Pours clear with a inch or more of off-white foam. Above average retention as froth builds. Lacing is thick, clingy, and all over.
Aroma is pine foremost. Citrus are there too but the pine dominates and from a foot or more away from the glass. Close in there is some caramel and bread malt.
Taste has a hop bite right off the bat that lasts throughout and into the finish, even the after taste, of course. Citrus is the main hop, maybe some herbal and slight spice hops. Pine is there but no where near as strong in the flavor. Resinous. Malts are heavy and chewy: caramel, toffee, and bread.
Body is bigger than expected as it is at the large end of medium, at least. Carbonation has a bit of tingle on the tip of the tongue - average.
Definitely a west coast IPA from the hop profile and the amount of hops but the malt is big and strong. That isn't a knock: something different is something good. Don't know if I will be able to get this again but I would definitely want to. Enjoy!
Reviewed: Sunday, April 17, 2011 at 16:05:58
Tasted: Sunday, April 17, 2011
$6.99 for 22 oz. bottle
One fine body…
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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.