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Dreadnaught IPA - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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Dreadnaught IPADreadnaught IPA

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4,953 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,953
Reviews: 1,648
rAvg: 4.42
pDev: 9.28%
Wants: 1,744
Gots: 570 | FT: 27
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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Photo of Resuin
4.55/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bomber into a willibecher. This was bottled 8/27/14.

Appearance: Pours a medium amber and leaves a finger of fairly dense, slightly off white head. Fairly deep in color. (4.25)

Smell: Resin, pine, mango, caramel, hint of peach. Nice balance between the sweet malts and the hops. (4.25)

Taste: Resin, mango, peach, grapefruit, honey, light caramel malts on the back end. Matches the smell well, but the hops come through a lot stronger. Amazingly smooth taste, and the hops shine. (4.6)

Mouth-feel: Medium carbonation with a medium body. Finishes just a tad bitter, which is really nice for such a big ipa. (4.5)

Overall: From the smell, this seemed to be a fairly balanced IPA, but with the taste the hops definitely take over, with the malt sweetness in the backseat. Really smooth, well integrated flavor profile and this drinks like a smaller ABV IPA, but with so much flavor, which is impressive. (4.5)

Resuin, Today at 02:17 AM
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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

A: Pours with a light white frothy head that dies back very slowly. Sheets of lacing coat the sides of the glass and last and last. The beer has a pleasing rich amber color that is slightly hazy.

S: The citrus flavors are overwhelming in the smell. Very pleasant and clean smelling. Lemon, grapefruit are dominant with malt, pine, and hay in the background.

T: This beer has a great balance between sweet malt and hoppy bitterness. At first the sweet malt with a slight hoppy bitterness wash over the tongue. The citrus flavors are certainly evident, but piney, hay flavors are more in force here than they were in the smell. The finish is slightly bitter, but with a bit of the sweet malt flavors hang in in there too. An amazing balancing act between the flavors keep you wanting more. Very tasty.

M: Medium bodied and nicely carbonated.

O: This is a terrific IPA by Three Floyds.

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1/5  rDev -77.4%

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Dreadnaught IPA from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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