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DuganA IPA - Avery Brewing Company

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DuganA IPADuganA IPA

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

1,267 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 1,267
Reviews: 580
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 9.62%
Wants: 69
Gots: 68 | 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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hiphopj5

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

06-19-2012 20:24:47 | More by hiphopj5
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sarahgant


4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

06-19-2012 01:49:54 | More by sarahgant
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BostonHops

Massachusetts

3.55/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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 the hops characteristics pull through, but almost serve as a backdrop, superseded by a strong caramel maltiness.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)

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2012 14:42:55 | More by BostonHops
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nathanjohnson

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

06-13-2012 19:54:56 | More by nathanjohnson
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thewimperoo

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.8%

06-10-2012 19:12:04 | More by thewimperoo
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trancesk8er

California

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

06-09-2012 04:16:06 | More by trancesk8er
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rkarimi

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

06-07-2012 00:11:02 | More by rkarimi
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cjac

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

05-30-2012 23:13:56 | More by cjac
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salvy31

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

05-30-2012 16:04:08 | More by salvy31
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Mister_Joshy

California

4/5  rDev -3.8%

05-29-2012 07:06:05 | More by Mister_Joshy
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DavoleBomb

Ohio

3.53/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2012 00:23:58 | More by DavoleBomb
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Hopmodium

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

05-25-2012 16:28:32 | More by Hopmodium
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JPWestCoastIPA

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

05-24-2012 04:22:13 | More by JPWestCoastIPA
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SickNukes

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +20.2%

05-22-2012 01:40:11 | More by SickNukes
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Bloodbuzz99

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

05-21-2012 00:18:37 | More by Bloodbuzz99
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bhir

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.8%

05-18-2012 23:34:09 | More by bhir
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swaghawk

Kansas

4/5  rDev -3.8%

05-17-2012 04:12:20 | More by swaghawk
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irongator

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

05-16-2012 01:58:31 | More by irongator
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StubFaceJoe

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

05-12-2012 05:10:21 | More by StubFaceJoe
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Lorihall1

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

05-03-2012 21:25:10 | More by Lorihall1
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IMS


4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

04-30-2012 18:59:20 | More by IMS
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mscudder

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Consumed around 2 months back and documented.

A -Light, fairly transparent orange. Rich for an IPA, but nothing spectacular.

S - Pine, hops and citrus hit the nose. A fine aroma that I would be happy to revisit.

T - Sweet caramel and citrus notes that I love in an IPA. The balance is near perfect and completes a fine IPA.

M - Smooth, creamy with a crisp finish. Fantastic! I see nothing more anyone could desire in an IPA.

O - Another great IPA from Avery. A bit more sweet and citrusy than the Maharaja, which I find superior.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2012 04:05:49 | More by mscudder
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C20Percent

Virginia

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

A: Pours a nearly completely hazy golden-orange with a bubbly cream colored head of foam. There is some real nice complexity in the color with darkness dominating the top and a hazier gold coloring floating on the bottom. Good feature here. Not mind blowing, but good.

S: A very sweet malt; sweet earthy aroma with a noticeable citrus smell bringing up the rear. It's like a subtle grapefruit or apricot or passion fruit. A little bit of candied fruit aroma that reminds me a bit of Brooklyn Brewery IPA.

T: Getting that sweet, caramel malt taste mixed with a nice candied citrus flavor. A very nice balance of flavor between the malt and the citrus, with a slight tilt toward the malt. Very smooth, too. No booziness at all. Nice finish that leaves a fine dryness. Really digging the taste.

M: This might be the best feature of this beer. The body is a little on the heavier side. There's some syrupy, chewy goodness here. A light-medium carbonation here, but I think that working. Makes the beer more refreshing. Very nice.

O: Wouldn't want this to beer my everyday IPA. Not a huge fan of the candied citrus taste, but this beer does it right. It's totally reminds me of Brooklyn Brewery IPA, except less fruitiness and a couple of notches above the normal abv. A good beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2012 23:54:06 | More by C20Percent
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BigTrubble

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

04-27-2012 23:08:58 | More by BigTrubble
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DrFunkenstein

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

04-22-2012 20:11:37 | More by DrFunkenstein
DuganA IPA from Avery Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 1,267 ratings.