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Double Dragonfly Imperial IPA | Upland Brewing Company

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Double Dragonfly Imperial IPADouble Dragonfly Imperial IPA
BA SCORE
3.66/5
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213 Ratings
Double Dragonfly Imperial IPADouble Dragonfly Imperial IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Upland Brewing Company
Indiana, United States
uplandbeer.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.10%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Gritsak on 08-03-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#32,640
Reviews:
78
Ratings:
213
pDev:
13.11%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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7
Gots:
15
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0
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Ratings: 213 |  Reviews: 78
Photo of Wavymitch
3.53/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

A. Appearance was almost a clear, deep amber/orange tint. Small head and decently lacy.

S. smell was the best thing about this beer. Strong citrus smell. Bitter edge.

T. Started out with a Carmel malt taste, followed by a very hoppy bitterness. Tasted more like an ipa than a double.

M. Full bodied. Leaves a strong taste on the pallet. Had to drink a water following.

Overall a good beer. Local brew and I decided to try it out for the evening. Would revisit this beer.

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Photo of beatenbyjacks
3.24/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Appearance - burnt orange color with very little head

Smell - lots of malts and citrus

Taste - front end is very floral, goes into a sweet malty flavor and ends quite bitter

Mouthfeel - not a fan of the bitter at the end

Overall - nothing special but it is nice DIPA

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Photo of RickS95
4.23/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

All but nails the look it's supposed to have. Light burnt orange pour, slight haze, and all kinds of things floating in it. The head is just over a finger thick of bright white bubbles of all different sizes. It's cloudy, foamy and craterous, like an IPA should look. Eventually the head implodes in the middle, working its way out, pulling in the perimeter, leaving a thick lace.

The scent is pretty fantastic. A mix of pine, grapefruit and pineapple fill the nose. Just so it's not too hoppy, scents of pale and caramel rise up for balance.

Citrus dominates early on with those lovely grapefruit and pineapple flavors making a showing early on. Eventually the pine arrives at midsip, but there's something else in there that's a bit unusual and I can't quite put my finger on it. I can't tell if it's banana or strawberry, but there's something in there.

It's fairly easy to drink for an imperial. You can put a check by bitterness because it's got plenty, but it's not a palate destroyer. There's a hidden sweetness throughout and the IPA oily feeling is prevalent as the beer leaves your mouth and enters the throat. ABV is well masked and I'd only consider this medium bodied.

Overall, Upland has done a nice job with this. While I enjoyed the regular Dragonfly beer, I really prefer this with it's stronger notes of everything. It's still a manageable beer and won't hurt you too bad.

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Photo of rkarimi
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of Klif
3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of JimmyFlatRock
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of WoodBrew
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of fredmugs
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of drunkciclista
4.5/5  rDev +23%

Photo of westcott
3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of mkennedy119
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of ddedhed
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of incubuscience
3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of brentk56
3.62/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a clear amber color capped by an inch of foam that leaves a bit of lacing action

Smell: Toffee malt with a stone fruit and earthy bitter edge

Taste: Stone fruit and toffee malt, up front, followed by a bitter hop assault; the hops bring on an aspirin-like bitterness that dominates through the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body, somewhat sticky, with moderate carbonation

Overall: A bit too malt forward to my palate, up front, and I really didn't care for the hop bill; a bit closer to a barleywine than a DIPA

Thanks, jonallen, for the opportunity

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of spiceland
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of Theniz
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of kirkse
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of buzzy
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of Brew33
2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

Photo of Nolen12
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of TheBeerAlmanac
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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