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Dragoon Brewing Co.

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Dragoon Brewing Co.Dragoon Brewing Co.
Based on:
37 Beers
320 Ratings
Place Score: 99
Ratings: 32
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 4.62
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar ]

1859 W Grant Rd
Ste 111
Tucson, Arizona, 85745-1214
United States
phone: (520) 329-3606

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @dragoonbrewing

Place added by: Gueuzedude on 04-19-2012

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Ratings: 32 | Reviews: 7
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3.78/5  rDev -18.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.75

This was stop #5 along a pub crawl for my wife and I and two friends in the greater Tucson area. The pub is located in a newer industrial area in a multi-suite building. The entrance to the brewery is on the rear side of the building. Contrary to a tasting room description in a previous review, this taproom is new and is spacious. It really doesn't have a whole lot of character being a large, partitioned space with a high ceiling, a long bar and long community tables, but this is an industrial building. Several large windows do allow a nice view of the brewing equipment and the barrel room, so there is some ambiance here.

But the beer here is what is the crowning glory of the experience. Being on a pub crawl, we couldn't try as many beers as what we would have liked, so we had a sampler glass of only four of them. We chose three of the beers (Dragoon IPA, Lazarus, and Super Stronghold) because of our appreciation for the styles, and the fourth (Fumacabra) was chosen out of curiosity because we've never had a mesquite-smoked bock (or any mesquite-smoked beer, for that matter). The IPA and Super Stonghold were probably the best two beers that we experienced during our week-long trip, so we rated them at a B+ grade. Lazarus, in spite of its high hype, was a let-down. It became cloyingly sweet at 13.25 ABV as it warmed up, but was a very good beer when it was cold. Not having any comparison for a beer similar to Fumacabra, it was difficult to give it a rating. Its taste lived up to its description, so that's about all I can say for it.

We enjoyed this place and the beers enough that we had hoped to make a return trip before out vacation ended, but sadly, we didn't find the time. However, this pub will be at the top of our list if we ever return to Tucson.

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4.7/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5

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4.8/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

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4.74/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

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4.6/5  rDev -0.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -18.8%

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5/5  rDev +8.2%

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5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.5/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of Irrenarzt
4.5/5  rDev -2.6%

Second time visiting Dragoon this past weekend. All the beers were clean and the mens urinal is really high up on the wall, which is perfect for tall guys like myself. No flush either as it's one of those water saving units.

I really liked the Munich Dunkel and the American Mild. Fun place with solid beers and the bartenders are pretty cool. The woman was a bit gloomy, but they say that's just how she rolls.

I will go back for sure.

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4.75/5  rDev +2.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +2.8%

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5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.88/5  rDev +5.6%

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5/5  rDev +8.2%

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5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -8%

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4.75/5  rDev +2.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -8%

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4.75/5  rDev +2.8%

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5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4/5  rDev -13.4%

Photo of mewanderinghome
4.04/5  rDev -12.6%
vibe: 2 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 3.75

In terms of brew, it's probably currently the best of the ever-expanding circuit of breweries in Tucson. Definitely has the most mature offerings, which is odd in that it's a relative newcomer. It's a commercial brewery with an attached office space they serve tastings in, so the atmo is about as bad as possible (think: you're still in your cubicle). I was there the day they opened to the public, and back then they let you drink in the warehouse brewing area, and that was a lot better. Probs illegal tho. No food, and beer selection at the brewery at any one time is limited, but they do have a decent range of offerings throughout the year. Their IPA deserves its cred as the best of the locals in Tucson, and probably Arizona. It's not world-beating, but it's absolutely consistent at several notches above solid.

Editing my review to note that there are often food trucks outside, particularly during happy hour times, and Tucson's burgeoning food truck scene is a pretty good one.

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4.5/5  rDev -2.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +2.8%

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Dragoon Brewing Co. in Tucson, AZ
99 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.