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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

4,692 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,692
Reviews: 1,636
rAvg: 4.42
pDev: 9.28%
Wants: 1,704
Gots: 490 | 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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rangel2

Indiana

4.72/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bomber into Urthel tulip glass, with roughly a finger off-white head.

Initial smell is of pears, peaches, pineapple. Lots of pineapple this time. But it fluctuates. Very light and harmless alcohol buried in there.

Update: poured bomber into CBS snifter and caught excellent mango all day. In aroma and taste!!!!

(Second ~6 oz. pour from bomber yielded far more malt, caramel and toasty, but still excellent amount of hops aroma and taste!)

Quick bitter bite up front leads into smooth citrus fruits, mango, more pineapple. Nicely spiced, little malt presence right now -- will wait to see what I find as it warms to room temperature. Nice crispness, to say the least.

Resiny mouthfeel that thins over time. Pretty OK carbonation.

Overall, this is just one of the standards in my book. It's an Imperial IPA that's rarely challenged, here in the Midwest. It's fruity, bitter, drinkable, and supremely balanced for its style as it warms up.

No complaints here, just praise.

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2011 03:33:54 | More by rangel2
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Dreadnaught IPA from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
98 out of 100 based on 4,692 ratings.