Dreadnaught IPA - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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4.55/5 rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Pours a very pale orange, almost a dark straw yellow type color. Kind of light, it's fairly clear, with a bit of haze, on the second pour, I could watch a little cascade of haze fall through the beer. Really a beautiful sight. The head is massive, and pillowy, it looks loose, but it has incredible retention, and leaves some decent lacing. This one looks like PTE, it's a little paler than you'd like, but stands up perfectly in the other categories. The smell doesn't jump up immediately and punch you in the face. I could actually smell it, in brief intervals, at a distance, before I even tried, but it's not as powerful as some. The smell is very pungent. There's a leafy kind of spiciness, resting on top of some smells of tart fruits, maybe a bit of tropical fruits. Very little resinous smells, but there is a bit of citrus, like orange and maybe a bit of sweet grapefruit. The maltiness is slightly crackery and subdued, which is a good sign, it means this is fresh. The taste comes off upfront with a kind of sweet, powdery maltiness with a thick layer of grassy, almost herbal hops. Then comes the fruit, something is almost like biting into a young peach or plum, or maybe a juicy tart cherry. Really pleasant and great. The bitterness is subdued, but it comes in little bursts, along with some resins, and some citrus peel kind of feeling. The leafiness of the hops is really a great introduction to the ultimate taste, it kind of draws you in, then seems like something familiar, the turns to something altogether unfamiliar, it comes out punching, with the fruitiness, which is out of the ordinary, I mean, you can find it in other DIPAs, but a lot of times its battling with either bready malts, or really piney, grassy hops, but the fruitiness comes off alone here. Really interesting and wonderful. I'm really loving it more as I get into it. The body is perfect, the perfect balance between dry and sweet, it's a bit full, you know, with some nice sweetness and some hoppy resins, but it stays dry enough to keep you diving back in for another drink. This is definitely a bit more full than it appears. The carbonation is light, there's a nice tickle, and it keeps it lively without stinging. Nice. And overall, this is a brilliant beer. I mean, I could really see myself drinking this every day if I had the opportunity. If you ever get a shot to try it, and try it fresh, I would recommend it without hesitation. Really a standout DIPA.
Serving type: bottle
07-17-2009 00:34:21 | More by taylorhamrick
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4.04/5 rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Poured from a bomber into my Deschutes tulip, no bottle date...
A - Pours a slightly hazy golden orange color, with a finger of tan head.
S - The smell is malty/honey, with with some notes of tropical fruit.
T/M - The taste is a pleasant combination of a solid malt backbone, and some mango & pineapple.The bitterness hangs around on my tongue for a while. Mouthfeel is medium, good carbonation.
O - Such a solid IPA! Hits all the right notes with me, and I would always have this is my fridge if I could get it here in Vegas. But I can't, so I'm gonna go and enjoy the hell outta this one. Cheers!
Serving type: bottle
03-14-2014 02:32:47 | More by Rizalini
Dreadnaught IPA from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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