More from the West Coast: Drakes Denogginizer DIPA


The saying goes, when in Rome, well, when on the west coast, buy hoppy ales.

So that is what I did. I picked this up along with a few others to bring back. I’ve heard good things about Drakes 1500 and Alpha session, so when I spotted this double ipa, I had to pick it up. With a name like Denogginizer, you get a good idea what the beer is going to about.



This isn’t a delicate balanced ale, it’s bitter, piney, floral, and resinous. Golden orange in color with a tight head, and medium body, this beer is definitely a sipper.


Vitals: Served at 45F in a Willi Becher. 9.75% ABV 90 IBU. Organic, estate grown hops.

Taste: B. Simple, very bitter, medium bodied, not fruity, very piney.

Drinkability: B. This is not going to be followed up by another.

Packaging: A-. The label has everything you are looking for, with one minor exception, no bottled, packaged, fresh by date. The details about hop variety (simcoe, colombus, amarillo, cascade), and grains are apreciated, as are abv and ibu.

Value: b. Under 7 for a bomber, and unavailable outside of CA.

 Denogginizer 4


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