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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Ratings: 1,641 |  Reviews: 612
Photo of StevesBitter
4.34/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

There isn't much to add to all the previous reviews; however most of them were for bottles (bombers) and I was lucky enough to find it on tap at the Winter Park Pub. Served in an Avery snifter, it really impressed me. Just what a double IPA should be, in my view: abundant floral hops well balanced by a solid malt body with subtle caramel/butterscotch sweetness. A real winner!

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

Photo of Wisconsin_IPA_Lover
3.84/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of m_penor
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mschrei
4.21/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Donkster46
3.77/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nuebs
3.39/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Briken
4.09/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Hazy red amber and frothy white head with great retention. Sharp, deep dank pine. Mellow hop bitterness to begin with biscuit malt backbone finishing very strong with a nice long linger. Light alcohol and semi-dry finish. Sticky, resinous, fuzzy feel.

The late hop slap in the face is quite an enjoyable experience. A delayed enamel stripping experience with enough malt to make the savoring last awhile.

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Photo of jpuetz
3.66/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hreb
3.65/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle served in wine glass. Beer pours medium golden amber in color, relatively clear, with little to no head. Aroma is somewhat hoppy and floral, but mostly, this smells quite sweet. At 93 IBUs and 8.5% ABV that could be a good thing. Flavor has a really piny flavor that rolls all over my tongue, while, as I'd hoped, the pungent bitterness is balanced out with residual sugar from caramelized malt. This is good, and deceptively drinkable (if surely hangover-inducing). I'm just not having a transcendental hop experience here.

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Photo of firkingroovin
4.22/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of iRun2Beer
3.98/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DudeBeerYaBro
3.57/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wmdz
3.98/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Peter1977
3.66/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ASirahSyrah
4.45/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Beerlover
3.28/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dankabier1
4.15/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SublimeZero
4.07/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This beer will reward you with tremendous east cost IPA taste and feel. I am not an east coast IPA fan but this one is surprising. Very hoppy and a full body feel with a fantastically bitter finish.

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Photo of _RL_
4.23/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Look: A bit of sediment at the bottom of the bottle worries me a lite. The cloudy body is light amber in color, and bears a thick head of straw-colored foam. Spotty lacing gets left on the glass.

Smell: The initial scent alternates between nectarine and funky Belgian yeast. A shot of spiced rum soon comes forth, and joins up with butterscotch, peanut brittle, and pine needles. A nice complex perfume, with a forewarning of inebriation.

Taste: An even mix of tropical and citrus fruit mixes well with plenty of caramel malt and resinous hops. A shot of coconut milk and a sprinkle of white pepper feel either nicely exotic, or annoyingly our of sync. The weirdo in me doesn't care which is which. This is a tasty beer, regardless. The medium hop bitterness could be just a tad higher, but it's still fine as is.

Mouthfeel: A creamy, medium body is a must for supporting the apparent alcohol and complex flavor profile. In this sense, the beer does well. The carbonation, on the other hand, could rise up a notch. This beer feels like a sipper, but tastes like it could pass for something more lively.

Overall: This beer possesses the things I love about Avery: its complex layers would delight any party. The malty sweetness, the hop bitterness, and the curious esters all come together to create a complex, yet balanced crowd pleaser. Nevertheless, this specimen is not my favorite of the brand. The harmony is so similar to other Avery beers, except it's not as tight. I'm not sure what this beer, while good, has to offer that other Avery productions don't.

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Photo of RWACKO
4.33/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Karl_los_64
4.41/5  rDev +7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hop_God
4.04/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Nurt20
4.24/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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