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Dragoon IPA - Dragoon Brewing Co.

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Dragoon IPA
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71 Ratings
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Ratings: 71
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 9.62%
Wants: 5
Gots: 7 | 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:
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.

(Beer added by: Gueuzedude on 04-19-2012)
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GatorCoop

California

2.75/5  rDev -33.9%

12-27-2013 01:08:50 | More by GatorCoop
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Phelps

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed in a half-pint at Papago.

Very clear and pale gold, almost like a pilsner. One finger of frothy, white head deposits globs of lace.

Fairly standard aroma. Mild citrus, tangerine and mango. A savory, yeasty note in the background is very subtle.

Standard flavor as well, with sweet tangerine meeting dank weed and some tropical sweetness. Backing it up is a strange, mildewy quality that reminds of old, toasted saltines. It gets tangier as it warms. Good hops; weird grain.

Moderate massaging carbonation is peppery on the tongue. Thin, medium-light body. Lingering mild bitterness and wet grain.

Something is off here, though it's hard to say exactly what.

Serving type: on-tap

06-21-2012 22:25:20 | More by Phelps
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Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

12-07-2013 21:14:48 | More by birchstick
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BillRoth

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

04-26-2014 16:02:06 | More by BillRoth
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KimberleyD

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

07-17-2013 01:09:03 | More by KimberleyD
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bambam2517

Arizona

3.56/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

64oz growler pulled off tap at Total Wine in Gilbert. WTF is up with the proud pricing of growlers at these stores? I was going to fill mine with Santan beer, but nixed that when I realized I could get a fill at the brewery and it would cost less and be closer to my house! Ah well, that introduced me to this little hop-bomb...

A - Innocent looking, pale orange in color and watery up top. Carbonation looks good however. No lacing to speak of.

S - Spring flowers and grass, hops abound! Its so hop-forward though that theres a tinge of that bitter tomcat piss smell, off-putting I know but its the most precise way I can say it.

T - Thank goodness, no Tomcat here! Very grassy, crackery taste with a little sour citrus zing. Pretty good stuff!

M - Very bitter but even finish, warming alcoholic presence but its leveraged in nicely.

O - Hey, in my experience this is Arizona's best done West Coast IPA! Not ready to throw down with Cali yet, but keep em comin...

Serving type: growler

06-03-2013 06:12:17 | More by bambam2517
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MickeysGrenade

Arizona

3.58/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Having recently moved to Arizona, it was in my nature to start seeking out local craft beer. This was the beer that drew first blood.


A: A nice looking beverage with a middle of the road yellow body, and nice foam. The pint glass it was served in had a little excess water in it, which effectively killed the head, but I have faith that this was situational.

S: The beer smells like an IPA, which is a good start based off of the name. To be completely fair though, I can't get the full aroma of a good beer when I am drinking in a bar. Something about Apple-tini's in the near vicinity kills my sense of smell.

T: A nice bitter IPA, that leaves the mouth slightly dry.

M: Prickly, like a cactus, only more enjoyable.

O: The overall first impression of this beer was a good one. I would drink this beer again, and as person that appreciates locally made goods, I will seek it out again.

Serving type: on-tap

06-16-2014 02:11:30 | More by MickeysGrenade
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Franziskaner

Missouri

3.73/5  rDev -10.3%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

08-14-2013 16:33:33 | More by Franziskaner
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FMetzger

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

05-15-2013 22:20:03 | More by FMetzger
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Mrose78

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

06-14-2014 16:58:52 | More by Mrose78
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Dave_Treat

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

09-26-2013 20:18:18 | More by Dave_Treat
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ralphw56

Nevada

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

02-16-2014 13:57:09 | More by ralphw56
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GClarkage

California

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

07-08-2014 05:51:33 | More by GClarkage
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duceswild

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

10-23-2012 04:30:52 | More by duceswild
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teraflx

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

02-09-2014 05:14:36 | More by teraflx
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Bagoosh

California

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

09-30-2012 06:49:02 | More by Bagoosh
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GraduatedCashew

California

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

08-28-2013 20:50:31 | More by GraduatedCashew
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Satan70

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

01-06-2014 20:55:36 | More by Satan70
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ZionNation

Arizona

3.91/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

this is in the top five Arizona beers and a worthy IPA. had it several times - on tap at Whole Foods in Tucson and Whole Foods in Scottsdale. Consistent with California IPAs, big hoppy beer with pine and citrus notes. Currently this is only available on draught, hopefully they will start to bottle it soon.

Serving type: on-tap

07-09-2013 05:14:43 | More by ZionNation
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aquazr1

California

4/5  rDev -3.8%

10-24-2013 02:01:52 | More by aquazr1
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AlexChillton

Arizona

4/5  rDev -3.8%

08-08-2013 09:40:52 | More by AlexChillton
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trevorpost

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -3.8%

12-27-2013 18:25:47 | More by trevorpost
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barter

Arizona

4/5  rDev -3.8%

09-15-2012 22:53:33 | More by barter
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CuriousMonk

Virginia

4/5  rDev -3.8%

01-08-2014 04:28:42 | More by CuriousMonk
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dannycohen62

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.8%

11-29-2013 23:55:46 | More by dannycohen62
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Dragoon IPA from Dragoon Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 71 ratings.