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Drake's Denogginizer | Drake's Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Drake's Brewing Co.
California, United States | website

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:
221
Ratings:
829
Avg:
3.91
pDev:
20.2%
 
 
Wants:
62
Gots:
183
For Trade:
3
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Reviews by jaasen64:
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3.81/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle thanks to Chazari99 for the hook up. Split with my father. Poured into Founders snifter. Not sure the bottle date, but I'm assuming about 2-3 weeks ago, maybe less.

A- Pours a translucent copper with about a finger of white head that leaves spotty, but thick layered lacing. About average carbonation. A little bit darker then your average IPA.

S- Malty, some spices present, some citrus piney hops in the background. About average aroma strength.

T- Caramel malts, citrus hops, some spices, some more piney hops on the finish, finishes slightly bitter but not overly so. On the sweet side.

M- Medium bodied, abv very well hidden, pretty much no alcohol burn on the finish, finishes very smooth with a high drink-ability.

O- This was a pretty decent DIPA, especially considering how smooth it finished with the high abv. I think the hops might have faded a tiny bit, but they were definitely present especially in the taste. A little bit sweeter and maltier then most IPAs that I'm used to, but I guess that's in part due to hide the high ABV. Overall a nice strong IPA with a high drink-ability that I'd definitely like to come back to and could recommend to other Hopheads.

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Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%
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 +15.1%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of SanFranJake
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Hokualohilani
4.1/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of freshflesh
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of rad0508
5/5  rDev +27.9%

Photo of jercasper
5/5  rDev +27.9%

My favorite IPA to date!

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Billolick
3.93/5  rDev +0.5%
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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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Mora2000
4.32/5  rDev +10.5%
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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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of westcott
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Marius
4/5  rDev +2.3%
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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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of Mikaveli
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ehammond1
3.7/5  rDev -5.4%
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 -10.5%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
4.48/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

So glad they brought this to the Truckee beer fest, usually have to go into the East Bay (Hayward/San Leandro) for this one.

Amazing orange and auburn glow, with clarity, minimal head, white. Great dry hop aroma, citrus and pine, simcoe and amarillo is my guess.

Great taste, so easy to drink, hides the alcohol, gets you pumped up like it has caffeine in it, such a thrill to find this when you didn't expect it. Usually a perennial spot or two behind Pliny in my tally for dipa festival. Solid.

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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Drake's Denogginizer from Drake's Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 221 ratings.
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