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RATINGS: 122   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


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JesusPooped (40) - Bay View, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 16, 2010
Bottled January 2010. Always appreciate when brewers present that info. Pour looks like you are about to drink a stout. Beautiful brown head that quickly dissipates. Aroma reminded me of a citrus stout, not to much hops. Taste correlated with aroma, some light stout malts, with a hint of citrus, maybe some licorice. Expected much more of a hop profile then what was presented. A black ale would be a more accurate description of this beer than a black IPA. Props to Upland for brewing something different.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sloth (2443) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - MAR 7, 2010
Dead turtle aroma? Caught me offguard with that one Brian. Next time i,m out drivin and see one of them poor little buggers splattered all over the road i,m gonna hafta pull over and get me a whiff of that so i know where yer coming from. Does the age of the road pizza turtle matter? Is a box or snapper gonna have the same qualitys? Yer killin me brah!! WooHoo WTF! Small tan head with fair retention. I believe the darkness of this brew overides the IPAness of it all. Gotta say i enjoyed it any way. Roast and chocolate, dry maltiness, Caramel, some burnt, some patent, chalkiness and a hint of citrus rasttling around in there. Dry finish, good bitterness. I was kinda diggin it. Wanna redo! Still gotta know what dead turtle smells like. Props to Robert for sharing.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cbfobes (2267) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (7855) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 20, 2011
bottle. for only being pilsener and black malt i pick up a lot of rounded, chewy dark caramel malt... there’s a roundness and fullness that seems meaty and gelatinous and which i find generally unpleasant, but the milk chocolate (yeast / milk powder note contributing) character is nice. hops are cheesy and pungent in the nose and provide medium buzzing acid and bitterness. lavender is non-existent. decent beer but mostly forgettable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ADesenberg (551) - Ohio, USA - JUL 12, 2013
Draft: pours dark, black with a tan head. Dusty grainy aroma, and some slight bitterness. Well balanced and delicious.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hotstuff (4058) - Indiana, USA - AUG 30, 2013
Backlog rating year 2010. This bottled beer pours a small tan head with good retention, opaque body, fair amount of lacing, and a dark brown-black hue. The Aroma is malty, coffee, roasty, burnt, and hops. The Taste mimics the Aroma along with a rich taste. The Palate is fairly smooth and this beer is medium bodied. Overall, this is a tasty beer, but the downside for me is that it is too roasty and burnt tasting. This beer is worth trying.

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.

3.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thedm (4920) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bjt512 (292) - Athens, Georgia, USA - NOV 19, 2010
I poured this 12 oz bottle into a paper cup in my hotel room in Indy. Visually, this manifests the stout-y characteristics of the style, with a black, opaque body and a thin khaki-colored head. The aroma and flavor both portend heavy roasted notes that reek of coffee and bittersweet chocolate. These dark, oily notes overpower the hops you expect from an ipa, making this less like a bipa or strong ale and more like a robust coffee stout. A nice beer, but seems like an ipa only in its body and tiny hints of grass in the nose.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DWestrick (415) - 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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