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Dreadnaught IPA - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

Dreadnaught IPADreadnaught IPA

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4,234 Ratings

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Ratings: 4234
Reviews: 1623
rAvg: 4.42
pDev: 9.5%

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.

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Photo of rangerred


4.39/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a pint glass out of a 22oz bomber.

Pours a nearly clear medium gold with a thick one finger white head. Awesome head retention and really good lacing left on the sides of the glass.

Great hop aroma full of tropical fruit. Orange and mango along with some pineapple and tangerine. No malt at all with hops providing all of the aroma. Truly outstanding.

This hop dominance carries over into the taste. A huge rush of juicy tropical citrus that never really goes away. Orange and tangerine along with a touch of pineapple. A very light touch of bread in the background from the malt but it remains restrained and allows the hops to shine. A moderate bitterness and a slight warming in the back of the throat from the alcohol. Finish a pretty crisp and dry considering the abv.

Overall, what an amazing IIPA. The drinkability on this is incredible. I had no idea what the abv was before seeing it on here and guessed it was around 7.5% That's how well it is hidden. Truly a beer to pick up should you come across it.

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2013 02:07:38 | More by rangerred
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4.41/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A - Hazy deep orange with a thin white head. Good amount of lacing.

S - Lots of citrus(grapefruit and orange rind) and pine.

T - Opens with big citrus notes followed by a nice sweetness. Bitter piney hops come through very nicely at the end.

M - Somewhat thin creamy mouthfeel. Very easy drinking for a 9.5% alcohol.

O - My first Three Floyd's experience and i'am very satisfied. Awesome DIPA that is a very eBay drinker.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2013 01:38:45 | More by TreyIsWilson
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District of Columbia

3.8/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a chalice.

Almost a barleywine. Overrated? Yes, by my standards.

A – Pours an amber, slightly cloudy, with less than one-finger of off-white head. Average lacing.

S – Resinous/piney, slight sweetness with some fruit (maybe some grapefruit).

T – Malty, caramel, herbal bitterness, slight sweetness in the finish.

MF – Medium to medium heavy bodied, a dry but relatively smooth finish considering the hoppiness.

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2013 00:49:12 | More by Sludgeman
Photo of baos


4.26/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From bottle into pint glass.

A: Nice amber look with the slightest bit of haze. Lots of lacing. 3 finger head dwindles to half a finger and sticks around pretty well.

S: Nice spicy hop bouquet.

T: Big hop blast to the taste buds, but no nasty bitter bite. Nice crisp after taste that turns into a very nice hoppy and spice aftertaste.

M: Nice medium feel big and bubbly.

O: First beer review I've done in awhile. This was a great beer to kick it off.

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2013 01:34:04 | More by baos
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4.23/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

22oz bomber picked up last week at the brewery.

Pours with a large, fluffy / foamy white head over a fairly clear golden-to-amber body with some carbonation flowing up. Plenty of sticky lacing.

Aromas are sharp up front - Fresh citrus and pine hops dominate. Dark, multi-grain bread quality from the malt. Touch of astringency from the alcohol. The malts become more pronounced as it warms, and even take on some heavy cardboard.

Fairly thin mouthfeel for the style, but on the heavier side overall relative to a standard IPA. Decent carbonation without being distracting. Flavors are heavy on the hops... lots of grapefruit, pine, mango, and some citrusy aspects. Seems like quite a variety of hops in this one. Caramel sweetness is quite prevalent, but not over the top or distracting. The aftertaste leaves you with solid bitterness, and dry mouthfeel.

Another heavy metal quality beer from Three Floyds: Complex, high-quality, and pushing the envelope of decency.

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2013 20:18:59 | More by BeerImmediately
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4.71/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I am sitting here in disbelief that I am drinking a beer from the famed 3 floyds...my very FIRST offering from the beer gods of Indiana, sooo excited!
A: this is one delish looking glass of beer, a thick 1 inch creamy white head, dissipates at a medium rate, clear golden yellow with a slight copperish tinge lots of tiny bubbles and a few big ones as well racing to the top.
S: smells pretty good, doesn't reek of hops like I was hoping but definitely some good hop aromas coming through, many citrusy aromas, some pineapple, slight grapefruit.
T: very solid. the aromas come out in the taste, very citrusy again, faint hops resins, good malt back bone, nothing overpowers including the bitterness, well balanced.
M: pleasnt on the mouth, the carbonation is medium, right where it should be. has a full body, not watery but not too thick, just right, lacking a little in the slickness that I like on the after effect.
O.A. amazing first experience. I can't imagine that Surly could ever stand up to these guys in quality and price point, I paid 11.99 for this, if it had been Surly it would have been at least 16.99 or more. I wish these guys were outta of MN instead, Indiana can have Surly if only we could get the Floyds in MN!!

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2013 02:40:33 | More by Beerlover
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3.34/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Thanks to Rainblows for hooking me up with this one, something that I've wanted for the longest time but somehow haven't acquired until now. Relatively fresh bottle, Dreadnaught pours out a murky amber and copper-ish color, so muddled and cloudy that it blocks nearly all light trying to pass through. The foamy eggshell shaded head perches softly and leaves behind some nice lace.

Pungent perfume crowds my nostrils with each sip, the kind that an over-zealous teenage girl lacquers herself in to desperately try and attract some over-qualified muscle head, only to achieve the exact opposite reaction - repulsion. Light tropical fruit and an abundance of sweet caramel malt are present as well, but the poignancy of the perfume-y florals cuts through everything and can be quite intimidating. I'm also not loving the seemingly super-sweet malty backdrop.

Blah, and what do you know. The flavor starts off pretty sweet and caramely... this is one, thick, sticky, sweet, and malt-heavy DIPA, that's for sure. The hops do come in quick, and are still quite pungent with big-time floral and perfume notes, almost to a troublesome degree of bitterness and abrasiveness that flirts with the line of enjoyable and just "too much".

No matter the heavy bitterness, however, as the malt blanket quickly jumps back in and smothers everything, taking things to another level of heavy, sticky sweetness that I'd rather my DIPAs didn't go. Buttery, toffee/caramel malt finish, with a big, big, BIG thick coating that will stick to your palate for days if you don't brush well enough. Dreadnaught feels bigger than it should... even at 9.5% ABV, it feels like even more.

Dreadnaught isn't bad. I managed to put down half the bomber without much struggle, but it's hard to say that I thoroughly enjoyed it. I'm not a fan of DIPAs that are sweet and malty like this, and even the "hoppy" aspects were unabashed to an unnecessary degree and a little overdone for my tastes. I guess I was let down, given the incredible praise and high ratings this beer receives. It's decent at best, and overrated doesn't even do it justice.

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2013 17:10:26 | More by tectactoe
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4.36/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle poured into a tulip.

Appearance- mellow orange, crisp white head.

Aroma- Strong hop characteristics up front that are accompanied by noticeable citrus notes. (peach, orange)

Flavor- An incredibly complex beer that many would assuming would be overwhelming to the palate, but to an experience beer drinker this is a delightful imperial IPA. The hop profile is not overpowering, and the citrus infusion is quite wonderful. This is arguably the most citrus I've had in an IIPA that didn't come off as sweet or gimmicky.

Mouthfeel- Lingering bitterness throughout, medium body, medium carbonation. Wonderful finish.

Overall- Three Floyds does it again. Outstanding beer that must be tried - a description does not do it justice. It is a strong beer that experienced beer drinkers will love. So happy that I'm now in the Midwest and get to purchase this beer on a regular basis.

Serving type: bottle

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2013 01:15:55 | More by SleepyDrunk
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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into 22oz snifter; translucent orange/gold with a lovely fluffy slightly yellowish-white head that fades slowly leaving tons of small lacing.
Smell is awesome...sweet tropical fruit, my kind of IPA. Mango, pineapple, orange, grapefruit, peach, and a hint of pine and some grassy/leafy qualities.
Taste is super-smooth; tropical fruit is up front, one of the fruitiest taste-wise I've had. After a quick hat tip from the sweet bready malt, mango and peach take over, followed by loads of citrus and a final pinch of pine at the end. Bitterness, unnoticed til now, is suddenly apparent, and lingers in the aftertaste along with some clean sweetness. A wave of alcohol heat can appear if you savor the beer in your mouth too long, but otherwise it's not noticeable.
Mouthfeel is well-carbonated and medium to thin.
Overall, definitely my favorite DIPA of the two I've had from Three Floyds. If fruity DIPAs are your thing, go with this one. If you love piney bitterness, go with Arctic Panzer Wolf.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2013 04:11:37 | More by BurgeoningBrewhead
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Ontario (Canada)

4.88/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

On tap at the brewpub. What a kick ass place. So much good beer and food, totally worth the trip to Munster!

The half pint is an intriguing burnished gold color with a rocky head that lasts the entire glass. Huge swathes of lace coat the glass on the way down. The second the server put the glass down, I could smell hops. Huge citrus, ripe and juicy fills the nose. Lots of peach, lemon, mango, all over the place. The taste is a total sensory onslaught of hops. Lots of the aforementioned tropical flavors mixed with white grapefruit and some pine, Malt is very meek in the face if the wall of hops. The mouthfeel is quite light bodied for the weight of this beer with a luscious, very active carbonation. Huge bitterness and a boozy edge make up the stupid long finish. Mouthcoating hoppiness for hours.

Dangerously drinkable for the high abv with an incredibly hop intensity. I think this beer lives up to the hype and then some. Must try for any craft beer lover.

Serving type: on-tap

08-30-2013 01:34:06 | More by CAMRAhardliner
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4.43/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle:

The beer poured a hazy orange/amber color that produced a dense off-white head that was well retained and faded into a rocky cap. The beer's aroma was dominated by the fruity hops with hints of pine hops. The taste, heavy on the fruity hops with perhaps hints of bready malts. The feel of the beer was heavy, almost felt like syrup in the mouth, but I was able to get past that. The bitterness lasted from beginning to end with the alcohol making its presence know. Overall, an excellent beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2013 17:20:10 | More by PhillyStyle
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South Carolina

4.31/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Undated 22 oz. bomber purchased earlier this month in Ohio.

A: A role model: Deep amber color with ample fine-grained carbonation rising to a fine off-white, creamy head. The head is perfectly proportioned and very durable. Picture perfect lacing is left on the glass.

S: Only moderately aromatic for style, with sweet malts and fruity hops nearly in balance. Citrus rind dominates but there is a slight floral element too.

T: Malty, but with the hops clearly dominant. Orange, grapefruit, some vague tropical fruit and a just a hint of pine. Nice long aftertaste with relatively mild bitterness.

M: Medium-full-bodied. Smooth with soft carbonation. Really excellent for a 9.5% ABV DIPA.

O: World-class DIPA. I'd love to taste this along with Hopslam and some other great DIPAs, but 3F is unavailable here in SC.

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2013 23:08:44 | More by chinchill
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4.66/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz Bomber
Binny's Orland

As soon as I popped this open I could immediately smell grapefruit. Poured into a snifter a hazy orange/amber. Big bright orange highlights when held to the light. With a big creamy head on top that lasts. Moderate sticky lacing throughout the entire glass.

The smell is unbelievable. It's loaded with big juicy citrus hops. Sugared grapefruit along with a sprinkling of orange juice that smells like it was freshly squeezed. There is tropical fruit as well. Mango...all kinds of deliciousness. There is a touch of pine in the nose too. I sit here smelling this and my mouth just waters uncontrollably. Exceptional!

I almost expected to be let down when I drank this because of all the high praise. I'm not let down one bit and I now understand why this is praised as much as it is. There's a ton of the citrus in the taste that's in the aroma. As I drink this my mouth actually waters after the swallow. A smooth bitterness but by no means overwhelming. Amazing!

I find it difficult giving 5's like this but I try and find faults in Dreadnaught but I have a very hard time doing so. It's medium bodied but coating. Balanced. The alcohol is non-existent in the mouthfeel. Unbelievable!

The drinkability for a beer of this size is downright sick. This my sound cliche but Dreadnaught is very dangerously drinkable. Every sip makes your mouth need another immediately afterwards. Dangerous!

I hate giving so many 5's cause it would mean this beer is almost impossible to improve upon. To tell you the truth it would be almost impossible to improve on. I can't picture a IIPA being any better than this. I haven't tried them all but I've had quite a few and this is at the top of the list. Wow!

Reviewed: 11/5/86

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2013 22:04:48 | More by joe1510
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New Jersey

3.79/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bomber in a stemmed tulip glass.

A-Lively bright orange color, a bit hazy. There's a big 2-finger head, fluffy white, thick rings of lacing. Classic DIPA look.

S- Some citrus, some pine. Lots of sweet caramel maltiness. Some alcohol. I do not pick up the peach and mango specifically, more of a soft syrupy fruitiness.

T- Citra hop barrage up against big malty sweets and alcohol. Too much, really.

M- thick and oily. The hop bite is right away. Malt and boozy finish. The fruits throw in a bit of pleasantry.

A- I'd like to see this one's ABV toned down a bit so the sugar and booze is not so prominent.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2013 22:04:15 | More by NiceTaps
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4.25/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dreadnaught is clear, a bright medium orange that when held up to light shines...medium orange. On top sits a big, creamy, very light tan head (ecru?). On the glass, there's a creamy ring where it settles and some leggy patching.
Pine is first and perhaps biggest in the nose, which is also a bit sweet and lightly boozy. Pine goes green and fresh underneath after a moment. Pith and zest of citrus rind come in strongly for more bitterness, balance, and depth.
The taste of pine is foremost and strongest as well, somewhat resinous; but what would be insane bitterness is balanced nicely, rather than feeling like it's been countered. There's something buttery in with the big malts and massive hops, which end up tossing in some more citrus fruits.
The feel is as smooth as it is crisp, and creamy, with maybe even more smoothness than crispness. There's potential for the body to go this way or that. As it is, it's not dry but a touch comes in to offset the sweetness, the hop oils add depth, and the malts add substantial heft to the body.

Serving type: on-tap

08-15-2013 23:56:33 | More by Brenden
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4.43/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Served in a tasting glass the Firestone Walker Beer Fest. From notes. Reviewed 1 June 2013.

A: Clear wheat color with a light head.

S: Lots of Citra hops. Fruity and grand.

T: Whoah. Astringent and great. Is it the perfect DIPA? Well, not quite but it's close. Remarkably balanced with caramel malt making more than a fleeting appearance.

M: Nice and drinkable. Dangerously so.

O: A great DIPA, but I've perhaps had better. Worth the wait, and recommended.

Serving type: on-tap

08-15-2013 08:01:06 | More by AgentMunky
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5/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

If I could give this beer a 10 on smell I would. Wonderful citrus overtones to an extremely hoppy berverage. Three Floyds generally doesn't disappoint, but I would wager Dreadnaught might be their best beer. Among the finest IPA's I've ever had. Hands down the best smelling beer I've ever had. For fans of Zombie Dust, search this one out it will blow your mind.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2013 03:11:59 | More by wpqx
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3.98/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: a yellowish orange. good strong haze and a finger of off white foam that hangs around forever

Smell: strong hops, some citrus and some pine. slight alcohol and malts as well

Taste: opens up with big strong hops, a mix of citrus and pine. the hops stay strong but bready malts are quite strong in the backbone. alcohol gives a nice pleasant kick at the end

Mouthfeel: slightly creamy, not overly heavy. very bitter but in a good way

Overall: a good beer but not quite the beer it was supposed to be. i like it but i prefer alpha kind and arctic panzer wolf to this one.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2013 02:36:26 | More by SportsandJorts
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New York

4.83/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Thanks to NW2285. Pours out of the 22 oz bomber a cloudy golden orange with a thick, three finger eggshell colored head. Nice retention with soapy lacing throughout my Spiegelau IPA glass. The aroma is heavy on hops - lots of citrus, hint of pine, with some grassy/floral notes. in addition to the wonderful hop aromas, one can also detect sweet malt and some biscuity notes. On the front of the tongue there's sweet citrus, toffee, and bread. Dreadnaught finishes with nice bitterness with hints of tropical fruit, rose, grass and sweet malts. Full bodies with a thick mouthfeel and effervescent carbonation. Overall, if this isn't the best DIPA on the market, it's pretty close. Another homerun FFF.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2013 22:52:56 | More by JohnG190
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4.53/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

22oz bomber poured into a pint glass, no evident bottling date, but I know it's fresh from the sender. Thanks to Duffman929 for sending this.

A: Pours a clear amber with a half finger of coarse straw-colored head, which dissipates to a ring and spotted film, leaving no lacing.

S: Fresh hops and lots of malt sweetness. This reminds me most of DFH 90-minute, which is a good start. Maybe a little less sweet, so I'm pretty excited. Lots of grapefruit on this one.

T/M: Starting strong with a citrus bite complemented by plentiful carbonation, this beer is full of flavor. The middle of the sip is characterized mostly by malt sweetness, nicely pairing with the citrusy character from the hops. The finish is bitter with hops... oh so many hops. Mouthfeel is sticky with hop character, well carbonated, and medium to thin, but very nice. Maybe just a little too thin. Alcohol does not show itself strongly.

O: Sure enough, this reminds me a lot of DFH 90-minute IPA. The hop and malt profile both feel very similar to me, except this is slightly more bitter on the finish and slightly thinner in the body. On the other hand, it does not get too cloyingly sweet as easily upon warming, which is very nice. I think for ease of acquisition, 90-minute wins out easily, but if money were not a factor, both were fresh and easily obtainable, I could see myself choosing either brew, but probably favoring the Dreadnaught. A very nice beer, to be sure.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2013 05:53:23 | More by jdhowe
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4.39/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22oz bomber poured into wine glass.

Appearance-pours apricot with a thick white foamy head, 2 finger head. 4.25

Aroma-ripe grapefruit, apricot, brown sugar, orange, slight clove, pineapple and mango as well. Great citrus in here. 4.5

Taste-lots of citrus here. Pineapple sweetness at the front of the tounge. Middle of the mouth hits with some nice sugary malts. The bitterness seems to hit an the end. Pretty darn good. 4.5

Feel-very easy to drink, ABV is absent, medium bodied. 4

Overall-this is a very good DIPA, I would love to do a side by side with FFF Artic Panzer Wolf to see which is better. At this point I would say Wolf has the upper hand. This is still a great beer and worth checking out if you can find it. 4.25

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2013 02:13:58 | More by screamking
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4.1/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at briquettes smokehouse 6$ 12 oz pour in a glass that would best suit a homeade Jameson and ginger.
A - orange gold
S- no it's a beer and it smells of sugar sweetness and hops
T - starts out with a confusing rush of sweetness and bitterness with the hops being victorious in the end. Reminiscent of some home brews I made after only one week in the bottle. Sweet and hoppy.
M - medium carbonation not too sticky
O - a bit too sweet personally but compared to most I've had of this popular style yes it's good and I like it a whole lot and and

Serving type: on-tap

07-28-2013 22:15:39 | More by Bulabeers
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4.46/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Slightly hazy deep copper with a frothy cream head that leaves a foam ring.

Tropical fruit aroma of pineapple and mango accompany sharp grapefruit and tangerine, overwhelming a grassy, resinous character. There's just enough caramel malt sweetness to lend respite.

Muted citrus initially, the flavor becomes more pronounced sharp citrus, turning slightly sweet and caramelly, with a resiny, slightly bitter finish. The balance is toward flavoring hops, with enough bitterness to counter the malt sweetness, but not overwhelm. Hints of onion and fresh cut grass surface as it warms.

Body is moderate and smooth, with moderate carbonation and light alcohol warmth.

Great combination of malt, flavoring, and bittering hops. Fairly balanced in extremes, but with very complex hop flavoring.

Serving type: on-tap

07-27-2013 04:04:55 | More by barczar
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4.43/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle into signature tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours lightly hazy bright orange amber color with a 1-2 finger dense off white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big tangerine, orange zest, lemon zest, peach, pineapple, floral, grass, light caramel, light pine, and floral earthiness. Fantastic aromas with great balance and complexity of hop notes with a moderate malt balance; and great strength. Taste of tangerine, orange zest, lemon zest, pineapple, peach, floral, grass, light pine, light caramel, and floral earthiness. Light floral/pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of big tangerine, orange zest, orange rind, lemon zest, pineapple, peach, floral, grass, pine, and floral earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic balance and complexity of citrus/tropical hops flavors with a light-moderate malt balance; and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a smooth, slick, and moderately sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warning noticed after the finish. Overall this is a fantastic DIPA! Fantastic complexity and balance of citrus and tropical hop flavors with a moderate malt balance; and very smooth and fairy crisp to sip on for the gravity. A highly enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2013 04:16:53 | More by superspak
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New York

4.59/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

golden, peach, and amber in color. good head, ok retention, with good lacing. pretty carbonated.

fruit, floral, and citrusy. Piney and resinous. no malt smells.

i taste all the notes mentioned in smell but with a very pleasant hoppy taste on the whole tongue, upfront and in the end, but not super bitter.

a fairly heavy ipa, full bodied, easy to drink, and very carbonated.

it's delicious!

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2013 18:33:37 | More by mrchrisray
Dreadnaught IPA from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
98 out of 100 based on 4,234 ratings.