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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

4,644 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,644
Reviews: 1,635
rAvg: 4.42
pDev: 9.28%
Wants: 1,704
Gots: 482 | 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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Reviews by beerceller99:
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beerceller99

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4.85/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Absolutely huge Cascade bud pine hop aroma. one of the best smells ever in a beer, reminds me of the freshly cut tree smell on the green chain section of a lumber mill i worked at years ago.
Has a clear copper color with a light yellow head. Medium bodied and smooth. Taste starts with a nicely bittersweet hop assault on the taste buds followed by a good dose of malts which add a light caramel sweetness. But this brew is about the hops; as it warms the flowery and grapefruit hops emerge and make for a nicely bitter, crisp and clean finish.
One of the best Imperial IPA's out there.

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2005 21:37:36 | More by beerceller99
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S: Perfect. Absolutely perfect. Smell lots of lemon, orange, grapefruit, apricot and mango (emphasis on the last two). It's practically a hop feast. However, there's a subtle amount of malt in the mix - mostly caramel and amber. I can't wait to imbibe on this.

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Dreadnaught IPA from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
98 out of 100 based on 4,644 ratings.