Dragonfly IPA | Upland Brewing Company

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Dragonfly IPADragonfly IPA
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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: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - pours a golden color with a finger of near white head, poor retention and lacing

S - Slightly airy, pears, hops, and citrus flavors. Tame but nice

T - Dry bitterness initially, slightly airy with sweet pears and citrus follow. slightly malty bitter lingering effect.

M - Lightish bodied with decent decent carbonation, quite drinkable

O - Decent ipa, nothing too special but I'd drink regularly on hot days at the right price point though. Easy to drink

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12 fl. oz. bottle
Served in a perfect pint glass

A - It is amber with golden highlights with relatively large chunks of yeast floating in it. Three inches of tan head sit atop.

S - I get lots of caramel malt and faded hops.

T - It has a lot of caramel malt flavor. There are virtually no hops. I get a little on the finish. This tastes more like a pale or amber ale than an IPA.

M - Moderate to medium

O - I have been wanting to try some Upland beers. I have been utterly unimpressed by the year round selection. I guess I have to try the lambics to save their reputation in my eyes.

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Dragonfly IPA from Upland Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.45 out of 5 with 747 ratings