devilrunner (5) - USA - OCT 24, 2010 does not count
What a treat! It is so hard to find this tasty beer outside of Colorado, but anytime you can get your hands on some, grab as much as you can and run mrhoppy (1288) - Santa Clara, California, USA - NOV 25, 2010
If you like this beer you should really try El Toro Deuce. They are very similar. Big bitter and resinous hops. Patrik (796) - Amarillo City, - JUL 28, 2012
Pours a murky orange, with a huge pillowy white creamy head that breaks apart like hot marshmallow. Lacing is superb. The nose is pineapple and the taste is true to the nose. Rich luscious pineapple is dominant. I love this beer! Super refreshing with just a touch of bitterness. 8.5abv is almost non-existent. Fantastic. After I finished the beer, thick foam lacing was left from top to bottom. What a great beer.
foq (6) - New York, USA - OCT 20, 2012 does not count
Floral bouquet hits you right in the nose. Then the honey hoppyness tantalizes your taste buds. Slightly bitter finish leaves you in hop bliss. Very well balanced. joesf35 (77) - Margate, Florida, USA - OCT 28, 2012
Wow, this is an ipa. Tons of citrus, grapefruit, in aroma and flavor. Nice esters from the yeast, malty, honey malt, bready malt, clean.
johnchabin (3) - Centennial, Colorado, USA - DEC 6, 2012 does not count
AROMA - Hop-forward and sweet citrus.
APPEARANCE - Bright, copper colored and clear. Full head with excellent retention.
TASTE - Nice balance of hop and malt. Hoppy, but not overly. Mild sweetness with orange and grapefruit. Mild alcohol flavor. Floral.
PALATE - Medium-thick, full and rich. Correctly carbonated.
OVERALL - Labeled IPA, but nearly a DIPA. Like a toned-down Maharaja, with less alcohol, less hops, less malt. This may be my favorite beer at the moment. Have had several times, both in the bottle and on tap. Preferred the bottle, but it could have been the glass choice (I’m not a big fan of the traditional pint glass). Perfectly balanced for this style.
One sitting was immediately following a Pliny the Elder. I prefer the Dugana. drtbrewster (40) - Arizona, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Avery never disappoints, this a great Imperial IPA, great aroma and smooth on the palette, recommended for any serious IPA drinker. randolphjj (116) - Raymore, Missouri, USA - NOV 6, 2009
Pours a beautiful IPA-gold with a nice off-white head. Nose gives me a super-hop kick of pine, sticky and full of hops. Nose reminds me of Hopslam. SUPER bitter on the tongue and it hangs around. That’s a bruiser! I’m getting a bit of pineapple on the back end that’s really nice with this. This is a beer that will stand up to anything. rajendra82 (1093) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - NOV 14, 2009
Typical DIPA appearance, with an ultra clear , pale golden body, and large and durable head consisting of rather gigantic bubbles. The smell of hops was apparent even before I tried to bring the glass close to my nose. The aroma was very piney and citric, as it should be for a DIPA. The taste was a showcase for the hops as the spicy, resinous, and citric qualities of the hops were apparent from the moment the beer passed the lips. The malts were in the background imparting a butterscotch hard candy like sweetness. The mouthfeel was very sticky and the resulting tongue coating made of a long lasting hop aftertaste. A hophead’s wet dream, and the scantily clad Indian beauty on the label isn’t half bad to look at either :) philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 10, 2011
Avery Brewing Company--duganA IPA India Pale Ale--2011 22 oz. Bottle. 8.50% ABV. 93 IBU’s. (4.75 / 5.0) IPA--Imperial. Thick pour. Dense lacy small rocky light orange head. Tight small bubbles of rich fizz cloud bright pretty orange gold color. Rich floral grapefruit pine herbal earthy hop front. Rich creamy mild sweet cloying resinous malty bitter hop pine mild fruit ester chewy earthy body. Big balanced clean rich hop spice smooth refreshing end. Wonderful rich nourishing dangerously drinkable DIPA. Sampled 3/27/2011. Purchased for $7.49 @ The Ballard Market, Seattle on 2/28/2011.