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RATINGS: 540   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 292   ABV: 9.75%
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Silver Medal winner for Imperial India Pale Ale, Great American Beer Festival 2009. Besides Jolly Roger, this is probably Drake’s most renowned beer. An Imperial (or Double) IPA, Denogginizer is a big bold beer hopped with an abundant amount of Simcoe and Amarillo with a touch of Ahtanum and Chinook. Mashed with Crystal malt and Caramalt for color and flavor to help balance out the hop assault. Denogginizer is also Drake’s most powerful regular offering, at a whopping 10% alcohol by volume!


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Eripe323 (63) - SWEDEN - APR 6, 2016
Bottle from VilleValla Pub. Pours a dark orange tone with white head. Medium to high carbonation. Smells of malts and grassy tones. Tastes of grass, malts and some earthly tones. Dank. Too much bitterness to be enjoyable.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Andrew196 (1442) - Katy, Texas, USA - APR 2, 2016
Golden-amber, clear, lingering white head. Aroma is resin, orange zest, alcohol and honey, big. Nice balance on the tongue...fresh bready malts, piney hops, great beer...big but didn’t get greedy.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElManana (1893) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - APR 1, 2016
Draft at Beer Temple, Amsterdam. Full bitterness that smashes you in the face, citrussy fruits, good beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marheb (4920) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 30, 2016
(En fût à Flights El Segundo): Un corps moelleux et résineux à la fois, du sapinage, des abricôts et quelques feuilles de thé. L’amertume est souple comme la texture.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Douberd (4860) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - MAR 26, 2016
(Drakes Denogginizer) Bottle 650 ml at home, served into a shaker, ABV 9.7% Orange colour on the body, crystal clear, with a full finger of white thick head on top, with very good retention in spite od its small size. Not very strong aroma, some caramel malts, light orange, biscuit. Taste is better, strong alcohol from the first sip, with caramel malts, biscuit, light grapefruit, plenty of orange, hints of tropical fruits on the finish along with a nice bitterness. Medium body, good carbonation, slightly dry palate. Good, highly drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PotjeBier (2724) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 20, 2016
Tap @ Beer Temple, sample size, shared with Abijen & MarcodL. Hazy amber color. Uneven white head. Aroma’s: resin, malty sweetness. Retronasal there’s hoppy sourness and malty swetness. Flavor is moderate bitter, not very outspoken. Rather strong alcohol feel. Medium bodied. Finishes rather dry and rather bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MarcoDL (4151) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 17, 2016
Draft at beertemple. Golden pour. Aroma of pine, bitter hop and some malt. Thin flavor of caramelised malt, pine, raisinous hop and some mild citric fruit. Expected more from this.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DwarfeD (2718) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - MAR 9, 2016
660ml bottle shared at home. Somewhat hazy orange with medium white soapy head. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Heavy bitterness with fruity sweetness. Pine, caramel, grapefruit, tropical fruits, orange and malts. Tasty!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mariuspoenari (1535) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 27, 2016
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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
stevoj (3943) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 22, 2016
Bottle at Gordon Biersch - Oakland airport. Surprising find, pricy, but worth it. Medium golden body, small creamy head, curtains of lacing on the glass. Dank, funky, hoppy, but still can detect the solid malt backbone. Lingering bite, mildly dry, but where’s the heat? I’m sure it will catch me later. Deserving of its high marks.


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