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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

4,690 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,690
Reviews: 1,636
rAvg: 4.42
pDev: 9.28%
Wants: 1,704
Gots: 489 | 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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jdhowe

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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
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Dreadnaught IPA from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
98 out of 100 based on 4,690 ratings.