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DuganA IPA - Avery Brewing Company

DuganA IPADuganA IPA

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

1,219 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 1219
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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vrazionale

Vermont

4.1/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

650 mL bottle at refrigerator temperature poured into a snifter.

A - Pours a ruddy brown, cloudy body with a thin, slightly uneven head formation.

S - Floral honey, pineapple, pine, and an almost cinnamony spice - really nice balance of sweet and pungent. Very complex and hard to pin down. Much, much different from the "standard" IPA nose. There are some medicinal, band-aid esters that show their face as the brew warms, though.

T - Really good progression from a sweet attack to a pleasingly bitter finish. Flavor profile reminds me of apricots, pine needles, and meyer lemons. A weird combo, I know, but it works.

M - A little too sweet for my tastes, but the brisk carbonation helps to lift some of that away. The well-tempered bitterness of the hops is a nice complement to the residual sweetness.

D - Definitely an out-of-the-box IPA. I dig it. A lot darker than most IPAs - I think it makes this beer way more accessible for food pairings. I'd love this beer with BBQ, charcuterie, or roast duck. For some reason, I'm thinking that meat would be the best match for this brew. At any rate, get your hands on this brew - a solid showing from the folks at Avery.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2010 23:29:09 | More by vrazionale
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DuganA IPA from Avery Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 1,219 ratings.