Dragonfly IPA | Upland Brewing Company

Dragonfly IPADragonfly IPA
BA SCORE
3.45/5
740 Ratings
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:
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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#41,455
Reviews:
216
Ratings:
740
pDev:
14.49%
Bros Score:
3.72
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
130
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 740 |  Reviews: 216
Photo of Joel12
2.53/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of HasteTheDad
4.91/5  rDev +42.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

First review for probably my favorite IPA I have had in a region out of state Smell and the taste have a lot of citrus. If they sold this near where I live I would be an alcoholic

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Photo of AMCimpi
3.34/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of remy28
3.58/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bloodbuzz99
3.05/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of jmiah22
3.68/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of elmagno
4.39/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TravisMason
4.38/5  rDev +27%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of aprabhu
3.51/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Biggiekrock627
3.31/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bamberger603
3.58/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of PhilMiller
3.56/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ricknelson
3.66/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kinmundy77
4/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Immortale25
3.26/5  rDev -5.5%
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 +12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jzeilinger
3.59/5  rDev +4.1%
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 +25.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kojevergas
2.95/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of scottspencer
3.52/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of italianstallion
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BWED
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%
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 +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of West_Chester_Ale_Tester
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of C_Adams
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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