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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

4,577 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,577
Reviews: 1,633
rAvg: 4.42
pDev: 9.28%
Wants: 1,696
Gots: 462 | FT: 19
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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schinebd

Massachusetts

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

A - A straight amber brown, with dark red and light yellow highlights depending on how the light is hitting. A white head that disappears quickly. Fairly clear through.

S - All citrus and pine and stickiness. All signs point to excellent taste.

T - Straight out of the fridge this was a little disappointing, as all I could taste were the bittering hops. However, having had this beer on tap a few weeks ago at the brewpub I knew it had more to offer. As it warmed it really began to showcase itself. The pine and grapefruit from the smell really take over and a somewhat sticky sweetness plants itself in the middle of the tongue and provides at least some balance. Still, this beer is all about showcasing hop complexity and it does better than most other beers, able to effectively juxtapose the fruity, citrusy character of hops with their potential for extreme bitterness.

M - Well carbonated, and all of the flavors are quite powerful and tickle every area of the tongue, with particular excitement on the back sides where bitterness is picked up. Some slight alcohol burn is nice as well.

D - A delicious beer perfect for summer, but at 10 % it is dangerous and the 10 % is not hidden. I paid $10 for my bomber at the brewpub which I think is reasonable for a beer of this quality.

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2009 19:39:10 | More by schinebd
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Dreadnaught IPA from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
98 out of 100 based on 4,577 ratings.