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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

4,654 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,654
Reviews: 1,635
rAvg: 4.42
pDev: 9.28%
Wants: 1,704
Gots: 484 | 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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Reviews by C20Percent:
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C20Percent

Virginia

4.2/5  rDev -5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a semi-hazy golden-yellow with a bubbly fingers worth head of foam on top. Lots of bubbles in the body. Crazy complexity in the color. It looks like there's a tornado in my pint glass. No BS. Wild. Must be coming from the sediment, which in my book is a plus. Preliminary lacing is good. Can't find anything wrong.

S: Punch of hoppy citrus aroma. Grapefruit. Tangerines. To me, the smell is lacking a bit. There's some sweet malt smell here too. But, I think the aroma I got with Zombie Dust was better. So, this doesn't quite meet my expectations even though it's good.

T: When it hits the mouth you taste what's like a sweet malty citrus/peachy soda. There's almost like a candied sweetness here. Candied fruits -- tropical fruits. The finish is like an earthy bitterness. There's a lot to like here. I'm just not sure there's a lot to love. Off the bat I can think of other IPAs that I think taste better, including probably Pliny the Elder. This is good, though.

M: A medium body, wonderfully carbonated, smooth and creamy feeling brew. This, I think is where FFF excels -- is the feel of their beer. They really nail it when it comes to their ales. There some chewiness here, when brings out the hops, which I like a lot.

O: Even though I was a bit disappointed in the flavor, which might have something to do with expectations, this is a really good DIPA. It's not the best, but it's another solid showing by FFF. If you can find/try/buy this beer, then do it. But, if I had the choice I'd probably choose another FFF as my favorite.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2012 17:12:45 | More by C20Percent
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WOOOO! Just had this right after Alpha King. I was skeptical that this would beat it but I was wrong! This is a DIPA to end all DIPA's!

A: Golden in color and very clear. Beer pours a huge head and A TON of lacing lingers on the glass after the head withdraws. Couldn't have been better.

S: Perfect. Absolutely perfect. Smell lots of lemon, orange, grapefruit, apricot and mango (emphasis on the last two). It's practically a hop feast. However, there's a subtle amount of malt in the mix - mostly caramel and amber. I can't wait to imbibe on this.

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Dreadnaught IPA from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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