Dragonfly IPA | Upland Brewing Company

BA SCORE
79
okay
730 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:
730
Reviews:
214
Avg:
3.44
pDev:
14.53%
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
127
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 730 |  Reviews: 214
Photo of bamberger603
3.58/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of ricknelson
3.66/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kinmundy77
4/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Immortale25
3.26/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a Dogfish traditional oversized snifter. No freshness date.

A- Pours a medium amber color with a 1/2 inch off-white head that retains well before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a mostly full sheet of surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves large clots behind.

S- Sweet malty aroma with some mild earthy hop character.

T- Mild bitterness with some more malty sweetness. Seems like there's quite a bit of crystal malt without a whole lot of hop character which makes it drink more like a slightly hoppy red ale than an IPA.

M- Small hop bite with medium carbonation and a body leaning toward the fuller side.

O- Drinkable enough but not even close to what I consider an optimal flavor profile for an IPA. If it was classified as a hoppy amber or red ale, I might not have deducted as many points. Either way, these guys should obviously stick to their sours.

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Photo of crownrl28
3.88/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jzeilinger
3.59/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

A - Dark amber pour with a very soapy lacing ring.

S - Light caramel malt base with some citrus.

T - Toasted caramel base with some bitter citrus on the back end.

M - Full medium body with light carbonation.

O - Well balanced and traditional.

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Photo of Caseyk1088
4.34/5  rDev +26.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kojevergas
2.95/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of scottspencer
3.52/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of italianstallion
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BWED
3.75/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter.

A- Copper, a bit hazy. Off white head is low but leaves some really good looking lacing.

S- Sweet, earthy hop. A little citrus. Malt comes out biscuity.

T- Earthy hop. Biscuit malt, and a good bitterness.

M- Medium-full body. Bitterness is a good level. Doesn't linger too much.

O- Solid. This isn't a juicy, citusy, west coaster. But has good flavor and bitterness.

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Photo of Nctide
3.54/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JustinSparks
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of C_Adams
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MarkQ617
2.84/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

Had this on tap at the renaissance in carmel. The color was very light for an ipa, almost golden in color. The flavor was more wet hops than the citrus or pine Im used to in a good IPA. The feel was fine, actually fairly good for an iPA, but this might be easier to accomplish with less flavor. Havent run into many ipas that i dont like all that much, but this might be one.

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Photo of kidzord
3.55/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jeff_whitman
3.17/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MidwestBA
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Genx
3.59/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Started out a bit heavy on the malt side but balanced out through the pint. Nice balanced IPA.

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

Photo of Jason
3.7/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

12oz brown bottle with a freshness date. Sample from the brewery.

Juicy, fruity, resin, & grassy. Apple skin, green tea, peppery, & slightly toasty. Lots of flavor, certainly not like most modern IPAs but fun to sip on.

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Photo of kylehay2004
3.55/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jimdisser
3/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Dark golden color, with a citrus smell and taste initially. Aftertaste is spicy. Feels pretty crisp, "quaffable"! Interesting that BA app listed this beer immediately when I brought up the beer menu. We are sitting at the brewery that makes it! Coincidence? Or does BA use my location .. cool either way.

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Photo of brittanylicious
3.75/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dragonfly IPA from Upland Brewing Company
3.44 out of 5 based on 730 ratings.
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