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Dragoon IPA - Dragoon Brewing Co.

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Dragoon IPA
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Ratings: 80
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 9.59%
Wants: 7
Gots: 11 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

Satan70, Jan 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

trevorpost, Dec 27, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -34.1%

GatorCoop, Dec 27, 2013
Photo of kwc017
4.69/5  rDev +12.5%
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!

kwc017, Dec 24, 2013
Photo of Lobina
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Lobina, Dec 21, 2013
Photo of birchstick
3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

birchstick, Dec 07, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

gir02021, Dec 07, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Camjmorton, Dec 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

dannycohen62, Nov 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

jschott75, Nov 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

cfitterer, Nov 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

aquazr1, Oct 24, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

ProAnti, Oct 03, 2013
Photo of francisweizen
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

francisweizen, Oct 01, 2013
Photo of joeworrall
4.21/5  rDev +1%
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.

joeworrall, Sep 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

Dave_Treat, Sep 26, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

Smitty1988, Sep 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

GraduatedCashew, Aug 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Drtfinelli, Aug 23, 2013
Photo of Franziskaner
3.73/5  rDev -10.6%
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.

Franziskaner, Aug 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

AlexChillton, Aug 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

KimberleyD, Jul 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

tzieser, Jul 10, 2013
Photo of ZionNation
3.91/5  rDev -6.2%
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.

ZionNation, Jul 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

bsnone, Jun 26, 2013
Dragoon IPA from Dragoon Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 80 ratings.