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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
77ships (5246) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 7, 2014
655 ml. bottle sampled @ Pure Apricot Tasting. Thanks! Orange, creamy little white head. Nose is touch iron, resin, sweet orange peel, caramel,..; Sweetish orange & iron taste, caramel, bitter marmalade, brown sugar, grapefruit, honey, bitter herbal in the back. Creamy body. Very nice but didnít measure up with the better IPAís we had at the same tasting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AirForceHops (4345) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 1, 2014
22 oz. bottle purchased directly from the brewery and hand carried home. Bottle date of July 31, 2014. Copper color with decent head retention in a tulip glass. Aroma is candy sugar, tropical fruit and citrus notes.

The flavor is rather balanced. Sugar covered oranges and grapefruit from a sticky sweet malt character on top the the hops. This shows plenty of sweetness but the sweetness is cut by the bright bitter grapefruit, peach and the addition of some pine bitterness. The strong hops and sugar/ sweet malts is a near perfect balance. The over 9 % ABV was not found in the nose or flavor and it was easy for me to finish the 22 oz. myself. That is not always the case with any higher ABV brew. A little sweet but very tasty.

Overall I am very pleased with this brew and the entire lineup I sampled from this brewery. If your ever near San Leandro, this brewery should be on your radar.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lizardking3 (191) - Springfield, Oregon, USA - AUG 31, 2014
Beautiful cloudy dark gold. Smells boozy and citrusy. Taste is loads of citrus and malt backbone is huge. Love the mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Danyel (1335) - Colorado, USA - AUG 29, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear orange with thick white head. Aroma is very piney, very hoppy. Taste is very piney, resinous. Really good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
umich03jm (2702) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Bottle thanks to Alen. Bottled 5/29/14. Clear golden-copper pour with a big foamy head that fades to nice ring and leaves great lacing. One of the best appearances Iíve seen. Aromas are orange peel, flowers, sugary caramel malt, and light tropical fruit. Tastes just as malty as it is hoppy. Thick bread, caramel, moderate dank, oranges, flowers, honey, and light pine. Light bitterness. More malt than hops in the finish. Medium to full body. Very oily mouthfeel. Overall really good but would be better with more hops. Iím guessing I would rate a fresher bottle higher.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vestergaard (865) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2014
75 cl bottle. Pour is clear amber with a White, thick head. Aroma is earthy caramel, hops. Full Bodied malty sweetness, bitter hops, earth and alcohol. Not very fresh ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Klimaet (620) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear amber with an almost not-existing white head. Aromas of strong caramel malt, hops, mandarin and orange peel. Taste is also quite strong caramel malt, hops, grass, orange peel, mandarin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RedSox2004 (1421) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - JUL 25, 2014
Solid amber color beer with a two-finger off-white head. Big malt aromas provide a solid base for big grapefruit, accompanied by some earthiness and syrup. Taste follows, tons of malt and citrus. Really not that complicated. Full body, minimal carbonation, sticky mouthfeel and a syrupy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jflopsu (806) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 21, 2014
Pours a clear orange-amber. Has a strong floral hop and caramel aroma. Taste is a nice citrus and floral hops with malt and caramel. A very strong bitter hop aftertaste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerBaboon (1746) - FINLAND - JUL 5, 2014
Pours hazy orange with white head. Nose is fruity, pine and sweet. Mouth is bitter, pine and sweet.

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