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DuganA IPA - Avery Brewing Company

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DuganA IPADuganA IPA

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1,365 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,365
Reviews: 582
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 9.62%
Wants: 75
Gots: 88 | 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%

virinow, Nov 16, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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3/5  rDev -27.9%

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5/5  rDev +20.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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5/5  rDev +20.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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5/5  rDev +20.2%

Lawnboy33, Nov 14, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

sbricker, Nov 14, 2011
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

kkrez, Nov 14, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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5/5  rDev +20.2%

Jspriest, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of TTAmod
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle poured into a chalice. I prefer chalices for my DIPAs. I really love the taste of DIPAs and chalices seem to enhance the smell and allow me to take nice, big sips.

Not much Avery available around here. I love the beers I've had from them, so it's nice to see a new one (for me) available here now.

A: Clear dark gold with a minimal white head and nice lacing. Not too many carbonation bubbles going to the top.

S: Smells like juicy grapefruit and a bit of malt Very inviting.

T: Bit of malt at the beginning before it's taken over by a wave of grapefruit. The hops really kick into high gear in the second half. The grapefruit recedes to a slight pine flavor that leaves behind some quickly fading bitterness.

M: Perfect, in my opinion, for the style. Medium body. Silky smooth with very little carbonation. Just enough to add a bit of balance.

O: Very impressed with this one. Not too intense in any aspect, but the flavors are still assertive. Perfectly balanced in every way. The hops never become too insane. Glad I tried this one and would gladly buy again.

TTAmod, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of dbmernin83
4.33/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a light copper with a lazing head and good lacing.
Big citrusy on hops on the nose. A little bready boozy sweetness on the back end.
First, biscuity malts, then a slap of hop bitterness followed by a gasp of malt and a whimper of booze and some tropical fruit.
This is a gigantic double IPA that rivals the best of the west coast. Well, not quite as clean as Pliny, but as and if not more interesting.

dbmernin83, Nov 08, 2011
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3.48/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark gold orange tinge with a 2 finger white head. A bit of lacing down the glass.

Sweet malts and a little bit of citrus in the nose.

Starts off with a touch of citrus. Pretty caramel malty then rounding into a lingering pine finish. A touch of oxidation.

Mouthfeel and carbonation are average.

A little more malt forward than I prefer my DIPA's, but not too bad.

jmarsh123, Nov 03, 2011
Photo of mortarit
4.08/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

In the past I've been leary of Avery beers due to that they are big & bold. Nothing wrong in that but most of the time I'm not ready for new adventures when drinking.

DuganA I took a chance and I like it. Great head retention through out the drink, which I think that above avg.

All the other features fit the double IPA qualties with a little tweak in taste.

This is a tame big & bold beer. I have no beware signs hanging on this one. I will try this one again.

mortarit, Oct 31, 2011
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4.03/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The Avery DunganA IPA is a decent but big beer. The appearance is nice, a hazy orangish-copper with thin slightly off-white head that is lacing. The smell includes tangerine, pine, and spice. The taste has a strong citrusy and acidic taste that is balanced nicely with malt. There are subtle pine and alcohol undertones. The mouthfeel is good for a sipping beer....would not want to be sessioning with this beer. The body is full and the carbonation is mild. Overall is is a very good IPA and would recommend it to any hop head.

WoodBrew, Oct 28, 2011
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4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at blind tiger

A- it poured an amber red with a sticky lace and an off white egg shell head.

S- very piney and grapefruity, with a kiss of malty fruitiness.

T- pine and grapefruit rind come through because of the hops. There is a slight licorice flavor coming off the alcohol.

O- A solid DIPA. I think I like Maharaja more, but both are really good.

Tschnab, Oct 26, 2011
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4.6/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

a - poured a two-fingers thick light tan head into a snifter that left nice sheeting and great lacing throughout. the body was a bright amber color.
s - sweet and floral, piney and sticky. big complex hop aromas in this one.
t - piney hops are overwhelmingly good with a hint of pepper and spice.
m - thick and viscous.
o - yum, what a great DIPA.

GPHarris, Oct 24, 2011
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4.45/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bomber poured into a tulip glass

Pours a very clear orangish color with a slightly off white head.

Smell is heavy with citrus, trending towards pineapple over the grapefruity smell.

Taste is pronounced towards the grapefruit hops flavor. Slightly sweet on the finish with little hops bite on the aftertaste.

A very VERY good DIPA, one that I just picked up on a lark. Going to be looking for more stuff from avery.

jsulko, Oct 21, 2011
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3.85/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear honey-gold with two fingers of frothy white head that recedes into soapy ring with a little lacing.

S: Lots and lots and lots of pineapple in the nose. There are some honey and orange notes as well, but mostly pineapple. Smells quite nice.

T: Sweet pineapple up front followed by grapefruit notes. Some pine notes follow afterward along with a pretty strong bitterness that lingers quite a bit. Very slight alcohol burn as well.

M: Medium-light body with mid-high carbonation, this beer is nice and crisp until the bitterness hits.

O: Overall, a good beer and much better than their Maharaja. While I enjoy the nose a lot, I'd like a bit more depth along with less bitterness in the flavor.

n2185, Oct 20, 2011
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3.93/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This brew pours the color of burnt caramel. It holds a one finger head of massive creamy bubbles. It retains decently, leaving thick and covering lacing as it disappears. Haze is apparent, with no real sediment, and carbonation appears light to moderate. The aroma sings of chalky caramel malts and steely barley. There is a cutting sweetness of hops, which are mild but cleanly citric. Buttery diacetyls are slight, with a mild toast. With warmth comes bigger hops, but these are floral, giving suggestions of lavender. As we sip, the thick toast of caramel malts and booze hit up front. The middle continues in this vein with more toasty malts, but the hops come in for a nice balance. There are twangs of brass and coin, transitioning us to the finish. Here the booze seeps in to mix with our malts and hops, and a plastic, phenolic spiciness drains the last drops of liquid from the mouth. The aftertaste breathes with chalky malts, booze, honey spice, mustard seed, and dirty mineral rockiness. The body is medium and the carbonation is medijm. There is nice froth and slurp to each sip, with a spicy, almost puckering, bite to the finish. The mouth is left with a fine astringency. The abv is appropriate and the beer drinks easily.

Overall, what we enjoyed most about this brew was the toasty malts and the bittering from the hops. Most curiously we found the hops to be wonderfully floral, with what appeared to be a lavender streak. These, however, were underplayed, and left us wanting a more robust bite and hoppy spice from this DIPA.

TheBrewo, Oct 16, 2011
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4.53/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: Amber hue with a steady and foamy two-inch head; wonderful, intricate lacing

S: Fresh citrus explosion: pineapple, mango, passion fruit, grapefruit, and lemon; so much tropical fruit it's hard to tell what else is underneath; mmm, this smells fresh and awesome

T: Such a smooth, sweet--but not cloying at all--citrus hop bite; bitterness is almost masked by the tropical fruits and bready sweetness that creeps from underneath

F: Creamy and yet sticky; oily residue creates a film that coats the tongue and the mouth; man, this is a good texture

O: An outstanding DIPA from Avery; when this is fresh, this is hard to beat

dbossman, Oct 14, 2011
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4.65/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy mildly dark orange color with a decent white head and laces quite a bit. Aroma is great, has a strong citrus aroma, oranges are very pronounced. taste is really good, a wonderful hop flavor dominates the flavor, no malt undertoes at all. The hops just dominate the beer and it is wonderful. Mouthfeel is wonderful as well, a full bodied beer. Overall the beer is really a great beer, like all of Avery's beers.

1fastz28, Oct 11, 2011
DuganA IPA from Avery Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 1,365 ratings.