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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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dieseljaxx (9) - Roseville, California, USA - MAR 16, 2014 does not count
A pretty good Imperial IPA. It has a nice floral nose, pours with a rich amber color and a nice puffy head. Lacing is decent, but the mouthfeel is great with this beer. The high alcohol gives the beer a sweet finish, a little sweeter than I prefer and one that has been better hidden in some other high alcohol IPAs ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
peteinSD (1363) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 13, 2014
Bottled 2/05/14. Hazy and glowing yellow/orange pour with a froth of white foam. Sharp pine, hop bitterness, and a noticebly sweet malt backbone in the aroma. Taste is resinous pine and focused hop bitterness over a sweet and bready malt backbone. Somewhat coating mouthfeel. Solid IIPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhilJackson80 (307) - Oklahoma, USA - MAR 10, 2014
22 Oz Bottle. The beer pours to a deep amber orange color mostly clear with a very thick white head. The aroma has notes of citrus pine resin some caramel. The taste also has strong such as hop notes that are very bitter upfront taste followed by a smooth finish. Overall an excellent DIPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tseo (153) - Athens, GREECE - MAR 6, 2014
Bottle at The Local Pub, Halandri. The bottle did mention the inclusion of Columbus hops. Nose: Strong phenolic odour with fruity accents and a syrupy sweetness. Apricot, seville orange, strawberry, yeast, honey are some of the aromas. Mouthfeel: Big bodied with a creamy feel. Taste: Bittersweet and spicy. Phenolic, funky, alcoholic flavours. Orange marmalade, caramel and more... Finish: Bittersweet and fruity, with a gentle alcoholic warmth. Overall: A beer of serious complexity. Great, if you like your DIPA to lean on the sweet side a bit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HonkeyBra (3321) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - MAR 5, 2014
22 oz. Pours a clear reddish orange color with medium off white head. Aroma of citrus, pine, and crystal malt notes. Mild oxidation. Flavor is medium bitterness with mild sweet malt notes. Somewhat restrained for a DIPA, with some fruity sweetness as well. Medium bodied, finishes with touches of over ripe fruit and bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brystmar (1234) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 28, 2014
Good appearance: silky white head and lace everywhere. Smells like a handful of raw hops / hop pellets. Not my gig there.

Fortunately the taste is better: fresh hops, a touch fruity, malt/pine balance is dead on, smooth carb, mmmm. Ends with a kiss of burnt sugar which really adds a lot. This is solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerhunter111 (7096) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 28, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein orangegoldenes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr intensiv fruchtig malzig herb. Geschmack sehr hopfig bitter, fruchtig, klasse!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
calm_dreamer (158) - GREECE - FEB 27, 2014
Full orange body without head. Aromas of bread, alcohol, some hops, earth and fruit. The taste is of caramel with sweet malts and alcohol. Zero aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlackHaddock (3601) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2014
A bottle of this found it’s way to a bottle swap in De Bierboom, Brugge on 31st Jan 2014: thank you to the unknown kind person. I managed to grab a good third of a pint from the passing bottle and took a few notes while trying to drink it and not miss anything else interesting that might pass my way: this piece is from those said notes. Slight haze to my already opened bottle, orange to golden with a grubby white head. Hops, and more hops, it smells of hops: enough hops already, some maltiness hides behind the huge hop attack. I tried to fend it off by watching a Swiss Saint Bon Chein bottle of unknown vintage fly by: bugger! This was fine though, especially if you’re into hops. I see an Old Numbskull bottle coming my way: I’ve got to neck this, sorry. Hey there’s Black Damnation over there, I wonder if it’s Black Mes? (it was, hurray, I got some) Christ that was hoppy. I’ll try and give this beer more time and reverence if I come across it again, it deserves better than I gave it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
RaginCajun (320) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Pours an almost clear amber, with a frothy head that casually disappates into coarse bubbles. Above average tackiness leads to impressive lacing and a prolonged mouthfeel. Initially floral hop aroma that quickly saturates into an alcoholic rich congac aroma (similar to dogfish 120 minute although not quite as intense). The nose is a little narrow, but intense of dark malt and sugar. This quickly leads to a full scale hop blitzkrieg on the finish as this has one of the most broad & intense hop profiles of any beer I’ve had. There is an also a sharp taste of alcohol, but not unpleasant and more reminiscent of a cognac (per the aroma). Although the strong alcohol stance of this beer could be seen as a shortcoming, the extreme hop spectrum is definitely second to none. I would recommend this to someone who is craving a intensity of palate of a congac/whiskey/bourbon, but desiring the prolonged enjoyability of a full tasting beer. Marketed efficiently with the name Denogginizer, I will definitely be looking for a second chance to have this beer.

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