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DuganA IPA - Avery Brewing Company

DuganA IPADuganA IPA

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

1,220 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 1220
Reviews: 582
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 9.59%


Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Released twice annually in January and again in September.

(Beer added by: GarrisWH on 10-06-2009)
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cokes

Wisconsin

3.68/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Golden orange bodied, lightly hazed with a tight crop of bleached tan suds that sags quickly but leaves decent lacing.
Honeycomb sweetened cereal maltiness hits the nostrils, a splash of white grape juice, then a bludgeoning spike of tangerine, roses, lilics, apricot, spruce, starfruit, and orange rind. There is a bit of juniper-y gin-like ethanol, but the hops act as a smoke screen.
It enters the mouth with a basic canvas of biscuity, bready malts. The turn towards hops happens nearly immediately, with an initial sweeter surge of apricot and tangerine and apple juice, then the bitterness grabs hold, adding pine resin and white grapefruit and an intense florality. The alcohol that was held in check in the aroma is given more room to flail around here, and not to a good end. It ends acridly boozy, somewhat sour, with residual hop resinous bitters.
Full in feel, fluffed with a steady, low CO2. The noticeable ABV strips the texture, giving it a glassy, glazed-over feel.
The promised hops show up here, but the booziness shuts things down. Even though this is realitively average strength per the style, it is a major issue, and drinkability starts to lag.
It's like a fruity/floral IPA spiked with Gin.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2011 08:31:24 | More by cokes
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DuganA IPA from Avery Brewing Company
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