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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

4,688 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,688
Reviews: 1,636
rAvg: 4.42
pDev: 9.28%
Wants: 1,704
Gots: 488 | 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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Zorro

California

4.9/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

22 Oz bottle Sampled through the efforts of SS 05 BIF and Meathookjones.

Pours a chill hazed orange to light brown colored ale which manages to even muster a small tan head despite the alcohol level.

Smell is a large and aggressive load of hops. A dazzling demonstration of all the scents that hops can provide in fact. Stronger less pleasant scents like willow trees (cat piss to me), eucalyptus, and menthol. Fruity scents mostly orange and lemons. Spices, allspice, basil and oak and black pepper. Even the expected grapefruit and pine scents are here. Once your nose can adjust to the hops there is a nice clean malt scent underneath. Alcohol fumes carry scents of citrus oils and black pepper.

Taste is mild and highly of citrus fruits in the beginning. Super mild in flavors for what this is, a damn strong beer. The flavor is all about light citrus nectars and some floral flavors, with a hardly harsh herbal finish. I can tell that the only Very light malts are used, as you can taste them clearly. Malt seems to be only the lightest malts and even possibly rice malt due to its lightness. Or maybe this beer has done a perfect "Jedi Mind Trick" on my senses?

Mouthfeel is good but light for the style. I can't really hold the light body against this beer, as it seems to be what this entire beer is meant to be.

Hard to be critical here; I can only sum up this beer in this way. Holy freaking crap! What a great beer!

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2005 05:12:25 | More by Zorro
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Dreadnaught IPA from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
98 out of 100 based on 4,688 ratings.