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Drake's Denogginizer - Drake's Brewing Co.

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670 Ratings
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Ratings: 670
Reviews: 206
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 10.49%
Wants: 52
Gots: 81 | 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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3.75/5  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
Photo of kjkinsey
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
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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
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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
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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
Drake's Denogginizer from Drake's Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 670 ratings.