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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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206 Ratings
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Ratings: 206
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

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Gritsak on 08-03-2009)
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

bdn72, Dec 14, 2012
Photo of Mcvs1507
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Mcvs1507, Dec 10, 2012
Photo of jzeilinger
3.4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours medium amber orange, thick two fingered head, and soap-like lacing with no carbonation.

S - Light floral with very faint tangy citrus and malt, the nose is quite weak.

T - Caramel malt initially and immediately followed with a steady wave of floral and herbal hoppiness. Floral and pine bitter bite at the end that's a little resiny. The alcohol booziness is also present.

M - Medium heavy body, thick for a big IPA, slick.

O - This big IPA from Upland is all about balance but sits in the middle of the pack.

jzeilinger, Nov 23, 2012
Photo of Skye1024
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Skye1024, Nov 22, 2012
Photo of neckbracesub
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

neckbracesub, Nov 07, 2012
Photo of nlabruyere
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

nlabruyere, Nov 05, 2012
Photo of AmitC
3.9/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured roughly around 12 ounces from a fresh october '12 bottled 22oz bomber into a pitcher glass. Almost no head. None at all. Looked like an amber colored brazen liquid. Extremely clear and transparent. Very few bubbles. No trace of lacing whatsoever.

Smell is somewhat mild for an imperial IPA. Gentle citrus hops with floral nose ending with some malt. Just a tad of alcohol is felt.

Taste is much better and more likable than nose. Very resinous and hoppy upfront. Not a lot of bitterness which seems to be balanced by malts. In fact, this is no bitterness for a double. Goes down fairly easily with an accompanying sensation of alcohol and hops.

Mouth feel: Very oily, smooth and refreshing (if you like IPAs). Medium bodied feel. 'Total' lack of carbonation makes for an easy drinking, although warmth and intensity of alcohol makes it less likely that i will finish the bomber. Take time and drink it enjoying every little sip.

Its alcohol strength makes it rise in points. Style will get a 4 and from a more personal front, again a 4.

AmitC, Oct 31, 2012
Photo of ObiWanKushnobi
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

ObiWanKushnobi, Oct 29, 2012
Photo of WastingFreetime
3/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Reviewed from session notes.

Poured out a lightly hazed orange amber with some particulate chunks and a two finger soapy white head that lasts for about two minutes, leaving behind some spotty lacing on the glass. Medium body, sticky texture, medium-light carbonation levels.

Smells of grapefruit pith, pine, herbal / florals over another caramel malt with a slight sting of boozey hotness. Tastes heavily of boiled hop bitterness with none of the herbal or floral subtleties of the nose and a larger booze component than the nose in its place. I can't seem to find any breadiness in there at all, and the caramel malt is dismissed to a background position. The floaty sediment chunks are starting to bother me as they lodge themselves in between my teeth and stick there, I'm probably not going to be revisiting this one. While it's not good, It's not -terrible-; it's the forgettable C- GPA student that coasts through school by applying minimal effort and not being noticeable in any way.

WastingFreetime, Sep 19, 2012
Photo of Dhelmet256
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Dhelmet256, Aug 22, 2012
Photo of Huntingtonbasser
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Huntingtonbasser, Aug 21, 2012
Photo of mtrain237
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

mtrain237, Jun 30, 2012
Photo of IndianapolisDrinker
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

IndianapolisDrinker, Jun 18, 2012
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.

GPHarris, May 10, 2012
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.

rhoadsrage, May 02, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

illestkilla, Apr 20, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

antoines15, Apr 19, 2012
Photo of CBlack85
3.25/5  rDev -11%

CBlack85, Apr 12, 2012
Photo of thewimperoo
2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

thewimperoo, Mar 29, 2012
Photo of studio318
2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

studio318, Mar 06, 2012
Photo of cosmonick
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

cosmonick, Mar 03, 2012
Photo of Hessian257
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Hessian257, Feb 19, 2012
Photo of DaveHack
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

DaveHack, Feb 17, 2012
Photo of olafphysics
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

olafphysics, Feb 15, 2012
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.

TwelveOunces, Feb 13, 2012
Double Dragonfly Imperial IPA from Upland Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 206 ratings.