Dreadnaught IPA - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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Reviews by qthompso:
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
More User Reviews:
5/5 rDev +13.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
WOOOO! Just had this right after Alpha King. I was skeptical that this would beat it but I was wrong! This is a DIPA to end all DIPA's!
A: Golden in color and very clear. Beer pours a huge head and A TON of lacing lingers on the glass after the head withdraws. Couldn't have been better.
S: Perfect. Absolutely perfect. Smell lots of lemon, orange, grapefruit, apricot and mango (emphasis on the last two). It's practically a hop feast. However, there's a subtle amount of malt in the mix - mostly caramel and amber. I can't wait to imbibe on this.
T: You can't get better than this. This blows all the other DIPA's I've had out of the water. Simply superb balance between malt and hops. Can taste lots of sweet caramel and honey in the malt. These quickly give way to the hops which taste of grapefruit, mango, orange peel and lemon. I couldn't dream of a better beer.
M: Very thick and creamy. The carbonation balances out the thickness, however.
O: Perfect DIPA.
Serving type: bottle
07-20-2014 03:09:14 | More by leantom
Dreadnaught IPA from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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