Dragonfly IPA - Upland Brewing Company
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Reviews by devilben02:
3.2/5 rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Color is a murky copper, but any doubts about the appearance can be at least partially forgiven in view of its big, frothy head. The aroma does not have the fresh hop character that is desirable in an IPA, with only a bit of citrus detected within the largely grainy aroma. The flavor is maybe a little better, but it is still depressingly balanced with a prominent bready, caramel malt flavor being contrasted by only a moderate bitterness that is more reminiscent of burnt caramel than fresh hops (which isn't necessarily unpleasant). The texture is decently smooth but unsurprising. Overall, although this IPA is reasonably drinkable, it doesn't have the big hop presence that is expected in an IPA and is largely just a glassful of average.
After some time to think, I realize I may have been a bit harsh with respect to the flavor and aroma since this bottle was a bit older than would be optimal (~4 mos), so I gave back a little credit in those categories. That being said, however, the hop character was still much more muted than I would have expected even after this modest amount of time.
Serving type: bottle
05-24-2010 22:08:53 | More by devilben02
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