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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

4,669 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,669
Reviews: 1,636
rAvg: 4.42
pDev: 9.28%
Wants: 1,704
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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nhindian

Pennsylvania

4.2/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle provided by UMNbeerhunter, thanks Joe! Poured into a Dogfish Head Signature glass.

A - Pours a very clear goldenrod body, with some slight amber in the thickest parts of the glass. It slowly but surely builds about 1.5 fingers worth of rocky, off-white head with pretty low retention. An absolute torrent of carbonation can be seen rushing from the nucleation point to the top, quick and numerous. Some spotty lacing appears after the head dissipates.

S - The smell is full of fruits and pine, a great combination. I am getting lots of grapefruit, orange, mango, and pineapple. All this beer needs is a little frilly umbrella and the tropical scene is complete. There is some wet pine smell as well, beautifully showcasing the hop profile of this beer. Delicious smelling.

T - Given the awesome smell of this beer, I was expecting a ton of flavor, and while this beer certainly boasts a ton of hops, I feel the nose does a much better job of displaying them. While it's possible to get the slight tropical fruits, this beer, like many other (D)IPAs, tends to sway towards the orange and grapefruit bitterness. I am not sure of the age of this beer, so the date could definitely have an impact, but I can't say either way. Given that, this is a great beer, but I thought the nose built it up to be incredible. The fruits have a way of contributing to while cutting the bitterness a bit, and the pine arises to add an extra complexity. The malt backbone is comprised of some nice caramel support. Finish is long and bitter.

M - Mouthfeel is medium-bodied with high carbonation. Great mouthfeel, sticky hops leave a thick coating on the mouth, and contribute to the long finish.

D - Drinkability is high. Easy to drink and has all the right components to a good time. Had no problem finishing a bomber of this over the course of a Penguins game.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2011 01:36:44 | More by nhindian
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Dreadnaught IPA from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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