Drake's Denogginizer | Drake's Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Drake's Brewing Co.
California, United States
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Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.75%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by oggg on 02-28-2005

BEER STATS
Reviews:
225
Ratings:
856
Avg:
3.92
pDev:
10.46%
 
 
Wants:
63
Gots:
195
For Trade:
3
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Reviews: 225 | Ratings: 856
Reviews by cosmicevan:
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3.65/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Big thanks to beermebaby89113 for stuffing my fridge with west coast ipas (and other tasty treats). Enjoyed from a capt Lawrence taster tulip.

a - brew poured a semi-transparent orange with a thin off white IPA head that was gone relatively quick but left the glass coated with chunky lacing.

s - Smell seems malt dominated with a subtle fruitiness in the back ground. The mix bouquet of hops is definitely present but tamed back by the malt bill. Little musty but quite easing.

t - denogginized! The bitterness is center stage, but again, the malts really act as a counterpart to tame things back. Some booze. There is a LOT going on in this beer, so many hops, so many malts...it seems a bit confused to me. Not bad, but not great. Very malt forward for an imperial IPA. Not sure of the age though.

m - pretty full bodied and rather boozy.

o - overall, not the classic imperial IPA. Very strong malt bill and lots of other flavorings. The abv is up there too, but seems more of a distractor than a helper. Always excited to try a new IPA or IIPA but this is one that I wouldn't seek out again, but will enjoy this bottle. Malty but super bitter, so not barley wine like.

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Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Brilliant reddish amber under a 2” sudsy off-white foam collar that grips the side of the glass producing fine sheets of lace.
S: A boquet of citrus, earthiness and spice.
T: Big citrusy hop flavors floating in alcohol and rich malt.
M: Warming alcohol, smooth, big body, medium low carbonation.
O: A nice way to mainline IBUs

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Photo of Schlais
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of Dabeel
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of SanFranJake
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Hokualohilani
4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of freshflesh
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of rad0508
5/5  rDev +27.6%

Photo of jercasper
5/5  rDev +27.6%

My favorite IPA to date!

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Photo of Beerswag
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of Jason
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of Billolick
3.93/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22 ounce bomber, purchased in Watsonville, Ca's Cork and Bottle.

No freshness info/bottling date info.

Pours a super clear and rich shade of bronzed/coppery amber, under a lazy and relaxed oatmeal colored head, that rapidly goes to a thicker collar and leaves just some spotty bits of lace.

Nose reveals notes of sweet malts and just a hint of hops lurking in the rear.

The sweet malt theme continues onto the palate, sort of suprising for the style. Waves of caramel melts most in contro here, glimpses of citric and grains hops are present but sort of towards the rear.

Enjoyable and tasty, big and bold flavors abound. Medium body and carbonation is at the correct level. Super smooth and an easy flower over the taste buds

Well done and worth a try if you like a malty DIPA thats bordering on a barley wine.

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Photo of aquazr1
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of Mora2000
4.32/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours an orange-amber color with a white head. The aroma is very fruity. I get a ton of tropical fruit notes including pineapple, mango, apple, papaya, peaches and starfruit. Every time I smell the beer I get something new.

The flavor is also very fruity. I get some caramel malt along with a ton of papaya and mango. The flavor is not as complicated as the aroma, but it is still a great tasting IPA.

Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. A very good Double IPA.

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Photo of olradetbalder
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of Lofreqwave
3.81/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of westcott
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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

Dark orange pour with a tall beige head that gives way to a lacing that sticks to the side of the glass. Dank and piney smell, with notes of grapefruit, tropical fruit and salt. Bitter-sweet taste, with notes of grapefruit, gooseberris, unripe apples and herbal hops. The alcohol is present and noticeable, otherwise this would have been a much better beer.

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Photo of standardcherry
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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

Photo of stephenlee
4.33/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ehammond1
3.7/5  rDev -5.6%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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