DuganA IPA - Avery Brewing Company
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United Kingdom (England)
4.6/5 rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Received in a recent trade with mmapes. Many thanks!
A 22oz bottle with no visible date. I'm still puzzling over the meaning of the name - I get the impression it relates to India but it's hard to tell. The label states that this contains 93 IBUs - clearly an intense brew!
Poured into a Duvel tulip (twice). A rich, hazy orange-amber hue with visible sediment and good carbonation. Produces a huge head of creamy white foam that hangs around for a while before reducing to a surface layer. An overwhelming hop aroma makes love to the olfactory senses - superb! Notes of grapefruit, orange, peel, citrus, pine, resin; a smorgasbord of hop notes to distract you. This is underpinned by a hint of caramel malt and dry yeast - understated but enough to provide balance. The alcohol is well hidden. Fantastic!
Tastes of intense aromatic hops with a spicy, fruity character and a bone-dry bitterness on the finish. Notes of pine, resin, grapefruit, orange peel, citrus, subtle caramel and a hint of earthy yeast. Slightly sweet, with a hint of brown sugar in the background. Very dry and exceptionally bitter. Mouthfeel is smooth, tingly and unusually spicy - the sensation on my tongue reminds me of a good chilli. Full-bodied and nicely carbonated. Highly astringent - dries the palate thoroughly. A powerful aftertaste of bitter aromatic hops.
Wow - what a brew. The perfect balance of hops, bitterness and malt is something that US brewers do so well - if only there were more beers like this over here. A truly magical experience; I can't praise this beer enough. If you are lucky enough to have a chance to try this, don't pass it up. Superb.
Serving type: bottle
10-06-2012 01:04:17 | More by jazzyjeff13
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