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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

197 Ratings
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Ratings: 197
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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titosupertramp

Tennessee

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2011 02:19:30 | More by titosupertramp
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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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HosP

Indiana

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2010 07:15:28 | More by HosP
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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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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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levifunk

Wisconsin

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2010 23:48:14 | More by levifunk
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LiquidBread219

Indiana

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2010 20:00:19 | More by LiquidBread219
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incubuscience

Illinois

3/5  rDev -17.8%

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

California

3/5  rDev -17.8%

07-28-2013 17:35:50 | More by westcott
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RTrain12

Illinois

4/5  rDev +9.6%

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

Indiana

4/5  rDev +9.6%

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

Indiana

3/5  rDev -17.8%

11-26-2013 03:21:50 | More by jacothom
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SuperNova777

Indiana

3.68/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Serving type: bottle

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

Indiana

3.13/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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:

Serving type: bottle

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

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

02-06-2013 02:41:50 | More by bgramels
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Klif

Indiana

3/5  rDev -17.8%

08-06-2013 02:05:40 | More by Klif
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UMNbeerhunter

Minnesota

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

Thanks to zrab11 for sending this one as an extra in a trade thanks bro. Poured into a HotD tulip on 3/24/11.

Pours a clear orange with a finger and a half of powdery off white head. Head dissipates to leave a fine lacing over about 70% of the glass.

Smells of some floral hops and a lot of malt backbone not strong at all. I can also smell the booze in this one.

Taste is of malt and some hops but mostly malt. Hops is grassy and earthy.

Mouthfeel is medium and their is a significant alcohol presence in the taste. Some bite on the tounge and the rough of the mouth.

Drinkability is low to moderate on this one. It all has to do with the lack of cover up on the ABV. If I can taste the booze throughout the entire sip thats not good for an IPA. It has a good taste but I the hops need to be amped up.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2011 00:04:50 | More by UMNbeerhunter
Double Dragonfly Imperial IPA from Upland Brewing Company
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