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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


3.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thedm (5006) - Fort Wayne, USA - JUN 23, 2010
This bottled brew from a beer festival poured a medium sized head of foamy with a frothy top fine to large sized dark brown colored bubbles that were and left behind a no visible carbonation opaque black colored body and a very good lacing. The almost non-existant aroma was mild hop. The mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish. The flavor contained notes of dark malt and hops. A decent one that I would consider buying again.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
juiceisloose (1055) - Windermere, Florida, USA - JUN 22, 2010
12 oz bottle, courtesy StFun. Pours a nearly pitch black color and topped by a nice sized dark tan colored head of foam that shows great retention. The foam slowly receds and leaves nice thin rings of lace around the glass. It looks great, almost like a stout, but just not quite as thick looking. The aroma shows notes of pine and floral hops, bitter, black malts, and roasted dark cocoa. There is some toastes caramel malt sweetness in the as well. The flavor follows and shows nice bitterness from the floral and pine hops along with a good amount of roast from the dark cocoa and bitter black malts. The toasted caramel adds a touch of sweetness, and the hops add more bitterness on the back end. Medium bodied on the mouthfeel, smooth, with balanced carbonation and a roasty, bitter finish. This is a nice, tasty version of the black ipa.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 20, 2010
Black with a thin tan head that slowly fades into as thin layer that reminds me a bit of chocolate milk. Aroma of dark malts with some citrus and pine behind them. A bit of roasted malt comes through as it warms, some coffee too. Taste is more black than IPA with dark roasted malts, coffee (acidic), a touch of caramel. Light citrus and pine intermingle, though they are a bit milder than other versions Iíve had of the style. Faint non-lasting bitterness finish things off.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
patrick767 (3717) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 10, 2010
tap at JK OíDonnelllís in Ft Wayne - Pours near black with a lingering tan head. It smells of roast malt, coffee, and some slightly citrus accented hops. The flavor is roasty, earthy, and has a bitter chocolate character to it. Medium bodied and well, different.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Block (1649) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAY 8, 2010
Aroma of hops and pale malts. Medium body. Flavor is light mostly hopes and malts. Sweet finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DalzAle (2002) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - MAY 2, 2010
Bottle bonus thanks to Stfun! Dark black pour, tons of carbonation and a slightly hoppy aroma. Flavor starts with dry roasted malts, coffee, smoke and slightly herbal on the finish. Very enjoyable and unique beer, worth trading for in my opinion.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (12361) - Orange County, California, USA - APR 29, 2010
A: The pour is a dark brown, almost black, color with a very fluffy tan colored head and some nice sheets of lacing. S: The primary aroma is roasted malt with some coffee notes and a noticeably acidity. T: Like the nose, the roasted malt is the primary component along with coffee, an acidic note, and a bitter finish. M: The body is medium with a lively and tingly carbonation. D: Not sure if the high carbonation and acidity were due to infection, but this one just seemed a bit "off". For a black IPA, this wasnít all that hoppy.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 25, 2010
12 oz bottle. Pours nearly black with a creamy tan head. Aroma is super chocolatey, some piney resiny hops behind the chocolate, but there is a ton of cocoa nibs and sweet roasted malts. Flavor starts sweet like cocoa powder, slowly gaining a sharp burnt character and then the citric and piney hops come to the front in the finish. Not too bitter, a little dry and fruitiness lingers. Medium body and a sharp carbonation. Interesting beer. Not sure what to think of it, lots going on but it is fresh and quaffable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SrSilliGose (3284) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - APR 19, 2010
Bottle courtesy of BBB. Pours a deep dark brown with a creamy frothy tan head. A lot of great roasted malt, dark chocolate, and coffee characte with a great citrusy hop bite to it. Really nice and clean. black malts and a great layer. Maybe the best "black ipa" Iíve had.

Ha. read mikeís review after my own. Itís true- this does remind me quite a bit of dance of the dead. Though this seems like a simpler, but cleaner version of it. Let me know how a side by side taste test goes, mike. Anyways, really like the black malt big hop combo. right up my alley.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jake65 (2848) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 4, 2010
Bottle: Looks like a porter, plain and simple. Thin creamy brown head on a dark brown body... pure deception of whatís to come. Nose is light citrus and heavy roast, followed by a similar taste. Citrus, light floral twinge, heavy roast, and faint coffee. The florals really come through well and the roast right there. Nice interpretation of the style.


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