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Upland Komodo Dragonfly Black IPA

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RATINGS: 125   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 66   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Komodo Dragonfly Black IPA is a well-balanced, dark, bitter, and totally unique beer experience. We brewed this IPA with a base of fresh Pilsner Malts and darkened the color with pure Black Malts, creating a clean malt character that allows the liberal hop additions to shine through. Komodo is dry hopped and aged with a pinch of lavender to add to the overall aromatic experience.

ABV: 6.5 IBUs: 65.5 SG: 15.5 SRM: 49.6


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arnold931 (751) - Iowa, USA - APR 12, 2015
Bottle. Pours black with little ruby highlights with nose tan head and lacing. Nose is big floral hops and little roast. Taste is nice and hoppy with some roast and chocolate. Lasting bitterness in the aftertaste. Definitely balanced toward the hops. Nice black IPA.

4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
JonnyMadison (68) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 26, 2015
Bottle. Poured jet black, very dark and opaque, with tan head. Aroma is earthy, like grass, Flavor is very strong, but not overwhelming, hops balanced very smoothly. I haven’t tried many black IPAs, but this one appeals to me a lot. Mouthfeel is anything but thin. Bitter finish, a little bit of an aftertaste, but all around very nice!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
paintedmaple (494) - Fenton, Michigan, USA - MAR 2, 2015
Tap at the brewpub...jet black pour this has a floral hop aroma followed by a grassy, roasted, cocoa flavor. Complex flavor and a nice mouth feel this finished with a clean, bitter bite. Very drinkable and very good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sturmthis (812) - Ohio, USA - JUN 7, 2014
12oz bottle. Pours a black color with thick beige head. Coffee aroma. Tastes of coffee and ends bitter with hops. Interesting and solid beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stoutgap (42) - Indiana, USA - MAY 31, 2014
Bottle to glass, average creamy,light brown head, with fair lacing. Aroma of coffee and grassy hops.Medium body but some what thin. This beer has a fairly long bitter finish that is pleasing but perhaps a bit tomuch dark malt.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OPIE788 (337) - Ohio, USA - APR 13, 2014
Draft. Black with a weak head. Mild hop aroma. Hoppy, spicy, slightly muddy coffee flavor.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
CpyNPrnT (461) - Indiana, USA - MAR 3, 2014
Lots of malt, chocolate, perhaps coffee. Some hops, citrus, maybe floral. A good beer to try.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
EamonTheGreat (157) - USA - JAN 31, 2014
Had this on draft at Yogis in Bloomington. Pours pitch black with a thin white head. A fairly malty aroma. Once drank this beer comes on string from the beginning. Not as smooth as I would like, but the balance of flavor is nice at the finish. Very bitter at the beginning, but after a few sips you start to appreciate the balance and complexity this ale brings. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bpar73 (592) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Bottle. Black pour with a small tan head. Dark malt, hops, roasted coffee and chocolate in the aroma and taste. Almost as much of a hoppy porter/stout than an black IPA. Very good beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DWestrick (461) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 23, 2013
bottle. Decent black IPA. Have yet to find a black IPA that I really love - the combo of malts with a really hoppy IPA always seems to flatten the flavor. Not bad though


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