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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Ratings: 1,641 |  Reviews: 612
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4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of Shooter1960
4.45/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours an orange copper with about 1/4 inch if head into a tulip glass from a 22. Good smell of hops. Mild lacing up the side of the glass. First taste was an obvious hop tast followed on the back end with a sweeter caramel taste. Overall a very enjoyable beer.

For the flavor and abv there are better values but this is a pleasant indulgence.

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of grittybrews
4.58/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured a hazy orange with a finger of bright white head. Huge aroma of nectarine, pine, floral notes, and honey.

Moderate carbonation and a full, slightly sticky mouthfeel. Grapefruit and big honey/caramel sweetness up front followed by orange and a strong pine bitterness on the long finish.

This one went beyond my expectations -- great aroma and flavor and just enough bitterness to keep the sweetness in check. Hardly a hint of booze; really easy-drinking.

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of BMMillsy
4.26/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A beasted up version of their regular IPA. Pours clear light golden with nice creamy white head. Lots of citrus in the aroma, less caramel and toffee malts than Maharaja. Taste is strong citrus hops up front--lemon peel, grapefruit, some tropical fruits--with clean citrus finish. Light bodied for a double IPA for sure, and goes down incredibly easy. Good stuff from Avery.

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Photo of BlurryVisi0n
4.13/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served in a snifter.

Appearance: A darker amber but clearly transparent with enough bubbles to create 1/4" head right off the body.

Smell: Hops I mean just hops almost heaven but not the sticky you really want. Slight caramel as well, and all I can say is why doesn't it keep smeling like some other Avery IPA's.

Taste: Caramel, pines, malts it really is borderline your favorite IPA. I F'n love this beer in this category alone.

Mouth: Medium carbonation, so smooth and that tasty all you want to say is yum.

Overall: Not perfect but yes that good. An IPA you buy one bottle and wish you had at least one more...full of taste and flavor and incredibly satisfying. Salud!

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

A pint glass on tap at Mad Mex in Willow Grove.

DuganA IPA came forth looking bright orange with trace amounts of light amber woven in. A nice amount of off white head that was foamy and had nice clinks to the glass. Notches, Notches, Notches.

Smell was quite citrusy and sweet at the same time, not overly bitter insane west coast style, the malt profile is large with a twinge of bubblegum. Orange, grapefruit, passion fruit in the nose, nice and not piney.

DuganA IPA is nice in taste as well. Like the nose suggested, the malt profile is large but not overwhelming and not East Coast big. Pale malt with some bubblegum essense with Grapefruit, mango, orange, etc. You know what it is.

Feel is pretty much dead set on medium and perhaps a notch higher. This is a juicy DIPA and not very bitter and a nice change of pace. It reminds me of a slightly bigger version of Racer 5 with more malt profile.

At 8.5 a pint at a bar is enough for me, but if i found a fresh ass bottle 22oz bottle if this, that would be no problem for me.

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of fatmusic14
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bomber poured into a beer tulip glass.

A - pours beautifully. Good head, retention. Shades of a dark orange, with gradient shading on the way down. Hazy, pretty.

S - AWESOME. Blasts your face with citrus. But not just normal citrus, very identifiable bursts of grapefruit, orange, and lemon.

T - again, exceeding expectations. smooth flavors of hops, beautiful relation of bitterness and refreshment. Aftertaste almost has a sweet hint to it, like challah with honey.

M - VERY drinkable, flavor blend done very well. levels of carbonation high, but matching the intensity of the rest of the beer.

O - treat yourself. Get one. At any cost.

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Photo of iSip
4.58/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Avery duganA IPA, 22oz. bomber: I will cut to the chase, absolutely fantastic! The body radiates a hazy peach color, you cannot see through this brew. A notable head forms and delivers delicate lacing. Don’t expect a big aroma; it’s there in spades but mellow and fruity rather than hoppy assertive. Very smooth drinking for an IPA, the duganA goes down like your smoothest stout. Amazing for an IPA. The duganA presents an array of flavor, subtle apricot fades to piney hops with perfect choreography. Some bitterness comes to the tough in the aftertaste. This Avery brew is not a statement in your face IPA, but a wonderful journey not to be missed.

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of 57md
3.8/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance is light orange with a finger of head that had some retention and also left some nice lacing. Mild floral nose and light upfront flavor. The finish provided a good hop bitterness, but certainly not enough of a bite to qualify as a DIPA in my book.

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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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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3.5/5  rDev -15%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -15%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -15%

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

Even though the Avery "Maharaja" is one of my favorite DIPAs of all time, I've still never tried "DuganA"... until now.

No info on the bottle in terms of bottling date and freshness, but I trust the place I bought it from.

Served in a tulip.

A: Poured a mandarin orange color, with ever the slightest bit of haze. The head, while sticky and web-like, wasn't very robust. However, what was there stuck around throughout the session.

S: The fruity, citrusy goodness hit my schnauzer first, with the hop bitterness a distant second. I got a time of spruce and/or pine, but this was mostly citrus. This would make a nice air freshener!

T: LOTS of piny bitterness on the finish... drying and then some! I got a heck of a lot of fresh, Florida orange on the front and some candy notes in there as well. Sort of reminded of me of the Halloween "Mallow Creme" pumpkins.

M: Bitter, bitter, bitter... but it was the good, "man candy" type of hop bitterness. The lacing was absolutely ridiculous.

O: I will have this one again! I can't believe I only paid $7.50 for a bomber of this world class brew.

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