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RATINGS: 495   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   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!


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AgentSteve (1640) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - MAR 5, 2008
On tap @ City Beer Store. Pours a ruddy copper with huge tan head leaving substantial lacing. Wonderful nose of pine and citrus hops, with a nice malt influence as well. Flavor is perfectly supported by the nose, with all the complexities of the different hops and malts blending beautifully. Great brew.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fin (8163) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2008
ZBF 2008 on the Saturday, poured from a can and shared by Phil L, thanks Phil! What an amazing big hoppy nose and as Chris O said this is like the essence of liquified hops quite incredible. A goodly dose of malts just about take some of the edge of those aromatic hops for a while but they just keep coming back at you like a randy king charles spaniel at an unguarded leg. Poured mid amber with no head, the hoppy nose momentarily gives way to grapefruit and a stunning bitterness, I really liked this.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jsh12bama (681) - Alabama, USA - MAR 2, 2008
Can shared with jimbowood. Pours orange/amber with thick off white head. Huge hop aroma of pines and grapefruit. Big hop bite. Nice balance in this beer. What a double IIPA is supposed to be.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pinkzambia (1615) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 27, 2008
Tap at Porky’s Pizza Palace - San Leandro: Dark gold with a small off-white head. WoW! What an aroma, almost toasty hops, sweet, thick and powerful. The flavor is gigantic turning your tongue into a punching bag being assualted by a boger wearing hop gloves. There is a bitter-sweet tastes with a sharp tang following it. The body is thick and smooth. Very tasty!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (10820) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 15, 2008
On tap @ Drakes poured a clear dark reddish amber with a lastin g amber head. Aromas of earthiness, pine, carmel and grapefruit. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of grapefruit, pine, carmel and a hint of earthiness with a smooth lingering bitter finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IrishBoy (3926) - Bakersfield, California, USA - FEB 9, 2008
Draft at the Bistro’s 8th DIPA Fest; Nose of pine and citrus hops; cloudy amber with a small off-white head; flavor of pine and hop bitterness lasting into the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fordest (2017) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - DEC 6, 2007
GABF. I have missed this beer everytime it came to O’Briens. Apparently it’s there now. Lots of hoppy citrus aromas and more in the flavor. Sweet and malty backbone too. Good stuff.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BBB63 (6390) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - DEC 4, 2007
Tap at O’Brien’s SD: Deep amber hue with a fading head and some lace. The aroma has notes of caramel and toffee malt, resiny, grassy hops, grapefruit esters, and a hint of butterscotch. The taste is somewhat balanced with the sweet malt versus resiny PNW hops. Mildly acidic and fruity with a noticeable peppery finish. The mouth feel is quite lush and sticky with some warming. A good brew but something seems amiss with the flavor profile, not hoppy enough methinks.

It appears this batch is a few months old and could explain the fading hop profile. Will need to re-rate a fresh batch.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 30, 2007
On Draft @ O’Brian’s in Clairemont. Pours a a deep ruby red with a light brown head. I was getting a lot of cherry flavors, the person I was with was claiming big chocolate on the palet. I thought it was an imperial red.....guess I was wrong! A great brew!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - NOV 28, 2007
Draft @ O’Briens. As malty of an IIPA as you can imagine. The big bubbled head is real sturdy. There must be a shitload of hops in this as it somehow pokes its head through the ginormous malt bill.


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