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Drake's Denogginizer - Drake's Brewing Co.

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88
very good

613 Ratings
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Ratings: 613
Reviews: 205
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 10.74%
Wants: 48
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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hoppyhampy

California

4.03/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle poured into a tulip glass. The case it came out of had the date 12/14/10 stamped on it but that is all the freshness info I have. Pours a bright, clear amber orange with two fingers of frothy foam . Very nice carbonation and lacing. Balanced nose. Sweet malt delivers apple and pineapple and the hops, while not overwhelming, give a crisp, fresh scent. Very full bodied. Enters the palate like syrup. The mouth doesn't detect much carbonation but there is enough to give it some effervescence and makes it a little easier to drink. Palate is mostly hops but not too resiny. They exhibit a nice, fresh quality and the malt balances it just enough so that the 90IBUs don't completely singe my taste buds off. Don't get me wrong, this is still one hoppy mother. I don't like a lot of malt in my DIPAs. This reminds me of Moylan's Hopsickle a bit but I think this one is better.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2011 07:57:05 | More by hoppyhampy
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mithrascruor

California

3.2/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

22 oz. bottle poured into a mug.

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy, darker amber color. Light tan, creamy head, leaves a bit of lacing.

Smell: Nice light spicy aroma with some nice citrus (particularly grapefruit). There's a little bit of bitterness and funk in there too.

Taste: Nice malt with some citrus up front, but gets bitter with some yeasty funk towards the finish. The aftertaste is bitter and really funky.

Mouthfeel: Pretty creamy and smooth. Very minimal carbonation.

Drinkability: High ABV but no real alcohol in the taste. But the, finish and aftertaste is really tough.

Not a fan here, and it may become a drain-pour. Way too much bitterness and funk in the aftertaste, which is very unbalanced and not particularly pleasant.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2011 23:29:19 | More by mithrascruor
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peensteen

Ontario (Canada)

4.1/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep orange, slightly hazy, fluffy 1/4" head. Big nose of grapefruit, citrus, pine and a malt presence shows up as well. Nice citrus hop on the palate, firm bitterness, nice slick oily hop presence. Medium mouthfeel, nice oily presence thanks to all the hops. Very drinkable, ABV not even detectable.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2011 16:19:00 | More by peensteen
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Ghenna

California

3.85/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Purchased on my trip to Santa Rosa: 22oz bomber

Pours a pleasing amber with a nice billowy head,

Initial impression are a huge pine/citrus hop punch to the nose, with a whisper of malt in the background.

Taste is hop forward, with plenty of the above mentioned smells in the flavor. Sugary sweet taste in the background. Although not balanced in terms of moment to moment taste, when taken in totality there is a decent balance between sweet and bitter, with a definite nod towards bitter.

MF is a little heavy, though I think it is well within the confines of the ABV, which, relatively speaking, lends to relative drinkabilitry

As I mention with all of my DIPA and IPA reviews, I am not a member of the dark side (hop side). I snagged this beer because of the ABV, price, and the fact that I had not yet tried it or any Drake's brewing beers, and am pretty pleased. I'll definitely be picking any other beers I have the opportunity to try. Though I can't say I am a huge fan of the hop flavor, I can appreciate a well crafted beer.

Cheers.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2011 04:00:55 | More by Ghenna
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lnashsig

Texas

4.55/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to augustgarage for the chance to try this exceptional San Francisco DIPA. Poured into my Dfh snifter- pours a golden red color, about 3 fingers of frothy head that recedes slowly, leaving nice lacing on the glass. Smell- I get nice citrus flavor- orange rind and lemon, mixed with some pronounced toffee and caramel. I'm really excited to get started here. Taste- instant bitter hops flavor is met with a mingled caramel and sweet toffee flavor. What a well balanced beer! Mouthfeel- this has a nice feel to it, not silky, but nice carbonation and drinks very well. Drinkability- for 9.75 abv, this is well hidden and easily drinkable. This is a gem of a beer, and I was glad to have a chance to taste it.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2011 03:13:12 | More by lnashsig
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rowingbrewer

Massachusetts

3.65/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

this beer pours a golden amber color with a white head that quickly fades, good carbonation by looking at it

the smell is very hoppy upfront with a bit of malt to round it out

the tasty follows the nose with a hoppy bitterness upfront with some citrus notes, but not as hoppy as i would expect, and the malt flavor is a little more pronounced in the flavor than the smell which was a little more than I would have liked.

the mouthfeel is light to medium body with good carbonation, but due to the maltyness it is a little less drinbkable than I would have expected.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2011 22:31:08 | More by rowingbrewer
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -36.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

22 oz bottle into a tulip glass. Another Drake's offering here courtesy of Bubba83.

Pours a clear ruby, with 2 stiff foamy fingers of off-white head. VERY rich looking retention on this, sticking around with a frothy near finger and leaving back a creamy cascade that slowly slides down and settles into sticky patches on the sides of the glass. The aroma is grassy smelling than floral with some underling herbal accents. Some sharper notes of spice, pine, and grapefruit are present but seem to get lost in the shuffle next to a combo of tropical fruit, thick grainy malt, and alcohol warmth, which just controls the nose with a heavy sweetness. I'm also picking up a bit of a plastic off-note that isn't helping matters.

Much like the nose, the taste is a warm sticky mess of tropical fruit, toasted grainy malts, and alcohol sweetness. Leafy hops, pine cones, peppery spice, and bitter grapefruit all hang in the back but mesh with the rampant alcohol presence to give off an unappealing medicinal feel and that then leads into a gritty abrasive finish. The mouthfeel is full bodied, with a softer crispness that glides on top of some chewy alcohol beef. As mentioned before, just too much of that 10% ABV is showing and gets to be borderline stinging on the palate at times.

I just couldn't get into this one. Too hot and sweet with the hop flavors being push to background, this ended up being overall unpleasant for me. I don't know. My experience with this beer totally didn't jive at all with the other reviews. The bottle didn't taste old to me, just way too hot. Oh well...

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2011 17:21:57 | More by Kegatron
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rand

California

3.7/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

From bomber to Delirium tulip glass

Well, from the claims on the bottle, this stands to be another West Coast hopmonster, and from the moment you pop the cap, big streams of piny, hoppy aromas come pouring out. It actually pours quite dark in color for an IPA, amber with red hues. But clear, not at all opaque, and little effervescing carbonation. A small frothy head still forms, and leaves stickly lacing wherever it touches.

As noticed from opening the bottle, it smells of a huge hoppy bouquet. Strong citrusy grapefruit and loads of pine, like a fresh heap of freshly cut pine dust. A sugary, honey tone lingers in the background. The taste follows with a big rush of fresh piny hops up front. Really bitter, almost puckering, but the malt-backbone kicks in and balances things out. Strong notes of sweetbread add balance and give the beer a huge bready and chewy mouthfeel. Notes of candied ginger and orange zest linger mid-sip. Towards the end, alcohol becomes prevelant, and almost dominates the flavor. The alcohol combines with the highly bitter hops and carries into an astringent, bitter finish. Quite sticky as well.

Another brew for and by hopheads. Newbies shouldn't go anywhere near this - a powerful beer with an extremely aggresive flavor profile. It loses some points for its overly bitter finish, but I would try this again.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2011 06:56:17 | More by rand
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UMNbeerhunter

Minnesota

3.93/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22oz bomber that I got in a trade from stevicus(awesome trader).

Pours with a decent head and a pretty amber color. Not just pretty but awesome for this style.

Smell is all malt and little hops... I don't detect a hint of citrus or hops smell at all.

Taste is the same for the most part. I do taste the hops but the smooth maltiness cover it up... I like it though, its really a different take on an IPA. The IPA's, DIPA's that I have tasted are mostly all about the hop character but this feels like its trying to be defined by its maltiness.

I really wish I could get a growler pour or get to to a place to have a draft because this beer tastes great out of a bottle. I could move this to my trusty stand by if it was readily available. The hoppy character balances all the malt nicely and the ABV is high just like I like it.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2011 01:25:50 | More by UMNbeerhunter
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Murchmac

California

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Been drinking this beer for a while now on tap, glad to see it in bottles.

Pours with a nice white head, lacing around the Russian River Glass. A little darker than most DIPA's but nice looking, dark orange, ambery.

Nice smell, a little thin, piney hops.

Nice taste, always thought on tap it was in your face over the top hops, maybe this bottle is old. Still good but not nip you in the booboo good.

Solid beer. Worth trying.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2011 05:09:35 | More by Murchmac
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kwjd

Ontario (Canada)

4.13/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I brought this bottle back from California. Pours a bright orange colour with cloudy white head. Nice lacing down the glass. Smells quite hoppy - mostly pine, but some citrus in there too. Some mild caramel malt as well. Medium bodied carbonation. No trace of alcohol at all really. Really nice double IPA.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2011 20:14:02 | More by kwjd
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deltatauhobbit

Maine

3.73/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to mlaroche for this bottle.

Pours a clear amber color, great sized head with a very light tan head, fades at a very slow rate and leaves a cap on top.

Smell has a really strong caramel malt presence, the hop presence is oddly mute for a DIPA.

Taste has a much better hop bitterness than the aroma led me to believe (thankfully), the bitterness is really harsh though and is a bit hard to explain, it's not really piney or resiny and there's not much citrus either, it's just a hard hop bitterness, the caramel malt provides some balance but is lacking considering that's all I could smell, tastes strong but not in an alcohol heat kind of way.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2011 00:08:56 | More by deltatauhobbit
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.9/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Thanks Ken for bringing back a Drake's, a bomber too. Orange body with two inch thick white head. Hoppy aroma, and good orange citrus bitterness.Piney.Caramel offset. Alcohol hidden so decent drinkability. Carbonation right there. Not smoothest DIPA.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2010 20:42:14 | More by Sammy
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GabrielM

New Mexico

4.13/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Bruery snifter.

A - a bit darker than IIPAs that I'm used to, with a nice off-white head on top, good lacing and some decent effervescence.

S - creamy malt sweetness is what I notice right away, then the obvious hop profile. Some pine and citrus are most noticeable, but neither is overwhelming. This smells like my kind of IIPA!

T - same as nose, but with more hop action that I detected. A good bite up front that goes down really smoothly due to the creamy malts.

M - as previously stated, this one is very creamy and rich. It seems almost more of a barleywine than IIPA, but I'm not complaining. Coats my mouth quite nicely.

D - high drinkability sans the 9.75%.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2010 22:53:13 | More by GabrielM
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OBeerMeGreatOne

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From Notes:
Look: Deep red/brown with an impressive head. The lacing is moderate, disappears quickly. A little dark for a DIPA.
Smell: Caramel, pine, citrus, vanilla and a bit of booze.
Taste/Mouth: Balanced and smooth. The taste mirrors the smell. I was very surprized to see it at 95 IBUs. Not as bitter as I expected. Also a bit on the syrupy side.
Drink: I might grab another, but certainly not at the top of my list.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2010 03:44:14 | More by OBeerMeGreatOne
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dfernandez77

California

4.03/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aroma:
Citrus, resin, over ripe peaches, little bit of mango, and very slight cattiness in the hop and yeast ester aromas. Malt is clean with a bit of Malt-o-meal with brown sugar and butter aromas - these ramp up as it warms. Slightly boozy like it's trying to convince me it's a barleywine vs. an IIPA.

Appearance
Poured hard as it was cold and stirred up a light tan fluffy head that stuck pretty well, it leaves strong lace as it breaks down. The color is somewhere between gold and a new polished penny. Clear and bright, very appealing.

Flavor:
Deep complex bittering is the first impression. This is appealing compared to one dimensional bittering in some other Double IPAs. Hops in the flavor are balanced to bitterness and flavor rather than aroma. The ale backbone is very clean for the gravity/ABV and IBU level, malts are not in balance - but acceptable for an IIPA. Again the character leans towards barleywine - without quite going there.

Mouthfeel:
Medium heavy, full and slightly slick. Finishes slowly - bitter and slightly dry.

Overall Impression:
This will definitely please the bitter loving hopheads. And it pleased me as well. Usually bitter leaning IIPAs can turn me off because they often lack complexity in the hop profile. I enjoyed this one - the hopping wasn't a slap in the face, it was more like an enthusiastic affectionate pinch on the cheek from a grandma on steroids. As it warms, the ale backbone rises up to support the bitterness and flavors from the hops. Next time I crack one open I'll let it warm to about 55F - where by my tastes it really hits the top of the curve. Very nicely done.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2010 03:36:29 | More by dfernandez77
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DovaliHops

California

4.3/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear amber color with a medium yellowish-white head. Scent is quite lovely. There is a subtle cat piss aroma, but for some strange reason it smells delicious with the huge hop presence. I get floral notes as well as sweet melon and grapefruit aromas. Taste is somewhat comparable to MaharaJa from Avery, but not quite as good. Sweet caramel and well balanced hop flavors blend with delicious malt profile to make one tasty DIPA. This is also a very sweet DIPA...and the booziness lingers on the palate a bit, especially as the beer warms up. Mouthfeel is where this beer goes downhill a bit. A little more sticky and syrupy then I particularly enjoy my DIPAs. Carbonation isn't as good as it should be...even though you wouldn't be able to tell by the appearance. Drinkability is fairly high. Drake's pulls through with a delicious DIPA...not surprising considering they make a great pale ale and IPA.

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2010 09:24:38 | More by DovaliHops
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biglobo8971

Minnesota

3.3/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Serving Type - bomber bottle
Appearance - great color, nice amber color
Smell - almost non existent. Searched for some aroma but could not find any
Taste - nice solid flavor, nothing stood our as a prominent taste
mouthfeel - easy to drink, semi sweet taste on the end, did receive this bottle via trade, so age could affect this review

decent beer, nothing specatacular, would not seek this out again unless on tap and fresh, age mos def might of affected this review
bt

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2010 02:08:05 | More by biglobo8971
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SpeedwayJim

New York

3.15/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Thanks to Jeff (ipa247) for this one. Poured from a 22oz. bottle into a Lost Abbey tulip.

A: Standard pour yields a 1.5 finger cream colored frothy head with good retention. Beer is a clear, deep, amber-orange. Lacing is outstanding. Frothy and layered with awesome legs and great retention.

S: Upfront sweet astringency. Cane sugar, resiny hops, piney hops, and a subtle citrus background. Almost smells like an aged double bastard. A bit aggressive for my taste but aromatic for sure.

T: Opens bitingly hoppy upfront. Like a hop hurricane in my mouth twisting piney, citrus, and resiny hop bitterness all together. Subtle citrus malt backbone that reveals itself ever-so-slightly towards the end. Barky at the finish with a resin hop bitterness that clings to the insides of my cheeks and palate.

M: Medium bodied and well carbonated. Lively and bubbly in the mouth and goes down sticky and scratchy. Finish is very messy and aftertaste lingers on and on.

D: I can appreciate the direction of this beer but this completely resiny and pine hop forward beers are just not for me. Worth a try if you're a fan of that type of IPA but I just can't get into it.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2010 02:14:10 | More by SpeedwayJim
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ShogoKawada

Rhode Island

4.47/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz thanks to augustgarage! This showed up on my doorstep about two hours ago and since it's my day off, it's time for a mid-afternoon 22oz DIPA. Hell yeah! Poured into a wide tulip.

A- Honey orangey brown in color, a thick 1cm head that settles slowly and lays down lacing as thick as cake frosting. Very nice.

S- Big, citrusy hop assault. Getting a lot of pine resin and simcoe- has to be simcoe- hops. Stanks like ganja actually.

T- Bitter, bold, not nearly as sweet as I was expecting, an octane/oily resin bitter hop note. I get candied orange and orange peel, pine sap, and a bit of peppermint.

M- Heavy, good carbonation (perhaps a biiit low, but still good), good lingering flavors and pretty well-constructed. No complaints here. Actually more balanced than I would have thought- intense hops, but they don't get out of line.

D- I like it. One I'd buy on occasion of I could. Really tasty, big alcohol presence but not too boozy... I'm diggin' it.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2010 20:28:29 | More by ShogoKawada
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laituegonflable

Australia

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear burnt-orange colour with small beige crown of head. Sinks to more of a film with some nice trails of lacing behind. Slow bead, very minimal, through the clear body. It's one of my favourite beer colours, but overall not hugely impressive.

Smells mega-malty and almost barleywine-esque. Huge complex sweetness with rich caramel toffee and orange peel and a good healthy dose of piney hops. Slight grassiness at the back as well. I love this kind of smell, and yet it strikes me almost as a bit pedestrian, like anyone could just bombard a high attenuating yeast with hops and malt and create this aroma.

Taste is very malty as well, huge amounts of rich toffee and marzipan nuttiness. Quite earthy, really, with a gritty bitterness that emerges late-mid and gives quite a spicy character, resiny with notes of nitrate-rich soil and tobacco leaves, but is complemented really quite well by the continued sweetness, which manages to taste fresh and fairly fruity. A touch of marmalade and of course a big alcohol heat that glides down the throat like liquid fire. Slight rum touch to this particular alcohol warmth, and it leaves you with a slight vegetative aftertaste. Very tasty. Perhaps not as complex a hoppiness as I would like, but it's ultimately just a big hearty beer that you want to cuddle.

Mouthfeel is a bit rough actually, doesn't have the viscosity I expected. But goes down smoothly, the harsh notes are mostly up front.

It's delicious, it's nutritious, it's practically malicious. More, please.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2010 12:51:57 | More by laituegonflable
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lacqueredmouse

Australia

4.15/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Recommended and requested by a mate in Sydney, I purchased two bottles in California and dragged them back to Australia. One for him, and one to crack open with @LaitueGonflable and @tobeerornottobe.

Pours very thick and heavy amber hue. Quite dark, for an IPA, but not really quite verging into red ale territory. Head is initially full, if rudimentary. It does dissipate rather quickly, no doubt collapsing under its own weight. It's a very heavy brew, no doubt. Minimal lacing, but again, it's all about the body and weight to the appearance. That's no bad thing.

Nose is a huge face-punch of West Coast American hops. Big characters of pungent citrus, cut grass and and oddly rich yeast character on the back. Malt is also big, but it's certainly not the main event. It knows its job - to cushion the bombardment of hoppy goodness. And goodness it is. So classically American, so classically IPA. And certainly big enough to be considered a double. Lovely.

Taste is very nicely done as well. Seeing as though IPA is such a ubiquitous style nowadays, it's often much easier to find fault than to find positives. This is a very well-balanced brew, mixing the nutty malt backbone with the fresh hop bitterness, that never quite goes to extremity, but just stays nicely in tandem with the sweetness. It has a delicious heaviness to it too, something to remind you this is more than your regular run-of-the-mill IPA. Feel is good is a result.

I've had more extreme IPAs, heavier ones, more hoppy ones, more alcoholic ones; but this is probably the most well balanced Double IPA I've had. It does a great job of upping the ante in the flavour stakes, but still manages to keep every part together.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2010 08:40:47 | More by lacqueredmouse
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augustgarage

California

4.4/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bomber into my Dogfish Head oversized snifter.

Deep clear tangelo body with a lasting pearling beige head. Ornate waves of lacing could have been illustrated by Hokusai. Light sticky legs.

Powerfully hoppy aromatics! Simcoe slaps you in the face with its signature passion fruit notes; the other hops are right behind suggesting pine, citrus, faint pineapple, and a low floral scent. Sweet smelling full German malts draw you in further.

Bitter, fruity, sweet, and spicy flavors abound - fresh, oily hops suggest marijuana, bubblegum, guava, evergreen, passion fruit, and pink peppercorn among other things. A mix of clean and very faintly toasty malt notes offset the bitterness. Estery yet dry finish.

Moderately carbonated, lightly astringent, appropriately slick, nearly full-bodied, warming...yet still refreshing.

A huge version of the style - very full flavored yet still balanced. Top-tier stuff here.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2010 02:34:45 | More by augustgarage
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jeffjeff1

California

3.78/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I picked this up at BevMo a couple days ago.

Appearance- coppery color, good size head

Smell- citrus hops

Taste- blast of citrus hops, sugar sweetness, piney finish

Mouthfeel- medium bodied

Drinkability- pretty good DIPA, I liked it a lot. definitely will have it again

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2010 21:24:45 | More by jeffjeff1
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rpstevens

New Hampshire

3.9/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle courtesy of ipa247, poured from a bottle into a dogfish head signature glass. The beer pours a burnt orange/copper with a frothy bubbly white head. The head quickly fades to a tight ring, leaving behind sheets of oily lacing.

The smell is a blast of citrus and floral hops, mostly oranges, mangos and oily orange peels. The welcome citrus hops are quickly cut by a too-sweet candied sugar malt and some alcohol.

The taste outdoes the nose on this one. The sharp citrus notes introduce the flavor, followed by some hints of spicy and floral hops and a brief candied sugar and alcohol sweetness. The finish is piney bitter hops, nice. There's also a lot more grapefruit bitterness in the flavor than I expected from the nose, which is welcome.

The beer is well carbonated, medium bodied and incorporates the alcohol nicely. Just as the alcohol bite starts to intrude, it's taken over by the bitter hops. The aftertaste is all juicy hops, it will be a bit too easy to finish the entire bomber.

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2010 00:52:59 | More by rpstevens
Drake's Denogginizer from Drake's Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 613 ratings.