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RATINGS: 486   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 Drakeís 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 Drakeís most powerful regular offering, at a whopping 10% alcohol by volume!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (8293) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 6, 2011
medium dark amber body. tan head. juicy fruit, caramel and toasted malt nose. spicy hops and chewy sweet caramel / candy apple / cherry / orange flavored malt. chewy, resinous and thick. aggressive american double/strong red ale without the darker malt additions.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sparky (2243) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 6, 2011
Bomber. Pours clear dark amber with a thin off-white head. The nose is mostly caramel malt with some ripe citrus mixed in. The taste is caramel, citrus and resin. Pretty good Ė might have a little age on it as itís not as hoppy as expected but still decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hoppyhampy (73) - , California, USA - FEB 4, 2011
22 oz bottle poured into a tulip glass. The case it came out of had the date 12/14/10 stamped on it but that is all the freshness info I have. Pours a bright, clear amber orange with two fingers of frothy foam . Very nice carbonation and lacing. Balanced nose. Sweet malt delivers apple and pineapple and the hops, while not overwhelming, give a crisp, fresh scent. Very full bodied. Enters the palate like syrup. The mouth doesnít detect much carbonation but there is enough to give it some effervescence and makes it a little easier to drink. Palate is mostly hops but not too resiny. They exhibit a nice, fresh quality and the malt balances it just enough so that the 90IBUs donít completely singe my taste buds off. Donít get me wrong, this is still one hoppy mother. I donít like a lot of malt in my DIPAs. This reminds me of Moylanís Hopsickle a bit but I think this one is better.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - JAN 17, 2011
This is a real strong one. I prefer the Jolly Rodger because it is one you can have more of. This has the big hop aroma and bitterness that really sticks to the tongue but one glass is enough.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 16, 2011
Burnt orange color pour with a creamy head. Aroma of caramel, citrus, pine and a hint of vanilla and spice. Flavor is sweet malt with a light bitter spicy finish. Different, but good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
smith4498 (3114) - Miami, Florida, USA - JAN 13, 2011
Bottle from a trade with Chickencoop. Pours clear copper color with cream colored head. Citrus aroma with some caramel. Sweet caramel flavor with some citrus and a little heat from the alcohol. Somewhat syrupy and boozy. Medium body with average carbonaton. Thanks Jeremy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - JAN 9, 2011
bottle thanks to blutt59. poured copper with a white head and some lace. aroma was pine, sweet, and caramel. flavor was pretty much the same with a slick body and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dionysus (1454) - Arizona, USA - JAN 1, 2011
Bottle pours orange-gold with an off-white head. Aroma shows notes of candied orange peel, caramel, light brown sugar, florals, pine, and a touch of vanilla. Flavor shows basically the same. Overall body is moderate and sticky.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (9041) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2010
Thanks Ken for bringing me a Drakeís, a bomber too. Orange body with two inch thick head. Hoppy aroma, and good orange citrus bitterness. Alcohol hidden so decent drinkability.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonno (2345) - JAPAN - DEC 29, 2010
Dunno, it was good, but i donít see why people fall all over themselves for it. Obligatory big hop mnose. grapefruit and more Citrus rind abound. Good full body. Sticky and alcoholic with a hoppy finish. Good, but there are so many better examples out there.

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