DuganA IPA - Avery Brewing Company
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4.2/5 rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Picked up a fresh growler of this at my nearest Whole Foods. Review is from notes taken on 9/29/2012 and poured from the growler to a pint glass.
Appearance: Pour is a solid copper color with some nice golden glow to it; starts with a short 1/2 finger, slightly off white head that fades quickly to a thin, incomplete skim floating on the surface; body is very clear and shows moderate carbonation; plenty of lacing is left behind in spots and swaths.
Smell: Very nice and hop forward as it should be -- plenty of sweet citric hops are pouring out of this -- definite some juicy orange, possibly grapefruit; faint, grainy maltiness in the background. Very solid.
Taste: Pretty much just like the nose -- the hops are up front and they start out sweet and juicy, but as the beer lingers on the palate, a bit more of the oily hop resiny bitterness sneaks in; well balanced with some of the grainy maltiness, but essentially a hop forward America Double.
Mouthfeel: Body is just a little lighter than medium in terms of weight; carbonation is good, not too sharp, but the body, for some reason, is just a touch watery; a thin, sticky coating is left all over the palate and belly is left just a touch warm.
Overall: A very solid beer - super refreshing and doesn't quite weight you down like some of the bigger DIPAs will do. Well worth the bones for the 64 oz. growler, and it won't be a problem to finish it off over the course of the weekend.
Serving type: growler
09-30-2012 00:58:57 | More by bamadog
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