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Upland Brewing

Upland Brewing
Komodo Dragonfly Black IPA

Category: American Style Black Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 6.7%
96 Points
Platinum Medal
Superlative

Upland Brewing
Komodo Dragonfly Black IPA

Category: American Style Black Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 6.7%
Opaque brown black color. Fruity, hoppy aromas and flavors of pineapple marmalade on lemon scone, Italian herbs, pine cone, and dark rye bread with a supple, vibrant, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, complex, very long dark roasted nuts, espresso creme brulee, dried tropical fruits, and peppered greens finish. A fantastically smooth, vibrant, and balanced black IPA that will appeal to a wide range of palates.
Tasting Info
Beer Glass Style: Malty, smooth & mild & hoppy
Aroma Aroma: pineapple marmalade on lemon scone, Italian herbs, pine cone, and dark rye bread
Taste Flavor: dark roasted nuts, espresso creme brulee, dried tropical fruits, and peppered greens
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium/High
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own or with food
Recipes Pairing: Prime Rib Sandwich, Duck Reuben Sandwich, Colby
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A fantastically smooth, vibrant, and balanced black IPA that will appeal to a wide range of palates.
The Producer

Upland Brewing Co.

The Producer
350 W 11th St.
Bloomington, IN 47404
USA
1 812-336-2337
American Style Black Ale
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Serve in a Shaker Pint Glass
American style black ales are dark brown to black in color and range in alcohol from 6-8%. This style is also known as Cascadian dark ale or black India pale ale. These beers feature an intense hop aroma and flavor that is balanced by roasted chocolate and caramel malt notes. Originating in the Pacific Northwest, this relatively new style has quickly gained popularity amongst US craft brewers and IPA fans alike.

Noteworthy examples of this style include: Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous Black IPA, Full Sail Brewing Bump in the Night Cascadian Dark Ale, Samuel Adams Dark Depths Baltic IPA and Lakefront Brewery Lakefront IBA.
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American Style Black Ale