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Dreadnaught IPA - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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Dreadnaught IPADreadnaught IPA

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

5,032 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,032
Reviews: 1,651
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 9.3%
Wants: 1,764
Gots: 585 | FT: 26
Brewed by:
Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
9.5% ABV 99 IBUs - A hophead’s dream beer. This Imperial India Pale Ale has an opening salvo of mango, peach and citrus hop aromas that sit atop a pronounced caramel malt backbone. Although Dreadnaught is a strong and intensely hoppy ale, its complex flavor is both smooth and memorable.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-19-2001)
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4.55/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bomber into a willibecher. This was bottled 8/27/14. Review #250 for me.

Appearance: Pours a medium amber and leaves a finger of fairly dense, slightly off white head. Fairly deep in color. (4.25)

Smell: Resin, pine, mango, caramel, hint of peach. Nice balance between the sweet malts and the hops. (4.25)

Taste: Resin, mango, peach, grapefruit, honey, light caramel malts on the back end. Matches the smell well, but the hops come through a lot stronger. Amazingly smooth taste, and the hops shine. (4.6)

Mouth-feel: Medium carbonation with a medium body. Finishes just a tad bitter, which is really nice for such a big ipa. (4.5)

Overall: From the smell, this seemed to be a fairly balanced IPA, but with the taste the hops definitely take over, with the malt sweetness in the backseat. Really smooth, well integrated flavor profile and this drinks like a smaller ABV IPA, but with so much flavor, which is impressive. (4.5)

Resuin, Oct 02, 2014
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4.46/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

APpearance wise the beer is flawless, beer is a clear gold with 3 fingers of off white, frothy head that retains well, thanks in part to a steady stream of small bubbles consistently rising to the surface of the beer reinforcing the enormous head. Aroma is off the hook, tons of fruit and floral hops. Taste is like a mild version of the aroma, but with a nice dose of malt in the background, texture is very juicy and creamy on the finish.
Another excellent imperial IPA from FFF

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Dreadnaught IPA from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
98 out of 100 based on 5,032 ratings.