DuganA IPA - Avery Brewing Company

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DuganA IPADuganA IPA

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1,418 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,418
Reviews: 587
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 9.64%
Wants: 77
Gots: 101 | 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:
Released twice annually in January and again in September.

(Beer added by: GarrisWH on 10-06-2009)
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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an orange caramel, solid head, little presence of bubbles rising from the center.
Smells of pine and fruit, underlying malt, zesty citrus peel, apricot, nice.
Taste is citrus (definitely from the grapefruit stand), some earthiness, and dank. Hops are piney and lingering. Warming, spicy bitter burn.
Nice DIPA, heavy on the earthy bitterness, but the overall execution is what counts, and this is solid.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of jrenihan
4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottled August 26, 2012.

Light amber in colour, orangey. Good-sized white head. Good lacing.

Aroma contains citrus fruit, primarily grapefruit, as well as lemon and orange. A bit of toasted malt.

Flavour has some toasted malt and large dose of grapefruit and orange, pine resin. A bit of booze, more than expected in a beer of this strength. Quite bitter.

Medium bodied, moderate to strong carbonation. Quite oily.

Overall, quite a good DIPA. Lots of hops in this one, for sure.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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3/5  rDev -27.7%

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5/5  rDev +20.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of SerialHiker
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance: Pours a fantastic golden orange…dense, not overly transparent, though I can see some bubble action in the middle (it does settle down after initial pouring making it clearer)…a nice layer of just off-white head formed and maintained…tons of sediment floating about as well…(4.5/5)

Smell: Floral hops, tangerine, grapefruit, orange, pineapple…fresh and zesty…pale malts…”inviting” doesn’t tell the whole story, my mouth is now watering…(4/5)

Taste: Awesome! Tons of citrus hops, much like the nose…I’m tasting grapefruit, orange, mandarin, smooth pale malts…it’s fresh and lively…a nice, piney resin flavor happening here, tingling the outside of my tongue…some floral hops bitterness in the finish…exceptional…(4.5/5)

Mouthfeel: Smooth, medium body…great carbonation…oil/resin on my palette…some bitterness and a little dry in the after taste…(4.5/5)

Overall: A great brew, well worth the price tag ($7.99 for 22oz)…the flavor is fresh and zesty, the pale malts bring a nice backbone allowing all that hops to flourish...tons of flavor that hide the ABV nicely, this is a great example of an exemplary west coast IPA (or Double IPA)…citrus and piney resin leave me wanting more after each sip, I could drink this for days…Definitely get this again and I highly recommended to any hop head for experimentation…(5/5)

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.3/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Type: 22-oz. bomber
Glass: Karl Strauss pint glass
From: Holiday Wine Cellar in Escondido (San Diego, Calif.)
Price: $7.99
BOD: None

Caramel amber with 1-2 fingers of rocky white head that lasted for a decent amount of time. Wet, foamy uneven lacing on the sides. Good retention on the top.

Smelled a potent whiff of floral hops up front, followed by citrus hops (grapefruit, lime, tangerine and orange). Wow! Great smell.

Taste was reminiscent to the smell, but not nearly as good. Got more lime and pine hops than floral and citrus. Maybe cascade hops? Bitter resin hops on the tongue after.

Medium-to-light body. Oily texture. Average-to-above average carbonation. Very bitter finish.

A very good beer by Avery. Smell was the best part, but it went down well, too.

DuganA IPA from Avery Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 1,418 ratings.