Dragoon IPA | Dragoon Brewing Co.

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Dragoon IPADragoon IPA
BA SCORE
4.13/5
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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:
#2,496
Reviews:
55
Ratings:
247
pDev:
9.69%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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27
Gots:
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Ratings: 247 |  Reviews: 55
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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Photo of CraftBeerRunner
4.49/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Not much smell, but delicious and intriguing bitterness. V nice AZ! Westin, Phoenix, AZ, Jan 2017

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Photo of rmart24
3.83/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rpm0003
4.54/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.59/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this on my trip out to Tucson for Thanksgiving 2013. At the taphouse.

Pours the usual yellow with 2/5" white head. Aroma has some hops, but it doesn't seemed like they went with the aromatic variety. Like they dry hopped with bittering hops.

Taste has lots of grapefruit like bitterness going on. Pale caramel malt in there. Substantial prickly carbonation. ABV over 7 is fully there. Hop flavors are dank at times, no doubt the Summit, which I like.

This is a good beer. Not as good as locals say, but still good and one of the better hoppy beers I've had in Arizona for sure.

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Photo of Hyptochrons
4.36/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

nice looking brew, minimal lacing. pretty aromatic on the nose and very smooth on the palate. dank weedy notes, light floral, grapefruit, pine, orange, mint, some soft nectarine. in contrast to some of the other reviews, i found the feel to be slightly creamy, medium-light bodied. Its light but definitely not watery in my book, and I think they struck a nice balance between a lush creamy feel and a lightness that keeps it easy drinking. overall I was pretty surprised and impressed by this one, very enjoyable.

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Photo of GoffmanvsDuffman
3.33/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of andrewh995
3.98/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Deliciously bitter IPA. Tons of hops and tons of bitterness. Also a good balance of sweetness in there which makes it stand out. Love when I can find a great local beer.

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Photo of GeorgeAKeim
4.26/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mkh895
4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Spreetaper
3.82/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ChuckTom
4.41/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of psoriasaurus
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jmdrpi
3.73/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On draft

Pale yellow with white head, some lacing. well rounded hop aroma. Not much malt flavor to balance the hop flavors, mildly bitter. Thinner bodied.

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Photo of Noelito76
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tbone1384
4.09/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bonesaw1127
5/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of BrewskiBrandon
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SDRedDevil
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of macrosmatic
3.89/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Big thanks to DblDiamond for sending this one in my NFL Confidence Pool box! Reviewed from (long-standing) notes. Poured from a 16 oz. can into a Cigar City goblet.

A: Clear gold, with a two-finger white fluffy head that has good retention. A good bit of visible carbonation. Quite pretty.

S: Citrus rind, dank, light resin, tropical fruits, and a touch of melon. All over very light cracker malts. Pretty damn decent!

T: Tropical fruit, resin and a citrus flavor that's somehow creamy up front. Less dank than on the nose but still there. Light cracker malts. Finishes with citrus rind and a modest bitterness.

M: The body is a touch on the light side. Good carbonation sensation, and the alcohol is noticeable but not obnoxious.

O: Good flavors, good bitterness. There's a wateriness or lack of "punch" right at the swallow...I can't find the words to explain it better than that, but it's missing something. I wouldn't seek this out if it was effort, but if it were local it'd be in rotation in the refrigerator, especially since it's available in cans. Glad to have tried it!

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Photo of MonkeyBread
4.23/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had this on tap a few times but found it in cans at a Whole Foods recently. Described as a west coast IPA it actually pours a light amber orange color. Smell is of white onion, dank pine, earthy spice, citrusy grapefruit rind. Taste follows with a lot of centennial lending garlic, onion, evergreen along with a resiny, bitter, dankness. A very unusual earthiness and heavy spice note is present. This definitely creates some differentiation from the hundreds of other IPAs out there. Not much malt or sweetness. Quality ale.

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Photo of einman
3.99/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Thirstygoat
4.21/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hophead717
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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