Dulachan | Lavery Brewing Company

BA SCORE
88
very good
184 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lavery Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
laverybrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Holmes698 on 03-09-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
184
Reviews:
36
Avg:
3.94
pDev:
10.66%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
22
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 184 |  Reviews: 36
Photo of EMV
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Somewhat cloudy medium golden pour. Thick foamy white head. Falls fast with thick sticky lacing.

S: Herbal hops and pine. A bit of spice.

T/F: Crackers and grains... spicy, with peppercorn and thyme. Resinous pine, lemongrass, and a bit of grapefruit. Tends towards the evergreen. Medium to light in body... thicker than expected given the ABV. Finish is spicy and sticky.

O: A solid and crushable IPA from Lavery... my first beer from these guys and hopefully not my last.

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Photo of TheChickenWing
4.54/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of trygelski1
4.23/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle poured into an East End Brewing snifter:

Look: Pours a hazy darker golden yellow to light orange color with about an inch of head. Some lacing present with decent retention.

Smell: Nice notes of citrus, grass, pine, and some bready malts!

Taste: Taste very similar to the nose! Very nice hop notes along with some malty sweetness to balance this beer out! Also some grass, pine, and minor amount of bitterness!

Feel: Medium bodied!

Overall: Very solid IPA from Jason Lavery and crew! Glad to score a bottle of this from a buddy in Erie who picked this up for me. I would revisit this one in a heartbeat as this is one solid brew!

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Photo of BigTrent
4.27/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of puck1225
4.09/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Cloudy yellow color with a briefly lived head and good lacing. Pleasant citrus smell and taste. Strong grapefruit taste and nice bitterness. Good beer!

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Photo of beagleyx2
3.51/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mikr
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tdm168
4.06/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Electros
4.09/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wertschy
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.82/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

pretty beer, a little brassy color to it, great clarity, and a huge frothing expanding white head with fine retention and lace. it smells lovely too, an oily hop profile, west coast in that it has some sweetness there, lots of residuals, but also in its piney complexion, pungent and fresh, more northwest than northeast in aroma and appearance. the flavor is nice too, more of that heavy pine hop, wet wood, spruce, honey, and a little toast to the malt base that gives it some structure and some balance. mild sweetness serves to balance the bitter finish. some slight tropical notes in here late too, maybe pineapple, the hops are very dynamic and robust on the whole. carbonation is there at first, but it quickly evacuates my glass, which leaves the back half feeling a little heavy, even for a brew this low in abv. i liked this a lot overall, and have enjoyed the handful of lavery beers i have had all quite well. thanks to my man back east for sending this one out in a really nice box of regional brews from up there. a classic flavor profile for the style, very fresh, very well done.

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Photo of mrosenfeld32
3.96/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of j0hnc2468
4.19/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of alcohline_trip
3.95/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dsshuck
3.27/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of AD17
3.91/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SonictheBeerhog
4.09/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheBeerdedCharmer
4.1/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of clake
3.53/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of billbeers
3/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BuffaloTapHugger
4.14/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jason
3.79/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz brown bottle, sample from the brewery.

Mild haze in the dull golden color, lots of sudsy action. Rind, pith, and zest in the nose with hints of grain, yeast, & faint esters. Smooth and crisp, lots of pith and bitterness from the hops. Some grain and yeast but the hops dominate here, more a rind and a bit of zest in the middle. White tea, leafy, dry. Hint of alcohol. A pretty aggressive IPA for 5.5%. All in all, good drinking.

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Photo of StonewallSipper
4.04/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of biegaman
4.18/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dulachan is an unusual, funny sounding name but there's nothing odd looking about this IPA. As expected, it has a yellow-golden colour and a lightly hazed yet near-glowing complexion that gives it a more characterful, much bolder look than standard ales (even if at 5.6% it's not actually any stronger).

The brewery's Irish motif is especially appropriate for this offering - it's painted green top to bottom. Forest-y ganja pungency in the nose, tropical green mango notes in the flavour, or the leafy, markedly parsley-like finish, this IPA is brought to you by the colour green (and the number 70, as in IBU).

For something named after the headless goblin referred to as the 'Irish Grim Reaper', this is surprisingly friendly and likable. For that you can thank a blend of pale, cara-vienna and biscuit malts that creates a bready, agreeably sweet maltiness to cushion all those simcoe, citra, amarillo and columbus hops.

Make no mistake, however, this profile is dominated by those resins and tropical and citrus fruit flavours to the point of it feeling pulpy or like fresh juice was blended in. I don't care where Pennsylvania is located on the map, Lavery is clearly West Coast (or at least the brewer spent some time there).

It's no folklore, the great scores for Dulachan are real. This may indeed be one of the best IPAs in the state, if not the region. A blend of tropical island fruits and emerald isle green, this mix of pith and pungency is remarkably drinkable and impeccably balanced. I've found my new lucky charm!

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Photo of tsgooch79
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Dulachan from Lavery Brewing Company
3.94 out of 5 based on 184 ratings.
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