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DuganA IPA - Avery Brewing Company

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DuganA IPADuganA IPA

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

1,280 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 1,280
Reviews: 580
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 9.62%
Wants: 70
Gots: 70 | 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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4/5  rDev -3.8%

sammo, Aug 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

CommonRider, Aug 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

CoryR, Aug 10, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

jhhollier, Aug 09, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

LotsofLupulin, Aug 07, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

MarkGleason, Jul 20, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

nrombes, Jul 15, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

MathNut, Jul 14, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

maltlikker, Jul 07, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Dapperticus, Jul 04, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

PEIhop, Jun 24, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

ms11781, Jun 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

H0rnedFr0gs, Jun 22, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

hiphopj5, Jun 19, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

sarahgant, Jun 19, 2012
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3.55/5  rDev -14.7%

22oz bottle served in a snifter.
no freshness info. (grr...)

pours a slightly cloudy, bright orange/amber shade yielding a good 1" of frothy off-white head; very solid retention and great lacing. nose is headlined by a nice citric/tropical hoppiness with a touch of pine, but then a big malt showing - the kind of distinct, perhaps too much maltiness that suggests a past-its-prime IPA/DIPA. not a good omen.

the latter element is confirmed in the taste. the hops characteristics pull through, but almost serve as a backdrop, superseded by a strong caramel maltiness. not bad, but i'm pretty sure this would be much better fresh. medium bodied mouthfeel with average carbonation; has a slight syrupy element.

overall there is definite potential here, though as it is i find it more of a middling DIPA. again, i suspect a fresher bottle would deliver elicit a more positive experience. would be open to a revisit.

(originally reviewed: 05-17-2011)

BostonHops, Jun 14, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

nathanjohnson, Jun 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

thewimperoo, Jun 10, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

trancesk8er, Jun 09, 2012
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4.31/5  rDev +3.6%

rkarimi, Jun 07, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

cjac, May 30, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

salvy31, May 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Mister_Joshy, May 29, 2012
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3.53/5  rDev -15.1%

Poured into a snifter. Fucker gushed on me.

4.0 A: Opaque medium brownish orange color. Three fingers of beige frothy/creamy head. Retention is initially average with the last half finger sticking around a lot longer. Lots of lacing left behind.

3.5 S: Mix of bready malts and yeast and flowery and citrusy hops. Pineapple, mango, and papaya fruitiness. Light toffee to accompany the bready malts. A bit too yeasty for me, but good anyway.

3.5 T: The taste is much cleaner than the nose is. Still bready and yeasty, but tolerable this time. Mango, papaya, and pineapple dominate the taste. Mild to moderate bitterness. Tasty.

3.5 M: Heavier medium body. Good moderate carbonation despite the gushing. Reasonably creamy. Chewier than I'd prefer due to the yeastiness.

3.5 D: Not bad, especially for how yeasty it is. Glad I tried it.

DavoleBomb, May 27, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Hopmodium, May 25, 2012
DuganA IPA from Avery Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 1,280 ratings.