Drake’s Denogginizer is an Imperial IPA from Drake’s Brewing Company in San Leandro, CA. It’s a well rounded India Pale Ale with a nice citrus hop aroma. I get whiffs of lemon, grapefruit, and orange peel, as well as rich caramel malts and pine resin. It explodes on your tongue with pine and citrus hops with a nice bready malt backbone. I can taste a little caramel and fruity sweetness as well, but it’s a primarily a bitter, hoppy beer. It has a relatively hefty alcohol content of 9.75%, so you only need a few bottles to feel good enough to take on the world. It’s a good beer, but the label is kind of frustrating because it’s so chaotic. It’s jumbled and convoluted and an eyesore. Your label should be simple and easy to read because you want people to know the name of your product. You lose points for making me think. I don’t want to think. I just want a fucking beer.
Critically Rated at 12/17
Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young