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:
#7,217
Reviews:
234
Ratings:
888
pDev:
10.2%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Reviews by kevanb:
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3.89/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

650ml bottle poured into a stemless wine glass.

The beer pours a lightly hazy copper color, hues of orange and amber with a thick, frothy white head, about a finger and a half high that has some spotted lace left behind. The aroma is nice, lots of piney, resinous hop oils with some rich, sweet caramel malt that is fairly sweet with some alcohol behind it. The flavors are nice, lots of hoppy goodness, grapefruit citrus with pine and lots of bitter, dank, earthy, resinous grassy oils that is balanced nicely with sweet and rich caramel malt and lingering alcohol. The body is nice, a bit rich and thick for an IPA, but carbonated perfectly with a lightly dry and sweet finish.

Verdict: A nice DIPA from Drake's, who is quickly becoming one of my favorite breweries for their solid and consistent work. This is a bit malt forward for what I look for in an IPA but still rewarding.

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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 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%

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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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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%

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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%

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