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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 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!

mpersinger's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mpersinger (360) - , California, USA - JUL 1, 2011
Egads, had this whopper on draft at The Red Room in Santa Cruz (great beer, kinda cool lounge atmosphere, disappointing food-- but this is a beer rating, so onward...). Pours auburn with half-inch off-white fading head. Floral and piney juiciness dominate aroma as well as the nose. The Mouthfeel is more lean than medium and there’s a plushness I surmise comes from the hops. The touch of caramel (or more like peanut brittle without the peanut: carmelized sugar) sweetness brings out the delicious alcohol notes that continue on into the finish. There’s a resurgence of hop flavors: apricot/citrus and mint/chives. Mighty one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zvsn (984) - ISRAEL - JUN 26, 2015
Bottle sample at a tasting, thanks Rotem. Clear orange with a big bubbly head. Smell of stale fruity and piney hops and caramel. Sweet, fruity, malty, quite alcoholic, medium-high bitterness. Medium-bodied, syrupy texture, quite heavy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kerenmk (3205) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 26, 2015
Bottle sample at a tasting at Ariel’s place. Thanks Rotem. Clear dark gold with a white head. Hoppy, a little leafy and green aroma, bitter and a little fruity taste. Medium body, fizzy, hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Saeglopur (953) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - JUN 7, 2015
Bottled 01/22/15, shared by Werckmeister at Bratislava Slovak-Austrian RB Tasting, thanks!
Amber, clear body, with a big, frothy, lacing, yellowish head.
Aroma of grapefruit, pine, orange, biscuit, grass.
Taste follows this, with more honey like malts.
Medium, oily mouthfeel, with a soft carbonation.
Finishes bitter-sweet, zesty, piney, sweet malty.

Very nice, although I was expecting a bit more. Straight, with some hop kick, balanced by lots of smooth malts. Quite far behind my favourite IPAs, but still enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gurthnar (2926) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 30, 2015
Bottle. Aroma hoppy, citrusy, resiny etc. Nice American character. Solid caramel background. Clear orange colour. Tastes similar to aroma, the strength is showing. Lots of hops flavour lots of bitterness. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cuso (5866) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 30, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 31, 2015 Bottle from Werckmeister, many thanks Golden color with huge white head. Nice strong citrus hoppy aroma. Heavy malty base with ca followed by nice citrus hops. Long hoppy bitter finish. Tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Werckmeister (812) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - MAY 30, 2015
bottle shared at Slovak Austrian RB Tasting from trade with amazinwrldfood, many thanks. amber light hazy color. medium off-white head. smell of pines, citric, some sweetness, orange zest. full body, soft carbonation, slick mouthfeel. taste of pines, citric, some sweetness, orange zest, some alcohol. citric / piney bitter finish. decent, its a bit too heavy, mainly from the malts, but still nice enough.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MisoW (2272) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 30, 2015
Bottle at Shared Slovak and Austrian RB crew tasting 05/2015. Pours golden color, white head. Aroma of floral hops, caramel. Taste is medium sweet, medium bitter, lot of caramel, hoppy, floral, orange.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rosenbergh (8410) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 10, 2015
Draught at the Final Final, San Francisco, CA. Hazy amber colour with a small off-white head. Strong fruity and resiny hops, strong bitterness, sweetness, maltiness and warming alcohol. In aroma and flavour. Full ride this is. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerdedDave (801) - - MAY 4, 2015
Antanium; amber color; piney hop aroma with herbal notes; lots of piney hop flavor; well balanced on a medium bodied malt base with bread and caramel note

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
weark (422) - Morges, SWITZERLAND - APR 19, 2015
Bouteille achetée chez Erzbierschof - Une bière dorée un peu orange et limpide avec une belle mousse blanche crémeuse qui dure et laisse de petite dentelle sur le verre - Au nez des arômes de malt, de houblon floraux et agrumeux, des note de thé et de grain, des notes d’orange de mangue de fruit tropicaux - En bouche des arômes de grain, de malt, de thé, infusion de houblon, de biscuits de forte pointe d’alcool - Corp lourd, amertume forte, carbonation moyenne, amer et sèche, final amère sur le thé et le malt - Une impérial IPA dans toute ca splendeur, je trouve ce style un peu trop extrême quand même

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