Double Dragonfly Imperial IPA | Upland Brewing Company

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Double Dragonfly Imperial IPADouble Dragonfly Imperial IPA
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Double Dragonfly Imperial IPADouble Dragonfly Imperial IPA

Brewed by:
Upland Brewing Company
Indiana, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.10%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Gritsak on 08-03-2009

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2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of TwelveOunces
4.02/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22Oz bomber poured into a tulip.
Dated November 11th, Tasted on Feb 11

A- Golden orange with a beautiful off white frothy head. A lot of little particles floating around in the beer.
S- Pungent overly ripened fruits. A little alcohol. Light citrus notes. Kinda flowery.
T- A good heap of light caramel malts followed by some good bitterness. The hops aren't too overwhelming but there presence is nice. Its a little cirtusy and skunky but the hops are quite floral. Ripened dark fruits.
M- This beer has a nice smooth creamy mouth feel. Good bitterness and a moderate mouth finish. Easy drinking.
O- This is a really nice DIPA. Its smooth and easy to drink and very well balanced. Its not something you cant find elsewhere but its sure worth checking out. Its a great beer for 5.50 a bottle.

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Photo of derkfromwi
3.55/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottled November 2011

A: Thin white head, hazy and cloudy dark golden/light copper color, some carbonation present, almost no lacing

S: Floral hops and some malty sweetness, not a lot of either

T: Bitter, earthy hops that stay throughout tasting, some sweeter malts

M: Medium bodied, smooth and creamy, needs a bit more carbonation

O: I realize this is up to three months old and isn't the freshest, but I was expecting more, balanced, but not enough good hop characters

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Photo of kawilliams81
3.41/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Half Acre tulip.

A- Nice light copper color with a huge 3" light yellow head. Lacing coats the glass and resides over awhile.

S- some malt sweetness, light citrus, brown sugar?, some spices as well with pine in the mix.

T- Sweet malts, bitter citrus rind, spices and pine hop bitterness at the finish.

M- Medium body and carbonation. Astringent bitterness lingers in the aftertaste.

O- Just an ok dipa. Citrus should be the star here, but plays second fiddle to the pine bitterness. And what citrus is there it has a very bitter rind taste that's a bit off-putting.

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3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of Cresant
3.53/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer is available in 22 oz. bombers and was bottled in November 2011. Served in an Upland shaker pint. The body was an appealing, rich apricot color and very clear. There was little lacing after the head settled.

The smell was sweet like marmalade with a noticeable amount of alcohol, but at over 9% that is not surprising. There was a peach cobbler character to the smell, fruity and sweet.

The taste reflected the aroma in its sweetness. Candy like fruitiness and pungent hops oils were there too. There was a heavy maltiness that was somewhat tempered by a long lingering bitterness. Full bodied, there was slickness in the mouth and it was modestly carbonated. This one finished semi-dry.

Unfortunately for me this one was pretty well balanced. I prefer a sharper bitterness in double IPAs but if you like sweet and bitter – this one is worth seeking out.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +23%

Photo of boilermakerbrew
3.62/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Nothing tremendous. Poured a deep golden hue with a quarter inch frothy head that retains well and laces decently.

S- Smells absolutely filthy with hops. Big floral notes. Slight sweeter malts underneath, but just barely there.

T- Not nearly as hoppy as the smell and style predicts. Good sized hop profile up front that melds quickly into sweeter, maltier notes. Hops bitterness remain throughout the drink, but very tolerable and somewhat enjoyable.

M- Somewhat light and fairly carbonated. Not quite as smooth going down as one would hope. The hops make it a little rough on the palate overall.

Overall, not a bad experience for my first DIPA. Definitely a sessionable beer. One that I probably won't seek out again, but one that has showed me not to fear the imperial version of a style I don't usually enjoy much.

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3/5  rDev -18%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +23%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

Photo of robwestcott
3.58/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

cold from the tap at the brewery a translucent copper to gold to a 12oz goblet with a full finger, big bubbled, longer lasting tan head

subtle-ish aroma of citrusy hops and a nice pale caramel malt following up.

citrus hops forward, the bitter's big and up front, but there's a nice slick malty after.

medium bodied, creamy smooth, big bitter to the tongue.

overall - well above par, nice example of style.

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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5/5  rDev +36.6%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

Double Dragonfly Imperial IPA from Upland Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.66 out of 5 with 213 ratings
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