Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Drafts From the Cultural Hub of the Midwest: Avery DuganA IPA

Web stuff: Beer Style: Double India Pale Ale

Hop Variety: Chinook, Centennial and Columbus
Malt Variety: Two-row barley, dark aromatic, caramel malt
OG: 1.076 ABV: 8.5% IBUs: 93
Color: Deep Gold
Availability: Limited release. Inaugural batch was released in early October '09. Brewed whenever we have a little extra tank space and a desire for dank hops!

Lupulin Rapture Incarnate! Apparently, lupulin is extracted from hops and it makes you sleepy.  I'm sure that the 8.5% abv has nothing to do with it.  As fervent devotees of hops, we found ourselves on a quest to create a transcendental IPA capable of quenching our voracious lupulin desires. Our mantra became "unity of bitterness, hop flavor and aroma." Enlightened, duganA IPA was born: A brutally bitter, dank, piney and resinous ale designed for those seeking a divine hop experience.
How does it really taste?  It's a decent double IPA.  Nice floral, pine, and citrus aroma from the hops.  It's a tad too bitter.  Thanks to the high alcohol content, when you get half-way through your mug, you won't care.
Grade: B

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