 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

OGkushington, Nov 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

BeerHunter76, Nov 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Beerbuddy21, Nov 09, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

roblund, Nov 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Mister_Joshy, Nov 05, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

BlackTuesday, Nov 03, 2012
Photo of Florida9
4.05/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: clear golden color. Forms a small to moderate sized off-white head. Leaves a minimal amount of lacing.

S: intensely aromatic. Quite hop forward with lots of citrus, grapefruit, and orange mixed with some malty sweetness and a bit of alcohol.

T: taste is similar. Concentrated citrus flavor, moderate pale malt sweetness, honey and even a bit of apple juice. Maybe a touch of pine but the citrus hop flavor dominates. some alcoholic spice on the finish.

M: on the heavier side of medium with a bit of viscosity to it. Moderate bitterness. Easy carbonation.

O: a nice, west coast style IPA.

Florida9, Nov 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

kjkinsey, Oct 30, 2012
Photo of riored4v
3.95/5  rDev +1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured in to a tulip. 1 finger, khaki colored head. Murky, burnt copper colored body.

Aroma was grainy and a bit caramely. Some good hop aroma that was floral, citrus and piney. Some big orange/grapefruit notes as well. A bit sweet smelling.

Flavor had similar characteristics of the aroma. Grainy, malty and good amount of caramel notes up front. Quickly turned to a floral and citrusy hop flavor that was more grapefruit dominant. Some good orangey hop flavor as well. Finished with a mild, balanced bitterness. A bit resiny and piney with some grassy/citrus hop bitterness. Not overpowering or tongue ripping.

Medium body, medium carb. Fairly crisp finish. Slight signs of ABV.

Good DIPA overall. Not overly hoppy or malty. Had a good balance.

riored4v, Oct 30, 2012
Photo of Psilo707
4.35/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Viscous but translucent Orange hue throughout the glass. Very homogenized, very bubbly with thick lacing and head.

S: Thick and fruitful scent coming off the top that leaves a lingering sense of demanding aura in the nasal palette. Love it already!

T: Spicy upon first drink, slowly lingering into a full-blown massive drenching of the taste buds. What I love about this IPA is that the taste's aren't too complex for once - they are basic. Basic in the sense that maybe 2 or 3 different tastes/feelings hit you at once, and they all mold together like some sort of train hitting your tongue. It's an absolute pleasure of citrus, hops, honey, and a huge handful of spice. A-rated.

M: Medium-to-full bodied mouthfeel with the same spice as mentioned before and a lot of character all the way down. Could drink many of these.

Overall: Yet another good IPA from Drakes brewery, who consistently have been producing awesome seasonals in the last few years. Would recommend this to anyone, IPA lovers and newbies alike. Thank you again DRAKES!

Psilo707, Oct 25, 2012
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5/5  rDev +27.9%

ac419, Oct 25, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

TallGuyCM, Oct 22, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

cestlavie, Oct 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

mattdbh, Oct 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

CruznBrewin, Oct 07, 2012
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3/5  rDev -23.3%

dmalone, Oct 05, 2012
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3/5  rDev -23.3%

apocalypsezombie, Oct 03, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

ste5venla, Oct 03, 2012
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4.15/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

1542nd Review on BA
Draft to Goblet

Paired with a watermelon/feta salad
@BJs Newark, CA

App- Deep orange and a bit creamy in the glass. A little bit of a highlight in the glass with some golds and yellows. The head was on about 1/4". Great cling and sticky lace on this one.

Smell- A nice mixing of hops, cream and honey. Its a bit thick like a candy aroma but doesnt come off as sweet but more honey/grass/citrus forward.

Taste- Ive passed this bottle up many times. On a work trip for HH and couldn't pass up the tap version. Its a small hoppy beer with a good spice behind it. Honey sticky and a bit thick. Better cold vs warmer.

Mouth- Medium bodied and quite full on the body actually. A semi-creamy medium carbonation with a bit of residual creamy spice.

Drink- A nice double IPA. Seems like Nor.Cal/So. Cal, doesnt matter. All CA does is pump out solid IPAs

FosterJM, Oct 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

terence, Sep 30, 2012
Drake's Denogginizer from Drake's Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 654 ratings.