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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

4,667 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,667
Reviews: 1,636
rAvg: 4.42
pDev: 9.28%
Wants: 1,703
Gots: 484 | 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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jtierney89

New Jersey

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

just opened the bottle, smells like funky high end weed. Surprisingly pale color, like a very deep yellow with some orange/brown. Giant sticky white head. Even with letting this beer breathe, still smells like sticky weed. Fruit scents begin to come forward, dried apricots and peaches. As the beer really has time to air out and the smells escape, smells like lightly toasted bread with a tropical fruit marmalade seeping into your bedroom to wake you up in the morning.

Took two sips to have the hops hit me and wow, this beer is attacking my mouth. Alcohol heat doesnt hit until you take a few breaths after sipping a few. Probably the most tannic beer i've ever had. Still feeling the resin tingle my gums 5 minutes after the sip. Sweet jam like fruit on the tip of the tongue followed by huge rolling malt flavor. Caramel covered fruit bowl rolls into super hop resin. Oily hop flavor covered the back of the tongue. Bitterness is brash and bold and hits stronger after you finish swallowing.

This is a giant beer. Not as complex as I expected to be, nor was it that super west coast ipa i expected it to be but that might be a good thing. This is another beer I've discovered on my chicago trip that proves that there's a midwest style ipa. Not nearly as fruity as a west coast ipa, but not as dry an english ipa. It takes the midwest ipa and make it huge, and it's beautiful.

Big, simple, tasty, and the hop bomb you want from a DIPA.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2012 04:39:12 | More by jtierney89
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Dreadnaught IPA from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
98 out of 100 based on 4,667 ratings.