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DuganA IPA - Avery Brewing Company

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DuganA IPADuganA IPA

Educational use only; do not reuse.

1,528 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 1,528
Reviews: 602
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 9.42%
Wants: 79
Gots: 135 | 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.
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Ratings: 1,528 | Reviews: 602
Photo of Finatic
3.45/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

22oz bomber poured into a chilled Cigar City pint glass.

A: Pours a golden, yellowish color with a nice white, frothy head that slowly recedes.

S: Lots of sweet malt and very little hops in the nose.

T: Tastes like it smells with a sweet syrupy malt taste overpowering the palate. Little to no hops for a DIPA.

M: Not enough balance between hops and malt for my liking.

O: Not nearly hoppy enough for my liking, an average DIPA with what's available these days.

Photo of hopfacebrew
3.4/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Note: This review was a re-post from my former account, jmkratt, which was hacked and I lost all my reviews...sorry for the redundancy.

Poured from bomber to pint glass.

A - The beer poured a solid amber-orange color with a hazy tint and fair amount of particles suspended throughout. Poured a nice 2 finger head with good retention.

S - Not nearly the hop character I expected only a bit of piney/earthy aromas from the hops. Much more prevalent was the caramel malt which offered a distinct sweetness.

T - Similarly to the aroma, not much hop character up front, in fact the front of the beer was entirely the caramel malt flavors. The flavor transitions to a mild hop profile of the piney/earthy flavors. Not much fruity or citrus hop character detected. The beer finishes with a medium bitterness which lingers for a fair amount of time.

M - Adequately carbonated though I also found the beer a bit cloying. I would like to see a bit more dryness in the front and better balance with the malt/hops.

D - Drinkable.

Overall, DuganA is a decent IPA though i found it to be far too sweet with an offering lacking of hop character. I am glad to have tried it but won't be coming back.

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 01-24-2011 14:51:22

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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

Poured into a perfect pint glass.

A. Pale golden yellow with an off white head that doesn't last too long.

S. A bit muted, but very promising. Fresh piney hops, some citrus, a bit floral, maybe a touch of mint. No discernible malt in the nose.

T. Pretty much hops all the way but with a distinctive and subdued sweetness that strikes a nice balance. Plenty of lingering bitterness.

M. Medium-bodied, slightly oily, strong carbonation.

O. Considering the number of times I've drunk this beer both on tap and from the bottle I'm surprised I haven't reviewed it before. A definite winner from Avery, just a notch or two down from Maharaja, but what isn't?

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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5/5  rDev +20.8%

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4.49/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into an Evolution Brewing pint glass. No readable freshness date.

A- Pours an amber color with a 3/4 inch white head that retains with big bubbles. Full sheets of lacing. The head eventually retreats to an 1/8 inch ring around the glass's edge with lots of surface foam and more big bubbles.

S- A sweet, malty nose that's rich with cereal grain and a moderate hop aroma.

T- Grassy hop profile that has a restrained presence. The malts do a great job of keeping the scale from tipping toward the overly bitter side. Piney with a bit of citrus.

M- Very oily and viscous. Plenty of hop twang. Medium-high carbonation.

O- Delish. I expect nothing less from the big ABC.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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5/5  rDev +20.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of JayAre46
4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

the last time i cracked this one (week ago) i ended up wearing it all over my jeans. whoops. a year ago i remember this being a must pick up upon release. lets see while watching the Packers mount a comeback against the G MEN. poured into a nonic, yields a yellow to orange transparent color with a big creamy egg shell white head on top that shows great retention lace as it goes down. the nose is very aromatic with a hop and citrus explosion, tangerine, ripe grapefruit, dank and some grain touches with a little biscuit malt backbone. the taste is a huge hop punch, piney and resinous. floral and fruity the hops just fight through and are very bittering. the fruit lingers and is very dry in the finish. i really enjoy how bitter this one is and is not over taken by sweetness well done. the mouth feel is medium bodied with an appropriate carbonation level. very refreshing and not for the faint of heart when it comes to bitter. overall the is a very well in your face beer. there is something to it in the sum of parts that i find unpleasant but rather minuscule, which represents more of a point of flaw in a search for perfection all the while still present. In the end this is a must try if you have the opportunity, well made DIPA by a solid brewery. drink it ya schmuck

Photo of nickthegun12
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

ahh! now this is an excellent DIPA!

orange to golden in color with a beautiful white fluffy head and lacing that sticks with confidence

smells malty with a nice citrus hop bouquet

taste is refreshing, malty and a nice hoppy taste with grapefruit, and a light peach flavor

the feel is excellent creamy and fills your mouth

overall this is the second time this year i've had it, excellent excellent beer!

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DuganA IPA from Avery Brewing Company
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