Dreadnaught IPA - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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Reviews by EvilKeith:
4.5/5 rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Dreadnaught arrived in a bowtie glass, crystal clear and somewhere between apple juice and amber in color. The head was a creamy thick blanket of beige foam and the lace was sinfully thick and sticky.
As the bartender set the glass on the bar I began to pick up the scent of hops. Hops and more hops, piney hops, citrus grapefruit hops, green leafy hops in all their glory.
Bringing the glass to my nose brought the scents of sweet fruits; apricot and mango with a hint of caramel.
The initial flavor was dominated by hops (go figure) and the bite of alcohol. Piney and citrus hops followed by sweet fruit flavors, a hint of caramel and 100 IBUs of bitterness. You would think the hops would be enough to overpower any other flavors, but that was not the case. The balance does lean toward the hop side, but the sweetness is not completely overwhelmed.
I live less than three miles from Three Floyds brewery and I guess my palate has finally gotten to the point where I can appreciate a beer of this magnitude. This is certainly one of my two favorite DIPAs. I wont mention the other one.
I would call this medium in body with a moderate carbonation and smooth mouthfeel. I could attempt to session with Dreadnaught, but the 9.5% ABV would probably end my night early.
Serving type: on-tap
11-17-2006 02:55:03 | More by EvilKeith
More User Reviews:
5/5 rDev +13.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
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.
T: You can't get better than this. This blows all the other DIPA's I've had out of the water. Simply superb balance between malt and hops. Can taste lots of sweet caramel and honey in the malt. These quickly give way to the hops which taste of grapefruit, mango, orange peel and lemon. I couldn't dream of a better beer.
M: Very thick and creamy. The carbonation balances out the thickness, however.
O: Perfect DIPA.
Serving type: bottle
07-20-2014 03:09:14 | More by leantom
Dreadnaught IPA from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
98 out of 100 based on 4,651 ratings.