DuganA IPA | Avery Brewing Company

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DuganA IPADuganA IPA
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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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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

In a dimly lit bar, appears a brilliant golden copper with minimal cream head.

Sweet, honey-like malt, floral hops, resin, catty hops, and citrus form the aroma. Fairly well balanced in hop aroma profile. Citrus dominates as it warms.

The initial flavor is reminiscent of juicy fruit gum, with grapefruit and tangerine eventually dominating and shifting to resin and piney bitterness mid palate. There's a solid bready malt backbone. Floral hop complexity emerges late. Pine tends to dominate the finish.

Body is moderate to full, with moderate carbonation, and alcohol warmth that is fairly subtle.

Not overly bitter, not overly sweet, and a good range of hop flavoring. Great balance between hop flavoring and bittering, and spans a good range in the flavor spectrum. But nothing really stands out.

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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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on tap, brouwers

Served in an unbranded snifter - this was really nice. Very smooth and delicate - a nice change of pace from tongue-destroying bitterness. Tangerine, lemon peel, citrus. Will definitely buy this in the future - Avery has some great rotational DIPA's

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DuganA IPA from Avery Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.13 out of 5 with 1,641 ratings
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