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Dreadnaught IPA - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

Dreadnaught IPADreadnaught IPA

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

4,242 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 4242
Reviews: 1623
rAvg: 4.42
pDev: 9.5%


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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Ratings: 4,242 | Reviews: 1,623 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by 312HopBomb:
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312HopBomb

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz. bomber served in a nonic.

One finger of foam sits atop this beauty that is a fuzzy peach appearance. One can almost detect hop particles floating around in this bad boy.

The malt wallops the nose along with a smack of booze. This is one serious brew. Smells like a sipper. A definite arsonal of hops are hiding in ambush behind the malt.

Taste confirms the nose. A heavy syrupy sweet IIPA that packs an alcohol bite and then the hop assault hits like a blitzkrieg. A full on resin rush. Long bitter finish that begs for the next sip (after some time). One cannot rush this beer.

Mouthfeel is heavy and chewy, syrupy with great carbonation for an imperial india pale ale. Above average for this style.

A world-class IIPA, this has set the standard for a long time and is every bit as good as those west coast brews! Founders is right up there in the realm of midwest hoppiness. Two Brothers Hop Juice deserves a mention along with Half Acre Double Daisy. I forgot Pipeworks Ninja vs Unicorn. Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree....hmmm. In a nod to the west coast that Double Jack is in a tie for my favorite. Myrcenary nails the Mountain trophy. East coast award goes to Southern Tier DIPAS!! Where does it end? A quest for the best...stay tuned.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2012 05:16:47 | More by 312HopBomb
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Dreadnaught IPA from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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