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Dragoon IPA - Dragoon Brewing Co.

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Dragoon IPA
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92
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73 Ratings
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Ratings: 73
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 9.62%
Wants: 6
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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Ratings: 73 | Reviews: 15 | Display Reviews Only:
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Camjmorton

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

12-06-2013 19:45:03 | More by Camjmorton
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dannycohen62

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.8%

11-29-2013 23:55:46 | More by dannycohen62
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jschott75

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.8%

11-29-2013 03:22:27 | More by jschott75
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cfitterer

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

11-19-2013 00:26:32 | More by cfitterer
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aquazr1

California

4/5  rDev -3.8%

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

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

10-03-2013 17:00:44 | More by ProAnti
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francisweizen

Alaska

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

10-01-2013 16:41:56 | More by francisweizen
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joeworrall

Arizona

4.21/5  rDev +1.2%

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.

09-28-2013 03:24:18 | More by joeworrall
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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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Smitty1988

Arizona

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

09-19-2013 00:57:21 | More by Smitty1988
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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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Drtfinelli

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

08-23-2013 12:27:55 | More by Drtfinelli
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Franziskaner

Missouri

3.73/5  rDev -10.3%

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.

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

Arizona

4/5  rDev -3.8%

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

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

07-10-2013 19:03:29 | More by tzieser
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ZionNation

Arizona

3.91/5  rDev -6%

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.

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

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

06-25-2013 23:00:25 | More by bsnone
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gleemonger

California

4/5  rDev -3.8%

06-13-2013 18:35:30 | More by gleemonger
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ckollias

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Enjoyed this beer on tap at in downtown Tucson out a standard pint glass.

A: Pours a copper hue with a thick white head that slowly dissipates leaving a nice trail and ending in a solid lace.

S: Hoppy bitter aroma with some citrus scents.

T: Extremely bitter and tart IPA.

M: Medium carbonation and medium body.

O: Excellent IPA – nice and hoppy just the way it should be.

06-03-2013 15:15:00 | More by ckollias
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bambam2517

Arizona

3.56/5  rDev -14.4%

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...

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

Arizona

4.55/5  rDev +9.4%

I'm compelled to write a review for this beer. If you are a "hop-head" and love Summit hops, this is an absolute must for your mouth and your senses. Aroma that oozes from the glass and it's almost hard to decide if you want to keep the flavor lingering in your mouth or swallow for a fresh, new taste. MUST TRY FRESH.

Arizona has few beers to be proud of and this is the top beer made here in the state! A definite West Coast IPA that has a perfect balance of malt and bitter with a smell that will keep your face buried in the glass. Not bursting with fruit or pine but has a super dank Summit taste and aroma. I could drink this IPA until it put me out!

Well done Dragoon, well done.

04-16-2013 22:43:59 | More by EyePeeAyBryan
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arizcards

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

03-25-2013 00:18:10 | More by arizcards
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kjloewe

Arizona

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

I'm a Dogfish Head regular however, this beer has my attention. An absolute must try !!
I visited the Dragoon Brewery here in Tucson and had the great fortune to meet the owners and brewmaster. All are very excited about their great beers. After giving them a look around, I told them that they are in the same position right now that Redhook Brewing in Seattle, WA was 20 years ago. They beemed at the thought !!
Watch these guys. I believe they are going places...

03-11-2013 03:08:01 | More by kjloewe
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