Dragonfly IPA | Upland Brewing Company

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Dragonfly IPADragonfly IPA
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3.45/5
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748 Ratings
Dragonfly IPADragonfly IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Upland Brewing Company
Indiana, United States
uplandbeer.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
India Pale Ale originated when the British Empire was at its height. British soldiers and civil servants were stationed all over the globe (including India), and regular ales could not survive the long journey by sea to reach them. The British solved this terrible dilemma by adding excessive amounts of hops to their beer–using the preservative properties of hops to increase the life of their beers.

Our Dragonfly India Pale Ale is true to this tradition, featuring seven hop additions to create a powerful hop profile. A solid malt base, however, tempers the bitter American hops, giving Dragonfly a balance not often found in this style. The end product is a well-balanced, malty beer with the crisp taste of hops and an exceptionally floral nose.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-08-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,827
Reviews:
218
Ratings:
748
pDev:
14.49%
Bros Score:
3.72
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
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Ratings: 748 |  Reviews: 218
Photo of Prost76
3.48/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Markc72
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of smcolw
3.62/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Cloudy dark amber color. Small head that settles to rim. Little lace.

Spicy black pepper aroma.

Biting hop bitterness with a very long aftertaste. Decent body with a light carbonation level. Overall, a rather two dimensional beer. Good flavor but not overly interesting.

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Photo of JoshWiningear
4.1/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My go to IPA. A little more harsh than some, but a hometown favorite

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Photo of AJmon13
3.94/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of lupercmda
3.6/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KeithE
3.96/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of echris
3.89/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Good IPA. Not very hoppy, crisp tasting with a clean finish. Could almost be characterized with a flat bland taste for an IPA. but very refreshing. I like this IPA after a work out to quench my thirst.

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Photo of jw4free
3.56/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kbuzz
3.44/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CO-Bloom
3.82/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jwjon1
3.9/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It's not everyday I drink a beer and say yup, very solid offering, and then go to BA to find that the majority of you are idiots. Think there is only one of three things happening: 1) I'm the idiot (not unlikely), 2) folks are drinking from old bottles (have no clue if Upland bottle dates), in which case: fair enough, or 3) Upland changed their recipie recently.

Cuz on draft at the source, this hits all the traditional central states IPA notes. Aromatic, clear, clean, malt backbone, pleasant bitterness, crisp finish with a only a bit of lingering resin. Is it a W Coast hop bomb? Heck no. Is it a hazy NE yeast/hop/fruit juice? Not even close. Is it one of the better central states IPAs I had during my tour of Indiana? Damn straight it was--and I drank my fair share of IPAs across the state direct from the source.

Really is a solid taditional IPA in the 3.75-4 ish range. Not in the horrible/pass score range it currently sits.

Then again, I'm an idiot.

But so are you.

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Photo of AlexFields
3.1/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of sparx1100
3.32/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of seanchai
3.88/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mush
3.78/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rwspieth
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of krl2112
3.44/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Boca-X
3.94/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tone77
3.62/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 16 oz. can. Has a beige/orange color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of caramel malts, some melon. Taste is the same. Malts up front, light melon, bitter at the finish. Feels medium/full bodied in the mouth and overall is a bit malt heavy for the style, but is an enjoyable beer.

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Photo of terpdog
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of knotes1963
3.58/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JeffKowalek
2.75/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Jack74
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of MikeZ9654
2.93/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Carmel not very IPA ish

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Dragonfly IPA from Upland Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.45 out of 5 with 748 ratings