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Dragonfly IPA - Upland Brewing Company

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78
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553 Ratings
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Ratings: 553
Reviews: 194
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 14.91%
Wants: 7
Gots: 50 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Upland Brewing Company visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-08-2002)
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Photo of SportsandJorts
3.85/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Type: on tap pitcher
Glass: pitcher to pint
From: upland in Bloomington
Price: $9

Appearance: light yellowy orange. slightly hazy and a decent size head that fades slowly

Smell: citrus and piney hops

Taste: citrus and pine hops and a grainy taste. some weaker caramel malts

Mouthfeel: medium bodied. some upfront bitterness that dies quickly. kinda weird aftertaste

Overall: a decent ipa. but nothing spectacular

SportsandJorts, Mar 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +17%

Bestie_Ge, Feb 24, 2013
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3/5  rDev -12.3%

hansgruber, Feb 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +17%

rorjets, Feb 10, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +31.6%

outrage213, Feb 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Ryen, Feb 02, 2013
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3/5  rDev -12.3%

RedneckBeerz, Jan 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

BtownIrish20, Jan 20, 2013
Photo of russpowell
2.96/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Picked this up near FT. Knox KY, alas there were no sours on the shelf. Bottled on Oct 2012

Pours golden/honey colored with a thumb of beige colored head. Above average lacing, average head retention

S: Slight grassyness & herbal notes

T: Grassyness, lemon rinds, & bitter orange & some pear fruittyness up front. Grapefruit, grassyness & faint breadyness as this warms, plus some leafy hops. Finishes with herbal & leafy bitterenss, plus a touch of orchard fruit

MF: Light bodied, subtle carbonation, alright balance

Seems more like an English IPA, not impressed, drinks easy enough. Kind of a underwhleming first beer from these guys

russpowell, Jan 17, 2013
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3/5  rDev -12.3%

Lee45102, Jan 14, 2013
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3/5  rDev -12.3%

MordorMongo, Jan 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Leinie, Jan 13, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -26.9%

yooperjb, Jan 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

noblittjared, Jan 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

Theniz, Jan 05, 2013
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3/5  rDev -12.3%

FalconA, Jan 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

runlikeakenyan, Jan 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

indybearsfan, Dec 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev +17%

WagTailAle, Dec 22, 2012
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3/5  rDev -12.3%

jacothom, Dec 15, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +24.3%

Mcvs1507, Dec 10, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Beerdudenumberone, Dec 10, 2012
Photo of Ryan011235
2.03/5  rDev -40.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Poured into an Olde hickory glass on 12/3/12

Bottled on Aug '12

The color is a honey-brown sort of amber. One thumb head deflates slowly. Thin, wispy retention. Decent enough lace - forms into rings further down the glass.

An IPA with notes of dough, bread and candy that all but drown out a meager-as-it-is pine hop notion? It's the sort of thing that moves the old "expectation bar" down good few notches.

Dragonfly is loaded with dead IPA flavors - bread dough, candied sugars a hollow middle that's begging for oxidation, hop decay and a residual bitterness on the finish. I wouldn't be surprised if this wasn't particularly hoppy to begin with.

The feel is a slick-up-front medium with a dusty finish. Carbonation is kept in check in the moderately low range.

If I find a fresher bottle I might give this another shake because it's disappointing as is.

Ryan011235, Dec 04, 2012
Photo of slavall
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

slavall, Dec 02, 2012
Photo of jpvenezia
2.75/5  rDev -19.6%

jpvenezia, Nov 30, 2012
Dragonfly IPA from Upland Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 553 ratings.