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DuganA IPA - Avery Brewing Company

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DuganA IPADuganA IPA

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1,529 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 1,529
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: 1,529 | Reviews: 602
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.

Photo of tclapper
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.

Photo of C2H5
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of tatums1984
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.

Photo of irishkyle21
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of MarshallMan
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of hopburster
5/5  rDev +20.8%

Photo of hdelavega
3.71/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bottle to a tulip glass.
The beer pours a nice transparent copper/orange with a big, thick fluffy white head. Great lacing all the way down.
The aroma is pretty sweet, apricot all the way, there is also some pine like hop. I get tropical fruit, not so much on the hop resin described on the bottle.
Sweet flavors up front, tropical fruit, apricot, a bit of pineapple, bitter finish, nice hops with some citrus rine bitterness.
The body is on the fuller side of light with a crisp high carbonation. The flavor sticks around for awhile, very nice.
Very nice IPA, not as dry as I'd expect but still very good.

Photo of spinrsx
4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz Bomber - thanks to jfam for this

Appearance - Clear amber/copper colour with a large size fizzy off-white coloured head. There an average amount of carbonation and there is some great lacing. The head lasted for over 5 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Malts, caramel, hops, grapefruit, pineapple, apricot

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and most of the taste is made up of caramel, hops, and malts. There is also some grapefruit and apricot and a bit of pineapple. It ends with a tropical fruit sweet aftertaste with a nice dose of lingering hop bitterness.

Overall - I really enjoy fruity west coast style DIPA's and this one suited me well. While it doesn't have the amazing flavour blast of a Pliny or a Sculpin; it still has a very nice enjoyable taste. I'd buy it again.

Photo of beerhan
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of HellesGood
3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of hoppymcgee
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of spatendan
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of andyschaps
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of PourPastaSour
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of towlea25
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Joshgonzales79
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of UnkleFester
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
4.2/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle served in a snifter.

L - lightly hazed brassy color with a fluffy white head that settled as a thick ring leaving lots of lacing.

S - mango, pineapple and other tropical fruits.

T - sweet tropical fruits with solid malt in the background turning slightly bitter before finishing sweet and fruity.

F - medium/full bodied with a smooth feel.

O - a good tasting, enjoyable beer.

Photo of rogueleonardi
3.7/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The appearance of this beer was magnificent. A dark golden color with a thin pure white head to it. For an imperial IPA this beer did not have the strong hop flavor I was expecting. However there was a very nice light malty taste left behind. Also take into consideration that i found this at a liquor store that still has some Sam Adams summer ale. There known for their liquor, and the craft beer section doesn't get any attention, so I don't know how old the beer is. (a huge disadvantage to buying IPA's with no date on the bottle) I would definitely recommend this to anyone that likes to unwind with a nice IPA after work.

Photo of pushstartnow13
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of IdrinkGas
3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

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DuganA IPA from Avery Brewing Company
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