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Dreadnaught IPA - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

Dreadnaught IPADreadnaught IPA

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

4,264 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 4264
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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EvilKeith

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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 won’t 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
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Dreadnaught IPA from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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