Dragoon IPA | Dragoon Brewing Co.

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Dragoon IPADragoon IPA
BA SCORE
4.13/5
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245 Ratings
Dragoon IPADragoon IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Dragoon Brewing Co.
Arizona, United States
dragoonbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
This is a true West Coast IPA–it is pale in color, with with bracing bitterness, high alcohol content (about 7.4% abv) and a fruity/floral/citrus hop aroma. It is made from a simple malt bill: North American base and pale caramel malt. We use copious amounts of Northwest hops (Summit, Columbus, Magnum and Zythos) all throughout the boil, with most of it going in within the last 15 minutes. After fermentation is complete, we dry hop it with approximately 1 boatload of each of the same hop varieties.

Added by Gueuzedude on 04-19-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,420
Reviews:
54
Ratings:
245
pDev:
9.69%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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27
Gots:
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Ratings: 245 |  Reviews: 54
Photo of NeilSilber1
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Clean and crisp, with good balance of hoppy citrus notes. Golden color with light head.

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Photo of RyanK252
4.19/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Can poured into a BarrelHouse Brewing Co pint glass

A: Pours golden amber with a frothy off white head that settles to a firm layer that hangs around and leaves some nice dense lacing.

S: Pine and citrus dominate with slight herbal note, bready malt, and a little caramel sweetness.

T: Citrus, orange and grapefruit, resinous pine, slight herbal notes, bready malt, and caramel sweetness.

M: Medium body, moderate carbonation, quite smooth.

O: Straight forward but absolutely delicious old school IPA.

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Photo of GFerrell
4.53/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PSanger
3.43/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

purchased a four pack of cans while in Tucson. Asked around and this was the most well known IPA from the most well known brewery in town. I have to be honest i didn't get a ton of citrus smell, i mostly get malt and some pine. I unfortunately got nothing in regards to taste. I lived in Tucson for a long time and honestly wanted to really like this beer, but the malt and alcohol overpowered any true citrus flavor/smell i wanted to get.

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Photo of craigbelly
4.16/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aftertaste is bitter with notes of pine resin, grapefruit peel and very dank. Perfect balance of bitter hops and citrus. Mouthfeel is medium-light bodied with medium carbonation and a sticky, resinous mouthfeel. This is a terrific brew.

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Photo of WilliamBrasky
4.19/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brunsojw
3.92/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not a bad brew

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Photo of Chuckdiesel24
4.08/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Fee
4.35/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Great all around IPA. Strong hop presence but not too bitter. This one would be great to drink with just about anything. If you like west coast style IPAs this is a must try!

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Photo of cbcrunch
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CharlesK
4.06/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of shigg85
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of A_Rad
3.84/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Amp
3.89/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DAS30
4.07/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of matcris
3.89/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very clear, amber. Bubbles screaming up the glass, and a white, finger of soapy head that settles to a thin layer. Spotty lacing. The aroma is big on the dank hops, with some caramel malt. Same exactly for the flavor. Everybody perceives brews a little differently. I think a lot of people would get the onion/garlic vibe from this, but, to me, just lots of weed! Above average carbonation, very dry, and medium body. A nice departure from the usual WC IPA's, and a nice building bitterness, too.

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Photo of Bloodbuzz99
3.7/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of reitzbrewing
4.31/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of loganburgh
3.93/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of dgardner16
4.59/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BigMac59
4.19/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beerucee
4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

So smooth!

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Photo of clager
4.45/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.96/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of boilermakerbrew
4.19/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A- Deep gold to a light rust color in the glass, this beer also forms a large, frothy head as it is poured. The body of the beer is bright and clear, and the head hangs around for what seems like a decade.

S- Huge cedar and light citrus hop notes hit the nose first and provide a consistent smell for the entire length of the drink. The back half of the drink really show off the citrus in the form of a mandarin orange that comes through. Not much else in the smell except for the hops.

T- The same hops from the scent burst onto the tongue in the initial taste, but this time the focus is much more weighted towards the pine, cedar, and earthy bitterness. From front to back, the piney hops bitterness dominates, with only the slightest bit of citrus bitterness increasing at the back end of the drink. Right in the middle, you can get just the slightest touch of the pale caramel malt that provides the lightest sweetness possible. Long lingering, big, resinous pine is the remaining taste on the tongue.

M- Smooth, thick, and a medium weight as far as the alcohol goes, this one drinks just on the heavy side of the IPA style.

Overall, this is a very solid IPA that shows off just the right amount of both earthy and fruity bitterness from the hops. The biggest compliment that I can give this beer is that it drinks great alone, but is also a phenomenal pair with the sharp, white cheddar cheese that is suggested on the can.

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Dragoon IPA from Dragoon Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.13 out of 5 with 245 ratings