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RATINGS: 559   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 292   ABV: 9.75%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.8
jgb9348 (6480) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAY 13, 2012
Super hazy perfect copper coloured body with an orange glow and a thick, two centimetre tall fluffy tan head - very nice looking beer. Aroma of citrus, cascade hops, alcohol, pine, sugars and a very nice tropical fruit flavour. Full-bodied; Deep rich malty flavour at first with a ton of bright citrus and piney hops and a lot of alcohol that shows through immediately. Fruits dominate the finish with a lot of sugars, a decent amount of malt, a ton of hops and a few tons of alcohol - very strong in the finish. Overall, a nice Imperial IPA, perhaps a bit too strong in alcohol and too big of a bottle, but a nicely done beer, that if you like the style - you’ll like this one. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Total Wine in Tustin, California on 06-December-2011 for US$6.29 sampled at home in Washington on 13-May-2012.

3.7
_angst_ (5008) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 13, 2012
Bottle shared at my 30:th birthday tasting on May 5 (30 år av Surt). Courtesy of Marsiblursi. Pours tiny hazy reddish golden with an offwhite head that is rather slow to dissipate but doesnät leave much trace on the glass. Smell is sweet and bitter with caramel, pine, freshly cut grass, orange peal, lemon zest and hints of green herbs like dill and lemon balm. Taste is sweet and bitter with caramel, dill, orange peal, brown sugar, unripe mango, pine and lemon zest. Mouthfeel is round, oily bitter and medium to full bodied. Finish is tiny sweet and oily bitter with caramel, orange peal and dill.

3.3
Christian (13815) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2012
Hazy amber with a small off-white head. Lots of malt and lots of alcohol in the aroma, along with peach and pine hops. Sweet malty flavour with vanilla notes. Some peach hop character, some alcohol, and a quite bitter finish

3.9
sebletitje (10293) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAY 9, 2012
Bottle at "30 år av surt", on May 5, 2012 in Göteborg. Ambrée, col léger crémeux ocre. Arôme très frais et houblonné, fleuri et houblons secs aspect presque fleurs de chanvre. En bouche, typique houblonnée, aspect malté biscuité, houblon citronné épais et houblon qui recouvre la fin de bouche, note sapin et aiguilles de pin, reste très fraîche et fleuri.

3.1
gnoff (10985) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 8, 2012
Bottle at "30 år av surt" on May 5, 2012
Clear golden color, off-white head. Yeast, malty, sweet, alcohol, fruity scent. Spicy, bitter, hoppy taste. Bitter and spicy aftertaste. Medium to spritzy mouthfeel, high bitterness. Warming alcohol.

3.9
ANGRYCPA (50) - - MAY 1, 2012
22 oz bottle. Pours a nice golden orange with frothy white head. Nice citrus, grapefruit aroma. Taste is the same with a smooth delivery of bitterness towards the end. Alcohol is well hidden, this drinks very smoothly.

3.3
OldGrowth (3665) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - APR 27, 2012
Snifter at 38 degrees ale house. Good aroma, Bittersweet. Grapefruit and pine. Clean brownish orange color, good head and lace. Bittersweet flavor. Thick body, oily creamy mouthfeel, bitterdry finish. Good, big bitterness. Not doing much to distinguish itself, but solid iipa....

3.6
adrosson (150) - California, USA - APR 20, 2012
Piney and carmely. Very strong flavor and very much to the dome. 22 with Alan and Shannon. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
Sask89 (529) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - APR 15, 2012
Pours a deep amber colour, slightly hazy with a cream tan head. Aroma is of caramel malt, brown sugar, muted citrus fruits, and a mild hop undertone. Taste is sweet up front and fairly bitter toward the finish, the bitterness lingers long after the sip as well. Creamy on the palate, medium to full body, lively carbonation. Overall a really nice double IPA.

4
sloth (2936) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - APR 14, 2012
Medium sized off white head with good retention and lace that hangs. Lightly hazy amber/orange hued brew. Nice fruity nose, grapefruit/citrus with some lightly sweet malts, caramel. Body is medium, lil chewy with a soft carbonation, lil creamy and resiny. Nice balance of malts and hops. Malts lightly sweet, caramel and the hops are juicy with notes of pine and melon, nicely citrusy and a hint earthy. Finish could of been a bit more bitter but thats just me.Almost Dry, lasting finish and incredibly quaffable @ almost 10% ABV.! Received in trade from IrishBoy . Had been on my wants list for some time now and Richard hooked me up! Thanks man!


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