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Drake's Denogginizer - Drake's Brewing Co.

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727 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 727
Reviews: 213
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 10.74%
Wants: 53
Gots: 110 | 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:
Beer added by: oggg on 02-28-2005

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Black Raven pint glass. Pours a clear medium orange amber, half finger off-white head with good retention and lacing. Looks good. Aroma of herbal hops, pineapple and light sweet malt. Flavor follows with sweet malt, citrus, light fruit and hops. Hoppy bitter finish. A nice balance of malt and hops, which is what I look for in an IIPA. Nice creamy medium body. Alcohol is well hidden. Well done.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured from a 22 ounce bottle into an Allagash cervoise glass.

A: Clear caramel-amber, with two fingers of loose head that has some serious retention. Solid lacing.

S: I really liked the scent of Drake's Hopocalypse, and I like this as well. Powerful, balls-to-the-wall hops. Simcoe and Columbus lead the charge and stay well ahead of any malts that may be striving to make themselves smelt. Spicy, with a touch of wild onion.

T: Aw, man, it's really garlicky. Seriously, the taste is loaded with herbal hops full of onion and garlic. I don't know if it's always been like this, but Denogginizer is way more savoury than I wanted. Still, there is a touch more balance in the taste, with some malt sweetness peeking through. The endtaste is excellent, full of bitter/resiny hops that are just what I want in a double IPA. The aftertaste is long, lightly dry, and mostly oniony but with a touch of honeyed sweetness.

M: No complaints here. Full-bodied with pleasant carbonation.

O: I'd try this beer again just to see if this experience was unusual. As it is, I would recommended Hopocalypse as Drake's IPA of choice. A swing and a miss, but still an admirable try.

ABV: 9.75%
IBU: 90
Hops: Simcoe, Columbus, Amarillo, Cascade
Malts: Munich, Crystal

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear gold colored beer with a nice fluffy white head. Average retention, not much lacing left behind. Sweet pineapple and citrus aroma grows more complex in the tasting, with caramel malt and a faint oniony note beneath the sweet and bitter citrus hops. Booze is totally hidden but you feel it by the end of the bottle. Medium-full bodied with average carbonation for the style. Decent mouthfeel, could be a bit smoother and creamier.

Definitely on the maltier side of the ledger for a DIPA but there’s still a healthy dose of citrusy hops to offset that. Don’t go in expecting a totally dry hop bomb and you won’t be disappointed.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a murky golden amber honey color that is appealing. A light tan head leaves thick lacing.

Smell is tropical and grapefruit, piney and very bold. There is some booze present as well.

Flavor is bigger than the aroma, a grapefruit punch and bitter pith start it out, with a light malt middle. The pith comes back for an aftertaste, pretty good balance.

The hops and alcohol combine for a big bite and the carbonation is tingly on my tongue.

This was one of the beers that got me started on the Hop Path, so it's special to me. The flavor is big and bold and along with the feel, this smacks me upside the head. Good thing I shared this with my wife, yet, even with half, it knocked her out.


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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I got this bottle in the Santa Barbara Whole Foods and poured it into a small (Firestone Walker) pint glass.

A - It's a little more amber than I'd expect, but still copper/orangish enough to fit the style. It's got a nice white lacy head which poured thick and persisted for a long while.

S - Lots of hops, but also a fair bit of malt. Some grapefruit but then more oatmeal (cereal-type smell) and chocolate types of smell.

T - A thick, complex grapefruit from the hops followed by a thick caramel/toffee from the malt. It then dives into bitterness and alcohol. More malty than expected.

M - A medium carbonation, but the alcohol almost overrides the bitterness with a sharper warming than maybe ought to be there - but it is 9.75%, so maybe that's to be expected.

O - It's definitely good and worth trying! If I could get it in Ontario it would be awesome, but for having to ship home it's not worth it. A little too malty and alcohol for the style. The line between a hoppy-carbonated barley wine and a malty-warming Imperial IPA is being straddled here! If you can't decided if you want a barley wine or a IPA, grab a Denogginizer!

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Drake's Denogginizer from Drake's Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 727 ratings.