Dragonfly IPA | Upland Brewing Company

Dragonfly IPADragonfly IPA
740 Ratings
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: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Has an earthy, bready, hop aroma up front. Big citrus notes with prolific rind follow.

Peach and various light fruit guts are followed by pure grapefruit on the tongue. Slightly spritzy despite the medium body. Contrasts are wonderful.

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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A - Pours a bright golden color that is crysta clear. Not many bubbles. It has a slow forming 1 finger white head. Retention is poor.

S - Very nice hop aroma. Lots and lots of citrus. Strong grapefruit and lemon. Mild pine in the back. It does have a solid malty background as well

T - All hops! Lots of pine, not the citrus that was present in the aroma. Malts are not present.

M - medium body beer. Not smooth. The bitterness of the hops really hits hard with no balancing malts

O - This beer really has potential. It is good as it is. In my opinion if it were balanced a little better it could be outstanding.

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Dragonfly IPA from Upland Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.45 out of 5 with 740 ratings
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