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Dreadnaught IPA - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

Dreadnaught IPADreadnaught IPA

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

4,256 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 4256
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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Reviews by OttoBomb:
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OttoBomb

Illinois

4.1/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz. bomber poured into a Dogfish Head signature glass (January 12, 2010). No 'bottled on' date on the bottle or label.

Eyes: Pours a clean copper color with significant fluffy head to the top of the glass. Very thick lacing and a wad of foam floats atop the beer as I drink it down.

Nose: A very potent sweet mango-peach aroma, citrus grapefruits arise as the beer warms. One of the better bouquets I've come across.

Tongue: A much more bitter pineyness that the aroma, a strong, sweet grapefruit taste dominates. Sharp and biting, the flavors smash the palate with bitter citrus, but the sturdy sweet malts prevent the bitterness from complete domination.

Mouth: Sharp, bitter and biting, exactly what they were going for. The carbonation is well balanced and assists the depletion of the hop aftertase.

Libation: This is a hop bomb if there ever was one. Due to the tremendous flavors, the 9.5% ABV is not felt on the tongue, which is impressive. Very tasty and drinkable for such a big beer, but the alcohol and bitterness don't make this sessionable, one bomber is enough for me thanks. It certainly ranks among the top DIPAs in the world though, and I'll be back to try this again, most likely tasted against other quality DIPAs (DFH 90, Pliny, Hopslam, etc).

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2010 09:05:37 | More by OttoBomb
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Dreadnaught IPA from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
98 out of 100 based on 4,256 ratings.