Dreadnaught IPA - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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Ratings: 4,651 | Reviews: 1,635 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by bwyker:
4.83/5 rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Thank you kmudrick for bringing this up from Beeryard in PA. Soon after arrival, it became a contestant in a blind dipa tasting. The other double ipas tasted: Dogfish Head 90 min, Stoudts Double IPA and Lagunitas Shutdown (the double ipas I happen to have on hand). Though it did not win in all five categories (DFH won appearance, Dreadnaught won smell and taste, Stoudts won mouthfeel & drinkablity) it did come out on top overall, with Stoudts a close second.
Anyway, what more can be said about a beer that has been reviewed 381 times? Though hopheads will certainly have a mouthgasm with each sip, it is not an over-the-top extreme beer that forgets about the art of balance. Bitterness is smoothed, as is the alcohol. It would probably be more drinkable if it wasnt so expensive. If youre lucky enough to come across this, however, spend the money. You wont regret it.
Serving type: bottle
08-08-2006 14:06:49 | More by bwyker
More User Reviews:
5/5 rDev +13.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
WOOOO! Just had this right after Alpha King. I was skeptical that this would beat it but I was wrong! This is a DIPA to end all DIPA's!
A: Golden in color and very clear. Beer pours a huge head and A TON of lacing lingers on the glass after the head withdraws. Couldn't have been better.
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.
T: You can't get better than this. This blows all the other DIPA's I've had out of the water. Simply superb balance between malt and hops. Can taste lots of sweet caramel and honey in the malt. These quickly give way to the hops which taste of grapefruit, mango, orange peel and lemon. I couldn't dream of a better beer.
M: Very thick and creamy. The carbonation balances out the thickness, however.
O: Perfect DIPA.
Serving type: bottle
07-20-2014 03:09:14 | More by leantom
Dreadnaught IPA from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
98 out of 100 based on 4,651 ratings.