Dreadnaught IPA - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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Reviews by the Alström Bros:
4.15/5 rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
12(?)oz mini-growler from Half Time Beverages. A thanks to VENOM for the sample.
Appearance: Nearly pumpkin orange in colour, slight chill haze. Thin cropped white lace does an excellent job of sticking to the glass.
Smell: Big wafts of fresh hop oil smack the nose around a bit; sweet pine sap and some citric rind. Light fruitiness, faint esters and some diacetyl in the aroma as well.
Taste & Mouthfeel: Light carbonation but real smooth and creamy with a slickness in the mouth. A constant barrage of hops hits the palate right from the get go and does not cut any slack. Sweetness does come from an ample maltiness but more so from sweet hop oil that borders and overwhelming pungent sensation. Higher alcohols are held to a minimum but it is quite warming. Touches of bready grain and buttery flavours, the hops just keep coming with a huge wall of bitterness and piney citric flavour. Finishes slightly on the sweet side but still puckering from the hops.
Drinkability & Notes: Very deceiving alcohol, hops are out of control but done in a perfect way. An amazing brew that warmed me up on this cold winters day.
Serving type: on-tap
02-11-2003 10:54:58 | More by Jason
More User Reviews:
4.45/5 rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Served on tap at Spinoza's in Beavercreek, Ohio. The appearance is unremarkable, but with a solid head and fairly sticky lacing. The smell is tropical fruit--not as pronounced and appealing as, say, White Rajah, but still quite good. The taste consists of mango, orange, and lemon flavors, and the bitterness from the hops just isn't here--imagine, a DIPA without bitterness--instead is sweetness from the citrus hops. The mouthfeel is unusual, but not bad at all--this beer is on the thin side (it could pass for a session beer if not for the high ABV) and moderate carbonation. Overall, this is a DIPA well worth trying.
Serving type: on-tap
04-14-2014 22:11:43 | More by DeFaz
4.79/5 rDev +8.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
Great beer! There is a serious complexity to this beer. While it has the hop forward properties of any other DIPA's its smooth, and without a lingering bitter finish. There is a bitterness to it, but there is a malt complexity that changes the finish to make it smooth with a hint of sweetness. This beverage got better with every sip.
Serving type: bottle
04-14-2014 21:03:18 | More by ICMTM
Dreadnaught IPA from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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