DuganA IPA

Passed on this at Hop City in the bomber, and went with a pint at Taco Mac on the East-West Connector, Austell, GA, USA instead.
Pour is a mid-brown with a nice rocky, creamy head that has pretty good lace, retention and “stickability”. Looks good.
Nose and tastes reveal some pretty strong west-coast style, grapefruit astringency with an additional fair amount of residual sugar and bitterness. Resinous feel about the beer as one would expect. Alcohol is there too.
As usual for the style, the hop profile fatigues the palate extremely quickly and even at the end of the pint I’ve had enough, no chance of drinking any more of these.
What can I say that hasn’t already been said about hundreds of similar, good quality DIPA’s? – Another solid version of the style by a solid brewer, but ultimately this is just a little run-of-the-mill and not a beer that stands out in the myriad of similar brews out there. Well done, but how about something else in a style less well covered by brewer’s like Avery?
Very little to report here. Quite what the point of the umpteenth American DIPA really is is slightly beyond me, I would thing that another style would be a way to attract drinkers toward a new beer…anyway….there it is.

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11/14/2009
Format:
on-tap
ABV: 8.5 %
Appearance: 4
Taste: 4
Mouthfeel: 4
Smell: 4
Overall: 3.5
Total: 3.9
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