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DuganA IPA - Avery Brewing Company

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DuganA IPADuganA IPA

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,519 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 1,519
Reviews: 601
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 9.42%
Wants: 78
Gots: 130 | 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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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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5/5  rDev +20.8%

Photo of Immortale25
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!

Photo of dcloeren
4.45/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this outside on my buddy's patio with the saints/49ers game while grilling crawfish boudin and fresh backstrap. Sunny and 60... Basically a perfect day and this was the IPA to match it.

Poured a hazy sunset orange with two fingers of bright white head. Stick stick sticky lacing son.

Pungent aroma of grapefruit, pineapple and citrus hops. A little oily... Excellent aroma.

Taste follows the nose to the T. Just an amazingly refreshing IPA.

Medium bodied with the bare minimum acceptable amount of carbonation. Not nearly as syrupy as Maharaja but on not too far off.

Overall, I thought this was an amazing DIPA. In my opinion, this is almost a clone maharaja but not as sweet or syrupy. A very refreshing DIPA and one I will be getting a couple of more bottles of for sure.

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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

Appearance is murky orange with a lusciously thick, white head and nice lacing.

Nose is filled with floral hops and grapefruit, with some oak.

Taste is luxuriously sweet; with plenty of caramel and citrus. The malts are dry and the hops are smooth; not at all overpowering. The aftertaste is mildly, but deliciously, pungent.

Mouthfeel is very smooth. It has medium carbonation, and finishes with some oil-slickness that provides a nice finish.

Overall, this is a spectacular Double that puts more import into balanced taste and luxurious mouthfeel than rocking your taste buds with IBUs.

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of BarleyWineRox
3.95/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a golden coppery hue, with an inch of white foam into my Duvel Tulip. Lacing clings for a moment and then lets go.

Gives off a fruity piney scent. Hints of tropical fruit with a pine undercurrent.

In the mouth the fruit is subtle and on the back end a nice burst of Hops bitterness. As I continue drinking the Hops pound away overpowering the fruitiness, but as a Hops-Head, I'm loving it! Overall this is a Hop Bomb. I will definitely pick up more of this in the future.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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5/5  rDev +20.8%

DuganA IPA from Avery Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,519 ratings.