Double Dragonfly Imperial IPA | Upland Brewing Company

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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Gritsak on 08-03-2009

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Ratings: 213 |  Reviews: 78
Photo of ddedhed
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of Lukafer
3.38/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy amber color, with about 2 fingers of off-white head which doesn't stay long. Smells malty, just a hint of citrus hops, sweet caramel. Tastes more like a barleywine then a DIPA. Carmel malts, some hops in the middle, slightly bitter finish. It's a good beer, just not for this style. Mouthfeel is kinda thick, but pleasant. Drinkability is pretty good for a beer of this abv.

I like this beer. I really do like this beer, but I cannot give it good scores based on the category of a DIPA. It is lacking in almost every aspect of what makes a great DIPA a great DIPA. This is way more like a barleywine, I think I'll age one for 6 months and see what happens.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of mwa423
3.21/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A - Pours a murky reddish brown, decent head and lacing retention.

S - Very light aroma for a double ip, what is there is light citrus and pine hop notes.

T - Taste isvery hop forward with a strong steely hoppiness that fades to a citrus aftertaste.

M/D - Mouthfeel is creamy but has a bite to it as well. Reasonably drinkable but not particularly outstanding.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of CliffBrake
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hazy deep orange color with minimal head and lacing.

Subdued aroma. I can pick up a hint of apricot but just a hint. Fairly agressive, somewhat coarse bitterness with some citrus.

Somewhat juicy mouthfeel with a prickly finish.

Overall, not a bad try, but could use some tightening up to compete with a burgeoning field of DIPA's out there these days.

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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5/5  rDev +36.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

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3/5  rDev -18%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of Auracom
3.87/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Random want for well over a year. Finally grabbed a 22 oz., poured 12 oz. into a RR tulip on February 26th, 2013.

A - Just about perfect visually. Deep, clear golden hue, with a wispy soft eggshell head. Reference appearance for a DIPA I'd say.

S - Even with too much age on this, the aroma is still pretty robust. Rouge, honeysuckle, crushed pineapple, and some danky sap. Letting this sit just a minute or two greatly helps the nose balance itself out.

T - Big citrus at the front, with plentiful grapefruit pulp pulling through mid-palate. Menthol. Slightly tropical. Surprisingly earthy aftertaste.

M - Heavier than many other DIPA's I've had beyond 10%. Medium-heavy body, medium carbonation, semi-dry finish.

D - I must try this fresh. Even a bottle from last fall has enough umph to keep me interested.

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3/5  rDev -18%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +23%

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

A: Hazy, dull copper in color. Finger or so of soapy, white head. Leave behind a thin film with larger bubbles floating around. Not a lot of lacing. Some floaties. Gotta love unfiltered beer.

S: Not hop forward, but they're certainly present. Bready, sweet malts. Pine and grapefruit is what I notice mostly out of the hops. There kind of a chalky smell to this that I'm not so sure about.

T: Yep..chalky in the taste too. Not bad enough to ruin the beer by any means, but enough for me to take the scores down a notch. The hop are pretty damn bitter which isn't a bad thing. Pine and grapefruit in the taste just like the nose. Sweet malts balance things out a bit.

M: Dry, bitter with a little amount of alcohol burn. On the full side of medium.

O: I can't say Double Dragonfly is very drinkable because the alcohol makes itself known for sure, but it's enjoyable enough. Won't buy this again, but wouldn't turn it down either.

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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of HosP
3.85/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Shared with my fellow BA'ers tonight.

A - Darker color for a DIPA. More Amber with slight clarity. White head that leaves good lacing.

S - More of a malt background to it. Sense of some hops to the smell.

T - Like the smell. Malts dominate this DIPA. Slight caramel taste to it. Hops finish with a small amount of bitterness at the end.

M - Medium body.

D - Not bad. I tend to lean towards more hoppy DIPA's. For the price $4.50, could drink this pretty easily.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

Double Dragonfly Imperial IPA from Upland Brewing Company
Beer rating: 46.9% out of 100 with 213 ratings
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