Dragonfly IPA - Upland Brewing Company

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583 Ratings
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Ratings: 583
Reviews: 194
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 15.54%
Wants: 7
Gots: 59 | 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:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-08-2002)
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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of drabmuh
3.15/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

One of the worst IPAs I've ever had, this brewery sucks at American ales. Beer is amber and clear with a nice one finger white head small bubbles, some lacing, moderate retention.

Aroma is a little piny and very buttery.

This beer is undrinkable. Butter butter butter butter butter, gross. I won't have any more beers from Upland.

Photo of WoodBrew
4/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly-darkened golden color with a slight white head and not much of any lacing. The nose brings some light grapefruit and citrus hops along with a pretty hefty dose of sweetness. The taste is mild citrus bitterness with some nearly cloying sweetness in the background. Feel seems overly thick because of the sweetness. Some bitterness to save it, but this is just all too sweet. I will say it is better on tap than in the bottle; this is true for nearly all of their beers.

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4.5/5  rDev +32%

Photo of drewsefs
3.95/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is a very solid brew, it seems like the perfect place for a beer to be content. strong biting taste, the aftertaste isn't that powerful, but it leaves a pleasant aroma in your mouth that only made me want another bottle.

When to drink: Honestly, as long as you're in the right state of mind, this is a beer you can enjoy at any time of the year. It's got the right thickness to keep you cool on a summer day or heat you up on a winter night. Suggested meal, burger in a pub with some nice greasy fries.

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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

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3/5  rDev -12%

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2/5  rDev -41.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Photo of yevuta
4.43/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This is a very nice IPA that comes in at a session level ABV of 6 per cent. I need more beers like this that will keep me hoppy happy and out of jail. It poured a reddish orange that connotes a certain kind of IPA taste I like. The nose is very light. Mouthfeel is hust about perfect and may be due to the limestone in their aquifiers. What's wrong with
a pleasant IPA? Nothing.

Photo of seeswo
2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of TwelveOunces
3.53/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass on tap.
This beer is clear orange with a nice one finger white head. The smell matches the taste, It is hop dominant; featuring a light citrus and a bit of skunkiness. The beer really only tastes like hops and little malt character gets out. It has a metallic and stinging mouthfeel but is not unpleasant. This is a decent IPA, nothing I have not had before and not something worth revisiting in my opinion.

Photo of hopfacebrew
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of cagocubs
3.58/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a copper/clove honey dark gold with an impressive 1.5 finger white head that foams and lingers. The head looks like it should lace where it leaves but neglects to.

S: Hops, grapefruit, some spice, and clove.

T: A nice step back from IPAs that come through too powerful. This has all the tastes, hops, sweet citrus/honey, and earthy clove and florals without the hop annihilation.

M: Crisp with decent carbonation. Good aftertaste, bitter, but not overly bitter.

O: A good IPA if you are looking for the IPA taste without having to fully commit your mind to the bitterness of the taste.

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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +32%

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3/5  rDev -12%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

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Photo of Treebs
2.6/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

12 oz. bottle served in a Great Lakes shaker pint . Bottled January of 2012. Thanks to mattboyer182 for the the extra

A: Pour a clear amber color with a thick and frothy one finger height of foam forming on the pour. It recedes slowly to a thin cap and thick collar. Thick rings of lace are left down the glass.

S: Bread malts with a light earthy dirt hop smell. It's really hard to pick it out and it really doesn't smell like much. They are all very light.

T: Odd hop flavor. Almost like they are slightly spoiled. The hop profile is just weird. The malts are bready and pale in nature and dominate the finish. As the beer goes on it gets more palatable.

M: Lightly bodied and has a medium carbonation. Luckily the finish is near flavorless and it's easier to swallow.

O: The beer looked great, but in the end I just didn't like the hop profile and the flavors were just light. I love the lambics by Upland, but I've been underwhelmed by there other offerings.

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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -26.7%

Dragonfly IPA from Upland Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 583 ratings.