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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

210 Ratings
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Ratings: 210
Reviews: 78
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 13.11%
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:
Beer added by: Gritsak on 08-03-2009

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Photo of secondtooth
3.55/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sampled on tap at the Upland pub in Bloomington, IN on a bright, sunny Spring afternoon.

Rich amber in color, poured into an Upland goblet. Lace present but minimal.

Lovely floral citrus aroma.

Taste is strong, and heavy on the bitter side but enjoyable. Notes of pine and citrus are most prominent. Very enjoyable, and although this is a heavy beer, I find it tastier than the regular Dragonfly IPA. Solid.

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3/5  rDev -18%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +23%

Photo of Wavymitch
3.53/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

A. Appearance was almost a clear, deep amber/orange tint. Small head and decently lacy.

S. smell was the best thing about this beer. Strong citrus smell. Bitter edge.

T. Started out with a Carmel malt taste, followed by a very hoppy bitterness. Tasted more like an ipa than a double.

M. Full bodied. Leaves a strong taste on the pallet. Had to drink a water following.

Overall a good beer. Local brew and I decided to try it out for the evening. Would revisit this beer.

Photo of beatenbyjacks
3.24/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Appearance - burnt orange color with very little head

Smell - lots of malts and citrus

Taste - front end is very floral, goes into a sweet malty flavor and ends quite bitter

Mouthfeel - not a fan of the bitter at the end

Overall - nothing special but it is nice DIPA

Photo of RickS95
4.23/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

All but nails the look it's supposed to have. Light burnt orange pour, slight haze, and all kinds of things floating in it. The head is just over a finger thick of bright white bubbles of all different sizes. It's cloudy, foamy and craterous, like an IPA should look. Eventually the head implodes in the middle, working its way out, pulling in the perimeter, leaving a thick lace.

The scent is pretty fantastic. A mix of pine, grapefruit and pineapple fill the nose. Just so it's not too hoppy, scents of pale and caramel rise up for balance.

Citrus dominates early on with those lovely grapefruit and pineapple flavors making a showing early on. Eventually the pine arrives at midsip, but there's something else in there that's a bit unusual and I can't quite put my finger on it. I can't tell if it's banana or strawberry, but there's something in there.

It's fairly easy to drink for an imperial. You can put a check by bitterness because it's got plenty, but it's not a palate destroyer. There's a hidden sweetness throughout and the IPA oily feeling is prevalent as the beer leaves your mouth and enters the throat. ABV is well masked and I'd only consider this medium bodied.

Overall, Upland has done a nice job with this. While I enjoyed the regular Dragonfly beer, I really prefer this with it's stronger notes of everything. It's still a manageable beer and won't hurt you too bad.

Double Dragonfly Imperial IPA from Upland Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 210 ratings.