Dragonfly IPA

Image courtesy of Upland Brewing Company.

Image courtesy of Upland Brewing Company.

Dragonfly IPA (Upland Brewing Company, Bloomington, IN, Midwest) pours a lovely honey gold, has carbonation galore, a generous head, and oodles of residual lace that looks like strata of the earth as the level of beer drops one mouthful at a time.  The bouquet is on the floral side of hoppy with some pine and an earthy yeastiness.  Wow, taste that caramel malt!  Dragonfly is full-bodied and when that mouthful is gone there remains a bitterness (65 IBUs) that harkens back to the hops vibe in the bouquet.  This IPA really sets off the salivary glands, too.  There’s a touch of grapefruit rind in the flavor profile that is refreshing.  Dragonfly is 6.7% ABV, and to me that is about the perfect strength for just about any beer.  Yay Upland, yay drinking regional!

My cousin Martha introduced me to Upland, and for that I’m truly grateful!  (Her husband Mike drinks Zima)

91/100 IPA

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