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RATINGS: 126   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 66   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Stensler (14) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 19, 2010
Strong cascade aroma. Long lasting tan head with a deep black color. The taste is slightly smoky and rich with hop bitterness. Tried a small glass at Roots Restaurant in Milwaukee.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 11, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2010 On draft at the brewery. Roasted and citrus nose below a dark brown head. Taste I balanced roast and citrus notes. Nice bitterness and smooth mouthfeel and creamy. Such a really nice beer. One of the best IBAs Iíve had.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
temporrari (389) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EddieG (169) - Palos Heights, Illinois, USA - SEP 6, 2011
Great style with beer akin to 3Fís Alpha Klaus. The nose presents hops and a slightly burnt and bitter aroma. The body is midland not too thin not too thick with an initial burst of C hops and nice balance between the roasted malt and bitterness. A great looking beer with brusselís lace providing a thick coat upon my glass. Great beer and great style/

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bagalagalaga (151) - Indiana, USA - JAN 22, 2013
Ok, they are right about the blackness, itís pretty black. Smells hoppy like a pale ale. As youíre drinking it, there is some maltiness, but with hops relentlessly battling for supremacy. The aftertaste is major hops with a bit of a smokey residue.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SrSilliGose (3326) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bpreo (2187) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ogivlado (6659) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAR 30, 2011
Bottled355ml. -Trade with shrubber85 (thanks Roger!)
Deep black coloured, huge brown head, roasted malt and chocolate in the nose. The taste was great; heavy roasted malt, dark chocolate and pleasant hoppy with nutty notes. Strong bitter finish and long-lasting aftertaste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (17715) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 15, 2011
Bottle at CaptainCougarís local tasting, thanks! Extremely dark brown color, beige head. Aroma of burnt chocolate. Taste is licorice, burnt espresso. Nice.

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