Double Dragonfly Imperial IPA - Upland Brewing Company

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Double Dragonfly Imperial IPADouble Dragonfly Imperial IPA

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Ratings: 209
Reviews: 78
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.15%
Wants: 5
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Upland Brewing Company visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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(Beer added by: Gritsak on 08-03-2009)
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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5/5  rDev +37%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Auracom
3.88/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Random want for well over a year. Finally grabbed a 22 oz., poured 12 oz. into a RR tulip on February 26th, 2013.

A - Just about perfect visually. Deep, clear golden hue, with a wispy soft eggshell head. Reference appearance for a DIPA I'd say.

S - Even with too much age on this, the aroma is still pretty robust. Rouge, honeysuckle, crushed pineapple, and some danky sap. Letting this sit just a minute or two greatly helps the nose balance itself out.

T - Big citrus at the front, with plentiful grapefruit pulp pulling through mid-palate. Menthol. Slightly tropical. Surprisingly earthy aftertaste.

M - Heavier than many other DIPA's I've had beyond 10%. Medium-heavy body, medium carbonation, semi-dry finish.

D - I must try this fresh. Even a bottle from last fall has enough umph to keep me interested.

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

Photo of titosupertramp
3.53/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of HosP
3.88/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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4.22/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.2/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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.

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Double Dragonfly Imperial IPA from Upland Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 209 ratings.