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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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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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4/5  rDev +9.6%

08-22-2012 21:13:58 | More by Dhelmet256
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

08-21-2012 21:05:21 | More by Huntingtonbasser
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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

06-30-2012 22:15:53 | More by mtrain237
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

06-18-2012 03:42:25 | More by IndianapolisDrinker
Photo of GPHarris


3.63/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

a - poured a two-fingers thick creamy eggshell-colored head into a snifter that left great lacing and sheeting throughout. the body was a bright, dark amber color.
s - very sweet and aromatic, floral hops.
t - bready and caramel wtih some sweet floral hops.
m - very creamy and thick.
o - drank this beer in celebration of container size bill passing the house. nice offering but not in the upper echelon of DIPAs.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2012 20:43:23 | More by GPHarris
Photo of rhoadsrage


4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(Served in a tulip glass)
Bottled in Nov '11
drank in Jan '12
A- This beer pours a slightly red hued deep caramel body that is clear with a thick bubbly sticky beige head. The head last a good bit and is supported by a slow matrix of microbubbles.

S- The fresh sweet caramel malt has some toffee and treacle notes to it with a soft green hop finish.

T- The nice sweet caramel malt is followed by a soft green finish with a green cinnamon spice note and some pungent bitterness that softly grows. There is some nice grapefruit pith notes to the hops as the beer opens.

M- The medium mouthfeel has a nice gentle fizz and no real alcohol heat until the beer warms a good bit.

O- This has a lot of great American Barleywine characters to it with a nice sweet malt backbone with some good depth and a soft hop flavor that grows as the beer opens. Very nice to take the edge of a cold winter night.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2012 20:20:55 | More by rhoadsrage
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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

04-19-2012 23:11:35 | More by illestkilla
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

04-19-2012 00:58:24 | More by antoines15
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South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -11%

04-12-2012 14:11:25 | More by CBlack85
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2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

03-29-2012 13:35:38 | More by thewimperoo
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2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

03-06-2012 00:33:37 | More by studio318
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

03-03-2012 03:06:12 | More by cosmonick
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

02-19-2012 19:21:17 | More by Hessian257
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

02-17-2012 01:37:48 | More by DaveHack
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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

02-15-2012 01:01:48 | More by olafphysics
Photo of TwelveOunces


4.03/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22Oz bomber poured into a tulip.
Dated November 11th, Tasted on Feb 11

A- Golden orange with a beautiful off white frothy head. A lot of little particles floating around in the beer.
S- Pungent overly ripened fruits. A little alcohol. Light citrus notes. Kinda flowery.
T- A good heap of light caramel malts followed by some good bitterness. The hops aren't too overwhelming but there presence is nice. Its a little cirtusy and skunky but the hops are quite floral. Ripened dark fruits.
M- This beer has a nice smooth creamy mouth feel. Good bitterness and a moderate mouth finish. Easy drinking.
O- This is a really nice DIPA. Its smooth and easy to drink and very well balanced. Its not something you cant find elsewhere but its sure worth checking out. Its a great beer for 5.50 a bottle.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2012 09:17:57 | More by TwelveOunces
Photo of derkfromwi


3.55/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottled November 2011

A: Thin white head, hazy and cloudy dark golden/light copper color, some carbonation present, almost no lacing

S: Floral hops and some malty sweetness, not a lot of either

T: Bitter, earthy hops that stay throughout tasting, some sweeter malts

M: Medium bodied, smooth and creamy, needs a bit more carbonation

O: I realize this is up to three months old and isn't the freshest, but I was expecting more, balanced, but not enough good hop characters

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2012 00:34:31 | More by derkfromwi
Photo of kawilliams81


3.43/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Half Acre tulip.

A- Nice light copper color with a huge 3" light yellow head. Lacing coats the glass and resides over awhile.

S- some malt sweetness, light citrus, brown sugar?, some spices as well with pine in the mix.

T- Sweet malts, bitter citrus rind, spices and pine hop bitterness at the finish.

M- Medium body and carbonation. Astringent bitterness lingers in the aftertaste.

O- Just an ok dipa. Citrus should be the star here, but plays second fiddle to the pine bitterness. And what citrus is there it has a very bitter rind taste that's a bit off-putting.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2012 02:23:19 | More by kawilliams81
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3/5  rDev -17.8%

02-07-2012 03:30:18 | More by LJWalker
Photo of Cresant


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

This beer is available in 22 oz. bombers and was bottled in November 2011. Served in an Upland shaker pint. The body was an appealing, rich apricot color and very clear. There was little lacing after the head settled.

The smell was sweet like marmalade with a noticeable amount of alcohol, but at over 9% that is not surprising. There was a peach cobbler character to the smell, fruity and sweet.

The taste reflected the aroma in its sweetness. Candy like fruitiness and pungent hops oils were there too. There was a heavy maltiness that was somewhat tempered by a long lingering bitterness. Full bodied, there was slickness in the mouth and it was modestly carbonated. This one finished semi-dry.

Unfortunately for me this one was pretty well balanced. I prefer a sharper bitterness in double IPAs but if you like sweet and bitter – this one is worth seeking out.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2012 22:13:49 | More by Cresant
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

01-31-2012 23:10:01 | More by quintonmaximoff
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

01-31-2012 22:39:25 | More by captainbearcat
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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

01-27-2012 19:11:23 | More by PhineasGage
Photo of boilermakerbrew


3.6/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Nothing tremendous. Poured a deep golden hue with a quarter inch frothy head that retains well and laces decently.

S- Smells absolutely filthy with hops. Big floral notes. Slight sweeter malts underneath, but just barely there.

T- Not nearly as hoppy as the smell and style predicts. Good sized hop profile up front that melds quickly into sweeter, maltier notes. Hops bitterness remain throughout the drink, but very tolerable and somewhat enjoyable.

M- Somewhat light and fairly carbonated. Not quite as smooth going down as one would hope. The hops make it a little rough on the palate overall.

Overall, not a bad experience for my first DIPA. Definitely a sessionable beer. One that I probably won't seek out again, but one that has showed me not to fear the imperial version of a style I don't usually enjoy much.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2012 00:57:38 | More by boilermakerbrew
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3/5  rDev -17.8%

01-08-2012 04:06:16 | More by LC86
Double Dragonfly Imperial IPA from Upland Brewing Company
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