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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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

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3.56/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle served in a snifter.
no freshness info. (grr...)

pours a slightly cloudy, bright orange/amber shade yielding a good 1" of frothy off-white head; very solid retention and great lacing. nose is headlined by a nice citric/tropical hoppiness with a touch of pine, but then a big malt showing - the kind of distinct, perhaps too much maltiness that suggests a past-its-prime IPA/DIPA. not a good omen.

the latter element is confirmed in the taste. the hops characteristics pull through, but almost serve as a backdrop, superseded by a strong caramel maltiness. not bad, but i'm pretty sure this would be much better fresh. medium bodied mouthfeel with average carbonation; has a slight syrupy element.

overall there is definite potential here, though as it is i find it more of a middling DIPA. again, i suspect a fresher bottle would deliver elicit a more positive experience. would be open to a revisit.

(originally reviewed: 05-17-2011)

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3.75/5  rDev -9%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -9%

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4.17/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25


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3.25/5  rDev -21.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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3.53/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a snifter. Fucker gushed on me.

4.0 A: Opaque medium brownish orange color. Three fingers of beige frothy/creamy head. Retention is initially average with the last half finger sticking around a lot longer. Lots of lacing left behind.

3.5 S: Mix of bready malts and yeast and flowery and citrusy hops. Pineapple, mango, and papaya fruitiness. Light toffee to accompany the bready malts. A bit too yeasty for me, but good anyway.

3.5 T: The taste is much cleaner than the nose is. Still bready and yeasty, but tolerable this time. Mango, papaya, and pineapple dominate the taste. Mild to moderate bitterness. Tasty.

3.5 M: Heavier medium body. Good moderate carbonation despite the gushing. Reasonably creamy. Chewier than I'd prefer due to the yeastiness.

3.5 D: Not bad, especially for how yeasty it is. Glad I tried it.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

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5/5  rDev +21.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -9%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -9%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.49/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Consumed around 2 months back and documented.

A -Light, fairly transparent orange. Rich for an IPA, but nothing spectacular.

S - Pine, hops and citrus hit the nose. A fine aroma that I would be happy to revisit.

T - Sweet caramel and citrus notes that I love in an IPA. The balance is near perfect and completes a fine IPA.

M - Smooth, creamy with a crisp finish. Fantastic! I see nothing more anyone could desire in an IPA.

O - Another great IPA from Avery. A bit more sweet and citrusy than the Maharaja, which I find superior.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a nearly completely hazy golden-orange with a bubbly cream colored head of foam. There is some real nice complexity in the color with darkness dominating the top and a hazier gold coloring floating on the bottom. Good feature here. Not mind blowing, but good.

S: A very sweet malt; sweet earthy aroma with a noticeable citrus smell bringing up the rear. It's like a subtle grapefruit or apricot or passion fruit. A little bit of candied fruit aroma that reminds me a bit of Brooklyn Brewery IPA.

T: Getting that sweet, caramel malt taste mixed with a nice candied citrus flavor. A very nice balance of flavor between the malt and the citrus, with a slight tilt toward the malt. Very smooth, too. No booziness at all. Nice finish that leaves a fine dryness. Really digging the taste.

M: This might be the best feature of this beer. The body is a little on the heavier side. There's some syrupy, chewy goodness here. A light-medium carbonation here, but I think that working. Makes the beer more refreshing. Very nice.

O: Wouldn't want this to beer my everyday IPA. Not a huge fan of the candied citrus taste, but this beer does it right. It's totally reminds me of Brooklyn Brewery IPA, except less fruitiness and a couple of notches above the normal abv. A good beer.

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