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DuganA IPA - Avery Brewing Company

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DuganA IPADuganA IPA

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

1,258 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 1,258
Reviews: 581
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 9.62%
Wants: 68
Gots: 66 | FT: 0
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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snpub540

California

4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a very pale gold hue. Nice white head on it that left some very nice lacing.

Aroma was a piney and a fruity sweetness that was very much peach.

Flavor was very much different than what i expected. Alot of pine and a tropical fruit mix of pineapple and peach that was very sweet. Nice alcohol sweetness rounded out the finish.

A tad thin on the palate for my taste. Nice drinkability with sweet and resiny flavors goin on.

Serving type: on-tap

03-10-2010 01:04:42 | More by snpub540
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

4.28/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a bright orangey color ale with a huge creamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of lupulin with nice citrus notes and some subtle light piney notes. Taste is also very nice with great notes of lupulin and citrus with some balanced bitterness and a nice caramel malt backbone. Body is above average with nice creamy texture and good carbonation. Very well done and one of the best beer I have tasted form this brewer.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2010 03:33:55 | More by Phyl21ca
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Gueuzedude

Arizona

4.15/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sampled November 2009
A solid pour produces a thick three finger thick, pale tan colored head. The beer is a rich, red-copper hue that shows a brilliantly clear, bright copper color when held up to the light. The aroma is thick with hop notes, and while not necessarily noticeable at first there is some malt notes noticeable in the background. Floral, fruit, a touch spicy, with a solid herbal note, the hops remind me also of tangerine, lychee, orange scented pine needles, and bright citrus oil. The malt provides soft notes of sweet tea and some cracker like notes though truthfully the hop character does a real good job of drowning these notes out. I like that the aroma is focused on the fruity and floral hop aspects but still has significant, though supporting, herbal and pine aromatics.

Bitter and herbal as it first hits my tongue. As the beer flows past my tongue the texture is mucked up a bit by a touch too much fizzy carbonation, but luckily some vigorous swirling removes this. After this the body becomes softer and a touch creamy, but it is still bitingly bitter tasting with an almost green hop astringency. There is a solid tropical and citrus fruit character that plays balancingly with the bitter and herbal notes; the herbal notes also leans towards pine-needle notes, a touch of green hemp oil and menthol. The beer finishes with lingering, aggressive bitterness.

This is definitely an aggressive, West-Coast styled Double IPA, that maintains a lighter bodied, easy quaffability that I really appreciate in anything that has IPA on the label. I am always a sucker for floral tropical fruit notes in a hopped-up beer and this has enough other, more aggressive hop notes to keep things from becoming cloying. Definitely a nice example that needs to be drunk super fresh like any hoppy beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2010 16:27:08 | More by Gueuzedude
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Tilley4

Tennessee

4.88/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Grabbed this one on Kane at Roof Brother's in Paducah's suggestions and I'm owing him big time for this one... I had never heard of this one and he saw that I'm a hophead and grabs this one off of the shelf and says, " You GOTTA try this one.." Boy, am I glad he did...

Into a Duvel tulip...

Pours an absolutely beautiful glowing golden with an ever present fluffy eggshell head.. Laces all the way down my tulip during the session as well.. This really looks like a terrific beer in the glass..

I'm getting a surprisingly muted aroma of oily hops and a sweet maltiness here at first but as this brew warms, the hops explode out of this one and invade my senses... It's what I would imagine standing in a fresh green hop field would smell like.. It's earthy yet uber hoppy and oily and resiny.... Not getting any booze at all in the aroma here which leads me to believe that this one could be dangerous....

Oh man.... This is truly delicious.... Beautifully delicious oily piney and citrusy hops are definitely the star of this show....They are overpowering in every way which is just how I like my DIPAs... Hoppy and oily and totally one dimensional... There's this citrusy pineappley like hoppiness here that I only find in the truly elites of the style such as Dreadnaught or Pliny the Elder... I'm so stoked about getting to try this one and yet pissed that I didn't buy more... No booze evident in this one at all either... If I had more than one bomber of this one, I'd be in big trouble...

I have to say that this is one of the best DIPAs that I've ever had the privilege to try... It's got everything I look for in an Imperial IPA with overwhelming one-sided hoppiness and not a lot of booziness that you get with many others... It's truly a world class brew in my opinion.. Well done Avery and another thanks and props to Kane...

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2010 01:40:28 | More by Tilley4
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mdfb79

New York

3.35/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22 oz. bomber into a pint glass.

a - Pours an orangish/copper color with about an inch of head and little carbonation.

s - Smells mostly of citrus and hops. A little bit of pine smell as well as some sweet malts.

t - Bitter bitter hoppy taste to it. Some citrus and pine again,as well as a little bit of malts, but they are overpowered by the bitterness.

m - High carbonation with medium body. Carbonation stings the tongue because it's so prevalent.

d - Overall this beer was ok, but not that great. I have had much better DIPAs, as well as much better beers by Avery. I thought the bitterness was just too overwhelming and muted some of the other tastes. The high carbonation hurt it too. I probably wouldn't buy this again and would stick with another DIPA.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2010 23:18:48 | More by mdfb79
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SkeeterHawk

Texas

3.95/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I picked this beer up at Whole Food in Boca Raton FL when I was there on business. I have been carrying it around with me since then and I think that it is high-time that I reviewed this puppy.

Appearance: Pours a slightly cloudy orangish golden color with a 1/4" head of thick creamy bubbles on top. The head seemed like it was going to stick around for quite a while, but then it decided to take a nose-dive into the beer about 45 seconds after the pour. Even though I haven't drank any of the beer yet, there is already some lacing on the glass.

Aroma: I initially got tons of oily/citrusy hops that smelled fresh as they could be. After the beer has sat for quite some time, the hops are still the dominant force in the aroma, but there is a little bit of sweet malt coming out to try and round things out some.

Taste: The beer is really hop balanced from the first sip to the finish. The hops are in charge...period. There is tons of citrus in the beer in the flavor and pretty much that is all that you know until the bittering hops start to take hold and it is pretty much over after that. I don't really get any up-front malt to speak of in the cold beer except for a little bit of sweetness to try and round out the beer a little...it doesn't succeed. The hops are still in charge of the warming beer. The bitterness is so high that I don't pick up the alcohol.

Opinion: Well, for a hoppy beer, this is a pretty good one. Though I am not a fan of hoppy beers, it is good to drink them regularly to keep your palate sharp. Even still, but beer doesn't "hurt" your palate with over-the-top bitterness and it actually tries to let some of the other flavors come in. Though they aren't completely hidden, the malts keep things from getting out of hand, which is very important with a beer like this. Though it is not my favorite style, i would drink this beer again if it passed in front of my glass.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2010 06:05:34 | More by SkeeterHawk
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Zorro

California

4.38/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Clear copper colored beer with a decent off-white colored head.

Smell is strong funky hops with a little toasted onion smell. Strong evergreen scents mostly, pine, spruce, cedar and a little eucalyptus. Strong ethanol scent carries some orange and lemon aromas.

Starts out dry and very funky. Intensely hoppy with a strong herbal taste like chewing tobacco. This has an almost savory flavor with a little toasted onion in the aftertaste. As it warms the fruit flavors come out, lemon, orange, mango, pineapple. Almost as complex as dreadnaught or Pliny the younger.

Mouthfeel is good.

Very drinkable for its power. Very strong and tasty and almost as good as the best in this beer type.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2010 04:21:48 | More by Zorro
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jbphoto88

Texas

4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

An impulse buy, drank with a turkey melt (amazing pairing by the way) at a local bbq joint. The beer pours honey bronze and is very clear with a little bit of yeasty haze on the bottom. The head is khaki and nicely sticky.

The nose is malty but mostly showcases some fine C hops. The smell ranges from piney to citrus and is more then pleasant if your a hop lover.

Big bitter (in a good way) tasty beer. I love me some hops and this has plenty of them to go around. There is a juicy fruit like flavor that dances towards a lemony pine. The malts fight through and yield a caramelized sweet toast taste. A solid tasting IIPA and above average but something was missing.

Medium bodied beer with a nice subtle carbonation paired with a rockstar bitterness. The 8.5% is almost unnoticeable and this beer is easily drank to the point where I'm left wanting more. I like the Maharaja better but this is a nice change up from some other overly bittered and under hopped IIPA's out there.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2010 00:20:25 | More by jbphoto88
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MiScusi

California

4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Stone. Really nice clear light orange color. The smell is a phenominal burst of tropical fruits combined with a bit of sugary sweetness that doesn't detract too much like poor underattenuated DIPA's. The flavor is very tropical and sweet also. The sweetness is too much for me to want multiple pints, or even a full pint, but the 8 oz glass I had was perfect for this specific beer. It's not ridiculously thick or anything, actually more on the crisp/light or medium side which is good. Nice beer but like I said, all its components are really nice but as a whole they add up to something a little less.

Serving type: on-tap

02-27-2010 19:54:53 | More by MiScusi
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Billolick

New York

4.22/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on tap a few weeks ago at the Ginger Man in NYC and reviewed from notes. Poured darker almond amber, the head was on the minor side from the pour I was delivered. A thin film was quikly formed, that left ample fine and sticky lace. Herbal hoppy nose. I found this one to be a quite pleasant and easy dringing DIPA, but on the balanced/tame side of the road for my tastes. A bit of a suprise from usually quite agressive Avery. Lacked the true hop crunch that I loook for in a DIPA.

Serving type: on-tap

02-26-2010 12:54:39 | More by Billolick
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Ego

New Jersey

3.43/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

more snow ? ? ? ... well, might as well rate some beer...

eyes...
frothing angry white head rumbles up to a three finger stance, soapy and audible, the head settles down leaving small lace work down the glass, slightly burnt orange hazy hue, carbonation is at work at a good pace, a pretty good looking brew

nose...
mild, not sharp grapefruit tones, bright and fresh hop aroma like northwest US hops, if hops were a jolly rancher candy they would smell like this... nice.

taste etc...
coats the tongue with a thin syrup (not overly thick like some DIPAs), the carbonation seems a little low, pretty bitter but not killer, the flavor is somewhat... lacking. It is not that it is bad per se but something seems missing. the acidity level seems pretty high but the right hop flavor is just not there for me.

verdict?
eh, with the flood of really good DIPAs around this is a skippa

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2010 03:57:54 | More by Ego
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beerthulhu

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured a coppery-orange with a monstrous 3 finger plus cream colored head that was stupendous retention wise. There was a medium sense of misty haze composed of very fine particulate matter that lied suspended within. The capping was sturdy and firm, almost like memory foam, and slowly receded leaving a thick, foamy collar for a lacing. Visible carbonation offered a random release of micro-bubbles. Overall a very nice coloring true to style, not overly darkened by speciality malts is my first big relief, and a impressive sturdy capping both offer a long lasting appeal visually.

S: An abundance of wet pine and juicy citrus first fills the nose with a pleasant aromatic sense. Sweet caramelized grains adds the perfect balance to the wet hopping. Hints of sweetened grapefruit rounds things out here.

T: The malting is first noticed with a beautiful entry of sweet grains with a lightly dry toasted nature. Fresh dripping wet piney hints and citrus juice add a wet and fresh hopping and start to the drink. What really makes this drink stand out is its transition of flavors. After starting out with a blast of fresh wet hops and sweet grains, this beer suddenly turns to a bitter hop bomb by the time you get half way through the swallow with no warning. Dry citrusy flowers and dry pine soon parch the tongue of ample proportions with a dry toasted malting. A classic example, very well balanced and delivering the best of both worlds, both wet, sweet at the start with a dry and bitter finish. An equally impressive graininess that wasn't composed of a ton of speciality malts was the highlight for me. A beautiful dry flowery citrus fade sits well on the tongue after the swallow like a pollen coating.

M: The mouthful was medium, soon turning creamy and fizzy upon the hold. A good edginess from the carbonation provides a rough texture of sorts on the tongue.

D: Drinkability was very good, starting out sweet with a fresh wet hopping before dropping the H-bomb on you ensuring a high rate of enjoyability. Very well balanced with a great transition of flavor this will surly satisfy the hoppest of hop heads and those who demand a little more complexity in their ipas instead of bucket loads of hops. Very drinkability and would make for a good summer time quencher. Highly recommended with a high chance of repeat purchase.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2010 23:41:13 | More by beerthulhu
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aerozeppl

New York

3.88/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

In upstate NY it is IMPOSSIBLE to get fresh Avery. I was at Julios last week so a fresh bottle it is.

A: Slightly hazy copper color with a little bit of white head. Excellent lacing on my tulip. Quite a bit of visible carbonation.

S: Excellent nose. Grapefruit right up front. Just a very bright nose. A little bit of malt in there as well which is nice since this is on the lower end of DIPA ABV.

T: Bitterness right up front. Then a little blast of tropical fruit. A little bit of roast in there as well. A boringly solid DIPA.

M: Falls a little short. Not as sticky as I like the style. Well carbonated.

D: Easy drinking.I am still in post EBF mode and drank a gallon of PTY so this review will suffer. Good beer though.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2010 22:55:31 | More by aerozeppl
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CHILLINDYLAN

Washington

4.85/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bright clear copper with tangerine highlights. Big beige-tinted foamy head that leaves a mountainous solid sheet of lace.

Intense juicy citrus - grapefruit and tangerine, spicy floral, and resinous dank pine and ganja. A slightly sweet toasty caramel malt in the background.

Juicy citrus up front - ruby grapefruit and tangerine, spicy resinous pine and ganja come through next. A bready biscuity lightly toasted caramel malt character that holds up the hops. A biting resinous dank bitterness is left on the palette, creating desire for another sip, and another.

Sticky, mouth coating, resinous, drying, smooth, medium body. Slow steady carbonation. very fresh and refreshing.

Love it, super hoppy, complex hop bouquet, drinks smooth and juicy and bitter and refreshing. I hope they distribute this more out here in Seattle, I will be a frequent buyer. Also had on tap at their tasting room. New addition to my top 10 DIPAs, perhaps top 5.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2010 22:00:27 | More by CHILLINDYLAN
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BeanBone

Texas

3.93/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: A nearly clear orange-copper body capped by a finger and a half of off-white head that endures well and leaves good lacing.

Aroma: Bright, citrusy, and lightly piney hops over a caramel malt body. A few wisps of booze sprinkled in.

Flavor: Similar to the nose, but just a little less clean (which is not necessarily a bad thing). Up front, a big wave of piney, resiny, grapefruity, and slightly leafy hops mark this firmly as a Double IPA. Underneath, there's a solid caramel malt backbone keeping everything grounded well. The alcohol is hidden rather well, just adding a splash of spice from time to time. Nice lingering resiny bitterness in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and creamy with good carbonation. A dry finish.

Drinkability: Drinks about average for the style.

Verdict: Dugana is a solid example of the Double IPA style--not particularly unique, but still a tasty and worthwhile brew.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2010 03:11:38 | More by BeanBone
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Mistofminn

Minnesota

4.05/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a pale amber color, pretty clear with only the slightest haze. A huge, 1-to-1 beer-to-head ratio on the first glass. Head is light tan in color with decent retention and leaves tons of sticky lace.

I love the smell of a freshly cracked IPA. Immediately after the cap is cracked for the first time, all the citrus and floral hops rush to get outside of the bottle, and the concentrating of the bottle nose effect makes them that much more intense. This bottle is no different, as soon as the cap is cracked, citrus and floral hops stream out of the bottle. Once in the glass, the citrus and floral hops take a back seat to spicey hops and sweet malts.

The citrus and floral hops I got in the nose are all but gone in the taste, replaced by dry resiny hop bitterness. A sweet malt backbone comes in to balance it out nicely. Finishes with an almost mint, spicey hop character. Lingering bitter aftertaste.

About medium in body, with a crisp carbonation and a light bitter bite. Drinkability is great.

Overall, a pretty good DIPA. Alcohol isn't noticeable at all, and it has some good hop flavors. I enjoyed it and I'll have it again.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2010 01:55:07 | More by Mistofminn
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jmz62565

Connecticut

4.28/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear honey/amber with a gigantic tan foamy head. The head is huge and lasts forever while leaving great lacing. The smell is strong with bread yeast,alcohol,and citrus and pine hops. The taste is very good with a strong "bisquity" flavor along with alcohol,pine hops,and a peppery flavor. The m/f is medium with all the flavors mixing well. This is one Damn good beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2010 05:20:12 | More by jmz62565
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yemenmocha

Arizona

3.93/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a luminous pale amber with enormous rocky head. Nose has generous candied citrus notes. Palate has prickly grapefruit hop bitterness with some candied flavors. Malt gets a little lost in there. Finish is a little Dry, chalky with pine hop flavors.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2010 03:55:14 | More by yemenmocha
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jwillcourt

Texas

4.03/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on tap into a 12oz hurricane glass.

A - Beautiful, slightly hazy, honey color. The two-finger, white head consists of very fine bubbles and leaves a lot of lacing. Head retention is excellent. There is at least a quarter-inch white head at all times.

S - Strong floral and pine hops aroma that dominates a slight, sweet malt smell.

T - Taste follows the smell. Hops are spicy and peppery, providing quite a punch. The sweet caramel malt is strong enough to hold its own, but not strong enough to distract you from the hops.

M - Medium body and carbonation. It leaves a sticky feeling due to the resinous hops and double malt. Slight heat from the alcohol.

D - Delicious and very drinkable considering the 90+ IBU and 8.5% ABV. Avery designed this Double IPA to be a more drinkable version of their Imperial IPA (Maharaja), and I think they succeeded.

Serving type: on-tap

02-18-2010 01:47:29 | More by jwillcourt
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icetrauma

Texas

4.2/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured the 22oz bomber contents into a pint glass.

Poured a hazy deep amber color. Topped off with a 1 finger thick tan head.

Initial was of hoppy delight. Big pine scent with a touch of grapefruity citrus. A small scent of peach was detected on really deep inhalations.

Taste was much of the same. Big grapefruit and piney oilyness coated the palate. Smooth pine bite in the end.

Mouthfeel was med.at best. Not as full as the east coast IPA's but typical of west coast IPA's.

The more I drank this brew the better it got. Not a session brew due to the alcohol content but it would be good to split with a friend at the start of a session.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2010 00:27:59 | More by icetrauma
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aubuc1

Florida

4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bottle poured in to a goblet.

Pours a deep orange with a thick bright white head. Looks very good.

Smell is a sweet, bitter, biscuity malt. Light fruit.

Taste is a big, bitter, dry, and rich, buttery biscuit. Not as boozy as most barleywines, but not as bitter as huge dipa's. A nice mix.

Very good mouthfeel and very good drinkability. Booze is not present at all.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2010 01:08:38 | More by aubuc1
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bluejacket74

Ohio

4.03/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle. Served in a snifter, the beer pours a hazy amber/orange color with about an inch off-white head. Head retention and lacing are both pretty good. Aroma is mostly citrusy (grapefruit, pineapple) and piney hops, with some caramel malt and honey noticable too. Taste is similar to the aroma, with the pine and citrusy hops flavors being strongest, but the caramel malt flavor isn't totally overpowered. Good lingering bitter finish. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, it's creamy and a bit slick with good carbonation. Drinkability is good, it's smooth and enjoyable to drink. I think it's a good overall DIPA, and it's definitely worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2010 23:17:11 | More by bluejacket74
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WhiteOak

Connecticut

3.68/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Avery Dugana IPA

A- Slightly hazy amber-yellow. Huge, rocky, lacy head.

S- Big aromas of grapefruit and Fir bud resin. A wet earthiness was apparent, as was old honey.

T- Big, juicy, bittersweet grapefruit attack. Mid-palate of simultaneously dusty earth, Pine needles, and slightly sweet malt. The finish of bitter grapefruit nearly obscures the caramel malt.

M, D- Forward with its big bitterness and a delivering a significant tongue-stomping, this beer still invites further drinking - but I still strongly prefer the magnificent Maharaja.
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Serving type: bottle

02-13-2010 00:08:47 | More by WhiteOak
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Durge

Connecticut

4.33/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a lovely amber color, fairly clear with a decent off-white head and lots of luscious lacing. The aroma speaks of nutty pine hops, bordering on that bubblegum sweetness. Very enticing. The flavor hits you with big hops, citrus and pine all in one. Big and pretty much full bodied with a ton of earthy hops. Just a beautiful brew. Needs no complicated interpretation. A high quality mouthful of hop goodness! Much more drinkable than it should be.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2010 05:01:50 | More by Durge
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jjayjaye

New York

4.45/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy pale orange amber color with a big loose off white head that fades slowly, leaving a good amount of Belgian lacing behind. The smell is an intense sort of 'candied' pineapple citrus that's both sweet and tangy. Nicely carbonated, the mouth feel is full bodied and creamy. Full flavored the taste is mirrored from the nose and complimented nicely by the texture and piney after notes. The 8.5% ABV presents a slight warming feel but is not at all distracting...a real fine drinker!

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2010 22:38:17 | More by jjayjaye
DuganA IPA from Avery Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 1,258 ratings.