RateBeer
overall
93
74
style
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
common

on tap
common

Regional Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 122   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 66   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cbfobes (2271) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 4, 2011
Poured from 12oz bottle, pours black with a decent tan head and lacing, the aroma has nice pine and citrus notes with the sweetness of the malt, the flavor actually threw me off at first, has a nice sweetness with a hint of hops but has more of a roasty and chocolate finish to it. Reminded me of a porter that had a light mouthfeel, not bad just different.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcr (2187) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - MAR 4, 2010
Bottle. Opaque deep brown body approaching black. Frothy, tan head, slowly diminishing. Very inviting. The aroma is pure stout with notes of roasted and burnt grain, mild coffee, milk chocolate and vanilla. Just a hint of flowers and pine. The flavor is lightly to moderately sweet and moderately bitter. It finishes lightly sweet and moderately bitter. Medium body with a creamy texture and lively carbonation. Long finish of bitterness which serves to remind you that this is an IPA, but it is no more bitter than many stouts. In fact, there are not a lot of IPA characteristics that come to the forefront. Flavor is overwhelmingly roast/burnt malts and bitterness.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 4, 2010
Pours pitch black with a fully receding mocha head. Notes of chocolate, toffee, citrus, pine, herbs and vegetable. Medium to full bodied with moderate resins and lively carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chudwick (1982) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - DEC 28, 2012
12oz bottle - pours black with nice beige head and great lacing. Nose is chocolate and light spruce. Flavor adds roasted malts and coffee. Light sweet with stronger bitterness. Dry finish with roasty aftertaste. Smooth and medium to full body. Definitely liking the style more and more. Usually overlook the brewer, but Iíll keep an eye out now.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DalzAle (1965) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tjthresh (1865) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - FEB 19, 2010
Growler form the tap room in Indy. This is another in a long line of so so attempts. Really way more stoutish that anything. Seems to highlight roast more than hops.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hombrepalo (1818) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 2, 2010
12 oz bottle from a coworker. Poured dark brown with ruddy hues...very small beige head. Looks and acts like a porter but still has that IPA background. Aroma of sweet smoky chocolate malts and hints of hops. Simple yet very palatable. This drinks easy and smooth a taste of smokey and roasted malt. Clear your mind about this being an IPA. This black IPA isnít my first but sure has changed my preception of what black IPAs are.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rondphoto (1807) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAY 19, 2011
I saw IPA, and expected lots of hoppiness. Instead, I got an opaque black, full headed, big-laced, bitter porter/stout (or whatever you want to call it). Itís refreshing to have a full dark brew that isnít run by coffee nad chocolate. Very drinkable, and a definite re-do.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LtDan (1743) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - JAN 21, 2010
Number One Snitches!! Appearance: As I was pouring this in my pint glass, it totally reminded me of pouring a can of Oskar Blues Ten Fidy. It really looked like motor oil. Atop lies a thin tan cap of suds. Aroma: Big roasty notes, like a dry stout or porter and a little bit of citrus. Taste: A mouthful of coffee and dark burnt malts, piney bitter hops and citrus zest in the finish. The roast and burnt malts dominates the flavor for me. Please donít be grossed out, but when I burp, I get that hop profile that is dominated initially by the malt bill. Mouthfeel: Full bodied, moderately carbonated. Overall: If you take the name IPA off of the beer, and just worry about what it tastes, looks, and smells like, you have a champion. As far as Black IPAs, this was more black and less IPA than others I have tried.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bpreo (1519) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUL 10, 2010
Iím not sure why this is recommended for the winter season. When I think of Komodo Dragons and Dragon Flyís I think of hot, tropical, and summer. Oh, and the beer tastes great, no doubt about it.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 2 3 4 5 6  7  8 9 10 11 12 13


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50