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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

4,885 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,885
Reviews: 1,646
rAvg: 4.42
pDev: 9.28%
Wants: 1,740
Gots: 550 | FT: 27
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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4.61/5  rDev +4.3%

Huge thanks to boilermakerryan for sending this my way!

A - Pouts a golden orange (slightly amber) - fairly clear with a full finger+ of caramel colored head, very dense, smooth looking foam. Lacing is fantastic.

S - Sweet juicy fruits and citrus (mango, apricot, pineapple, peach, lemon) with a somewhat surprisingly sweet caramel malt backbone.

T - So much going on. Consuming at what I estimate to be ~50-55 degrees. Initially tons of juicy tropical fruity flavors (mango, peach) mix with a fairly intense, somewhat astringent bitterness. Very quickly after the citrusy (lemon/pineapple) and slightly spicy flavors kick in. Then the sweet juicy fruits seem to come back a bit and mix with the citrus. A hefty sweet, fairly sugary malty backbone compliment the flavor from beginning to end. The more I drink the more the flavors mix together more at once - which I'm really enjoying.

M - Medium bodied+, appropriately carbonated, somewhat of a sipper, although still quite refreshing.

O - Many strong flavors combine but find a way to balance themselves out extremely well. One every DIPA lover should try for sure.

MacQ32, Jun 16, 2013
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Dreadnaught IPA from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
98 out of 100 based on 4,885 ratings.