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Double Dragonfly Imperial IPA - Upland Brewing Company

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Double Dragonfly Imperial IPADouble Dragonfly Imperial IPA

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BA SCORE
83
good

199 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 199
Reviews: 78
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.42%
Wants: 6
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Upland Brewing Company visit their website
Indiana, United States

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

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Gritsak on 08-03-2009)
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ddedhed

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

07-25-2013 00:44:00 | More by ddedhed
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Jho3325

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

03-25-2014 02:15:54 | More by Jho3325
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green_plastic

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

08-27-2014 19:01:50 | More by green_plastic
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ObiWanKushnobi

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

10-29-2012 02:36:19 | More by ObiWanKushnobi
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titosupertramp

Tennessee

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
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visualmartyr

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

05-18-2014 23:59:35 | More by visualmartyr
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HosP

Indiana

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
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bertram

Illinois

4/5  rDev +9.6%

12-24-2011 18:01:43 | More by bertram
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TerryB

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

09-11-2013 20:37:15 | More by TerryB
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guytyping

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

01-28-2013 23:37:33 | More by guytyping
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incubuscience

Illinois

3/5  rDev -17.8%

07-22-2013 15:33:36 | More by incubuscience
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levifunk

Wisconsin

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
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LiquidBread219

Indiana

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
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westcott

California

3/5  rDev -17.8%

07-28-2013 17:35:50 | More by westcott
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mcrago

Indiana

4/5  rDev +9.6%

04-06-2013 23:29:40 | More by mcrago
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RTrain12

Illinois

4/5  rDev +9.6%

11-27-2011 15:01:57 | More by RTrain12
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McBAINx

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

04-30-2014 23:03:01 | More by McBAINx
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773-F-I-B

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

05-12-2014 09:51:53 | More by 773-F-I-B
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jacothom

Indiana

3/5  rDev -17.8%

11-26-2013 03:21:50 | More by jacothom
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mtrain237

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

06-30-2012 22:15:53 | More by mtrain237
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Mcvs1507

Indiana

4/5  rDev +9.6%

12-10-2012 01:10:16 | More by Mcvs1507
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SuperNova777

Indiana

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

Cheers

08-20-2010 05:06:42 | More by SuperNova777
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BoJengs

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

01-05-2014 14:30:30 | More by BoJengs
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dmfrench

Indiana

3.13/5  rDev -14.2%

Too sweet, no hop flavor despite bitterness...should've been a Barleywine.
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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.

M:

04-26-2011 02:31:22 | More by dmfrench
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bgramels

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

02-06-2013 02:41:50 | More by bgramels
Double Dragonfly Imperial IPA from Upland Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 199 ratings.