Drake's Denogginizer | Drake's Brewing Co.

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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:
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Added by oggg on 02-28-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
864
Reviews:
227
Avg:
3.92
pDev:
10.46%
 
 
Wants:
63
Gots:
202
For Trade:
3
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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of farrago
3.55/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice frothy head, crests around two fingers, darker eggshell white hue, fair amount of larger bubbles but retention is good, the lacing is very splotchy but this too sticks. Cloudy liquid, sort of deep orange-brown at the core, more yellow further out, the bubbles are scattered, large and slow, not the most visually appealing beer. Thick, sweet nose of oak barrels, caramel, vanilla, cocoa, booze and peach to apricot paste, kind of over the top, the herbaceousness of the hops diminished as a result, the pine tar and coal notes actually bring freshness, has prolonged staying power basically because it has clogged up your nostrils. Full-bodied, feels more right-sized here though, its heaviness distributed across the palate. Pink grapefruit, tangerine pulp blends into concentrated pineapple, guava, apricot fruit. The carbonation brings a welcome prickle, favoring the pine, grass and earth for a moment. Then it’s back to the cocoa, mocha, vanilla, butterscotch and molasses flavors. While it deserves points for a fair amount of flavor intensity, its ability to fatigue the palate, well, fatigues the palate. Wish it moved with more effortless grace.

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4.36/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a spiegelau IPA glass. Bottled date April 21, 2014.

Gorgeous looking beer, looks a lot like Stone Enjoy By series. Deep bronze orange and bright red. Supper bursting crystal clarity, and plentiful but not over abundant carbonation. Thick creamy and billowing head, off white in color, fist full height tall. Thick island clumps and peaks and valleys, hanging off the edge of the glass. Just fantastic appearance.

Very nice subtle but noticeable soft hop aromas. Mild caramel with a big topping floral nose, and mild herbal spice. Brown sugar. Molasses, and floral sap out of a tree. Smells gooey and sticky. Loving it.

Palate meets expectations. Soft and candy like caramel malts more sensing of taffy. A real nice hop softness, hints towards floral and tea herbal aromatics. Soft malted backbone comes out pillowy. Icing sugar. Little bit of stinging carbonation on the front tip of the tongue, then goes to punch like juice mouthfeel.

A real nice mellow and fun IPA, very easy drinking as well for a high ABV. Really digging it. Not earthshattering, but overall just great and can't be missed.

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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

22ozer in to a tulip.

Wasn't what I was expecting. Based on name and Abv, I was expecting something to punch me up side my noggin. Instead the beer was much more of a malt bomb. Beautiful amber colored beer w/ an off white head. Taste follows nose, citrus and tons of malt. Big, sweet, malty body. Nothing extraordinary about the malt profile. Grapefruit, citrus hoppiness carries through the palate. Minimal earthiness and dankiness detected. The hops seem rather toned down when compared to the malts. This beer is full bodied w/ a heavy, thick mouthfeel. Alcohol is covered well. This coupled with the big maltiness makes this a very drinkable beer. For a IIPA, I wanted more hops, less malt. If this were a blind tasting I would have guessed this was more of an American style Barleywine. I love Drake's beer, they put out some great stuff. Like this one, don't love it. If your looking for a big, hoppy beer, skip this one. Would not deny if someone was buying or pouring, but probably would not buy again.

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of d5001986
3.89/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22oz bomber poured into Duvel tulip.

A: Pours a clear amber with a large, foamy, beige colored head.

S: Grapefruit, Pine, and some sweet malt.

T: Grapefruit and pine mostly. A decent malt presence that exhibits a spicyness. A little alcohol is detectable, and is also quite bitter.

M: Medium body, high carbonation. Bitter with a slight spicey burn.

O: I dig the spicyness of this DIPA. Unfortunately, I prefer my IPAs on the more 'unbalanced' side, and the bitterness is a little over the top for me.

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4/5  rDev +2%

Drake's Denogginizer from Drake's Brewing Co.
3.92 out of 5 based on 864 ratings.
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