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Komodo Dragon Fly Black IPA - Upland Brewing Company

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Komodo Dragon Fly Black IPAKomodo Dragon Fly Black IPA

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BA SCORE
83
good

154 Ratings
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Ratings: 154
Reviews: 59
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 13.86%
Wants: 8
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Upland Brewing Company visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: akorsak on 02-14-2010)
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PHBoiler

Illinois

3/5  rDev -18.5%

04-26-2013 04:26:34 | More by PHBoiler
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MSandahl23

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

04-25-2013 18:09:16 | More by MSandahl23
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SafeAtFirst

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

04-14-2013 20:14:53 | More by SafeAtFirst
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KFBR392

Illinois

3.45/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Hits all the points a black IPA should. On the medium bodied side on the pour that created a decent head, about a half a finger. Low amount of lacing left on glass.

Smell: Dark burnt malt. Dark chocolate, complex hops, with a lot of toffee on the front. The hops mix very well with the darker accents which create a very pleasant aroma.

Taste: Chalky malt on the front of this brew. An interesting sweetness in the body of the brew quickly pops up then is buried under some heavy hop bitterness. The finish is medium dry with a seemingly lacking character on the end.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, on the lower end. Goes down easily.

Overall: A pretty solid brew from Indiana. Has the feel of a smaller brewery but at the same time is something very enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2013 03:07:33 | More by KFBR392
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Ajlvt

Washington

4/5  rDev +8.7%

03-29-2013 18:01:03 | More by Ajlvt
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Jamison85

Indiana

2/5  rDev -45.7%

03-27-2013 16:45:52 | More by Jamison85
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Benny3000

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

03-12-2013 22:46:38 | More by Benny3000
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DAllspaw

Indiana

3.98/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very deep black with 1/2 inch mocha head whic doesn't last long. certainly the darkest of the style I've had but that's the nice, so I'm giving high marks, it's black. Fairly oily and viscous in the swirl, much more like a stout. Not much in the aroma, perhaps since bottled in November, but a bit of dank and pine, no citrus at all.

very pronounced chocolate malt and heavy roasted taste, with a nice IPA like bitter finish. Reminds me more of hoppy stout like Victory Storm King. would like to try fresh, very enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2013 00:23:34 | More by DAllspaw
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DyingBreed

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

03-08-2013 13:27:04 | More by DyingBreed
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Highstplz

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

03-07-2013 02:34:34 | More by Highstplz
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t0rin0

California

2.75/5  rDev -25.3%

03-04-2013 16:58:44 | More by t0rin0
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jmarsh123

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

03-04-2013 13:53:50 | More by jmarsh123
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PeterOrlando92

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +8.7%

03-03-2013 15:10:44 | More by PeterOrlando92
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Theniz

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

03-02-2013 03:13:33 | More by Theniz
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speedvagen

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -25.3%

02-25-2013 00:48:37 | More by speedvagen
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BrockGibson31

Indiana

3/5  rDev -18.5%

02-23-2013 19:39:08 | More by BrockGibson31
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craftbrew502

Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

02-17-2013 15:41:07 | More by craftbrew502
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BarryMFBurton

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

02-16-2013 17:42:31 | More by BarryMFBurton
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arthuro11

Wisconsin

3.88/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours very dark for a black IPA, leaves very nice lacing. The smell is decent, taste is very good but leaves a burned aftertaste that may be perfect for some but strong in my book. Not as much hop in the smell or taste as roasted malt, but still plenty hoppy. I would drink again.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2013 06:03:40 | More by arthuro11
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captainbearcat

Illinois

1.5/5  rDev -59.2%

02-08-2013 18:23:00 | More by captainbearcat
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outrage213

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

02-05-2013 23:59:26 | More by outrage213
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rmehughes

Indiana

4/5  rDev +8.7%

02-02-2013 12:51:50 | More by rmehughes
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jsurfs82

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

01-27-2013 20:01:48 | More by jsurfs82
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bzach

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

01-16-2013 12:28:25 | More by bzach
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MordorMongo


3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

01-13-2013 23:49:46 | More by MordorMongo
Komodo Dragon Fly Black IPA from Upland Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 154 ratings.