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RATINGS: 502   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 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (7700) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
StormCoat (118) - Cincinnati, Ohio, 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 15, 2011
22oz. Bottle (9.75%ABV per the Bottle): Got in trade from NorCalgrowler; THANKS Marco! Aroma of tons of hops, pine, grass, hop oil, and some citrus. Really nice, fresh hop scent. Poured amber in color with a small, creamy, dense, off-white head that lasted throughout. Clear. Sparkling. Excellent lacing. Flavor is medium sweet and heavily bitter. Tastes of hops, pine, citrus, grass, slight malt, hop oil, and some tropical fruit. Medium body. Oily texture. Average carbonation. Medium sweet, heavily bitter, hop, pine, grass, citrus finish. 9.75%ABV is completely hidden throughout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 21, 2011
Bistro DIPA fest 2011. Pours a woody copper with a thinning head. Aroma is a bit sweet caramel, but otherwise ok with a grassy citrus and pine sap kick- grapefruit and tangerine are moderate. Flavor is more caramel and sweet toasted malts with medium sweet honey then grapefruit, orange and pine hops. Tacky resinous bitter finish slight astringent but otherwise pretty good- still not as good as hop salad, or hopocalypse though. Or 1500 for that matter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (8555) - 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 (2244) - 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 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 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HighWine (955) - 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 didnít forget to double the malt, too. A real treat!

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