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RATINGS: 120   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   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


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scipio (650) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - NOV 25, 2013
Pours black with with a full, creamy, reddish tan head. It looks great. Aroma has roasted malts, pine, coffee, mild chocolate, and subtle grapefruit. The taste is heavy in pine that is balanced well with a roasted coffee taste. There is some smokiness in here, while I also find some light citrus undertones of grapefruit. Long roasted aftertaste. Medium in body, while having a more thick texture, with a good amount of carbonation. This is a solid beer, especially if you enjoy this style.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Daytonbeer (582) - Ohio, USA - OCT 26, 2013
Pours black with tan head and nice lacing. Aroma of licorice and pepper. Taste is chocolate, toffee, coffee, and spicy. Nice BIPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GMUcrew7 (576) - Mason, Ohio, USA - MAR 31, 2013
Very dark black pour with a very faint light tan head. Strong hop aroma at first but the dark black malts shine through as well. Well balanced flavor, a combination of bitterness from the hops but some coffee bitterness as well from the dark malts. Finishes with a touch of sweetness. Medium body, I really enjoyed this beer. A good mix of dark malts and typical IPA goodness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
StFun (567) - Indiana, USA - JAN 26, 2010
Solid offering from Upland. From bottle. Pours a deep brown color, slightly hazy, with a pencil thin head and a little lacing. Aroma is good, a nice chunk of roasted nuts and burnt biscuits with a nice backbone of sharp hops and a hint of butterscotch. Flavor is slightly sweet and bitter , with some nice chocolate notes. Slightly oily on the palate. Nice.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ADesenberg (499) - Ohio, USA - JUL 12, 2013
Draft: pours dark, black with a tan head. Dusty grainy aroma, and some slight bitterness. Well balanced and delicious.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
awiseman01 (469) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - FEB 20, 2010
#10 to make it official. Taster at the Upland tasting room in Indy. Pours extremely black with thin tan head. Of all the black IPAís Iíve tried so far, this one more than any could be easily mistaken for an I.S. Nose is mainly rich, strong coffee. Flavor is bitter/burnt coffee with a decent mix of bitter hops and nice malt backing. The taste leaves a bitter, dark, dryness lingering behind. Much, MUCH better than the regular Dragonfly IMHO. And I have to add that the Artwork would make Strongbad proud.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
novels (424) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 22, 2013
One of the best black IPAs Iíve gotten to try. Amazing hop presence with a superb balance of roasted malt, a little floral aroma which is insanely impressive considering the hugely dark color of this pour. A really great, unique and delicious beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DWestrick (414) - 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

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
temporrari (380) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 15, 2013
Really enjoyed this beer. Nice hop aroma, I didnít get any lavender. The dark malts are pretty mild, and the hops really come through and have a great bitterness. Iím going to have to get more of this brew.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bpar73 (344) - 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.


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