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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

159 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 159
Reviews: 59
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 13.86%
Wants: 8
Gots: 9 | 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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4/5  rDev +8.7%

getstoked, May 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

acknight, May 17, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.5%

BrianSherry, May 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

psmith161, May 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

spycow, May 01, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.5%

PHBoiler, Apr 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

MSandahl23, Apr 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

SafeAtFirst, Apr 14, 2013
Photo of KFBR392
3.45/5  rDev -6.3%

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.

KFBR392, Apr 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

Ajlvt, Mar 29, 2013
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2/5  rDev -45.7%

Jamison85, Mar 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Benny3000, Mar 12, 2013
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3.98/5  rDev +8.2%

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.

DAllspaw, Mar 12, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

DyingBreed, Mar 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Highstplz, Mar 07, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -25.3%

t0rin0, Mar 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

jmarsh123, Mar 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

PeterOrlando92, Mar 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Theniz, Mar 02, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -25.3%

speedvagen, Feb 25, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.5%

BrockGibson31, Feb 23, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

craftbrew502, Feb 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

BarryMFBurton, Feb 16, 2013
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3.88/5  rDev +5.4%

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.

arthuro11, Feb 09, 2013
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1.5/5  rDev -59.2%

captainbearcat, Feb 08, 2013
Komodo Dragon Fly Black IPA from Upland Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 159 ratings.