Denogginizer Double IPA | Drake's Brewing Co.

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Denogginizer Double IPADenogginizer Double IPA
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3.92/5
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888 Ratings
Denogginizer Double IPADenogginizer Double IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Drake's Brewing Co.
California, United States
drinkdrakes.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.75%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brace yourself. Denogginizer is a massive Double IPA that's sublimely hopped with an over-the-top dosing of dank, sticky West Coast hops. With just enough malt backbone to keep this big, resinous hop monster in check, don't be afraid to lose your head to the Denogginizer.

91 IBU; 19.8 OG; 2.2 FG

Added by oggg on 02-28-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,182
Reviews:
234
Ratings:
888
pDev:
10.2%
Bros Score:
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Photo of LordAinz
4.04/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This is an exceptional beer, the hops can be overwhelming, but nothing to discourage you from tasting it. The beer has a light head nothing much here; the color is a hazy Orange. The aroma is awesome smeels like orange with grapefruit. The taste is very powerful in hops the alcohol comes in as a kick. Pick this beer up if you get a chance worth every penny.

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Photo of Bum4ever
3.96/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BlurryVisi0n
3.93/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a snifter glass from the bottle.

Appearance: Clear dark Amber color with medium bubbles on the body creating an off-white head rising at a full finger's length after a hard pour.

Smell: Bitter bread scent, has a floral feel which is light and the grapefruit is there dissipates a bit quickly.

Taste: First off it's quite bitter. Second it's a notch sweet, almost like sweet pink grapefruit and touch of honey but when the malts kick in, now you're talking. The citrus zing that carries with heavy bitterness is one to really like.

Mouth: Sticky brew, little dry and has a woody but finish almost like it was barrel aged.

Overall: Very good brew, not the best IIPA you will ever have...but considering how easy it is to get and still satisfied plus the price was accomadable. Always in a glass, Salud!

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Photo of XsoldoutX
3.88/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of megaflow
4.26/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of woodychandler
4.3/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

I signed up for Tavour a couple/few months ago & their service has really been bringing the west coast beers to this east coast imbiber! Man, my last shipment comprised two (2) boxes! I brought several bombers with me to Allentown last weekend, but my traveling companion was more into Stouts & Porters so I brought me big DIPAs home for another time. On another digression, I was stationed at NAS Alameda, CA from 1987 to 1989 & I visited Drake's subsequent to that, but San Leandro will always & forever conjure up memories of the beauteous Ann, a fellow sailor with whom I was involved. Those were glorious times! Sigh.

From the bottle: "Brace yourself. Denogginizer is a massive Double IPA that's sublimely hopped with an over-the-top dosing of dank, sticky West Coast hops. With just enough malt backbone to keep this big, resinous hop monster in check, don't be afraid to lose your head to the Denogginizer."

I Pop!ped the cap & began a slow, gentle pour that made the Drake's cousin, Malt Duck, very happy. She squeaked in delight as I performed an in-glass swirl that raised just over two fingers of dense, foamy, tawny head with modest retention. Her awe was evident when I raised the glass to see that the liquid was solid Amber (SRM = > 7, < 9) with NE-quality clarity. She quacked up when I raised the glass to my nose for a whiff & got massive, resinous dank that caused me to pull away out of shock, not unpleasantness. Behind the thick, dense evergreen forest, Simcoe the Kitty was hiding, doing her micturation business out of sight, but not out of smell. I know you're out there, Kitty! Mouthfeel was medium-to-full. The taste was very dank and pine-like, but rather than making the mistake of going with sweet caramel malts, this had an earthy balance to it that amplified the hops while remaining restrained & unobtrusive. I love AIPAs & when ADIPAs came along, I was quick to embrace them. I soon realized that I was wrong-headed in that, like so many beer styles, not all were created equally. Ann, baby, where are you in my time of need? 8=( Finish was dry, but not gasping, more earthy than hoppy, but a very good entry in the style.

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Photo of MTKATL
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerBeast
4.04/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RMW66
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jlindros
3.84/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a nice fizzy bubbly foamy almost 1 finger head that fades at a med to slower pace, plenty of soapy sticky lacing, mostly clear slight hazy honey tan color

Nose big hops, some citrus, candied orange peel, marmalade, fruity, hops are also spicy, chewy, grassy earthy a bit, and a bit of pine, big sweet candy malts with a bit of alcohol and ester notes

Taste brings big heavy hops again, spicy chewy out front, then big citrus with candied orange zest and marmalade, rind, bit of stone fruit and generic fruit, big sweet candy malts, syrupy, some booze tingle and alcohol flavor, hops are also piney and earthy, pithy as well, and very bitter, finishes sticky a bit, more alcohol lingering, super spicy hop bitterness, a bit of pine and more orange pith.

Mouth is fuller bod, a little sticky, decent carb, a bit astringent, and some warming alcohol

Overall OK but nothing special, a huge heavy DIPA, that's about it.

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Photo of Hops-Aholic
3.49/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of NWHopinator
3.93/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gshak
4.02/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled 11/15/2017, about 2 months old at this point. This is the freshest I've seen this beer hit the shelves here, so I'll take it for what it's worth. Shouldn't be a huge concern, most hop bombs will hold some semblance of their former selves, at this age.

A - Dark side of orange, with tight, white bubbles more reminiscent of a nitrogenated beer than a carbonated beer. Spotty lacing observed where the liquid has been. A finger's width of head that dissipated into a thin ring, but lasted the drinking course of well over 30 mins.
S - Caramel, concentrated sugars, pine needles, some peach, apricots and grapefruit. I think this one probably lost a majority of its former glory in the last 2 months, and now verges on the border of a barleywine, for the balance between malt and hops.
T -Yep, pretty much follows the smell, although I do get some candied orange peels on the front and mid-palate. Very good. Resinous hops do their bit to counter the malt, but fail to keep it in check for the most part. They do make their presence known towards the end, drying out the palate, preparing for another sip.
M - Fuller side of medium. I think fresh, this beer would have felt about right. But now that the malts are beginning to dominate the hops, it now verges on a hoppy barleywine, in the nicest possible way, than a double ipa.
O - A good beer overall, though I would still have preferred this within the first 30 days of bottling.

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Photo of Stoutmaster9
3.77/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours a golden orange, two finger head, bunch of carb bubbles.
Bitter-sweet and malty. Sloppy-strong.
Crisp and sour. A fruity yet blunt Barley Wine meets DIPA.
Has the initial finesse of a standard malt liquor, if remote memory serves.
A strong malt backbone, flanked by fruit & pine.
Not a bad path, if you enjoy bold use of booze burn! Brutal Embrace!

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

i love drakes, and am always excited to have new beers from them. this is an interesting one, and a huge one, somewhere between double ipa and american barleywine, it really blurs the line, and i go back and forth on it. there is a lot of malt here, more than is now trendy to use in really hoppy beer, a sturdy crystal, long boiled it seems to me, caramelized and rich, with a lot of body, its a big base, and it takes a lot of hops to push through. in front of the almost baked tasting malt base, the beer has a lot of fruitiness to it, cherry juice and citrus, with a oily northwestern piney vibe as well, very robust, exceptionally bitter, and downright boozy, especially after it warms up a little bit. the hops come through fresh and vegetal, and the alcohol seems to accentuate the grain richness here, its balanced, but its huge. a little of this goes a long way, and a small pour was enough for me at the time. long lingering hoppy aftertaste. well made beer, but this is old school and enormous, something for a chilly autumn evening, or on a november saturday standing around a smoker...

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Photo of nmann08
3.79/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kurmaraja
3.93/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jermichael
4.62/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kitekid
3.96/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of robfohl
3.89/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A good double ipa.. on the bitter side, alcohol hidden, but detectable..nice hops characteristic..quaffable..

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Photo of hoponit
4.24/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JLK7299
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mnine
3.62/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Shy5
3.77/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Musineer
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Denogginizer Double IPA from Drake's Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 888 ratings