High Five! - Dugges Ale- & Porterbryggeri AB
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3.9/5 rDev +4.3%
16.9oz bottle from CBX. Poured into a Duvel tulip...
A: Dark (for an IPA, at least) copper orange / ruby tangerine; off-white, one-finger head leaves no lace.
S: Piney; burnt sugar; a bit of resin and citrus pith.
T: Piney hops; brown sugar / light caramel malt; something here reminds me of pineapple upside down cake; some leathery hop notes, too.
M: Medium-light bodied and high carbonation... a combination that really helps out in the drinkability department; not heavy, at all.
D/O: Not the most complex or bold IPA, but super drinkable and refreshing.
11-20-2011 17:32:42 | More by jpro
3/5 rDev -19.8%
Syrupy and unsatisfying to my way of tasting.
Pours a hazy copper with a limited head. The aroma is malty and carmelly, with a little toast top note. The flavor is thin and malty, with light caramel and toast and a nondescript musty grassy hop finish, like fresh hay. The mouthfeel is heavy and rather syrupy.
11-18-2011 01:58:56 | More by Seanibus
District of Columbia
4.33/5 rDev +15.8%
Nice take on an IPA, rather approachable and long with a nice softness that does not hinder its US qualities.
Presentation: 500 ml brown, capped bottle. Bright and somewhat psychedelic label with light purple and green tones, image of a big hand… Giving the high five, over a concentric pattern. Side offers a description of intent, profile, and ingredients. Shows notched best by date (Jl 12), and 7.5% Alc. by Vol. Served in a tulip glass.
A - Hazy pale to medium amber pour. Nice creamy head, fair retention and surface memory with good lacing.
S - Not too pungent a nose… But rather nice, with soft hoppy touches, resin, citrus… and a touch of oily, almost olive like stuff… Amarillo?
T - Flavor follows and here those notes shine. Again nothing pungent, and while the bill is very much American, those hops are more flavorful, with a difference, than bitter… The bitterness is there but muted riding under soft pine, resin, and a fruity, oily , and an olive hint. Soft caramel in malt undercurrent…
M - Medium body with medium carbonation, good tingle in the tongue flowing with the final bitter finish.
O - Nice IPA , with a rather muted if rich flow.
Notes: Reminds me a lot of some quality European takes, in particular maybe some De Molen Stuff… That olive-ish touch that does not hinder it but takes front seat might be a predominant Amarillo? Oily goodness in any case. The bitterness, all things considered, is quite approachable, for me the flavor holds it up… Maybe is a good strategy to get more palates accustomed to characterful IPAs in Europe…
10-20-2011 03:25:12 | More by Daniellobo
2.45/5 rDev -34.5%
500 ml bottle poured into a nonic pint glass. Hazy caramel amber with a finger or so of off-white head that reduces rather quickly to a skim, but that skim sticks around for a good while. Not a whole lot in the way of lacing.
Curiosities on the label include:
* A date chart indicating July 2012. (No idea what this means. It just hit my local bottle shop, so I'll assume it's fresh.)
* "Friendly bitterness" promised.
* Sugar listed as one of the ingredients. (Huh?)
Five American hop varieties are apparenty part of the mix here, but the nose reveals a hearty dose of bready malts that's at least as strong as the grassy, pine and floral hops. They're not exactly faded; it almost smells like one of those aged hop beers. Grassiness takes prominence over all other hop flavors, but it's not particularly potent. Decent punch of bitterness obscured by a thickish feel and somewhat doughy sweetness. A touch of aspirin in that bitterenss. Straw and bready malt. A little boozy. Maybe this is an older bottle, or maybe it just doesn't speak to me. Regardless, I'm more inclined to give the other Dugges beers a try than to revisit this one.
10-20-2011 02:54:01 | More by PDXHops
4.1/5 rDev +9.6%
A: The beer is hazy reddish copper in color. It poured with a finger high off white head that died down but never quite completely faded away, leaving swirls of bubbles on the surface and a thick ring round the edge of the glass..
S: There are aromas of citrusy, floral and grassy hops in the nose along with some notes of caramel malts.
T: The taste is very similar to the smell but has a bit more maltiness. There is a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The beer is quite easy to drink because there is a very good balance between the hops and malt and the alcohol is well hidden from the taste.
10-08-2011 22:05:20 | More by metter98
4/5 rDev +7%
A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had an amber color and a hazy consistency. There was an inch of foamy, fairly long-lasting head. Almost no lacing to speak of.
S: Smelled of hops more than anything, with some citrus as well.
T: Tasted primarily of hops, though they were somewhat milder than I would have expected. A little citrus hidden in there, too. This beer seemed to be on the thin side when I started drinking it, but got better as I went along.
M: A good amount of carbonation with a silky finish. Medium-bodied.
O: This is a solidly made, drinkable IPA.
10-08-2011 12:11:22 | More by avalon07
4.2/5 rDev +12.3%
Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass. Bottled is good till July 2012.
Appearance is much like the hiphiphooray! only lighter. Glowing orange and cherry red, dulling outside the light and appearing brown and dull bodied. Head is off white and a mix of creamy and off white. Not much lacing while drinking.
Nose is subte sweet juicy orange citrus. Mild hop presence not a big hop bomb here. Softy graham cracker feeling as well.
Taste.. never mind that its the texture that wins. When have I ever had an IPA that was creamy? Gee let me think oh yeah never until now! What a creamy dense palate, with a juicy creamsicle popsicle orange juicy, lingering with a soft mushy graham cracker malt. Not piny, not bitter, hints of sweetness and the orange like sprinkled sugar, mild zest. Dry feeling bringing a little hop just ever so slightly.
This is not your regular American hop beer blast. This is a juicy frontier to just dive in to. Really dug this.
09-20-2011 00:16:32 | More by smakawhat
3.78/5 rDev +1.1%
The beer is clouded orange, has an off.white head that leaves good lacing.
The smell is expected citric, grape-fruit, but also pine resin and needles.
The taste has balanced sweet initial notes, toffee and raisins besides the expected grape-fruit juice. Finish with bitter pine resin notes.
Medium high carbonation, a fresh texture, rather thin body, a dry feeling.
On the first review (110420) this beer was a bit off, with sour notes that was no find on this re-review.
08-09-2011 16:59:18 | More by rarbring
3.68/5 rDev -1.6%
Pours a amberish brown liquid with a pale, weak and dish watery head, some yeast floating.
Smell is full of woody pine, ripe strawberries and blood grapefruit and blood orange, pretty nice.
Taste is initially sweet with pine wood and light red fruits, followed by some citrus, orange, grapefruit and a little lemon zest, finishes with a sturdy and fruity bitterness.
Mouthfeel is alright with a medium body and small soft bubbles, almost too softly carbonated. Lightly astringent.
08-26-2010 17:09:08 | More by dqrull
4/5 rDev +7%
Well. It looks like an IPA. It smells like an IPA. And it tastes like one too. Biting bitterness with a salty hop tone and a thick malt backbone that shows up less frequently than the hoppy tones. I guess it's more of an aftertaste ; the malts. Overall, this is a good stab at the style, but I was expecting more from this beer. I hear that they got a new bottling line and recipes seemed to have changed a bit since then. Perhaps it will return to its previous glory one day.
06-20-2010 03:52:23 | More by RblWthACoz
3.85/5 rDev +2.9%
Thanks to kplynch for the hookup on this beer!
As a caveat, the stamp on the side indicates an F(ebruary) and a notch between the 8 and 9. Is this brewed on? Best before? Not sure.
A - Poured into my Firestone Walker nonic pint glass. Formed an immensely large , off-white rocky head. A bit too much foam for this style IMO. Pale copper in color, great clarity. Excellent head retention.
S - Rich and malty. Malt is a bit intense for an IPA and is tending to dominate over the milder citrusy hops in the background.
T - Grainy malt character with a fruit like bitterness below. Moderate level of hop bitterness. Medium-dry finish with a lingering biscuit-like malt flavor.
M - Medium bodied, moderate level of carbonation. Slight astringency.
D - It's great trying beers from all over the world and I'm happy to have my hands on a Swedish interpretation of an American IPA. I have a feeling the beer might be past it's prime with that fresh hop flavor deteriorating over time. I'll finish up this 500ml bottle but would not want a 2nd one if it were going to taste like this.
01-14-2009 02:40:29 | More by BrewerB
United Kingdom (Scotland)
4.1/5 rDev +9.6%
Bottle at home ... Copper coloured witha big short lived foam head ... pungent sweet pine resin nose ... the flavour is quite sweet and very fruity ... again quite a lot of pine resins ... quite juicy ...low bitterness... Its got a medium body and medium carbonation ...
11-22-2008 18:05:25 | More by cgarviereg
3.95/5 rDev +5.6%
My first beer from Dugges, a somewhat hyped brewery here in Sweden. Oh well, lets see...
Smell: very american, as expected, with citrus, grape, resin, orange, but also some darker fruits, like plums, raisins; and roasted malt. Promising.
Taste: fruity, malty and pretty sweet. Very balanced. Lots of grape, black currants, resin, roasted malt, biscuit, caramell and butter. I think I found some notes of smoked, burnt meat as well. Perhaps a little bit too much carbonation, but it was ok.
A fine IPA from Dugges. Well worth a try.
10-20-2008 23:34:23 | More by simonjohansson
4.58/5 rDev +22.5%
This is my first beer from Dugges.
Pours a hazy orange colour with a nice white foam.
Smell is great; lots of american style hops with notes of citrus and pine-needle.
Taste is also great; mostly of hops here too - grapefruit, citrus, pine-needle with notes of toffee/caramel. A good, very balanced, bitterness ends this experience.
Mouthfeel is nice. Nearly fulllbodied and creamy.
Drinkability is very high. It's a bit dangerous I would say, because the ABV isn't that low and few of this could easily go down fast.
08-28-2008 18:51:21 | More by Ljunkan
4.38/5 rDev +17.1%
A: Hazy orange with a nice creamy foam that sticks to the glass.
S: Fruit, Pine, Citric notes (grapefruit)
T: Pine, Citric notes (orange and lemon), Caramel, Herbs.
M: Liquid is quite thin and this beer feels balanced. Medium carbonation.
Oh man, this has got to be one of the most balanced ipa's i've ever tried. Very quaffable at 7.5% and definitely a good canidate for an all-night-beer. Brilliant!
08-19-2008 20:50:42 | More by baggio
4.8/5 rDev +28.3%
Very nice beer from Dugges, I had it at Bishop's Arms in Karlstad!
Pours a orange hazy color with a nice white foam.
Very easy-to-drink with a very well balanced bitterness. I find som grapefruit in both taste and smell. Gotta' love the Cascade-hops.
I hope that I get to lay my hands on a few more bottles of this one.
A great IPA from Dugges.
08-18-2008 10:15:55 | More by Bananaman
4.63/5 rDev +23.8%
The name comes from the five high alpha hop varieties used...
The liquid is a little hazy; the colour deep amber/brown. The high head is warm beige; it ends in a fine crater. Minimal lacing.
The smell is fresh with bitter-fruity notes, some wood and blue cheese. Tart hints, some grape fruits and lemon peels. Over all very American flavours.
In the beginning, the taste is fresh and bitter. Some sweet notes and a hint of white bread. Pine-needles and grapefruit jam. No traces of the alcohol at all. The aftertaste is bitter with a mild dough-like sweetness: Broth and grilled meat, kiwi fruits and gooseberries. Some cask matured flavours of dried fruits in the finish as well as a tart touch of vinegar.
The carbonation is soft with small fresh bubbles; the liquid is smooth end pleasant.
I have waited over a month for my case of this beer, and it was expensive, too. Worth it? Hell yeah!
06-05-2008 18:01:58 | More by bark
High Five! from Dugges Ale- & Porterbryggeri AB
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