High Five! | Dugges Ale- & Porterbryggeri AB

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Dugges Ale- & Porterbryggeri AB
Sweden
dugges.se

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Hopped with five American hop varieties.

Added by bark on 06-05-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
60
Reviews:
31
Avg:
3.8
pDev:
11.84%
 
 
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Ratings: 60 |  Reviews: 31
Photo of EdgarGerik
4.85/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Bananaman
4.77/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Very nice beer from Dugges, I had it at Bishop's Arms in Karlstad!

Pours a orange hazy color with a nice white foam.

Very easy-to-drink with a very well balanced bitterness. I find som grapefruit in both taste and smell. Gotta' love the Cascade-hops.

I hope that I get to lay my hands on a few more bottles of this one.

A great IPA from Dugges.

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Photo of bark
4.62/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The name comes from the five high alpha hop varieties used...

The liquid is a little hazy; the colour deep amber/brown. The high head is warm beige; it ends in a fine crater. Minimal lacing.

The smell is fresh with bitter-fruity notes, some wood and blue cheese. Tart hints, some grape fruits and lemon peels. Over all very American flavours.

In the beginning, the taste is fresh and bitter. Some sweet notes and a hint of white bread. Pine-needles and grapefruit jam. No traces of the alcohol at all. The aftertaste is bitter with a mild dough-like sweetness: Broth and grilled meat, kiwi fruits and gooseberries. Some cask matured flavours of dried fruits in the finish as well as a tart touch of vinegar.

The carbonation is soft with small fresh bubbles; the liquid is smooth end pleasant.

I have waited over a month for my case of this beer, and it was expensive, too. Worth it? Hell yeah!

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Photo of Ljunkan
4.57/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is my first beer from Dugges.

Pours a hazy orange colour with a nice white foam.

Smell is great; lots of american style hops with notes of citrus and pine-needle.

Taste is also great; mostly of hops here too - grapefruit, citrus, pine-needle with notes of toffee/caramel. A good, very balanced, bitterness ends this experience.

Mouthfeel is nice. Nearly fulllbodied and creamy.

Drinkability is very high. It's a bit dangerous I would say, because the ABV isn't that low and few of this could easily go down fast.

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Photo of dcmchew
4.4/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of baggio
4.35/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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A: Hazy orange with a nice creamy foam that sticks to the glass.

S: Fruit, Pine, Citric notes (grapefruit)

T: Pine, Citric notes (orange and lemon), Caramel, Herbs.

M: Liquid is quite thin and this beer feels balanced. Medium carbonation.

Oh man, this has got to be one of the most balanced ipa's i've ever tried. Very quaffable at 7.5% and definitely a good canidate for an all-night-beer. Brilliant!

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Photo of rex_4539
4.34/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Hazy light amber color, half finger white head, good lacing, loads of carbonation.

S: Tropical fruits, citrus, hops. Nice!

T: Tropical fruits, citrus, hops. Malty. A hint of bitterness on the back end.

F: Light bodied and highly drinkable.

O: Very good IPA but on the no-bitterness side. Great summer beer.

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Photo of Daniellobo
4.3/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Nice take on an IPA, rather approachable and long with a nice softness that does not hinder its US qualities.

Presentation: 500 ml brown, capped bottle. Bright and somewhat psychedelic label with light purple and green tones, image of a big hand… Giving the high five, over a concentric pattern. Side offers a description of intent, profile, and ingredients. Shows notched best by date (Jl 12), and 7.5% Alc. by Vol. Served in a tulip glass.

A - Hazy pale to medium amber pour. Nice creamy head, fair retention and surface memory with good lacing.

S - Not too pungent a nose… But rather nice, with soft hoppy touches, resin, citrus… and a touch of oily, almost olive like stuff… Amarillo?

T - Flavor follows and here those notes shine. Again nothing pungent, and while the bill is very much American, those hops are more flavorful, with a difference, than bitter… The bitterness is there but muted riding under soft pine, resin, and a fruity, oily , and an olive hint. Soft caramel in malt undercurrent…

M - Medium body with medium carbonation, good tingle in the tongue flowing with the final bitter finish.

O - Nice IPA , with a rather muted if rich flow.

Notes: Reminds me a lot of some quality European takes, in particular maybe some De Molen Stuff… That olive-ish touch that does not hinder it but takes front seat might be a predominant Amarillo? Oily goodness in any case. The bitterness, all things considered, is quite approachable, for me the flavor holds it up… Maybe is a good strategy to get more palates accustomed to characterful IPAs in Europe…

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Photo of cosmic-ray
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of imbibehour
4.2/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass. Bottled is good till July 2012.

Appearance is much like the hiphiphooray! only lighter. Glowing orange and cherry red, dulling outside the light and appearing brown and dull bodied. Head is off white and a mix of creamy and off white. Not much lacing while drinking.

Nose is subte sweet juicy orange citrus. Mild hop presence not a big hop bomb here. Softy graham cracker feeling as well.

Taste.. never mind that its the texture that wins. When have I ever had an IPA that was creamy? Gee let me think oh yeah never until now! What a creamy dense palate, with a juicy creamsicle popsicle orange juicy, lingering with a soft mushy graham cracker malt. Not piny, not bitter, hints of sweetness and the orange like sprinkled sugar, mild zest. Dry feeling bringing a little hop just ever so slightly.

This is not your regular American hop beer blast. This is a juicy frontier to just dive in to. Really dug this.

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Photo of metter98
4.1/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: The beer is hazy reddish copper in color. It poured with a finger high off white head that died down but never quite completely faded away, leaving swirls of bubbles on the surface and a thick ring round the edge of the glass..
S: There are aromas of citrusy, floral and grassy hops in the nose along with some notes of caramel malts.
T: The taste is very similar to the smell but has a bit more maltiness. There is a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The beer is quite easy to drink because there is a very good balance between the hops and malt and the alcohol is well hidden from the taste.

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Photo of cgarviereg
4.1/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle at home ... Copper coloured witha big short lived foam head ... pungent sweet pine resin nose ... the flavour is quite sweet and very fruity ... again quite a lot of pine resins ... quite juicy ...low bitterness... Its got a medium body and medium carbonation ...

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Photo of rwilde
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of timwardjr
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of josephT
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of avalon07
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had an amber color and a hazy consistency. There was an inch of foamy, fairly long-lasting head. Almost no lacing to speak of.

S: Smelled of hops more than anything, with some citrus as well.

T: Tasted primarily of hops, though they were somewhat milder than I would have expected. A little citrus hidden in there, too. This beer seemed to be on the thin side when I started drinking it, but got better as I went along.

M: A good amount of carbonation with a silky finish. Medium-bodied.

O: This is a solidly made, drinkable IPA.

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Photo of RblWthACoz
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Well. It looks like an IPA. It smells like an IPA. And it tastes like one too. Biting bitterness with a salty hop tone and a thick malt backbone that shows up less frequently than the hoppy tones. I guess it's more of an aftertaste ; the malts. Overall, this is a good stab at the style, but I was expecting more from this beer. I hear that they got a new bottling line and recipes seemed to have changed a bit since then. Perhaps it will return to its previous glory one day.

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Photo of ricecracker420
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of EasyReader
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Waggman
3.98/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of simonjohansson
3.95/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

My first beer from Dugges, a somewhat hyped brewery here in Sweden. Oh well, lets see...

Smell: very american, as expected, with citrus, grape, resin, orange, but also some darker fruits, like plums, raisins; and roasted malt. Promising.

Taste: fruity, malty and pretty sweet. Very balanced. Lots of grape, black currants, resin, roasted malt, biscuit, caramell and butter. I think I found some notes of smoked, burnt meat as well. Perhaps a little bit too much carbonation, but it was ok.

A fine IPA from Dugges. Well worth a try.

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Photo of Mendhammtb
3.92/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of Wer34truh
3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On tap at The Blue Monk in Buffalo, NY as part of a flight in the back garden.

Pours out a golden copper orange, with a 1.5 inch head, and really good lacing down the glass.

Smells quite grassy, with some additional grapefruit.

This is a pretty earthy IPA. Slightly dirty tasting, but still quite nice. Lots of grass and pine, but not particularly bitter or astringent. Some citrus flavors, mostly grapefruit.

Medium bodied, almost creamy mouthfeel. Low carbonation. Very drinkable.

Only at The Blue Monk could I try an IPA from Sweden. This one was pretty good.

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Photo of jpro
3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16.9oz bottle from CBX. Poured into a Duvel tulip...

A: Dark (for an IPA, at least) copper orange / ruby tangerine; off-white, one-finger head leaves no lace.

S: Piney; burnt sugar; a bit of resin and citrus pith.

T: Piney hops; brown sugar / light caramel malt; something here reminds me of pineapple upside down cake; some leathery hop notes, too.

M: Medium-light bodied and high carbonation... a combination that really helps out in the drinkability department; not heavy, at all.

D/O: Not the most complex or bold IPA, but super drinkable and refreshing.

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3.8 out of 5 based on 60 ratings.
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