Dreadnaught IPA - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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Dreadnaught IPADreadnaught IPA

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

5,238 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,238
Reviews: 1,662
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 9.3%
Wants: 1,784
Gots: 637 | FT: 28
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:
An Imperial India Pale Ale with an intense citrus hop aroma, a huge malt body and a crisp finish.

100 IBU

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-19-2001)
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Photo of Brian44Les
4.49/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Beef_Curtains
4.71/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of kojevergas
3.25/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

My notes below are truncated; I'm having this beer as part of my annual Christmas tasting. Reviewed live at high altitude in Castle Rock, CO.

BOTTLE: Brown glass. Branded pry-off pressure cap. 1 pint 6 fl oz.

Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated. Served cold into a Guinness goblet. Expectations are sky high; this is currently #123 on the top 250.

No bubble show forms as it's poured.

HEAD: 2 finger wide. White colour. Nice thickness, creaminess, and fullness. Good even consistency. Nice complexion.

BODY: Clear translucent copper. Vibrant and appealing. Clean; no yeast particulate or hop sediment is visible. Retention is above average - about 4 minutes. Light lacing sticks to the sides of the glass as it recedes.

AROMA: A well-balanced blend of citrus, subtle pine, juicy fruit, mango, passionfruit, pale malts, clean barley, and prominent peach. Seems impeccable, though it could be fresher, juicier, and even more appealing.

Aromatic intensity is mild.

The bursts of fruit are fantastic.

No yeast character, alcohol, or off-notes are detectable.

TASTE: Mango, peach, pale malts, floral hops, faint pine, vague citrus, and juicy fruit. The balance is what stands out. Good depth of flavour. Average intensity and duration of flavour. Complex enough, with adequate subtlety and nuance. But it's not unique or special, and doesn't stand out. I do quite like it. But the rindy hop bitterness gets through the pale malt sweetness far more than it should, turning me off to the brew. And I'd prefer it didn't venture into tropical hop territory to the extent that it does.

Clean, with no off-notes, yeast character, or alcohol detectable.

TEXTURE: Subtly dry but wet enough to refresh, smooth, medium-bodied, well-carbonated, juicy, refreshing, and aptly thick. Complements the taste quite well, but doesn't quite elevate the beer. Presence on the palate is nice, but could be better.

Not oily, gushed, hot, boozy, astringent, rough, or scratchy.

OVERALL: Quite drinkable. I do like it, but the hop profile isn't ideal for my tastes. I'd like more of an oily resinous build with less peach. I've certainly had better, but it's a lovely offering in the style. I'd certainly pick it up again if I saw it on-shelves. Not a world class offering by any means, and certainly not the 123rd best beer out there, but enjoyable and worth trying.

High C+

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4.38/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jruno
4.65/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of lonewolfcry
4.43/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GRap
4.01/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BruinsDude325
4.33/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 30MinutesSouth
4.3/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KAP72
3.8/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of In_Control_Mike
4.75/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jaybes
4.01/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jrborchert74
4.03/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
4/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stanolszyk24
3.9/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of robbmotiwalla
5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of raeman70
4.44/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of headhunter1898
4.75/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Format: 22oz Bottle, poured in pint glass. Decent, but small head.

Appearance: Mild yellow, unfiltered glow. Very appealing.

Aroma: Strong/intense citra aroma that makes you want to just smell the beer forever, rather than drink it.

Taste: Big malt flavor with well ballanced bitterness and a crisp finish.

Aftertaste: Citrus aftertased with a mild earthy note.

Mouth feel: Very smooth.

Overall: Excellent Imperial IPA.

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4.09/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev -9.3%

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4.33/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.65/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of SteveTheBrit
4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Duffman79
4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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Dreadnaught IPA from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
98 out of 100 based on 5,238 ratings.