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Dreadnaught IPA - 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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Dreadnaught IPADreadnaught IPA

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1,675 Reviews

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Reviews: 1,675
Hads: 5,674
Avg: 4.4
pDev: 9.32%
Wants: 1,923
Gots: 829 | 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
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Reviews: 1,675 | Hads: 5,674
Photo of hopjack13
3.92/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

well....DAMN!!! hope you like getting kicked in the mouth!
hoppy, very hoppy!
appearence.. nice carmel color , head ... substancial.
aroma.. hopps and malt, and plenty of both.
taste / mouthfeel ..ouch!! massive onslaught of hops, mouthfell???whats that? my taste buds are all f#@ked up anyways!
don't drink this beer too cold, if you froze it , it would not suppress the calling of the hop! only by letting it warm would the malt come through to bring a slight balance. the last drink was more enjoyable then the first. truly an electrifying experience from three floyd's, i would love to do it again!

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Photo of tavernjef
4.82/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hey, do you like getting smacked in the face? How about by a beer?
Ya, you do! Who's your Daddy? Dreadnaught! That's who!
To start off, how anyone can finish an entire bomber of this stuff without being smashed in the face by the massive amount of hops in this beer is beyond human. Ahhh, but it was a pure pleasure to let this beer slap me around for an hour and a half as I nursed the hell out of it.

Color is a chill hazed peachy toned orange with a spongy frothed bone white head thats about an inch high and settles moderately down to a hazey top with some bigger bubbles that never leave the edge and the lace lays across the glass in sheets that diminish into strings and spots.

Aroma is absolutely wonderful, super fresh and floral, I'm talking right off the vine and right in your nostrils and down your throat fresh hop cones here. Big floral presense and a nice mix of pine needles and peachy/pineapple hop resin and acidic hoppyness with a smidge of grapefruit and a super fine toasty caramel malt backing. Alcohol warmth hits slowly as it warms.

Tasting this is like liquidfied hops or something, super amounts of very floral and fresh resinated hops all up in your business. Complexing floral hops taking total control of your senses and making you recognize its presense as you prepare yourself sip after sip for the next wave of citrus. Super full of hops, almost too much, its crazy but absolutely wonderful to behold. The bitterness is quite calming actually, its just a whole lot of fresh; light pine, peach, pineapple, and some grapefruit rinds play along the surface with some juicy factions right away in the front of bringing more of the peach and pineapple, but the largely floral aspect then blooms over the palate and relinquishing it over and over as you surrender to its spellbinding hoppy hold leading through huge fields and tall vines of freshly picked hops eventually leading you back to a quick crispy little hop finish and backing up every sip is a remarkable toasty little caramel malt. Some notes of wood and earth strike the palette in some of the finish as well.

Full mouthfeel throughout, each ambrosial sip and heavenly gulp is packed full of hoppy flavor and body. Slick and creamy. Way too smooth for the evident hop profile brimming with citrus tones. Don't get me wrong, it was incredibly, delightfully, pleasurably, enjoyable to get pushed around by this whale of a beer. Head swimmingly delishious! Another keeper by 3F!

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Photo of dmarch
4.65/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Now I could be wrong, but I think there might be hops in here. HAs a hazy orange-amber appearance with a thick white head that slowly dissapates into a thin lace. You would never guess that this is 9.5%. Well after you try to stand up you'll probably realize it, but not from the taste. The hop aroma is very piney with grapefruit coming through in the taste. Another beer following the trend that bigger is better. Maybe the hops are a little extreme, but this beer isn't for everyone. It's for the hopheads.

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Photo of TinusTime
4.89/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Finally found the time to give this a try.. WOW WOW!! what took me so long.
It pours a light umbery orangy colour with a bit of haze from the yeasty bits floating around. Nice rocky foamy head that stuck around. The smell is that great citrusy hoppy aroma in spades. The taste is well ---- its damn near amazing. Nice strong malt and a blast of hops. It is definately not for the timid. The mouth feel is smooth with the residual drying effects of the hops. Drinkability is high-- perhaps too high considering the ABC of this beer.. You can seemingly drink it all night, but if you do .. the morning will be hell.

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Photo of avylover
4.95/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

22 oz bomber, courtesy of TinusTime's efforts to aquire this for me at the local farm fresh..cheers, tinustime.

This monster pours a golden orange with a very slight haze, which the bottle describes as a result of bottle conditioning. Huge foamy uneven head..this brew means business. Aroma hits you like a ton of ripe grapefruits. Massive citrous hop aroma, just begging to be sipped. Tons of hop citrous flavors dominate the palate, and my nose is singed with an alcohol bite. Decent malt backbone here as well, balancing things out bit. This beer is bitter, but the massive flavors of grapefruit and orange rind keep things in check. An assault on the senses. What sets this out front is the decent malt backbone and completely resinous mouthfeel. It's thick and slightly sticky, full of hop resins. Drinkabilty is top notch for a beer of this caliber. I could drink this all night (but i'm scared). The best IPA, if not beer, I've had.

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Photo of byrd
4.4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured with a very large tan head that lingered for a good while, eventually dissipating to a good lace. Nice orange-amber color. Slight haze at first which cleared as beer warmed. Carbonation rises to the surface from the sides of the glass. The aroma immediately smacked me in the face from a couple feet away. Smells of hops and fruit - orange, pineapple, and fruit cocktail were all noticeable. Lots of hops hit the tongue, yet the taste was quite fruity sweet as well with some spice notes towards the end. Malt is apparent, but I think the sweetness in this beer is more from the hops. Dry finish with a somewhat bitter aftertaste that lingers for a while; the hops continuing to maintain a foothold. There’s a very full, smooth, slick, mouthfeel. Carbonation is moderate. Slight alcohol feel, but for the most part the alcohol is very well hidden, although it does become more apparent as the beer warms. Careful though... At 9.5%ABV, if you can’t taste it, you’ll certainly feel it! Great brew, but the high alcohol content does lower the drinkability of this one a bit. This beer was very complex, and seemed to have lots going on. When I finished this brew, I though to myself... If the Belgians brewed an IPA, this is what it would be. I could probably drink a few of these (not in succession though) and find different nuances each time.

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Photo of OldFrothingSlosh
4.67/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

22oz. bomber stares at me. Taunting me...

Appearance: Deep orange in color with a rocky white head that throws itself against the sides of the glass, splattering a lovely lace all over the glass.

Smell: Hoppy, Hoppy, Hoppy...Joy, Joy, Joy (obscure "Ren & Stimpy" reference). To duplicate the aroma, do the following: Cut down a pine tree, buy a case each of grapefruit and lemons. Cram everything into a blender. Liquify. Add some medicinal alcohol at the end. Simply amazing aroma from this beer.

Taste: It's a little doughy sweet at first, but Mr. Hoppy introduces himself to you quickly. Grapefruit flavor assaults the palate, which is in turn finally wrestled to the ground by an alcohol-soaked bees' nest of honey. Surprisingly short aftertaste, with a hoppy blast nearing the end followed by a smile-inducing wamring effect of the alcohol....MAN! To have this beer on a cold winter's day after a grueling snowboarding session!

Mouthfeel & Drinkability: Any beer that launches hoppy, resin-laden burps after 2 minutes scores big in my book. Low levels of carbonation and an amazingly smooth mouthfeel are a joy to behold. My lips are coated with pine tar! Drinkabilty is dangerous. I had to physically move the beer out of arm's length to avoid draining this in record time. This beer can really kick your ass in a hurry.

This one ranks right up there in my book. Excellent hoppy influence and a great mouthfeel.

An absolutely HUGE thanks to PhantomVoDoo for this!

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Photo of Scooter77
4.82/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is one amazingly great brew. Pours a deep ruby/brown color topped off by a moderately thick white head, which left a thin, sticky lace splattered on the sides of my glass. The aroma is definitely not for the faint of heart. A healthy punch of what seems like a thousand types of hops, attacks the olfactory senses, leaving them begging for mercy. Slight aromas of smoke, fruit and alcohol are also detected. The bold taste of hops will beat you down like a pimp beating his ho. There is a nice sweet and charred oak flavor left on the palate on the finish. This is one vastly complex brew, how can they fit so much hop flavor into one bottle…I guess we’ll never know.

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Photo of jeffboo
4.52/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Whew !! I made it. I managed to make it to the bottom of the glass. For a beer this delicious, it's a challenge to drink most of a bomber. My wife had a few sips then gave me her share to finish (too alcoholic for her taste).

A copper colored nectar with thick creamy foam. HUGE aroma of fresh hops, grapefruit,hop resins and oils, deep floral hops. Layers upon layers of hop aromas with some alcohol sneaking in (and a bit of smokiness) Very full bodied but not sticky or cloying, sweet bold complex malt flavors battling with citrus hops and alcohol. I can pick out caramel,raisins,light molasses flavors with overripe cherries,cedar, and tobacco. A rather dry pleasant bitterness in the finish. This is a very bold, aggressive Imperial IPA where you have to battle the alcohol dragon to finish the glass, not for the light hearted or hop impaired! Beware...

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Photo of Indybeer
4.42/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle. Poured a deep orange, with a good head and plenty of lacing on the glass. Aroma is floral and citrus from the hops, with some malt thrown in there. Taste is more of the same. You had better be a hop lover to drink this! But there is some malt sweetness thrown in there just to confuse you. Oh so very good! Not as good as the bourbon barrel cask conditioned Dreadnaught I had a few weeks ago, but good nevertheless.

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Photo of Darkale
4.4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Clear, bronze-orange body, full and creamy-looking tan head. Good lacing.

Aroma is powerful! Hops, flowers, grapefruit, malt... it's sharp and dry, and has almost an ammonia tingle around the edge.

Very chewy and creamy in the mouth. It starts sweet, then it fills the mouth with buzzing hops and just the right amount of bitterness.

Taste is a huge mix. Hops... sourness... creamy sweetness... all tumbling over each other like ten Dalmatian puppies racing down a staircase. Citrus, fruit, lots of pale ale sweetness expanded but not out of balance.

An excellent "large" IPA, certainly up there with Stone and Rogue, and, like those beers, able to maintain its balance.

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Photo of queenboadicea
4.92/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Mmmm. I've been hearing about this beer for a while now, and now I know what all the hype was about!

Pours with a beautiful firm head with nice tight bubbles. Moderate lacing. What really hits you though is the aroma of floral hops and bananna. The taste is also higly floral and fruit-driven, with an awesome moutfeel and lovely grapefruit overtones. Great hoppy finish, that lasts and lasts. A truly wonderful IPA, with a much friendlier pricetag than some of its contemporaries.

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Photo of Bierman9
4.38/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow!!! Lucky me! My 3rd top 50 bier to sample this afternoon! After the downpour stopped, the sun came out, and I headed out to the back deck with this bomber in tow to enjoy!!!
Oh yeah.... an orangey/amber colored bier, though a touch hazy (without any yeasties yet introduced). Head is off-white, about 1/4", and fine & creamy. A slow procession of intermittetant bubbles slowly make their way surface-ward. Lacing, too, is nice!
Aroma is a toasty/biscuity maltiness along with some citrus components....not too potent, overall, though.
Body is medium-plus, and the Naught has a velvety/smooth feel on the tongue. Gotta love it!
Taste? Well... bready/toasty malt starts off...nicely sweet, and a bit honey-ish, sort of like the Bells Two Hearted in that respect. Fruity hops start to butt in...peachy/grapefruity, even some apricot and pine-apple.... a blissful cornucopia of light fruit flavors. This is a very nice change-up over the west-coast/cascady/grapefruit-loaded hoppy IPAs!! Bring it on!! I believe this means I have sampled 48 of the current top 50!! A big time thnx to FeloniusMonk for throwing this bomber in my direction!!! Prosit!!!!

overall: 4.4
appearance: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | mouthfeel: 4.5 | drinkability: 4.5


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Photo of FirkinDave
4.95/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a nice medium head, immediatly the hops surround your senses. You could sit there for 5 minutes just enjoying the floral aroma, hops, and subtle grapefruit hints without even needing to take a sip yet. But that first sip is magnificent. Sparkles nicely on your tongue as the citrusy hops take over leaving you with a literal rush of "holy damn, this beer is perfect". The high alcohol content is hidden expertly in the flavor, and no way manifests itself in any sweetness aspect. The second sip keeps you happy with the overall complexity of flavor and aroma of this IPA. The body is a amberish gold, a little cloudy. Be warned though, this beer is about 10% alcohol. The draft kegs are consistant in flavor from keg to keg, and comes in soda pins and 1/2 barrels. If you have yet to try this on draft, FIND IT NOW before it's too late. Comperable beers:
Dogfishhead 90min IPA

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Photo of Dantes
4.9/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: 16oz. Shaker pint from draught. Cost: $4.50 at The Chapter House, Ithaca

Appearance: Poured a burnished, antique-gold color, with an inner glow similar to Fuller’s, but cloudier. Came with a very dense, whipped-meringue head that persisted throughout the pint.

Smell: What can I say that hasn’t already been said. The usual adjectives like piney, resinous, leafy, and hoppy fail to convey the effect achieved here. The hops are vibrant, floral, and fruity; while not letting up on pure hoppiness.

Taste: Again, the usual descriptors don't suffice. 3 Floyds has created a beer that is both strongly bitter and satisfyingly smooth and sweet; like a perfectly balanced sweet-and-sour dish. Like eating candied hops. The hops are perfectly accompanied by tastes of spicy ginger, pineapple, nectarine, roasted malt, earthiness, and lemon zest. Swallows had the mentholated after-effect of a Ricola. The flavor goes on and on, warming the mouth and stomach like an after-dinner drink, easily standing up to the strong taste of an aged Cuban cigar.

Mouthfeel: Unctuous, mouth-filling, big-bodied, and simultaneously bracing and warming. Like Icy-Hot for the mouth. On draught, this was perfectly carbonated; silky, flavorful, smooth, and cool. Super-smooth, with a buttery, caramelized feel to it, resulting in a very long, surprisingly gentle finish. The sweetness lengthens as the beer warms.

Drinkability: I don’t care what the ABV is! I'd gladly drink this beer until I dropped. Dangerously quaffable.

Dreadnaught was the designation given to the indomitable first-rate ships-of-the line in the British Navy (and later Star Trek starships) that carried 100 or more guns. Like those, this dreadnaught certainly packs a punch and fears no other IPA, imperial or otherwise. Unlike its namesake in the Royal Navy though, this is a remarkably subtle beer, an iron fist in a velvet glove. I never thought I'd contemplate giving an overall 5 to a beer before, but this might be it. I previously wrote that my "desert island" beer would be Duvel, but this has tested my loyalties. This beer was so good, it converted a few non-beer lovers right off the bat. I haven’t had the privilege of trying this in bottles yet, but you can rest assured I shall not rest until I do. And I thought that the 90-Minute IPA was impressive!

Bottom Line: Probably the best all-around beer I’ve ever had, and I’m not always an IPA lover. This one makes me a believer.

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Photo of aracauna
4.57/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Ok, I have to admit, all those people who have been trumpeting the praises of Three Floyds were right. This is an awesome beer. The aroma is very hoppy. It's what you'd get if you could crossbreed tangerines with a pine or a juniper plant. I'm also getting whiffs of balloon rubber, but that doesn't make any sense. The flavor is surprisingly well balanced. I was expecting some major hops bitterly unbalancing the beer, but the hops are nicely balanced by the thick almost chewy malt flavors. The perceived bitterness is surprisingly low with the actual flavors of the hops coming through. The malt is toasted buttered biscuits with a bit of caramel sauce and maybe a little maple syrup. The beer is sweet, but not cloying. The body is a dark amber topped by a nice too-dark-to-be-off-white head that isn't a permanent fixture, but not wimpy either. Damn this is good.

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Photo of SheepNutz
4.52/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22oz. bomber poured into a pint glass. It pours a slightly hazy orangish-amber color with one finger of head. There is good head retention and lacing throughout. The smell was a burst of citrus, mostly grapefruit, and hops. The hop smell is not overwhelming at all, very nice. The taste is a near perfect blend of sweet malt and fresh hops. This one is not overboard on the hops as the "imperial" IPA label would suggest. The fruitiness can still be found in the taste too. The body is thick and almost chewy, good for an IPA. The drinkability is fairly nice for being a 9.5% brew. What a marvelous IPA!

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Photo of BierReise
4.87/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

As soon as opened the bottle the aroma just blasted right out at me and I knew I was in for a treat. Big citrusy aroma, orange, passionfruit, grapefruit and white grapes come to mind. Beautiful almost orange color, slightly cloudy from the bottle fermentation and a frothy head yielding good retention. This is the biggest IPA I've had that wasn't from the west coast. This ale has a smooth medium bodied texture that is slightly chewy and nearly perfect. I find this similar to Moylans Double IPA and maybe even better. Flavors are grapefruit, hops and more hops with malt somewhere in the background. Only a slight bitterness in the finish. I didn't realize the abv was 9.5, and wouldn't have known it if I hadn't read it here. I didn't taste it but I certainly feel it. This is one giant IPA. If your a fan of the big west coast IPA's as I am, you will love this one!

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Photo of Realale
4.82/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful clear deep gold with tan and red highlights. Substantial off-white fine head settles slowly to a 1/3" rocky complete cap.

OK, I'm four feet away from my glass and I can clearly smell the hops - Grapefruit and floral (Iris?) notes! Upon closer inspection, its even more floral - cherry blossom, touch of rose, bit of orange. Lots of raw hop aroma, but the grapefruit is dominant. Simply stunning. If the malt came through at all on the nose, it would be perfect, as it is its still a "5" easy.

Fortunately the malt is there in spades on the palate. In fact, malt is amazingly the first thing to make an impression on the palate - nice round bready malt. Tons of hop flavor, without being stewed hops - lots of pine and resin, a whole range of citrus led by grapefruit, and a touch of mint. Simply stunning.

Its incredibly long, but incredibly well-balanced - all of the elements are there to the death. Bottle-conditioned softness in the mouthfeel, but a slightly higher carbonation rate would have kept the beer from becoming a little tiring for the palate. Not even a hint of the alcohol anywhere between fridge temp and room temperature (it took me a long time to finish the bomber). Outstanding beer.

22 oz. bomber. Bottled by the brewery in Munster.

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Photo of chilidog
4.64/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I was as surprised by this-one as a big headed guy on the label. As it says on the bottle, its not normal. It pours a cloudy amber-orange with a very nice two-inch sticky head. Lace is very well. Carbonation is good to produce soft white hang-around bubbles.The aroma is most impressive. Alot hits you from the beginning to end with a floral, citrus dose of hop. The taste, again complex. You got citrus with grapefruit at the start. Sweet, almost a wine cooler citrus taste, then a surprise hop kick all the while a nice warmth blankets it all. This is the most creamy smooth IPA i've had to date. It has a cotton soft feel but does not leave a cotton mouth. Drinkability, almost to drinkable. At 9.5abv it would be easy to get ahead of ones self. With all thats being smelled and tasted here, im good for about one 12 oz. per serving, but thats just me.

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Photo of drewbage
4.44/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled at the Map Room on the AHA National Pub Crawl.

I had this beer for the first time after a week in Seattle, hop city. After that time there, I thought I'd never taste anything as hoppy as those Seattle beers for a while.

This beer however proved that false.

The beer pours into the glass with a low rough rocky head that cements itself to the glass.

Aroma of grapefruit and grassy hops hits the consumer at a full arms length from the glass.

The flavori is caramely sweet with a large crystal and warm feel before a long and brutal hop slap. The hops combined with the toasty malt brings a lingering cinnamon spice and a final lemony hop character to the final taste.

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Photo of MJR
4.72/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a mostly clear copper that seems to glow on it's own. It's tan head starts out thick and creamy, then slowly shrinks down to a small, but steady cap. Tons of spiderweb-like lace cover the side of the glass.

Smell: The aroma is positively stunning. It's nothing less than a hop explosion right under your nose. Massive amounts of grapefruit, pine, citrus, apricot, and pineapple (yes, pineapple!) hold their own against a heavy onslaught of sweet, caramelly malt. There's a touch of breadiness as well. Raw, pungent, and perfect...

Taste: Starts off a bit sweet, then quickly erupts into a full-blown hop assault. Raw grapefruit rind, pine resin, citrus, apricot, and pineapple all take their turn in the attack. There's a flowery touch to the hops as well. This brew isn't all hops though, and the malt manages to stay afloat for the duration. There's a lingering malty sweetness that has a caramelly and bready flavor that maintains some semblance of balance. Finishes coarse and bitter with barely a hint of alcohol. Wow...just wow.

Mouthfeel: There's a slighty syrupy feel to it, that is offset a bit by the 'just right' carbonation. Finishes dry and bitter. I can 'feel' the warmth of the alcohol more than I can taste it. Adding the yeast dregs towards the end brings a bit of creaminess to an already rich brew.

Drinkability: Damn good for it's strength. It's downright scary that it's 9.5%abv, since the alcohol hides itself so well. This is one of the best examples of an Imperial/Double IPA to be found. It boldly challenges Two Hearted Ale as my favorite IPA. A wonderful example of the 'bigger is better' maxim.

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Photo of daledeee
4.43/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Big bottle witha cool label. Pours a beautiful clear orange with nice head and lots of lace as you drink it. Aroma is very piney hoppy and a hint of fruit, almost a little tomcat. Good bite with hops and malt up front. Actually the malt/hops blend is what makes this such a good beer. Mouthfeel is exceptional. Stays wet on the tongue. I would have guessed this would have a dry finish. It was as far from that as can be. Alchohol is there too 22 oz of 9.5% beer goes a long ways!

This is one of the best IPA's I have tried. Don't pass it up.

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Photo of maxpower
4.62/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz. bomber pours cloudy bright copper-orange color with a creamy off-white head that sticks around and leaves a nice lace in my glass. Sharp hoppy aroma of citrus and pine, resinous sticky pine and grapefruit flavors coats the tongue, finishes sticky and bitter yet has good malt balance, has a full thick syrupy mouthfeel, IMO a great Imperial IPA.

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Photo of TheDM
3/5  rDev -31.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Hotstuff and I went on a tour of their brewery. For $5 you get a 12oz glass of 3 of their beers. I thought this beer was not one of their better beers. The aroma was nice enough but its taste had an overpowering after bite that I did not like. The head was almost non existent. The color was very amber brown. Hotstuff gave it a 2 rating.

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Dreadnaught IPA from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
98 out of 100 based on 1,675 ratings.