DuganA IPA - Avery Brewing Company
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4.59/5 rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured at cellar temperature from a bomber into a snifter. After decoding the date code on the bottle, I figured out that this beer is eight months old. Too old for an IPA, some may say. However, as I'm about to explain, this one has held up exceedingly well.
There is a sizeable two-finger head of delicate white foam. The liquid looks like unprocessed honey. It's got that golden amber hue and I can see lots of sediments floating in suspended animation throughout the beer. The appearance suggests that this beer obviously must have some serious substance to it!
The aroma is fairly simple, but nevertheless great. I'm tempted with the perfume of sweet citrus fruits, pine needles, and glorious hops. If you've smelled great imperial IPAs, then you know the scent.
The taste takes on the aspects of citrus and hops I detect in the smell, but there are other things here as well. Behind the tangy, delicious citric hop taste is some kind of exotic, zesty, spicy herbal character that transports me to IPA nirvana. There is a hot aftertaste that might be from the 8.5% ABV, but it FEELS like it's coming solely from the mysterious spiciness. A pleasant bitterness lingers long after each sip. The taste couldn't get much better than this.
It doesn't feel overly carbonated, which is perfect for letting the powerful and complex flavors shine through.
This is a fantastic double IPA. Thoroughly pleasurable to drink.
Serving type: bottle
05-18-2013 22:01:41 | More by Kuaff
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