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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

4,661 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,661
Reviews: 1,635
rAvg: 4.42
pDev: 9.28%
Wants: 1,705
Gots: 484 | 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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ThickNStout

Georgia

4.63/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle from zrab11 (thanks man!). No bottling info. Served in a Terrapin snifter.

Pours hazy orange with a full one finger of fluffy white head that cakes on the lace where it rests.

Aromas of sweet citrus orange, pineapple, mango, papaya and a little bready malt sitting in The background. Good stuff.

Taste is a delightful bitter fruity hop bomb full of mango, orange, peach, slight citrus peel, challah bread, white peppercorn, lemon zest, wet grass, biscuit, a touch of apple and a dose of alcohol. Drinks very easily for 9.5% abv. The sweet fruit dominate but every sip seems to reveal another layer.

Mouthfeel is slick, rich, oily medium full with appropriate carbonation to keep those flavors lively once they coat the tongue. Long bittersweet tropical fruity finish.

So happy to get a full bottle to my greedy self! I've had a couple bottles shared before but this is a pleasure to sit back and enjoy on my own. This has to be one of my top five imperial IPAs. It's bitter, sure- but so much more with all those delightful tropical fruits backed by layers of sweet "balancing" malts. It might not be for everybody but I highly recommend that you try for yourself and decide. ISO!

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2013 16:09:25 | More by ThickNStout
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Dreadnaught IPA from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
98 out of 100 based on 4,661 ratings.