Dreadnaught IPA - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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Reviews by falloutsnow:
4.15/5 rDev -6.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a substantial 2cm head of off-white foam, composed of small to medium sized bubbles, fairly dense in packing. Head retention is pretty solid for a 9.5% ABV douple ipa, lasting a minute or two, gradually fading to a thin cap of foam atop the body. The head leaves substantial lacing in its wake, which is augmented with each sip. The beer's body is a transparent golden orange-brown color, with light bringing out bright orange and yellow hues. Carbonation is readily visible, percolating from the center and sides of the glass.
Aroma is like that of inhaling deeply from a bag of mixed citra and simcoe hop pellets, just a very nice and intense blend of grapefruit, tangerine, and peach, with a bit of a caramel malt backbone behind everything. Very pleasing, though the aroma does dissipate fairly quickly.
Taste blossoms with flavorful hop combinations atop a toffee-like malt center. Hops impart, upon opening, some peach and orange flavors. By mid-palate, grapefruit and citrus bitterness become more prominent, with peach and apricot being most noticeable hop flavors in the back. Toffee-like malts remain in the background through each portion of the palate, with ethanol being detectable in the mid and late sections. Closes out with slight caramel malt on back of palate, with modest ethanol. Lingering aftertaste of hop bitterness, peach and apricot esters, and toffee malt sweetness.
Beer is medium to medium-heavy bodied with fairly aggressive carbonation that foams the liquid across on the palate. Resulting mouthfeel is fairly creamy, somewhat smooth, but overall flowing and not excessive in any single direction. Expectedly dry in close, with little stickiness around the edges of the palate.
Serving type: bottle
08-14-2012 05:12:05 | More by falloutsnow
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 4,650 ratings.