DuganA IPA | Avery Brewing Company

1,641 Ratings
DuganA IPADuganA IPA

Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company
Colorado, United States

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.

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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3/5  rDev -27.2%

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5/5  rDev +21.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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5/5  rDev +21.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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5/5  rDev +21.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

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5/5  rDev +21.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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5/5  rDev +21.4%

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4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle poured into a chalice. I prefer chalices for my DIPAs. I really love the taste of DIPAs and chalices seem to enhance the smell and allow me to take nice, big sips.

Not much Avery available around here. I love the beers I've had from them, so it's nice to see a new one (for me) available here now.

A: Clear dark gold with a minimal white head and nice lacing. Not too many carbonation bubbles going to the top.

S: Smells like juicy grapefruit and a bit of malt Very inviting.

T: Bit of malt at the beginning before it's taken over by a wave of grapefruit. The hops really kick into high gear in the second half. The grapefruit recedes to a slight pine flavor that leaves behind some quickly fading bitterness.

M: Perfect, in my opinion, for the style. Medium body. Silky smooth with very little carbonation. Just enough to add a bit of balance.

O: Very impressed with this one. Not too intense in any aspect, but the flavors are still assertive. Perfectly balanced in every way. The hops never become too insane. Glad I tried this one and would gladly buy again.

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4.3/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a light copper with a lazing head and good lacing.
Big citrusy on hops on the nose. A little bready boozy sweetness on the back end.
First, biscuity malts, then a slap of hop bitterness followed by a gasp of malt and a whimper of booze and some tropical fruit.
This is a gigantic double IPA that rivals the best of the west coast. Well, not quite as clean as Pliny, but as and if not more interesting.

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3.46/5  rDev -16%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark gold orange tinge with a 2 finger white head. A bit of lacing down the glass.

Sweet malts and a little bit of citrus in the nose.

Starts off with a touch of citrus. Pretty caramel malty then rounding into a lingering pine finish. A touch of oxidation.

Mouthfeel and carbonation are average.

A little more malt forward than I prefer my DIPA's, but not too bad.

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4.09/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

In the past I've been leary of Avery beers due to that they are big & bold. Nothing wrong in that but most of the time I'm not ready for new adventures when drinking.

DuganA I took a chance and I like it. Great head retention through out the drink, which I think that above avg.

All the other features fit the double IPA qualties with a little tweak in taste.

This is a tame big & bold beer. I have no beware signs hanging on this one. I will try this one again.

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4.03/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The Avery DunganA IPA is a decent but big beer. The appearance is nice, a hazy orangish-copper with thin slightly off-white head that is lacing. The smell includes tangerine, pine, and spice. The taste has a strong citrusy and acidic taste that is balanced nicely with malt. There are subtle pine and alcohol undertones. The mouthfeel is good for a sipping beer....would not want to be sessioning with this beer. The body is full and the carbonation is mild. Overall is is a very good IPA and would recommend it to any hop head.

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

On tap at blind tiger

A- it poured an amber red with a sticky lace and an off white egg shell head.

S- very piney and grapefruity, with a kiss of malty fruitiness.

T- pine and grapefruit rind come through because of the hops. There is a slight licorice flavor coming off the alcohol.

O- A solid DIPA. I think I like Maharaja more, but both are really good.

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4.62/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

a - poured a two-fingers thick light tan head into a snifter that left nice sheeting and great lacing throughout. the body was a bright amber color.
s - sweet and floral, piney and sticky. big complex hop aromas in this one.
t - piney hops are overwhelmingly good with a hint of pepper and spice.
m - thick and viscous.
o - yum, what a great DIPA.

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4.45/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bomber poured into a tulip glass

Pours a very clear orangish color with a slightly off white head.

Smell is heavy with citrus, trending towards pineapple over the grapefruity smell.

Taste is pronounced towards the grapefruit hops flavor. Slightly sweet on the finish with little hops bite on the aftertaste.

A very VERY good DIPA, one that I just picked up on a lark. Going to be looking for more stuff from avery.

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3.89/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear honey-gold with two fingers of frothy white head that recedes into soapy ring with a little lacing.

S: Lots and lots and lots of pineapple in the nose. There are some honey and orange notes as well, but mostly pineapple. Smells quite nice.

T: Sweet pineapple up front followed by grapefruit notes. Some pine notes follow afterward along with a pretty strong bitterness that lingers quite a bit. Very slight alcohol burn as well.

M: Medium-light body with mid-high carbonation, this beer is nice and crisp until the bitterness hits.

O: Overall, a good beer and much better than their Maharaja. While I enjoy the nose a lot, I'd like a bit more depth along with less bitterness in the flavor.

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