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Dreadnaught IPA - 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Dreadnaught IPADreadnaught IPA

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
98
world-class

5,304 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,304
Reviews: 1,671
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 9.3%
Wants: 1,811
Gots: 669 | FT: 28
Brewed by:
3 Floyds Brewing Co. visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-19-2001

An Imperial India Pale Ale with an intense citrus hop aroma, a huge malt body and a crisp finish.

100 IBU
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 5,304 | Reviews: 1,671 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Spaceman_Jer
4.17/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of king75
4.26/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jrs3994243
4.31/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bosoxbennie
4.59/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Boomer4ES
4.8/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of guitarguy07
4.85/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BcOneSeven
4.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Rolskiiii
4.67/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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

Top notch from the boys of Floyds.

Photo of lateralundertow
4.08/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of chart813
4.49/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JHop
4.81/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of VBWharfRat
4.72/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ZachOfAllTrades
3.91/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Phillyz
4.25/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dmgeng
4.69/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Highly rated 3-F's DIPA which I really have enjoyed in the past and just tried a fresh one giving it a review today.

A - Dark golden, pale orange color. Nice clarity and a pillow-like white head and strong lacing. Pours pretty thick for an IPA.

S - Strong orange, citrus notes mixed with a full barley tones accompanied by a nice caramel.

T - Upfront the great citrus, orange zest character is strong and then the malt and caramel washes over your palate. This beer has the biggest malt backbone you can find with 9.5% ABV and a strong hop bitterness making this a delicious beer. The finish is pretty crisp with the bitterness to match the rich maltiness. Though it isn't as rich as a barley wine or as hoppy as some DIPAs but there is great flavor.

M - High mouth-feel with higher carbonation. This beer is between a DIPA and a barley wine and is quite amazing on the palate with this combination.

Overall, an excellent take on a DIPA. The awesome orange zest flavor with the big maltiness is a great combination. I do mostly prefer the more hop flavor the better but this beer is a nice change of pace but still has tons to offer. I would strongly recommend trying a fresh one of theses and I look forward to getting another next time I visit the brewery.

Glass- Three Floyd's Pint

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3.45/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

way to hop forward for my taste but very drinkable for the hop heads out there. from a bomber to a pint glass.

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

Photo of madcal
4.53/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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4.87/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Beer-Revelry
2.28/5  rDev -48.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Poured into a Dogfish Head IPA glass

I would like to make a note my beer was FRESH, only roughly 3 weeks on the bottling date.

A - 2.75 - Poured a foggy, murky, honey gold color. Formed a finger of quickly dissipating slightly off-white head. I did not see any pieces of sediment floating around or at the bottom of the glass, so, not sure what's up with the murky haziness.
S - 2.75 - A total malt bomb. Smells like an IPA that has sat for far too long. There are faint traces of peach, mango and hops in the background, but this is entirely overpowered by the intense, almost sickeningly sweet aroma of caramel and malt.
T - 1.75 - Just as bad if not worse than the aroma. This literally tasted as if you took an orange gummy candy, melted it down, mixed it with orange Triple Sec liquor, added in some caramel and called it a beer.
F - 3 - The mouthfeel for me was completely irrelevant because of the taste.
O - 2.25 - This beer absolutely did NOT do it for me. I have a HARD time believing the bottling date on this beer was accurate because it tasted OLD. If this is what the beer was actually intended to taste like, then I have no idea how its score is so high, nor how it made its way onto the BA top 250 list. Disappointing as hell.

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3.94/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bobloblawlawblog11
3.87/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Dreadnaught IPA from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
98 out of 100 based on 5,304 ratings.