Dreadnaught IPA - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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4.55/5 rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
(this is not available in jersey) practically flipped my lid when I found this case ($79) just sort of stacked "out of the way"... oy, they had the black sun stout, alpha klaus and the rabid rabbit... there goes food money for the month... this bottle conditioned bad ass can't make it to my glass fast enough...
holy crap! I can smell the amarillo poppin from 3 feet away.. but let me get to the look. lots of carbonation, 2 full fingers of craggy foam with immediate lacing present as the head slowly receded. retention at beer level is really good with smaller bubbles keeping the head quite alive.
"it was only mostly dead"
a nice mix of orange and ruby tone, looking at this is like finding the penthouse youtr dad stashed in the closet when you were 14. but thankfully the pages of this beer won't stick together.
take an orange, smash it up in your fingers, now do the same with some hops, people may think you are nuts but that is the only way to relive this odor. although this is an assault on your hop senses you can detect the malt. Not much else to add, this is a nice one.
thick and slick yet smooth, like billy d williams, this works everytime. unusually smooth actually, the carbonation isn't prickly but it makes the mouthfeel full and satisfying, This doensn't kill you with hops, there is a really nice balance here of flavors. Don't get me wrong, this has great bitterness but the malt really ties this one together, superb! Absolutely no sense of the alcohol in the flavor. 9.5%? jeez. This one isn't over-amarilloed like some 3F beers, damn this is tasty.
oh hell yes. An extremely well balanced DIPA, with tax this was around $7 a bottle!! I will be going to clean the store out of the rest of their stock post haste.
this is BIG BEER. the definition of big beer is THIS beer. Forget the other DIPAs, there are great ones. No other DIPA is as balanced and as well crafted as this beer, and they have been doing it for years. Other brewers will catch up, but Dreadnaught is worth the hype. I like some other DIPAs slightly more only due to hop "bombness" but in balance this is the standard, period.
Serving type: bottle
10-31-2006 03:29:14 | More by Ego
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