Dragonfly IPA | Upland Brewing Company

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Dragonfly IPADragonfly IPA

Brewed by:
Upland Brewing Company
Indiana, United States

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

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Macri's - Bloomington IN

A: Shiny penny clear copper with a finger and a half of buttermilk colored head. Little lacing retention. On point.

S: floral and piney hops with a little citrus Zest. Not much else, but Classic IPA smell.

T: Hop bite is medium which is what I'd have expected of an IPA of this type. I can taste hints of grapefruit and pear. The malts and breadiness comes on the backend.
Nothing groundbreaking, but very true to the style.

M: A bit oily/slick on the tongue. Proper body and carbonation but feels too slick for some reason.

Other than the slickness in the mouth, this is a great IPA. Nothing innovative but dials
In a Classic IPA Well.

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Bright orange brew capped with one-finger of rocky, tan head.

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A distinct IPA that isn't afraid to stick it's nose out, but whose lack of flavor drags it back to the middle of the pack.

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Dragonfly IPA from Upland Brewing Company
3.44 out of 5 based on 732 ratings.
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