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Dragoon IPA - Dragoon Brewing Co.

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102 Ratings
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Ratings: 102
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 9.4%
Wants: 10
Gots: 19 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Dragoon Brewing Co. visit their website
Arizona, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Gueuzedude on 04-19-2012

This is a true West Coast IPA–it is pale in color, with with bracing bitterness, high alcohol content (about 7.4% abv) and a fruity/floral/citrus hop aroma. It is made from a simple malt bill: North American base and pale caramel malt. We use copious amounts of Northwest hops (Summit, Columbus, Magnum and Zythos) all throughout the boil, with most of it going in within the last 15 minutes. After fermentation is complete, we dry hop it with approximately 1 boatload of each of the same hop varieties.
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Ratings: 102 | Reviews: 20
Reviews by gleemonger:
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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Photo of t2grogan
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of FMetzger
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of Franziskaner
3.74/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Amber golden in color with very lively carbonation. An inch thick head of foam rests on the top. Intense grapefruit like hop aroma greets me and beckons me to taste. Creamy and slightly chalky mouthfeel. The flavor is strong on the grapefruit hop flavor. It intensifies on the back of the palate.

Photo of joeworrall
4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

not familiar with Dragoon Brewing before tonight (even thought it's from Tucson, AZ), this was served as part of a tasting flight at Whole Foods in a 4 oz. tasting glass...

tonight, I am compaing it with some other IPA's on tap at Whole Foods: Four Peaks Hop Knot IPA, Ballast Point Sculpin IPA, Mother Road Lost Highway Black IPA, and the standard for double IPA's Dogfish Head 90. I will also pour a Stone IPA from a bottle before the evening is over...

color and appearance are a medium honey yellow with a head that settles down to a thin lacey cap

smell is nice, Dragoon uses a single pale caramel malt and hops from the northwest US

taste is similarly balanced, malt and hops do not overwhelm each other, but complement and result in a very pleasant mouthfeel... very easy to drink with a pleasant aftertaste

In my search for the perfect IPA, this one is definitely in the top 20.

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of AlexChillton
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Phaedrus
4.54/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Delicious... best brew in AZ?

Photo of permian-boozer
5/5  rDev +20.5%

Photo of Rudy91304
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of DonDirkA
4.87/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I don't have one in front of me to review right now, but this is a great IPA and I have always been satisfied with it. Tonight (Sept. 21, 2012) they won the "Best Overall Beer" category at the First Tucson Beer Cup and I figured they earned the right of letting people know about it.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of MrJolly
4.36/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tzieser
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.4/5  rDev +6%

Also fantastic on cask

Photo of kwc017
4.68/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is an amazing IPA. Wonderful smell, hops, a bit of pine but mostly just fresh hops. Taste is just awesome. Clean, fresh hops, not much malt which makes sense since this is their take on the West Coast IPA, which is my favorite style. I put this up there with the Cali big boys. My personal fav is Green Flash West Coast IPA but this is very, very close behind. You have to try it if you like the style, you will not be disappointed. Cheers!

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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Dragoon IPA from Dragoon Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 102 ratings.