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DuganA IPA - Avery Brewing Company

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DuganA IPADuganA IPA

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,477 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 1,477
Reviews: 597
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 9.42%
Wants: 76
Gots: 119 | FT: 1
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:
Beer added by: GarrisWH on 10-06-2009

Released twice annually in January and again in September.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of AndrewMichael
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle on New Years Eve, unique bitterness, good beer

Photo of StoutBoi
4.13/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ovaltine
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Leschber
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kgoldsbe
3.93/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pleasantly hopped, very drinkable, the 8.5% ABV sneaks up on you. Citrus notes are bitter orange.

Photo of amvrana
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cbcrunch
3.93/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Fcip78
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of shagal
4.19/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cherche
4.23/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LightnerLiquorKS
4.66/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of nygannon
3.95/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DrewShalvoy
3.29/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Not a huge fan. Found it a bit oniony.

Photo of ridgeline23
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BlakeAM
4.09/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of kcq101
3.73/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SteveB3014
4.3/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rbodacious
4.55/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of damndirtyape
3.81/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

No date, 22oz bottle, shared with friends, served in a clear plastic cup.

Appearance: Clear orange amber. Thin white foam across the top with some fine strands of persistent lacing.

Smell: Fresh cut citrus and tropical fruit. A little bit of sweetness under it all.

Taste: Very hoppy and bitter. Quite aggressive hoppiness with citrus rind and pine dominating. Some malt backbone which was cracker like. Finish was strongly bitter as well, almost wrecked my palate.

Mouthfeel: High carbonation but not fizzy. Very sticky.

Overall / Drinkability: A good IPA, but powerful. Not very drinkable in that one is enough. A very strong hoppy IPA, and maybe with the right glass to concentrate the aromas and the right type of food to pair with it I might have gotten more out of this. So it is a good DIPA, but not a great one because I find it unbalanced for me.

Photo of BobJude
4.35/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very good IPA. Great piney noise and taste. Bitterness on the back end is intense, but in a good way. Seems to be a very true to style IPA.

Photo of TheDoctor
4.09/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Service: Bottle


A:
Pours a clear golden-orange honey color with a little chill haze and 2.5 fingers of airy beige head that settles to a solid layer that gets beat up as you drink it. Very good retention; evenly sticky, scummy lacing. (4.25)

S:
Lots of citrus. Spiced citrus, candied oranges,sap, grapefruit pith, juniper. (4)

T:
Piney pith. Sappy, resinous, pith, citrus zest, soft bready backbone. (4)

M:
Light-medium body with lots of small bubbles and a soft, delicate feel overall, very drinkable, short finish. (4.25)

O:
Excellent IPA.
This beer is a really nice drinker with a lot of hops (but not too much) and a lot of malt (but also not too much).
Pours lovely with a great, substantive head. The aroma and flavor are both piney with citrus, though citrus seems more pronounced on the nose. There is a varnish-like hop resin character to it, but it stops just short of sticking around in the finish; it is really well-balanced with the bready malt and kind of stops it from doing anything beyond asserting itself.
Very drinkable, very enjoyable, bold but restrained.
Would have again; worth finding if you like IPAs. (4.25)

Photo of Brenden
4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dugana is a bright medium orange with a flaming copper in the body. The off-white head is creamy and frothy, topping at a finger and a half that sits like a crown and falls only slowly. It retains its firm substance and drops a whole lots of chunky lacing that sticks in plenty on the glass.
This IPA puts out nice hops aroma and flavor in good strength with honey sweetness while citrus contributes both sweet and bitter aspects. There's also something mildly dry and some juice along with plenty of pine.
Dugana has a very crisp and smooth texture, flowing and biting simultaneously and working well together in a medium body. A semi-dry finish lingers well.

Photo of brandonld23
3.79/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of powdersoldier
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Canada_Dan
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

DuganA IPA from Avery Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,477 ratings.