Dreadnaught IPA - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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Reviews by mmva321:
4.72/5 rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Poured into a pint glass.
Some pretty unwhelming head starts this off on the wrong note, but, to my pleasant surprise, it sticks around creating a nice froth on the top that leaves a long-lasting lace around the glass. However, the body is a little inconsistent. The orangish-yellow look moves from orange to yellow as you go further down and further out.
What does an IPA smell like? Hops and citrus. But I've never had one that's so well balanced. The citrus hits your nose and gives the auroma a nice pop that lingers while the bitter hops provide a nice and (unique, for me, to an IPA) subtle counterpoint to the sweet citrus.
So well refined that the only reason I give this a 4.5 is personal taste. I wish the citrus was a little more prevalent, but so good that you might as well disregard my point and try this beer. Still a very good balance between the bitter hops and the sweet citrus.
Maybe the one time I'm sure of the mouthfeel. I say that because it's so refreshing and complex. First off, it has the exact right amount of carbonation, which I find to be rare in beer. It isn't so strong that it's the first thing you notice, but it's enough to where it accents the refreshing citrus flavor very well. The feel is refresing and light but substantial, and then ends with a strong pungent fell in the back of your throat and a pleasant dryness in the mouth. Probably the only time I'll say the mouthfeel is the best part of a beer.
This is what an IPA should taste like, or at least what it should strive for. Well balanced, refined and bold flavors that aren't overbearing. Get this beer and love it.
Serving type: bottle
12-10-2009 04:28:44 | More by mmva321
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4.66/5 rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
This defines the style, or what the style could be. Light bubbles. Upfront pineapple and mango pine florals balanced with caramelized citrus and butterscotch. Larger body than expected. Creamy and chewy. First rate. Almost a perfect 5, but maybe I haven't had a fiver yet?
Serving type: on-tap
03-15-2014 23:43:17 | More by ebones
4.04/5 rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Poured from a bomber into my Deschutes tulip, no bottle date...
A - Pours a slightly hazy golden orange color, with a finger of tan head.
S - The smell is malty/honey, with with some notes of tropical fruit.
T/M - The taste is a pleasant combination of a solid malt backbone, and some mango & pineapple.The bitterness hangs around on my tongue for a while. Mouthfeel is medium, good carbonation.
O - Such a solid IPA! Hits all the right notes with me, and I would always have this is my fridge if I could get it here in Vegas. But I can't, so I'm gonna go and enjoy the hell outta this one. Cheers!
Serving type: bottle
03-14-2014 02:32:47 | More by Rizalini
Dreadnaught IPA from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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