Dragoon IPA | Dragoon Brewing Co.

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Dragoon IPADragoon IPA
BA SCORE
4.13/5
Exceptional
247 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:
#2,511
Reviews:
55
Ratings:
247
pDev:
9.69%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
27
Gots:
68
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 247 |  Reviews: 55
Photo of rudzud
4.21/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Received as an extra in a trade

A - Poured into my Duvel tulip a nice crystal clear honey hue with a big two finger creamy white head that fades slowly to leave thick rocky lacing and a dense creamy blanket.

S - Aromas of lightly caramel malts, some light dank hops, little bit of pine and bready malts. Little bit of sweetness.

T - Taste is similar to the nose. Fair amount of sweeter caramel and bready malts. Very strong west coast bitterness, good pine aspects here. Little bit of citrus and light floral notes but make no mistake about it this is a bitter pine bomb!

M - Mouthfeel is nicely carbonated, crisp, alcohol hidden rather well.

O - Overall this was a very solid West Coast style IPA. Excellent usage of bitter hops. Fun to try!

Serving Type: Can

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Photo of raspy22
4.09/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Dragoon IPA from Dragoon Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.13 out of 5 with 247 ratings