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Drake's Denogginizer - Drake's Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
88
very good

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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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

od_sf, Sep 28, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

hayesjw, Sep 26, 2012
Photo of harrymel
3.95/5  rDev +1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled: unk
Amber with a scattered etching of off white foam and a loose, soapy rim. Mangos, peaches, cat piss, bits of pine and bubble gum. Flavor is sweet and bitter with good fruity undertones and plenty of sweet biscuit malt. There are notes of resin, pine, apple blossom, alcohol sharpness and pineapple. Medium bodied with easy, soft carb and an off dry finish. Nice beer – I’d drink this again.

harrymel, Sep 14, 2012
Photo of jaasen64
3.85/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle thanks to Chazari99 for the hook up. Split with my father. Poured into Founders snifter. Not sure the bottle date, but I'm assuming about 2-3 weeks ago, maybe less.

A- Pours a translucent copper with about a finger of white head that leaves spotty, but thick layered lacing. About average carbonation. A little bit darker then your average IPA.

S- Malty, some spices present, some citrus piney hops in the background. About average aroma strength.

T- Caramel malts, citrus hops, some spices, some more piney hops on the finish, finishes slightly bitter but not overly so. On the sweet side.

M- Medium bodied, abv very well hidden, pretty much no alcohol burn on the finish, finishes very smooth with a high drink-ability.

O- This was a pretty decent DIPA, especially considering how smooth it finished with the high abv. I think the hops might have faded a tiny bit, but they were definitely present especially in the taste. A little bit sweeter and maltier then most IPAs that I'm used to, but I guess that's in part due to hide the high ABV. Overall a nice strong IPA with a high drink-ability that I'd definitely like to come back to and could recommend to other Hopheads.

jaasen64, Sep 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Kornoms, Sep 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

JazzIPA55, Sep 12, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Pinche_Oso, Sep 07, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

pikachupikachu, Sep 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Paige, Sep 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

beerpadawan, Aug 27, 2012
Photo of Alieniloquium
3.8/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

650 mL bottle poured into a De Struise chalice.

Appearance - Deep orange. Very cloudy with a just-off-white head. Sticky lacing and some nice retention.

Smell - Muted musty pine notes and a strong malt presence. Grapefruit permeates the whole experience. Kind of a dull aroma, really.

Taste - Strong pine and grapefruit. Sweet malts all over, but the hops are strong enough that I rather enjoy it. The hops culminate to a bitterness that outlasts the lingering sugars.

Mouthfeel - Medium-heavy for an IPA. I usually prefer lighter bodied DIPAs, but this is hoppy enough that I'd call it "balanced" rather than sweet.

Overall - It's too sweet to be really spectacular, but avoids the pitfalls of many other malt-forward IPAs.

Alieniloquium, Aug 27, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

12owls, Aug 23, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

freduardo, Aug 18, 2012
Photo of Nugganooch
3.63/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Notes from 08/10/12
22oz bottle to a standard pint glass

A: Pours a hazy caramel amber color equipped with a good finger width of long lasting shave cream head. Each sip leaves foamy rings of lace down the glass.

S: Smells of caramel malts with some underpinnings of pine and earthy tea leaf. Hint of alcohol. Aroma is malty and sweet with dark sugar qualities.

T: Taste leads with toasty caramel malts, sappy pinecone, and earthy herbs. I get a slight metallic bite at first but not throughout the full drink. There is a big up front bitterness with some juicy stone fruit and orange zest qualities. Flavors seem to fall off pretty quick from there although it has a nice dank hemp-like lingering aftertaste. Alcohol is detectable and warm but acceptably proportionate. A touch sweet and maltier than I prefer but not bad.

M: Nice creamy texture with a moderately full feel giving you a little something to chew on. Has a dry bite midway but still finishes with an overall wet saturation to the palate. Some residual hop oils coat the tongue.

D: Big caramel malt sweetness meets big hop bitterness. Flavors do fall a bit flat for me once you get past the initial flurry of hops and sugars. Not sure on the bottle date here - but this is way better on tap.
Not my go to DIPA by any means but still quite juicy and enjoyable.

Nugganooch, Aug 13, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

ambruns1979, Aug 12, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

EL_Ishi, Aug 08, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

richkrull, Aug 03, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

Mazarate, Aug 03, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Eriktheipaman, Aug 03, 2012
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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.

RblWthACoz, Jul 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

KimenTshom, Jul 29, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -36.1%

hockenbeer, Jul 24, 2012
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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.

BennyL1, Jul 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

MickeyHops, Jul 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

hanlonrn, Jul 11, 2012
Drake's Denogginizer from Drake's Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 654 ratings.