Dreadnaught IPA - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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Reviews by MJR:
4.72/5 rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Appearance: Pours a mostly clear copper that seems to glow on it's own. It's tan head starts out thick and creamy, then slowly shrinks down to a small, but steady cap. Tons of spiderweb-like lace cover the side of the glass.
Smell: The aroma is positively stunning. It's nothing less than a hop explosion right under your nose. Massive amounts of grapefruit, pine, citrus, apricot, and pineapple (yes, pineapple!) hold their own against a heavy onslaught of sweet, caramelly malt. There's a touch of breadiness as well. Raw, pungent, and perfect...
Taste: Starts off a bit sweet, then quickly erupts into a full-blown hop assault. Raw grapefruit rind, pine resin, citrus, apricot, and pineapple all take their turn in the attack. There's a flowery touch to the hops as well. This brew isn't all hops though, and the malt manages to stay afloat for the duration. There's a lingering malty sweetness that has a caramelly and bready flavor that maintains some semblance of balance. Finishes coarse and bitter with barely a hint of alcohol. Wow...just wow.
Mouthfeel: There's a slighty syrupy feel to it, that is offset a bit by the 'just right' carbonation. Finishes dry and bitter. I can 'feel' the warmth of the alcohol more than I can taste it. Adding the yeast dregs towards the end brings a bit of creaminess to an already rich brew.
Drinkability: Damn good for it's strength. It's downright scary that it's 9.5%abv, since the alcohol hides itself so well. This is one of the best examples of an Imperial/Double IPA to be found. It boldly challenges Two Hearted Ale as my favorite IPA. A wonderful example of the 'bigger is better' maxim.
Serving type: bottle
07-03-2003 22:19:25 | More by MJR
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4.45/5 rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Served on tap at Spinoza's in Beavercreek, Ohio. The appearance is unremarkable, but with a solid head and fairly sticky lacing. The smell is tropical fruit--not as pronounced and appealing as, say, White Rajah, but still quite good. The taste consists of mango, orange, and lemon flavors, and the bitterness from the hops just isn't here--imagine, a DIPA without bitterness--instead is sweetness from the citrus hops. The mouthfeel is unusual, but not bad at all--this beer is on the thin side (it could pass for a session beer if not for the high ABV) and moderate carbonation. Overall, this is a DIPA well worth trying.
Serving type: on-tap
04-14-2014 22:11:43 | More by DeFaz
4.79/5 rDev +8.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
Great beer! There is a serious complexity to this beer. While it has the hop forward properties of any other DIPA's its smooth, and without a lingering bitter finish. There is a bitterness to it, but there is a malt complexity that changes the finish to make it smooth with a hint of sweetness. This beverage got better with every sip.
Serving type: bottle
04-14-2014 21:03:18 | More by ICMTM
Dreadnaught IPA from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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