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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

4,689 Ratings
THE BROS
93
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Ratings: 4,689
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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abfraser

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4.45/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a beautiful dark orange with golden hues and a huge frothy white head. Nice lacing. Good looking beer

S: Tropical fruit, grapefruit, citrus and piney hops. This smells divine.

T/M: Excellent. Everything on the smell, with citrus flavors and piney hops prominent. This one shares characteristics with the Russian River Pliney's in that it's exceptionally well balanced and the bitterness on the finish is muted. Nothing worse than bitterness that just blows away everything.

D: Hides its alcohol extremely well. The lack of huge bitterness from finishing hops on the end also adds to the drinkability.

An amazing double IPA, up there with the RRBC Pliney, which had previously been my benchmarks. I can see why this one is widely acclaimed.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2009 01:21:13 | More by abfraser
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Dreadnaught IPA from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
98 out of 100 based on 4,689 ratings.