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Dreadnaught IPA - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

Dreadnaught IPADreadnaught IPA

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

4,240 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 4240
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 WaffleSauce:
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WaffleSauce

California

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

Tons of thanks to WarriorSoul for this one. . .

Pretty nifty 22 oz bottle. It’s not normal. . .or so it says.

Pours into my trusty stone pint glass. Not as dark as I expected, but still looks amazing. Orange-Amber, semi opaque, substantial amount of bubbles dancing towards the head from the bottom of the glass. Approx ¾ - 1” white head. Definite lacing action, but nothing major. I can’t get over this smell. . .

Nose is utterly astounding. . .sweet, fruit-candy, floral, hops. . .I can’t stop smelling it. . .

Not as complex as I expected. . . but simply amazing. Sweet, orange-strawberry. Not much that I can sense outside of that. A twang of banana? Very fruity and flowery, I can say that much with confidence. Super-smooth. . .I could drink this all night and still want more. Not the slap-in-the-face hop bomb that I expected. . .but it’s simply amazing.

9.5% ABV?! You can’t be serious!! Alcohol is completely masked in the nose and the mouth. This is one amazing beer. I think I can now appreciate the term “session beer”.

I think I expected too much from this beer. It wasn’t anything I expected it to be, but everything that it is was a pleasant surprise. . .it’s insanely tasty, and utterly drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2006 04:49:50 | More by WaffleSauce
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Dreadnaught IPA from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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