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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

4,679 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,679
Reviews: 1,636
rAvg: 4.42
pDev: 9.28%
Wants: 1,705
Gots: 487 | 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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portia99

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle poured into a Portsmouth goblet. Received in trade from rlcnmeyer - Thanks! I see no sign of a date or freshness code on the bottle.

A - Poured a hazy, pale orange with a one finger white head of intermingled large and small bubbles. Head fades after about a minute to a thin layer of bubbles distributed more or less evenly across the entire surface of the beer. Eventually fades leaving nice, thick lacing on the sides of the glass.

S - First smell yields large amounts of caramel and toffee-like malt - hints of molasses. Subtle floral hops come thru, but in a subdued way. Expected more hop aroma here.

T - Spicy hops overlaying thick malt base. Lots of caramel flavor blending nicely with the hop bitterness that is fighting thru the sweet malt. Some citrusy hop flavor balances nicely with the malts. Alcohol makes its presence known, not overwhelming, but definitely noticeable.

M - Mouthfeel is thick and smooth. Sweet malt coats the tongue and sides of the mouth. Carbonation is medium to a touch heavy. Leans towards being a sipping beer.

D - For a 9.5% beer, this is pretty quaffable. This 22 is going down quick and easy. This is a really enjoyable beer with big flavors and body, but goes down pretty easily. Everything blends well and makes this a really enjoyable big beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2009 00:16:52 | More by portia99
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Dreadnaught IPA from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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