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Dreadnaught IPA - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

Dreadnaught IPADreadnaught IPA

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

4,234 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 4234
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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bigman147

New Hampshire

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

Poured into bowtie glass at the Three Floyds Brewpub in Munster, IN.

Appearance: Pour was deep orangish with a slight reddish hue with a beautiful hazy quality. Head was good and quickly dissipated with some lacing on the glass.

Aroma: A godsend. The smell of apricots and mango's. Some piney hop notes. I couldn't get over how wonderful the hops were. Some malty and a trace amount of alcohol.

Taste: This is probably the best IIPA I have eve had. Flavor's of hops and malty. Balance is perfect so that it is not overpowering as many IIPA's can be. Alcohol character is well disguised and I was surprised to later learn that this beer was 9.5% ABV. Bitterness is not lingering. Retro-nasal hops aroma makes burping fun.

Mouthfeel: Carbonation is good. A slight drying from the hops but negligible alcohol burn in the finish.

Drinkability: This might be the best thing about the beer. The balance of hops and malt and sweetness and bitterness just flowed. I could have sat and drank this beer all day (I wanted too). I can't say enough about it. Its the best for a reason. It hides lots of aroma, taste and alcohol in the most enjoyable package ever.

I love it.

Serving type: on-tap

11-25-2007 23:58:09 | More by bigman147
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Dreadnaught IPA from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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