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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

4,649 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,649
Reviews: 1,635
rAvg: 4.42
pDev: 9.28%
Wants: 1,703
Gots: 482 | 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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qthompso

Minnesota

4.35/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a tulip.

A nice orange, light amber pour with remarkable clarity. A 1/2 of off white head develops and diminishes slightly but leaves some wonderful lacing.

Super tropically nose. Pretty sweet, notes of pineapple and mango. For being a big hoppy DIPA, the hops aren't as punchy as I was expecting.

Wow. I wasn't expecting the taste to follow the nose with so much tropical fruit. Really sweet mango is the first thing to hit. There's plenty of bitterness (it does say 99 IBUs after all). The finish leaves me with a little note of coconut and then a slight alcohol warmth.

A pretty full mouthfeel with a surprisingly creamy finish. My tongue is tingling, largely from the bitter hops but I think the carbonation plays a role in this as well.

Overall, a fantastic DIPA. I've had a wide variety of DIPAs and this is one of the most complex, flavorful versions I've had before. A real treat. If only they distributed to MN!

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2011 01:12:36 | More by qthompso
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Dreadnaught IPA from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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