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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

4,586 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,586
Reviews: 1,633
rAvg: 4.42
pDev: 9.28%
Wants: 1,696
Gots: 467 | FT: 19
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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jackorain

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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a golden copper color with a slight haze. The stark white dense head stays around for a very long time and leaves an incredible amount of think lace and a thick coat.

The aroma is a wonderful mingling of pine and grapefruit hops, tangerine and caramel sweetness.

The hop flavor of grapefruit, oranges, tangerine and pine all come roaring in with the first sip. This is followed a big sweetness of caramel and simple syrup. Middle to end brings a big bitter hit that lingers through to the finis and further. Subsequent sips bring more depth of grapefruit, pink, white and ruby red juice. The pine also emerges in the finish. Tropical fruit also begins to emerge as the beer warms up.

Medium body with vibrant carbonation. The bubbles carry the bitterness to the hard palate and the back of the mouth. The hop oils coat the mouth as well.

Overall, this is one fine beer. One of the best double IPAs I have had.

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2009 01:29:57 | More by jackorain
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Dreadnaught IPA from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
98 out of 100 based on 4,586 ratings.