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RATINGS: 478   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   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!


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tomer (1746) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - APR 4, 2011
at a tasting, thanks Dagan, small stable head, clear dark orange bordering on light brown, aroma of nuts, pine, light maltiness and strawberry jam,flavour of nuts orange marmalade and strawberry jam, strong agressive bitterness, strong bittersweet aftertaste, quite unbalanced.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HughConway (804) - Washington, USA - APR 2, 2011
22oz Bottle. Pours clear golden with decent white head. Spruce hop aroma. Hop bitterness with malt, very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - APR 2, 2011
Gentle fragranc eof hopping and malting,not aggresive,a little flowery ,flavor has an intesting sweetness to the hop flavor and bitterness,there must be a ton of unfermentable here ,edge still goes to the hops for balance,exquisite tongue sucking aftertaste

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DSG (6106) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 31, 2011
Bottle at a tasting. Thanks Dagan. Clear deep golden with a white head. Piney aroma. Flavor starts with some thick malty sweetness and finishes very bitter. Medium-bodied.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cpetrone84 (1448) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 28, 2011
A-pours a dark orange almost burnt transparent beer that has a slightly bubbly off white head with a fair bit of lace left behind. S-hints of pine and peppermint up front, juicy citrus orange and resignous caramel with a touch of spicy hop. T-pine, chewy malts, resignous caramel and some toasted malt, light note of grain, orange citrus, very spicy hop finish with a touch of peppermint. M-fuller body and rather chewy with a seltzery feel to it towards the back and thins out just a bit with an assertive prickly carbonation. D-the flavors border more on the malt side with lots of spice to it in the back. its a little rough around the edges but not bad.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
socaltay (204) - Ventura, California, USA - MAR 11, 2011
Great beer. The aroma is full of rich malt and hop freshness. Its appearance is amber with a strong golden/ red hue. The taste is where this beer really shines, it is very similar to hoptimum but not as fresh, and a little less malty than double jack, but on par with the two of them. I enjoy the balance and the silky finish. It is very hoppy but the hops slide off your tongue quickly.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
STRYKER662 (6) - California, USA - MAR 9, 2011 does not count
Cool brass/copper color, earthy feel, great flavor, and well balanced malt is real treat. Not too heavy and great head, reccomended to other DIPA lovers, close to a green flash imperial IPA style

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6607) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 6, 2011
Bottle at the double 5k tasting. Pours a clear orange amber. Hoppy, crisp citrus and caramel on the nose. Spicy, citrus and caramel. Boozy, malt, toast, and spicy citrus.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
StormCoat (109) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 1, 2011
Picked up a bomber bottle at Best Damn Beer Shop in San Diego. Pours a fairly clear, ruddy brown color with an off-white head and light, scattered lacing. Nice aroma of sweet pine, with an undercurrent of spicy citrus that reminds me of orange peel. Flavors are big, bold, and delicious, with a nice balance between caramel malts, hoppy herbal flavors, and subtle, juicy fruit notes. A drawn-out finish with a hint of alcohol flavor backing a spicy coffee bitterness. Interesting mouthfeel: medium-bodied, but with fine, tingly carbonation that stops just short of stinging your tongue, and kind of wakes you up. Really good.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HighWine (954) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - MAR 1, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2011 Tap sample at Rubicon in Sacramento. Deep brass color with a white film for a head. I suspect the head would be thicker on a full pour. Earthy hop nose of grass, hay, and soil. Super slippery and full in the mouth. Surprisingly malt forward and not overly hoppy given the style. Its nice to see a DIPA that didn’t forget to double the malt, too. A real treat!


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