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Dreadnaught IPA - 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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Dreadnaught IPADreadnaught IPA

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5,383 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,383
Reviews: 1,681
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 9.3%
Wants: 1,850
Gots: 701 | FT: 26
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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pretty good. Smells nice and tropical with some musty hop undertones. there is a sharp candy sweetness to the nose. on the tongue this is not all that well balanced. the malt makes a meek appearance but the hops make this quite bitter. having said that, there isnt as much hop flavor as i would have expected. feels a little undercarbonated. this is a little bit of a letdown, but still pleasant to drink.

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look: 4.75 | smell: 1 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

As with all 3 Floyds I was expecting big things. It had a nice slow pour into a lovely dark gold with a nice 1&1/2" finger head and memorable lacing. This is a beautiful brew to swirl and look at.

It has the worst aroma Ive ever smelled in a Beer. Quite frankly, and for lack of a better term, it smells like dog manure. Im not trying to be contentious but I have to say what I smell. I get no "hoppy citrisness" or anything of the like. I'd bet I'd like the brew better if my nose was stuffed up.

It rebounds with the taste. Very nice. I get the citrus now, and the Hops, and the crispy dryness Its a tad light without a strong after taste but it works. A second pour again shows the thick malty head and lovely lacing, And, the smell isnt quite as bad this time. It goes down very easily for a 9.50% IPA. Its very drinkable.

So its a lovely Ale to pour, swirl, and moon at. Its a very nice drinking Ale with a smoothie complexity, but the smell of it did lessen the experience. Pity.

I'll wait for Zombie Dust first but im starting to think 3 Floyds is going to be a brand I avoid. Nice brews to be sure but worth the money??? I think not.

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No bottling date that I can find.
Poured from a 22oz bomber into a tulip glass

A- Bright orange that is pretty clear. Has a big white head that dissipates slowly to a a small film that stays.

S- Big sticky resin with light notes of citrus and pineapple. Slight bitter burn in the nostrils.

T- Medium-heavy bitterness, mostly of a piney nature. Has a pretty hefty malty sweetness and slight toasty malt to balance it out but the hops are there throughout and stay in the aftertaste.

M- Medium viscosity, nice creamy carbonation.

O- A really fantastically solid DIPA. Wish I knew how old it was to be sure I'm judging it's profile correctly. What's the point in making quality IPAs if you're not gonna let people know how fresh they are? This reminds me of a supped up DFH 90. Very impressed by the hop profiles of all 3Floyds brews that I've had.

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Dreadnaught IPA from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
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