Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Drake's Denogginizer Imperial IPA


Type: Imperial IPA
Origin: San Leandro, California
Price: $6.79 per 22 oz
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IBU: 90
ABV: 9.75

I was in the mood for some completely over-the-top beers and this one caught my eye. The name is ridiculous, the IBUs and ABV are high, and I've never had anything from Drake's, so this definitely fit the bill. Also, shopping at BevMo! is really getting harder, and if I see anything I haven't had, I pretty much get it. For an imperial IPA, this is not too overpowering. It has 4 different types of hops, lending it a very smooth hop balance. It has a bit of a strong ale thing going on with a nice syrupy mouth feel. The malts are laid back in this one, but they are still there if you dig deep. On the bottle it says the Munich and Crystal malts help "balance out the hop assault". I couldn't have said it better myself. If this was a dollar cheaper, it would always be in my fridge. Hopefully with more publicity, that day can come sooner.

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