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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

4,679 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,679
Reviews: 1,636
rAvg: 4.42
pDev: 9.28%
Wants: 1,705
Gots: 487 | FT: 20
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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msinger1002

Ohio

5/5  rDev +13.1%

05-23-2013 23:31:03 | More by msinger1002
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AaronBricking

Kentucky

5/5  rDev +13.1%

05-23-2013 05:01:56 | More by AaronBricking
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nasastrums

New York

4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

05-23-2013 01:46:28 | More by nasastrums
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tgeorgf

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

05-23-2013 01:14:37 | More by tgeorgf
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davesway10

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

05-22-2013 18:15:38 | More by davesway10
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Soloveitchik

New York

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

05-22-2013 12:29:11 | More by Soloveitchik
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JamesShoemaker

Michigan

4.18/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22 oz bottle purchased from the brewery yesterday. No bottling date, but no doubt they keep things fresh. This is my third DIPA from FFF (Permanent Funeral and Arctic, the other two); so far Zombie takes it.

A - good looking beer, dark oranges, ochers and ambers. A little sediment in the bottle, but it doesn't get kicked up on the forced pour. Slightly over an inch of foam recedes slowly, carbonation evident from the bubbles rising from bottom to top.

S - there's something off here. I keep searching for the hop/malt heavy notes, but I get this weird, wheaty, lager aroma right up front. Some sweetness on the back of the nose. It's definitely not unpleasant, but it's not what I expected.

T - the weak nose is even stranger after the taste, which is really strong. The hop profile is either extremely well-blended or completely unilateral, I can't tell. It hits first as honey and sweet stickiness, later fading pretty quickly into bitterness. The bitterness lingers with the malt, which isn't as caramel-heavy as the bottle suggests. Good, I like beers that take me on a journey.

M - the bitterness lingers a little too much. The alcohol, though high, doesn't play a role, but that's understandable given the IBUs. A little sticky.

O - this is my favorite DIPA from FFF so far, and it's available all year, so I'll be sure to pick up a bottle when I make it down to Munster.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2013 02:26:18 | More by JamesShoemaker
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h0ppster

Texas

4/5  rDev -9.5%

05-21-2013 23:53:03 | More by h0ppster
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pmoore311

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

05-21-2013 22:07:16 | More by pmoore311
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aleman39

California

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

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New Mexico

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

05-21-2013 19:02:38 | More by Beerandboards
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TheBattousai

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

05-21-2013 01:49:06 | More by TheBattousai
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mikeincharleston

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

05-21-2013 01:41:54 | More by mikeincharleston
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ackeeper

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

05-21-2013 01:07:05 | More by ackeeper
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MarshallBirdhouse

Kentucky

5/5  rDev +13.1%

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seplo

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

05-20-2013 23:56:05 | More by seplo
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powz87

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

05-20-2013 17:19:22 | More by powz87
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AL89BR

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +13.1%

05-20-2013 14:52:52 | More by AL89BR
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benz08

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

05-20-2013 07:54:31 | More by benz08
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sirsteve42

New York

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

05-20-2013 03:17:11 | More by sirsteve42
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Stevedore

Wisconsin

4.09/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle which should be relatively fresh since it just showed up on the shelves just this past week. Poured into New Belgium snifters and shared with a friend today, 5/19/2013.

Aroma: Dank and grassy. Smelled sweet honey and bread, with earthiness surrounding it. Pretty decent nose, but not the most pleasant and juicy fruity, like Permanent Funeral is. (3.75)

Colour: Pours a hazy golden orange body with some minute sediment scattered throughout. The head is heckuva fluffy, filling up 3cm of glass and takes 5-10 minutes to recede into a thick 1cm white film. Lots of sticky lacing. Appetizing if not for the tiny sediment flakes floating around. It reminds me a little of Goldschlager... nasty! (4.5)

Flavour: A little citrus, but mostly malty breadiness with a good bitter pine and grass bite. As it warms up, you can feel increasing heat along with an increasing straight up dank sweetness- I like the sweetness but not so much the heat. Pretty good but not mindblowing. (4.25)

Mouthfeel: Pretty smooth medium bodied beer that comes down well. Resinous, coats the palate in pine and earthy bitterness at the end of the swallow. Good carbonation, tasty but not out of this world. (4)

Overall: Pretty good DIPA. It's a bit more drinkable, but not explosively hoppy compared to APW. I remember this beer being a bit better on draft at FFF when I had it last year; it was smooth, hoppy and sweet all at once. It is not a hot mess like some DIPAs can be, which is a nice plus in my book. More balanced than APW, even fresh. Solid DIPA but I'd take a good number of it over Dreadnaught- like Pliny, Heady Topper, Sosus, Permanent Funeral, IIPA, etc. Very good DIPA but FFF makes better beers. (4)

Serving type: bottle

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Benish

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

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thaghost

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

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BeastLU

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

05-19-2013 22:14:29 | More by BeastLU
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TreeBeard

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

05-19-2013 20:30:02 | More by TreeBeard
Dreadnaught IPA from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
98 out of 100 based on 4,679 ratings.