DuganA IPA | Avery Brewing Company

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DuganA IPADuganA IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
averybrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Released twice annually in January and again in September.

Added by GarrisWH on 10-06-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,641
Reviews:
612
Avg:
4.12
pDev:
9.47%
 
 
Wants:
98
Gots:
166
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.67/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

The appearance had a cloudy/hazy golden orange colored body with a one and a half fingered white foamy head that rises just a bit and then falls leaving some nice slightly foamy sticky lacing gracing the sides of the glass. The smell had a large amount of grapefruit up front, some pineapple coming through as well in a really nice juicy sort of way, a slight maltiness comes through as it warms, what a nice invitation! The taste was slightly spicey but a sort of strong sweetness from the previously mentioned flavors trying its hardest to come out, a peppery/spicey aftertaste, quick dry spicey finish. On the palate, it sat about a light to medium, somewhat sessionable, carbonation is slightly felt for a DIPA, however, it seems just a tad under carbonated to me as I was expecting something just a bit sharper. Overall, I would say this is a good DIPA that I’m pretty sure I would have again.

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Photo of Timtac
3.82/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
4.23/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tommy5
3.92/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DerwinWentworth
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rodbeermunch
4.13/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Well that's just a pretty beer. Orange and amber, always looks good, solid 1" head and retention. Aroma is citrusy dry hops.

Taste is phenomenal, lots of citrus and green hop notes, plenty of caramel in the body but it doesn't have the excessive bitterness that so often accompanies that kind of malt bill. There's some sweetness and thickness, but the hops are so varied and flavorfull, it kind of forgives the malt bill.

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Photo of rarigney
3.89/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of pstam87
4.27/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cryptichead
3.75/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gkruszewski
4.16/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheFightfan1
3.44/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of chicagoish
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Griphon
4.16/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jeffsta1
3.9/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Deep amber orange color. Promises a big flavor.

Clean smell, not bold, at least not out of a cold fridge.

Big, round flavor, almost like dry currants. Mixed with classic IPA hoppiness. Hop profile halfway between DHF90, and Sierra Nevada Pale Ale (?!).

Mouthfeel is fantastic. Rich, finely textured, not over carbonated.

Finish is quite bitter.

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Photo of Ddegnen
2.73/5  rDev -33.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Photo of jmg480
3.92/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of donspublic
4.22/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from tap into sniffer, half finger creamy head, nice lacing. Not much to the nose, my issue not the beer. Nice malt sweetness on the front end, getting mango, citrus and a little caramel sweetness. Has a great finish, not too dry or too sweet, minimal bitternes. Nice balanced beer

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Photo of Biggiekrock627
4.34/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheHopsman
4.16/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cfcairns
4.32/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Czequershuus
3.76/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

This beer pours a fairly hazy amber orange with a perfectly respectable head. The aroma of the beer is dominated by tropical notes of sticky sweet mango and very ripe pineapple. There is also a background note of onion and grassy funk. The flavor leads with mango and a touch of tangerine juice, followed by some pine, grass, and a fair amount of caramel. The mouthfeel is very full with a large amount of spikey carbonation. Overall this is a very flavorful beer, perhaps a touch to sweet for my tastes, but well done none the less.

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Photo of BeerSnobRobinson
5/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Altrurian
4.67/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a slightly hazy deep amber. Pretty a head as you'd ever want to see: a multiplicity of bubble sizes comprise a deep meringue, with world-class cling. The mild aroma is grapefruity and piney. The taste is that of surprisingly refined, understated, but forthright, hoppiness. This is a dignified IPA to be reckoned with (and enjoyed!).

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Photo of SweetwaterTuonker
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of curtis6290
3.91/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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DuganA IPA from Avery Brewing Company
4.12 out of 5 based on 1,641 ratings.
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