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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

4,815 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,815
Reviews: 1,639
rAvg: 4.42
pDev: 9.28%
Wants: 1,728
Gots: 529 | FT: 23
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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weaksauce

Ohio

4/5  rDev -9.5%

05-30-2013 02:43:06 | More by weaksauce
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Quackus

New York

4/5  rDev -9.5%

05-30-2013 02:00:36 | More by Quackus
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jeffwright

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

05-30-2013 01:21:45 | More by jeffwright
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tommyguz

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -43.4%

05-29-2013 23:20:35 | More by tommyguz
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Mopps

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

05-29-2013 19:28:43 | More by Mopps
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CCutch

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

05-29-2013 17:01:55 | More by CCutch
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pisano

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -9.5%

05-29-2013 13:33:45 | More by pisano
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soccerfancooch

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

05-29-2013 12:51:21 | More by soccerfancooch
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Greels

Oregon

4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

05-29-2013 04:27:35 | More by Greels
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eblythe1

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

05-29-2013 03:52:52 | More by eblythe1
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dwoolley1

New York

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

05-28-2013 23:05:54 | More by dwoolley1
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dasmusik

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

05-28-2013 20:33:44 | More by dasmusik
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dkw0063

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

05-28-2013 19:20:58 | More by dkw0063
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Lucho

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

05-28-2013 06:14:04 | More by Lucho
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Hendry

Vermont

4.39/5  rDev -0.7%

Pours a slight apricot color, mostly clear and with a fine two finger creamy off white head.

Aroma is quite hoppy, with peaches and apricots coming to mind, but in a candied state rather than fresh picked. There is an underlying syrupy sweetness that overrides the hops.

Taste follows the nose: the bitter hops are present only for a moment as your palate become awash with a candied sweetness and alcohol bringing up the rear. There is a lingering bitterness that still carries the sweetness on the sides of the palate

Mouthfeel is syrupy sticky,brisk carbonation, slightly prickly,warming alcohol.

Overall, this is reminiscent of Permanent Funeral, but with a candied fruit presence and a more pronounced caramel malt presence. A really nice IIPA, but a bit too heavy in the sweet malt department for my tastes despite the big hop presence. Doesn't rank with Lawson's Double Sunshine or Heady Topper. 3 Floyds makes some great beers, yet Zombie Dust is the standout for me.

05-28-2013 03:57:30 | More by Hendry
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mpayne5

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

05-28-2013 01:36:03 | More by mpayne5
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jet812

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

05-28-2013 00:43:10 | More by jet812
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clay23

New York

4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

05-28-2013 00:35:55 | More by clay23
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JCam9981

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

05-28-2013 00:10:25 | More by JCam9981
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Bosoxfan20

Missouri

4.4/5  rDev -0.5%

My wife surprised me with this one. Told me it got busted in the shipment, but then slow rolled me as she handed it to me a couple weeks later. Sneaky

A- Dark gold. Much lighter than you would expect from an imperial. Huge 2.5 finger off-white head. Awesome retention and lacing. The pale color is the only noticeable knock here from an otherwise impressive looking beer.

S- Aroma jumps out of the glass like an imperial should. Huge mango, pineapple, apricots and some lemon. Lots of citrus notes. Juicy as hell as the 99 ibu's smacks around the olfactory.

T- Hop forward from the nose. Hops all over the place, but then the bready caramel malt starts kicking up a fuss. Not overly sweet or earthy like some of the style can be. Balanced. Bitterness comes back again, accompanied by the slight warmth of the alcohol.

M- A true highlight. Feel is impeccable. Smooth, dry, velvety on the palate. Goes down easy...too damn easy. No acidity whatsoever.

O- Hype...yeah. Lives up to it...yeah. Not an overly complex IPA, but nearly flawless. Still couldn't put it ahead of PtE or Hopslam, but it sure gives them a run for their money.

Spiegelau IPA glass

No bottled on date that I can find, but we all know this beer doesn't sit on the shelf long.

05-27-2013 16:41:47 | More by Bosoxfan20
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KFBR392

Illinois

4.24/5  rDev -4.1%

Appearance: Beautiful head on the pour, which subsided but was present while drinking. Tons of sticky lacing on the glass as I enjoyed this one. A perfect bright orange color which has all the look a DIPA should.

Smell: A ton of bright citrus. Tangerines and pine really jump out of the bottle. Earthy resin tones are noticeable on the undertones. The hop bitterness is distinct. The high alcohol content adds a sting to the aroma that keeps the drinker on their toes.

Taste: Grapefruit and pine greet the palette right away. A very smooth hop presence comes in first on the body and then the hop bitterness settles in on the palette. Again, the bright citrus sets in and really packs a punch on the aftertaste. Waves of bitter hops and alcohol sting continue on long after drinking.

Mouthfeel: Clean but certainly is memorable. The high IBU's do not destroy the palette on the mouthfeel as much as one would expect.

Overall: One of my favoirte DIPA's. I bought this one right from the brewery so it was incredibly fresh with tons of hop presence. No doubt that this brew showcases the hop mastery that FFF has.

05-27-2013 04:38:26 | More by KFBR392
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GarretD

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -32.1%

05-27-2013 03:11:58 | More by GarretD
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Brocklanders34

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -9.5%

05-27-2013 02:19:53 | More by Brocklanders34
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dearbornhustler

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

05-27-2013 01:52:41 | More by dearbornhustler
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tyelton2

Illinois

4/5  rDev -9.5%

05-26-2013 21:38:14 | More by tyelton2
Dreadnaught IPA from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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