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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

4,689 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,689
Reviews: 1,636
rAvg: 4.42
pDev: 9.28%
Wants: 1,704
Gots: 487 | 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 FtownThrowDown:
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FtownThrowDown

Ohio

4.63/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bomber into my Dogfish pint glass.
Pours a hazy ruby/light brown color with almost no head at all. Slight rings of lace around the top of the glass.
Smell is hops. Juicy, citrusy, piney and floral! This is really a very good smelling beer. The smell itself lets me know that I've got something good here.
Taste is incredible. Everything one should look for in a DIPA and then some. It slams your tastebuds with a wide array of hops and a slight alcohol sense. With a pretty bitter taste coming through midway to the end. It all finishes clean and juicy, making you reach for the glass wanting another drink.
Mouthfeel is is perfect. Not too thick, not too thin. Just right. A good amount of carbonation and malt to balance this out. I was expecting a really bitter overly hopped beer. But this is really balanced and very, very good.
I don't think I would want to drink more than a bomber of this in a sitting. I'm quickly becoming a bigger fan of Three Floyd's with every beer I try. If you haven't tried this one, you haven't had the best DIPA yet.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2007 00:50:08 | More by FtownThrowDown
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Dreadnaught IPA from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
98 out of 100 based on 4,689 ratings.