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Drake's Denogginizer - Drake's Brewing Co.

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665 Ratings
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Ratings: 665
Reviews: 206
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 10.74%
Wants: 52
Gots: 79 | 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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Photo of 2dogbrew
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

2dogbrew, Jan 12, 2012
Photo of ehammond1
3.68/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On Tap

Churchill's Pub & Grille
San Marcos, CA

Clear orange and amber with a thin off-white head--spots, lines, and spiderwebs of lace left down the glass.

Bold aroma both with big, citrus, resinous, dank hop notes and tons of big, sweet, syrupy sweet malt accents, along with just a touch of alcohol bite.

The flavor follows similarly with tons of both hops and sweet malt characteristics. This is just a touch too sweet and a bit boozy for my liking, though I can appreciate what's here.

Medium mouthfeel with moderate carbonation.

A big, hugely flavorful, sweet DIPA. This isn't the direction I prefer my DIPAs to lean, but this is no slouch of a beer.

ehammond1, Jan 11, 2012
Photo of Kaydogg
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Kaydogg, Jan 08, 2012
Photo of elNopalero
4.63/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This pours a rich, luscious caramel color with a nice foam top. It has a bracing hoppiness and some maltiness to balance. Lots of grapefruit and pine aromas that belie a citrusy, piney, full-flavored body. The hops are spicy, full-bodied, bracing yet mellow—well-balanced—with lots of citrus, grapefruit, and intense orange peel. I also pick up some orange chutney as well as caramel malt sweetness and a hint of vanilla. It has a dry, tacky finish and some thick chewy heft.

Careful with this one—I’ve had many an instance where the Denogginizer lived up to its name!

elNopalero, Jan 05, 2012
Photo of maximum12
3.43/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to lurpy1 for bringing this, among other SouthCal brews, back from the Golden State. Almost through all of them. Are you going again soon? Don't bring me anything else, I think I have enough beer. 22 oz. bomber.

What? Oh. Poured into a pair of mini-snifters, the beer is a bright, filtered copper. Nose is an assault of onion that brings tear to my eyes. Sucking in seventeen cubic nosefuls of air, that's it. Onion. Huh. There could be something wrong with my nose, but my wife gets the same.

Denogginizer puts the ogg in onion. Glancing through the other reviews, I see nothing about any vegetables being slaughtered in worship to the Denogginizer. Onion is on this beer like Pretty Woman on TBS. Heavy bitterness follows, then a slap of alcohol careens off the palate, banks off the stomach, & slams into the liver. Incredibly juicy. Heavy.

Good beer, but our unique experience with the white veggie leads me to believe this bottle isn't typical of the 'Nogg taste. Interesting anyways & I'll be happy to finish what I have sitting next to my hand.

maximum12, Dec 31, 2011
Photo of HopDiggityDawg
3.48/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a big snifter
darker than I like my IPA/DIPAs
smell - pine, caramel malt
taste, good hop prickliness throughout, caramel, piney taste
mouthfeel is one of the best attributes of this beer
overall - glad I tried it but I just like my DIPAs with way more citrus so I would say I do not prefer the style. If I did prefer a more balanced DIPA with more malt assertiveness then this one is complex and I would seek it out.

HopDiggityDawg, Dec 30, 2011
Photo of beer2day
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Grainy red pour with pillowy 2-finger medium cream head. Decent retention, but a little light on lace.

Nose is what I expect from a DIPA. Lots of esters and floral hops, with biscuit malt backing that up. Smells earthy and grainy.

The earth and grain nose translate into the taste. ABV is felt very early. Rather mild hop finish, with more alcohol than hop burn. Bits of apricot come out late in the glass.

Feel is about right, suitably heavy without being overly thick.

A very decent DIPA. Nice and warming on a cold night.

beer2day, Dec 28, 2011
Photo of MrHirschybar
4/5  rDev +2.3%

MrHirschybar, Dec 27, 2011
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

tbeq00, Dec 26, 2011
Photo of kchannel9
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

kchannel9, Dec 23, 2011
Photo of StinkyPickleChz
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

StinkyPickleChz, Dec 23, 2011
Photo of Schlais
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Schlais, Dec 21, 2011
Photo of DeutschesBier
4/5  rDev +2.3%

DeutschesBier, Dec 13, 2011
Photo of ficknish
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Hazy dark amber brown.

S - Subtle hops. Moderate malt. Floral.

T - Alcohol. Spicy floral hops. Moderate toast malt. Tangy.

M - Heavy body. Lingering spicy bitterness.

O - Love its spiciness. Very strong. Heavy. Big California IIPA. Would drink again.

ficknish, Dec 13, 2011
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Popp24, Dec 09, 2011
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

kornkid8600, Dec 08, 2011
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Donsmitty, Dec 06, 2011
Photo of xnicknj
4/5  rDev +2.3%

xnicknj, Dec 05, 2011
Photo of futura123
4/5  rDev +2.3%

futura123, Dec 04, 2011
Photo of brandoman63
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

brandoman63, Nov 29, 2011
Photo of lalaghetto
4/5  rDev +2.3%

lalaghetto, Nov 28, 2011
Photo of whatthehull
3.88/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5


A - Cloudy, swampy, orangeish, one finger off white head and some decent lacing

S - sugar, citrus, flowers, terrior, wood, crisp hops, sweet malts, funny/sweetish yeast, fresh cut citrus trees, a light fruit and earthy

T - Tons of malt, funky yeast, a very pleasant booze, very nice fruity and floral hops, serious wood, earth, dry twigs and maybe some oak, kinda musty, candy sugar, lots of citrus, a slight toastiness and very nice fresh/crispness

M - medium body, medium acidity, well balanced, nice complexity and medium finsih

D - This ale drinks like a champ. If you like hops on any level, this is a great beer for you. Not to hoppy, just enough malt and very fresh and earthy. Give this one a try if you like a well balanced ipa

Final thought - $6 a pop and 10% abv that you can't taste? Noice!

whatthehull, Nov 27, 2011
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

jenny7, Nov 26, 2011
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3/5  rDev -23.3%

jenray, Nov 23, 2011
Photo of LikeFliesOnFlesh
5/5  rDev +27.9%

LikeFliesOnFlesh, Nov 21, 2011
Drake's Denogginizer from Drake's Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 665 ratings.