Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Komodo Dragon Fly Black IPA

So I just received the final Marq Spusta Dogfish Head seasonal print today. This one commemorates their winter seasonal, Chicory Stout. I'll have it framed in the next few weeks to hang next to the other three. Very cool! There are a few pictures below if you are interested. I actually showed Marq the first three posters, and while he thought the framing job was good, he was able to detect that they were not completely flat. I'll have to talk to the bone-in-ear guy at Michael's about that!

Tonight I'm drinking Komodo Dragon Fly Black IPA brewed by Upland Brewing Company in Bloomington, Indiana. I've mentioned before that I prefer the other style name, Cascadian Dark Ale, for this type of beer based on the fact (my opinion) that this beer has zero to do with an IPA. Don't be fooled! Great art on the label with a flying Komodo Dragon. Could be a movie character and reminds me of some of the creatures you might find from The Neverending Story. Another beer brought to you by Marathon Marie.

Wonderful roasty chocolate aroma, lightly burnt, yet still hoppy. Hoppy flavors with tons of roasted coffee and burnt malts, very aggressive flavors. Bitter chocolate comes next. Then an annoying smoke component. Semi-flat. Very dry finish, kind of like Guinness. I'm sure this is great, but I don't really like it or the style. And shit! I just bought (the very expensive) Cigar City's Either and Or a few weeks ago, too. Yo, Marathon Marie, you said you are in love with this style, right? I'm thinking the next time we agree to do a trade, you can pick Either or Or. Sound good?

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marie said...

Definitely, I bet its great -- I've only had a couple beers from CCB but I'm all ready to smile and blow them just based on that.

Beer Drinker Rob said...

There are two, Either and Or, right now. And the other breweries involved will brew Neither and Nor later.