Double Dragonfly Imperial IPA - Upland Brewing Company
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3.53/5 rDev -3.3%
A: Hazy, dull copper in color. Finger or so of soapy, white head. Leave behind a thin film with larger bubbles floating around. Not a lot of lacing. Some floaties. Gotta love unfiltered beer.
S: Not hop forward, but they're certainly present. Bready, sweet malts. Pine and grapefruit is what I notice mostly out of the hops. There kind of a chalky smell to this that I'm not so sure about.
T: Yep..chalky in the taste too. Not bad enough to ruin the beer by any means, but enough for me to take the scores down a notch. The hop are pretty damn bitter which isn't a bad thing. Pine and grapefruit in the taste just like the nose. Sweet malts balance things out a bit.
M: Dry, bitter with a little amount of alcohol burn. On the full side of medium.
O: I can't say Double Dragonfly is very drinkable because the alcohol makes itself known for sure, but it's enjoyable enough. Won't buy this again, but wouldn't turn it down either.
07-02-2011 02:19:30 | More by titosupertramp
3.88/5 rDev +6.3%
Shared with my fellow BA'ers tonight.
A - Darker color for a DIPA. More Amber with slight clarity. White head that leaves good lacing.
S - More of a malt background to it. Sense of some hops to the smell.
T - Like the smell. Malts dominate this DIPA. Slight caramel taste to it. Hops finish with a small amount of bitterness at the end.
M - Medium body.
D - Not bad. I tend to lean towards more hoppy DIPA's. For the price $4.50, could drink this pretty easily.
07-10-2010 07:15:28 | More by HosP
4.22/5 rDev +15.6%
thanks to lukafer for this.
a - light golden pour with a good amount of head and nice lacing.
s - smell is pine and floral hops with some malt sweetness. nose isn't that strong.
t - I'm a big fan of the not so hop forward dipa's, so this is right up my ally. hops bitterness is definitely there, but there is a good amount sweetness and malts. very balanced flavor.
m - medium body. carbonation is spot on. slightly dry finish.
overall - this is a great dipa. if you're a huge hop head, this might not be your favorite, but if you like balanced dipa's, check this one out. very drinkable, and the 9.1% (what?!?) is very well masked.
11-04-2010 23:48:14 | More by levifunk
3.2/5 rDev -12.3%
A= It's a light amber/orange color small head and didn't notice any lacings.
S= It has a light citrus smell seems to have a lot of molts smell some to toffee in here.
T= It kind of has a Dark Taste with a hint of citrus in it.
M= Very full bodied with not much carbonation.
D= I think it's a decent beer very drinkable by Upland and it's priced very good $5 for a bomber isn't a bad deal.
09-04-2010 20:00:19 | More by LiquidBread219
3.68/5 rDev +0.8%
A:Pours a copper color with a small head that quickly falls leaving decent lacing on the glass
S:Light smell of hops happening with some nice malt aroma floating around as well
T:Hops up front followed up by it seems like a lot of malt for a DIPA on the palate.
M:Very full bodied with not much carbonation
D:Decent offering from Upland, not sure if this should be considered a DIPA, Definitly better that their reg. Dragonfly but not quite up to that imperial level, well worth a try thou for $4.99 a bomber
08-20-2010 05:06:42 | More by SuperNova777
3.13/5 rDev -14.2%
Too sweet, no hop flavor despite bitterness...should've been a Barleywine.
A: Typical if not half a shade light pumpkin orange body, complete with plenty of chunky yeast, topped with a two finger yellowed-white head that soon drops to a film.
S: Pretty typical of not a bit subdued DIPA nose... hops of grapefruit, pine, and a bit of spice, balanced equally against buttery, sweet caramel malt. A fair aroma, but it's not exactly jumping out of the glass.
T: Wow, that is one sweet ass DIPA... as in sugary, not awesome. A big, barleywine-like sweet orange/apricot/caramel body greets you up front. Soon, a wallop of hop bitterness joins in, both existing simultaneously, until the finish, where drying hop bitterness wins out. The problem is that there's hardly any hop *flavor* to be had. Cloying sweetness? Yes. Tongue-puckering bitterness? Yes. Tasty DIPA hops? No.
M: A bit on the light side for the ABV, high carbonation, probably too high.
O: Not drinking this one again... not that it's at all offensive, but it's just not a successful DIPA.
04-26-2011 02:31:22 | More by dmfrench
Double Dragonfly Imperial IPA from Upland Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 199 ratings.