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Drake's Denogginizer - Drake's Brewing Co.

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88
very good

610 Ratings
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Ratings: 610
Reviews: 205
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 10.74%
Wants: 47
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)
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I have no idea why I passed up on trying this beer for so long.

This is quite syrupy on the flavor profile. There is a decent hop profile that adds some good spicy tones to it. One dimensional, yes. But it's not too shabby. It was nice enough to drink.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2012 04:36:38 | More by RblWthACoz
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KimenTshom

California

4/5  rDev +2.3%

07-29-2012 18:02:39 | More by KimenTshom
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hockenbeer

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -36.1%

07-24-2012 02:03:38 | More by hockenbeer
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BennyL1

Massachusetts

3.95/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz into a NB globe - no freshness info that I could find. Thanks to schwartzoid.

Denogginizer pours a burnt orange with a good two fingers worth of white head. Sticky lacing along the glass, good looking beer.

Good hoppy aroma with a fairly strong malty background which is a hint of things to come. Not totally what I would expect from the style but solid.

First thing I noticed the sweetness of the caramel malt but still hoppy with notes of grapefruit and pine. Once again not typical of the style but really enjoyable. Really good balance.

Fuller body with medium carbonation - not overly smooth.

If you're in the mood for a DIPA with a strong malt side, this one would be a good one to reach for.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2012 03:26:20 | More by BennyL1
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MickeyHops

California

4/5  rDev +2.3%

07-21-2012 02:37:58 | More by MickeyHops
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hanlonrn


4/5  rDev +2.3%

07-11-2012 19:24:06 | More by hanlonrn
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StJamesGate

New York

3.8/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Hazy amber with a honeycomb crunch-textured linen head. Fresh oily hop flowers with orange oil and some gooey hot caramel underneath.
Sticky toffee with toasted nuts (Munich?) some Cointreau and maybe some tart papaya and then resiny, catty, piney hops that slowly go citrusy as it opens.
Candied orange peel ending and long lean powdery bitter linger. Medium, oily, a bit hot.

Simcoe, Columbus, Cascade and Amarillo plus Crystal and Munich, says the label.

Not quite subtle; definitely a rough hop punch, from the Simcoe I suspect, and some burn. Some others are saying how sweet it is, and there are some brandy sugary notes, but I wouldn't go so far as to call it a barleywine. Maybe I'm just out of practice with >75 IBU beers. Either way, too rough around the edges to be a true classic.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2012 17:38:28 | More by StJamesGate
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jesus808

California

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

07-04-2012 03:15:01 | More by jesus808
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DallasJones


4/5  rDev +2.3%

07-02-2012 00:13:20 | More by DallasJones
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g_jenkins

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

06-27-2012 23:29:50 | More by g_jenkins
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Hanzo

Virginia

4/5  rDev +2.3%

06-25-2012 01:31:32 | More by Hanzo
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DefenCorps

Oregon

3.38/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from Chris. Thanks, dogg!

Darker than I like my DIPAs to be, this beer is a moderate amber color with a big, off-white head with nice retention and lacing. Clarity is great. The nose seems to have fallen off, as it mostly is a lot of crystal malt. Sweet with brown sugar and caramel, there is a modest hop profile as well, with pine and candied oranges. A moderate tangerine character is present as well. Decent.

The palate opens with a blend of moderate bitterness and moderate sweetness. Mostly crystal malt with a lot of caramel and burnt sugar sweetness, this is sweeter than I typically care for. The bitterness is smooth, with pine and candied grapefruit. Hop flavor seems minimal, and mostly citrusy. This feels lighter than a beer this sweet should taste, probably due to the ABV? Medium in body medium-light in body, this beer is decent. Despite not having the characteristics I typically look for in a DIPA, I am quite liking this.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2012 01:59:38 | More by DefenCorps
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kmatlack

California

4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

06-13-2012 04:59:49 | More by kmatlack
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TheBronze

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

06-13-2012 03:18:18 | More by TheBronze
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UCLABrewN84

California

4.08/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at The Golden State Cafe in Los Angeles, CA.

Pours a clear light copper with an off-white head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of citrus fruit, citrus zest, and some malt aromas. Taste is much the same with a medium amount of bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good DIPA with a nice hoppy presence.

Serving type: on-tap

06-10-2012 05:17:56 | More by UCLABrewN84
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Auracom

Illinois

3.38/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Dale for this throw-in! 4-5 oz. poured into a Stone Old Guardian glass on May 18th, 2012. This was a spontaneous pregame brew for a nutso barleywine tasting.

A - Clear, medium golden coloring. Tight, white, one-finger head. Decent retention and plentiful carbonation coming up from the bottom of the glass.

S - Lots of Simcoe hops, pine resin, a touch of sugary, candied malt, floral. Hint of mint. I like rhyming. In all seriousness, it's fine but a bit muted even near room temperature.

T - Bigger but not necessarily better in taste. Huge pine backed by a big caramel malt bill. Fair blending of the four different hop varietals in here, nice flavors at first but they get a bit muddled through the middle of the drink. Moderate lingering bitterness throughout. Slight honey and roasted almond underneath. Bread and alcohol perpetuate the backend of the drink.

M - Medium body, average carbonation, short bitter finish. Fair amount of backend warming heat.

D - It's unique but not wholly memorable. A bit too boozy even though it's nearing 10%. This is my Drake's and I do want to try more, so it's somewhat successful.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2012 21:17:33 | More by Auracom
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largadeer

California

4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Drake's Barrel House, served in a 12 oz tulip.

An amber-hued DIPA, a shade or two darker than most of Drake's hoppy offerings. Clarity is excellent, and it pours with an inch of foam that retains well.

The nose is bright and sweet with notes of melon and pineapple. As suggested by the appearance and the huge ABV, this is rather sweet but not necessarily malt-forward. The malt brings out the fruitiness of the hops, but doesn't add much in the way of actual malt aroma beyond a touch of caramel. It's very fragrant and enticing.

The palate offers an appealing blend of pineapple, cantaloupe and resinous pine. It's a touch sweet up front, but dries out mid-palate and becomes rather leafy and bitter in the finish. The body is hefty, bordering on syrupy for the first few sips, but then the bitterness balances things out.

While this is an excellent beer, the hop profile seems to be extremely volatile. Skip bottles unless you know they're no more than 2-3 weeks old.

Serving type: on-tap

05-25-2012 05:41:47 | More by largadeer
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ElGato33

California

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

05-24-2012 20:20:09 | More by ElGato33
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standardcherry

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

05-18-2012 06:21:50 | More by standardcherry
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Jemonster

California

4.38/5  rDev +12%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

A: Perfect looking IPA. Nice copper colored body with a dense off-white head. Tiny bubbles in the carbonation.

S: Nice and floral. Fragrant and deep. Really fresh hop scent.

T: Unexpected roasty notes right off the bat. Up front bittersweet flavors from the different types of hops here. Seems that they blended this one creatively. It's got a different profile than any other IPA I've had so far. Bold and rich.

M: A little flat to me. Makes it not as refreshing and not as easy to drink. Holding it in my mouth, I can feel the carbonation just barely.

O: A great one in my opinion. Forward and unique.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2012 06:29:53 | More by Jemonster
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coz

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

05-12-2012 00:49:56 | More by coz
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OPBrewCrew

California

5/5  rDev +27.9%

05-11-2012 20:11:06 | More by OPBrewCrew
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Rutager

British Columbia (Canada)

3.98/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks rrryanc for this!

Appearance. Pours a nice rich amber-gold with 1.5 fingers of thick, off-white head that coats the side of the glass.

Smell. Big citrus rinds and toasty grains with some cedar and pine.

Taste. Sweet toasted malts and caramel, oily bitter grapefruit and orange rinds, some pine and a little tropical fruit. Good lingering bitterness.

Mouthfeel. Medium body with lower carbonation. A bit warming.

Overall. A nice DIPA with a big malt base that's just a bit on the sweet side for me.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2012 03:35:02 | More by Rutager
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InfernoBoss

California

4/5  rDev +2.3%

05-07-2012 04:14:14 | More by InfernoBoss
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cosmicevan

New York

3.63/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Big thanks to beermebaby89113 for stuffing my fridge with west coast ipas (and other tasty treats). Enjoyed from a capt Lawrence taster tulip.

a - brew poured a semi-transparent orange with a thin off white IPA head that was gone relatively quick but left the glass coated with chunky lacing.

s - Smell seems malt dominated with a subtle fruitiness in the back ground. The mix bouquet of hops is definitely present but tamed back by the malt bill. Little musty but quite easing.

t - denogginized! The bitterness is center stage, but again, the malts really act as a counterpart to tame things back. Some booze. There is a LOT going on in this beer, so many hops, so many malts...it seems a bit confused to me. Not bad, but not great. Very malt forward for an imperial IPA. Not sure of the age though.

m - pretty full bodied and rather boozy.

o - overall, not the classic imperial IPA. Very strong malt bill and lots of other flavorings. The abv is up there too, but seems more of a distractor than a helper. Always excited to try a new IPA or IIPA but this is one that I wouldn't seek out again, but will enjoy this bottle. Malty but super bitter, so not barley wine like.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2012 01:23:38 | More by cosmicevan
Drake's Denogginizer from Drake's Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 610 ratings.