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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

4,647 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,647
Reviews: 1,635
rAvg: 4.42
pDev: 9.28%
Wants: 1,703
Gots: 482 | FT: 20
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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AaronHomoya

Indiana

4.7/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

22 oz brown bottle.

First thing I noticed immediately after popping the cap was the amazing aroma. Fruity, strong grapefruit smell, hoppy, citrus, floral and intense! The appearance is an interesting orange-amber color with a bit of red in it. Decent-sized, rocky head of a sort of yellowish-white color. Taste is clean, with sweet, grapefruit hops flavor leading to a touch of caramel and then a bitter hop finish. Very tasty. Mouthfeel is very smooth, with medium body and a nice amount of carbonation. This is a very drinkable DIPA, and I would have never guessed while drinking it that it was 9.5% ABV if I didn't know what is was. So smooth and delicious I could probably drink two!

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2006 12:59:24 | More by AaronHomoya
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Dreadnaught IPA from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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