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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

4,688 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,688
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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dciBA

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3.98/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to Khazadum for this one...

Poured from the bomber into my tulip. No freshness info, dang. Amber in color with no head. A little hazy but mostly clear.

Smell is quite hoppy but not particularly strong. Spicy hops dominate but there is plenty of sweet, bready malt there as well.

Taste follows smell as with most every DIPA I've had. The hop flavor is there but not as strong as I had hoped. Quite a bit of grapefruit hops covers your palate with each sip leaving behind a healthy amount of bitterness on the sides of my tongue. It's a fairly malty brew but the malt flavor is nice, complementing the hops well.

Mouthfeel is smooth but lacking some carbonation. Each sip leaves a little hop resin on the palate allowing you to sip the beer and enjoy it. Drinkability is pretty damn good with only a slight hint of the high %ABV. Overall a solid DIPA. I'm thinking the bottle I have isn't the freshest example but it was still quite enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2011 23:16:55 | More by dciBA
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Dreadnaught IPA from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
98 out of 100 based on 4,688 ratings.