Dreadnaught IPA - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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Reviews by jdhowe:
4.53/5 rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
22oz bomber poured into a pint glass, no evident bottling date, but I know it's fresh from the sender. Thanks to Duffman929 for sending this.
A: Pours a clear amber with a half finger of coarse straw-colored head, which dissipates to a ring and spotted film, leaving no lacing.
S: Fresh hops and lots of malt sweetness. This reminds me most of DFH 90-minute, which is a good start. Maybe a little less sweet, so I'm pretty excited. Lots of grapefruit on this one.
T/M: Starting strong with a citrus bite complemented by plentiful carbonation, this beer is full of flavor. The middle of the sip is characterized mostly by malt sweetness, nicely pairing with the citrusy character from the hops. The finish is bitter with hops... oh so many hops. Mouthfeel is sticky with hop character, well carbonated, and medium to thin, but very nice. Maybe just a little too thin. Alcohol does not show itself strongly.
O: Sure enough, this reminds me a lot of DFH 90-minute IPA. The hop and malt profile both feel very similar to me, except this is slightly more bitter on the finish and slightly thinner in the body. On the other hand, it does not get too cloyingly sweet as easily upon warming, which is very nice. I think for ease of acquisition, 90-minute wins out easily, but if money were not a factor, both were fresh and easily obtainable, I could see myself choosing either brew, but probably favoring the Dreadnaught. A very nice beer, to be sure.
Serving type: bottle
08-07-2013 05:53:23 | More by jdhowe
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 4,647 ratings.