Dragonfly IPA | Upland Brewing Company

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79
okay
729 Ratings
THE BROS
84
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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:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-08-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
729
Reviews:
214
Avg:
3.44
pDev:
14.53%
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
125
For Trade:
0
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3.44/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

A - This is a good looking brew. It came to the table with a nice, 1/4" head, almost white, which gave way to solid lacing. The beer is a golden color, perhaps a touch more pale than the typical IPA I drink.

S - Nothing really stood out for me here. Some fruit notes, along with general hoppiness in the form of grass, floral hits and pine, but very light overall. Really a bit too quiet for my taste.

T - It starts as a very nice, balanced brew, with some subtle notes of lemon and grapefruit that combine with sweeter hints of caramel underneath. As the full flavor comes in, the hints of fruit give way to a fairly blunt bitter blast and a certain minerality, but the close steps back, returning with floral notes. But bitterness remains strong through the close.

M - Fairly high carbonation. I did not find the drying to be too severe, but I think the fatty meal I was eating at the time probably helped here.

O - I thought this was a decent, but not overwhelming IPA entry. Strangely, though this beer is not afraid to jump into hoppy bitterness, the other hop notes seem more muted. Still, I found this drinkable, and I'd get it on tap again.

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Dragonfly IPA from Upland Brewing Company
3.44 out of 5 based on 729 ratings.
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