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Duggan's #9 IPA - Cool Beer Brewing Co.

Duggan's #9 IPADuggan's #9 IPA

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BA SCORE
85
very good

29 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 29
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 9.26%


Brewed by:
Cool Beer Brewing Co. visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Formerly brewed by Duggan's Brewery.

(Beer added by: Viggo on 05-22-2011)
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Reviews by Long813:
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Long813

Ontario (Canada)

3.65/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Dark copper body with one finger of white head. Some retention and lacing.

S: Notes of caramel, some citrus fruit and hops. Interesting mix of aromas.

T: Good front of citrus fruits mixed with loads of bitter hops. The hops is almost to overpowering.

M: Medium bodied with high carbonation. The texture is crisp and water like with a strong bitter hop aftertaste.

O: Good IPA, very pleasing to drink. The hops I feel are a little overpowered and the fruit and malt could some through more.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2012 19:51:42 | More by Long813
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Hoppy_McGee

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

01-09-2014 17:44:18 | More by Hoppy_McGee
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HATS4BATS

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

10-30-2013 17:29:11 | More by HATS4BATS
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Jeffo

Netherlands

3.88/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this bottle at the LCBO this past summer.

From a 275ml bottle into a snifter

APPEARANCE: Pours a one finger, medium looking, off-white head with good retention. Dark, burnt orange with next to no carbonation. Head fades to a thin film. A splotchy wisp remains leaving some dots behind.

SMELL: Toffee, butterscotch, some bubble gum and light floral notes. Bold enough for sure.

TASTE: Follows the nose. Toffee, butterscotch with light floral bitterness at the swallow. Bold aftertaste with malty sweetness, caramel, toffee, floral notes and some well measured bitterness lingering at the swallow. This is a well balanced English IPA for sure.

PALATE: Medium body and medium levels of carbonation. Creamy on the palate, goes down smooth and finishes dry on the palate. Good feel. Creamy and full for the style.

OVERALL: This is actually a really good English style IPA, with the malty sweetness of an ESB and more lingering bitterness after the swallow than your average English bitter. Really well balanced, well executed, and flavorful all around. Good beer and recommended to fans of the style.

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2013 20:14:01 | More by Jeffo
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irishkyle21

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -14%

09-05-2013 03:18:48 | More by irishkyle21
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WillAndSarah

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

08-22-2013 20:43:11 | More by WillAndSarah
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Lobstertainment

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +19%

04-21-2013 05:20:26 | More by Lobstertainment
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Picaroon

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

02-16-2013 22:56:00 | More by Picaroon
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DaPan

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

02-13-2013 03:53:53 | More by DaPan
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yancot

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

02-11-2013 21:03:41 | More by yancot
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vincechan

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

01-03-2013 04:18:08 | More by vincechan
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heckez


3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

12-23-2012 04:00:27 | More by heckez
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wizo

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

12-17-2012 00:53:25 | More by wizo
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4.5/5  rDev +19%

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fostachild

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +5.8%

11-04-2012 23:11:56 | More by fostachild
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Molson2000

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

09-09-2012 22:49:47 | More by Molson2000
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hopsolutely

Ontario (Canada)

3.43/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A beer that used to be one of my favourites before the current crop of American-style IPA's were released in Ontario. Had almost forgotten about this malt-forward brew after the Duggan's brewery closed, but pleased to grab a sample from the local LCBO. Amazing how the world has changed.

Pours a beautiful amber with decent cappuccino coloured head and lacing. This bottle has caramelized malts in the aroma along with an oxidation and metallic smell that I do not remember from earlier draught pours. Although the bottle was only purchased this afternoon, no idea how long it has been on the shelves or how it was stored.

Sweet flavour of caramelized malts followed by a decent hop bitterness, but few of the citrus or tropical fruit elements that I hope for in an APA. Finish lingers for an impressively long time.

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2012 02:54:34 | More by hopsolutely
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mspang

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -20.6%

06-18-2012 03:13:14 | More by mspang
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bigfnjoe

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

06-13-2012 14:44:35 | More by bigfnjoe
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SebD

Ontario (Canada)

3.68/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: It has a golden/amber color to it. It has a nice off-white head that dies down moderately and leaves nice lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitly give out hints of piney hops, some citrus and roasted caramelly malts.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has caramelly malt character but stronger than I expected, piney, earthy and citrusy hops follow.

Mouthfeel: It has a medium/high carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a smooth drinkable beer accompanied with good flavors and aromas.

Serving type: on-tap

04-24-2012 12:40:28 | More by SebD
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spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

3.58/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

275ml Bottle

Appearance - Clear dark copper colour with an average size frothy beige coloured head. There is low amount of carbonation and there is some decent lacing. The head lasted for 4-5 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Malts, caramel/toffee, hops, grapefruit

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 a bit of a grapefruit flavour, but this beer seems more like an english IPA than an american one. It ends with a caramel sweet and bitter hoppy aftertaste.

Overall - I wonder why the bottles have to be so small. It's an okay beer, but for the price there are better/larger options available.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2011 01:19:48 | More by spinrsx
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Stocean1

Ontario (Canada)

3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Finally bit the bullet and grabbed a sixer of this stuff from the LCBO (hate buying six when unsure of a brew). Poured a one finger bubbly off white head upon a semi-clear amber body with crimson highlights. Not a lot of retention or lacing, reducing to a thin collar. Appears to be well carbonated.

Scent is grapefruit and resinous pine, plenty of sweet malt.

Taste is leafy, earthy pine, grapefuit and papaya, caramel malt, a little sweet. Well balanced.

This is a medium bodied brew with plenty of carbonation, semisweet and dry it has a well balanced bitterness on the back end.

A good brew and definitely worth another go.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2011 20:26:38 | More by Stocean1
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EskimoDave

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +5.8%

11-28-2011 06:56:43 | More by EskimoDave
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jsnoek

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +5.8%

11-22-2011 04:18:06 | More by jsnoek
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tbeckett

Ontario (Canada)

3.7/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours dark copper with a one finger creamy white head. Mild carbonation. Bright. Nice stringy lacing with a good half finger of retention.

S - Earthy, citrusy hops with some caramel

T - More caramel and earthy notes with citrus being pushed back alot. Bready also. Hops are still present and nice though. Very balanced.

M - Nice mild bitterness with a little sweetness. Appropriate carbonation with a medium-full body.

O/D - A simple, yet very drinkable IPA. Well balanced. Tame, yet good enough.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2011 01:51:03 | More by tbeckett
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Duggan's #9 IPA from Cool Beer Brewing Co.
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