DuganA IPA | Avery Brewing Company

DuganA IPADuganA IPA
BA SCORE
90.1%
Liked This Beer
4.13 w/ 1,641 ratings
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
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
612
Ratings:
1,641
Liked:
1,478
Avg:
4.13/5
pDev:
9.44%
Alströms:
4.2
 
 
Wants:
97
Gots:
166
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 1,641 |  Reviews: 612
Photo of Sammy
3.88/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Orange colour with some off-white head. A good drinking DIPA. Big pineapple fruitiness, IBU is high but very well managed and its fruity more than malty. Orange peel and some lemon peel. Apple notes, even a little cocoa.A little zesty, pepper, spice. Very good drinkability.

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Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.3/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Barbara's At The Brewery in Los Angeles, CA.

Pours a clear gold with a foamy orange-beige head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. Thin rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, and citrus zest. Taste is much the same with a slightly herbal finish. There is a medium hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp but medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.

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Photo of GRG1313
4.2/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Orange amber with thick, big bubbled white head.

Wonderful nose of fresh grapefruit, lemon/lime skin oils (lighter and less assertive than Pliny, Sculpin and other "hop heads" but nice). Some orange and yeast in the nose, a light corn tortilla character with lime.

Mouthfeel is rich and creamy with a "half and half" consistency.

Flavors of some underlying malt sweetness that is dominated by orange/grapefruit skin bitter with a grapefruit skin/pine resin hop finish. This is a bit of a "malty" charactered, well balanced IPA. Very hoppy and likely intended to be so but with a definite malt character.

This is a wonderful drink, full of big flavors and character and would be great with many food profiles.

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Photo of spycow
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.3/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

this is baller, possibly better than the maharaja. well, i shouldnt say that, its very different but equally powerful as a high priest of hops. it pours a relatively unassuming, mostly clear orange tinted brassy color, with a tall but airy white head. it smells like straight resin. its big oily west coast hops and the essential oil semisweet component trumps the bitter in the nose. not so in the taste though, as the bitterness really comes to the fore. its like grapefruit rind, fresh cut hay field, and english tea biscuits. the hops though, gives this beer a unique mouthfeel. its made heavier by the oil content, which is way way up there, but the lively carbonation makes it not feel quite so dense. i dont think its as beastly as the maharaja in terms of drinkability, but it definitely compares as far as raw hop intensity goes. this is an outstanding beer, harder to find than it should be i feel like, but one i will undoubtedly buy again. its a massive ipa with a light malt profile that really lets the chemistry of the hops do the leg work. one of my favorite big ipa's in awhile. yum!

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5/5  rDev +21.1%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of Knapp85
4.54/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This poured out as a deep copper color with a thin white hea on top. The lacing was scattered and the retention was light. The smell of the beer is loaded with grapefruit, pine and other fruity citrus aromas fro all the hops in there. The taste of the beer is great, lots of big hop flavors. The mouthfeel is oily, slick and nicely carbonated. Overall it's a great IPA. Worth drinking again.

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of t0rin0
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3/5  rDev -27.4%

Photo of metter98
4.08/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: It's cloudy yellowish amber in color; a thin off-white head quickly faded away but left lacy patterns of bubbles covering the surface.
S: There are moderate aromas of citrusy and piney hops in the nose.
T: The flavor is very intense - there are moderate amounts of bitter citrus, pine resin flavors and notes of caramel malts. The bitterness is not overpowering.
M: The beer feels medium-bodied on the palate, slightly sticky and has a light amount of carbonation.
D: This is a beer that really needs to be sipped because the alcohol will quickly catch up to you.

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.18/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer captures the delicate yet bold identities of both East and West Coast IPA's.

Its hops smack you up front with the sharp and bitter taste of 70+ ibu's. But the beer tethers the edges of bitterness with a soft and consistent fade into citrus (orange peel and grapefruit) and resins (pine and fresh cut grasses). This halmark dominates the beer from nose to finish.

Malt profiles are softer, relying on lightly kined pale malts for a color that is light golden and somewhat straw. Crisp maltiness never really pushes into caramel or toffee, but settles into a cracker-like (almost pilsner-like) character with clean, fresh-bakes bread crusts.

While the malts give a non-confrontational structure to the beer, the malts fade in the end, allowing for a dry, minty, clean finish. A great beer that rides along side of Harpoon Leviathan IPA for a recent comparison.

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Photo of biboergosum
4.02/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz gold-foil capped bottle.

This beer pours a clear, medium golden copper hue, with three fingers of puffy, tightly foamy, and somewhat rocky off-white head, which leaves a stellar array of layered, sudsy banded lace around the glass as things duly sink away.

It smells of post-rainfall pine forest, pithy orange, lemon, and grapefruit, clammy caramel/toffee malt, a bit of candy sugar, and further dank herbal floral hops. The taste is semi-sweet bready caramel malt, herbal pine and musty citrus rind notes, a flinty hard water minerality, spicy tropical fruit, one ingrained with a certain soapy character, and a touch of warming alcohol.

The bubbles are generally low-key, and mostly frothy, the body a decent medium weight, and actually quite smooth, with a hint toward an airy creaminess. It finishes off-dry, the touched caramel and dank, yet still rather bitter hops dancing that path less taken, for the style.

A pleasant enough, more earthy and musty version of a DIPA, but tasty and enjoyable all the same, especially from this brewer. I'm still not clear on the name, though - clearly additional research is required.

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Photo of kojevergas
3.68/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on-draught into a Leffe goblet at The Daily Pint in Santa Monica, California. Cost was $9.50 + tip. Ouch. Reviewed from notes.

A: Pours a one finger beige colour head of nice cream and thickness. Good retention. Body colour is a vibrant orange-copper. Very appealing. Hazy. Nontransparent. Bright. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.

Sm: Orange peel and lemon citrus notes, varied floral notes, some hop bitterness, and vague pine. Grapefruit. Appealing but nothing stands out. Average in strength. No yeast or alcohol is detectable.

T: Floral hops join grapefruit and orange citrus esters for a pleasant effect. Flavourful. Balances the hop bitterness nicely; I like it. Clean and tasty. Complex and intriguing. A solid beer in the style, with sufficient body to back the hops. Some lavender comes through. Malts are not at the forefront here.

Mf: Crisp and clean. Nicely coarse and wet. Good presence on the palate. Suits the flavours well.

Dr: Drinkable and enjoyable. Well executed for the style. Another solid offering from Avery. The grapefruit in particular is quite well executed. I'd have this again. Hides its ABV well. The hop bitterness could be better balance. Refreshing. I look forward to trying it at a better price in Colorado.

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Photo of emerge077
4.17/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bright golden orange, frothy whitecaps on top, sticky ring of lacing around the edges. Some visible trails of carbonation emanating from within.

Bitter citrus pith, sticky sweet and hoppy, lightly floral, something almost tropical in there to keep things interesting. Grapefruit figures largely into the aroma also.

Unmistakable pink grapefruit flavor, alternately bitter and sweet from the sustained hop onslaught. Bittersweet, pine resiny, slick hop oil feel. Lighter for a DIPA, easily sipped. Alchol is present though not especially noticeable. Some pale malt is there to balance, and the bitterness is well in check. A hop delivery vehicle if I ever tasted one.

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Photo of dmorgan310
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of brentk56
4.03/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a clear amber color with a three finger head that leaves gobs of dancing squiggles around the pint glass

Smell: Although the aroma has a lot of pith, pine and hemp elements, there is also quite a bit of caramel malt balance

Taste: Opens with the caramel malt but by mid-palate, the pith and pine of the hops bursts into the profile; after the swallow, the malt adds a bit of stickiness to the profile and the finish provides a somewhat sweet balance to the hoppy bitterness

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: Wasn't too sure where this would slot in next to the Maharaja but I have to wonder why Avery needs to have another DIPA to fill the gap between that beer and its regular IPA

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Photo of SocalKicks
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of zeff80
4.44/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a clear, copper color with a cream-colored, bubbly, thick head of two finger high foam. It left some sticky rings of lace.

S - It smelled great - citrus, grapefruit, bubbly gum and some pine. Some caramel aromas, too.

T - It tasted of bitter hops with flavors of pine, citrus and grapefruit. It had a toasty malt flavor with some sweet caramel kick.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium-bodied beer with a dry finish.

D - This is a very nice Double IPA. Another tasty brew from Avery. Keep 'em coming!

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Photo of Phyl21ca
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a bright orangey color ale with a huge creamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of lupulin with nice citrus notes and some subtle light piney notes. Taste is also very nice with great notes of lupulin and citrus with some balanced bitterness and a nice caramel malt backbone. Body is above average with nice creamy texture and good carbonation. Very well done and one of the best beer I have tasted form this brewer.

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Photo of largadeer
4/5  rDev -3.1%

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DuganA IPA from Avery Brewing Company
Beer rating: 90.1% out of 100 with 1,641 ratings
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