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RATINGS: 481   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 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!


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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
el_guapo (28) - California, USA - JUN 21, 2013
Liked this one, seemed less hoppy then other ipa’s. The malt seemed a little more prevalent. Enjoyed the heat from the high abv, but for an imperial I was looking a little more for the hop punch in the mouth and it never showed up. I will buy again as I really like drakes, but will remember that this is an imperial that is more balanced with the malt, not just an all out hop blitz.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
robotopera (27) - USA - NOV 20, 2014
Pitcher Pour @ Hopgeist. Amber color, mild lace, light nose. Sweet start with a bitter finish, great balance with a bit of citrus orange notes. (rest of notes illegible due to beer damage)

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drsordr (1207) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Draft sample at Hopgeist 2014 pour avg gold. Nose pine, resin, sweet tropical fruit. Taste pleasing bitter up front resin, and some dank. Mid sweet balancing the bitter. More sweet than dank. Lighter bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TylerGreenDC (369) - - OCT 29, 2014
On draft. Zero aroma. Terrific lacing. Flavors are all subdued. Bitter toast, faint chocolate malts, nothing terribly distinct.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
John25 (641) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - OCT 11, 2014
Bottle. Clear copper. Bottled 6 months ago, but the hops really held up and had a crisp rich pine/ grassy note. Caramel malt. Medium carb with a big full mouthfeel. Good stuff

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
conway (1573) - - OCT 10, 2014
Bottle. Clear copper with a thin white head. Aroma is melon and grass. Taste has a caramel malt backbone and and something akin to oak in the finish. Big rich mouthfeel and moderate carb. Nice bite and coats the mouth. Really good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PriorL (1988) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 5, 2014
Bottle at tasting. APPEARANCE: clear blond beer, small unstable white head. NOSE: very hoppy, florar, some pine, fruity. TASTE: malty, some alcohol, hoppy, quite heavy actually.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (6031) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 1, 2014
"a darker, very piney and thick double ipa with a sweet malt kick. this one almost stands out a little from the crowd, though all three of drake’s offerings were good (the other 2 were better) and a little unique."

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
glennmastrange (2311) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - OCT 1, 2014
Bottle. Moderate malt aromas of roasted and caramel, moderate to heavy grapefruit peel for the hops, light soap for the yeast, with pineapple and a mix of light dried fruit. Head is small, frothy with some bigger bubbles, slightly off-white with good lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is clear, medium to dark amber. Flavor starts moderately sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes lightly sweet, moderately acidic and lightly to moderately bitter. Palate is on the fuller side of medium, between oily and creamy, with a soft to lively carbonation, and finishes lightly astringent and moderately alcoholic. Nice DIPA. Relatively mild in aroma and flavor up front with just a small bite in the end.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (5805) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 14, 2014
[5662-20130816] Bottle. Sweaty resin aroma. Clear, amber body with a quick bubbly head. Bitter boozy heavy sweet malt grain barrel flavour. Full body. Tasty but heavy. (8/3/7/4/15) 3.7
(@ Campground Brewdown 2013, Millmont, PA)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
77ships (4215) - 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 didn’t measure up with the better IPA’s we had at the same tasting.


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