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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

4,573 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,573
Reviews: 1,633
rAvg: 4.42
pDev: 9.28%
Wants: 1,697
Gots: 462 | FT: 20
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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Arcane

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

03-16-2012 16:30:15 | More by Arcane
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Cheezus

Kentucky

5/5  rDev +13.1%

03-16-2012 06:54:49 | More by Cheezus
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tjdemon

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

03-16-2012 00:47:16 | More by tjdemon
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hansgruber

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

03-15-2012 23:38:34 | More by hansgruber
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jordanmiller

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +13.1%

03-15-2012 03:03:46 | More by jordanmiller
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elevatedgreens

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

03-14-2012 23:25:22 | More by elevatedgreens
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seeyouaretee

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

03-13-2012 23:29:36 | More by seeyouaretee
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FUNKPhD

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

03-13-2012 18:02:32 | More by FUNKPhD
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guajolote

Oregon

4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

03-13-2012 03:32:05 | More by guajolote
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Brown120

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -9.5%

03-13-2012 00:27:05 | More by Brown120
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djtomain

Florida

5/5  rDev +13.1%

03-11-2012 19:21:51 | More by djtomain
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BeerNDoggerel

Illinois

5/5  rDev +13.1%

03-11-2012 04:04:22 | More by BeerNDoggerel
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TastyIsBeer

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

03-11-2012 02:31:52 | More by TastyIsBeer
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AndrewRoecker

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

03-10-2012 21:37:05 | More by AndrewRoecker
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jkane101

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

03-10-2012 18:31:30 | More by jkane101
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CGMLS3

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

03-10-2012 17:08:43 | More by CGMLS3
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thydarkprevails

Illinois

4.78/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Fresh bomber poured in a duvel tulip. Nice clear orange amber with a white 2 finger head. Excellent lacing. Aroma is tropical fruit. Mango, pineapple, and bright citrus is apparent. Flavor is grapefruit, tropical fruit, peach, and a nice caramel malt balance. It goes down really easy and the 9.5% abv is practically invisible. The mouthfeel is medium and the flavor lingers on the tongue. This is the standard I judge DIPA’s by.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2012 02:05:31 | More by thydarkprevails
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spicelab

Australia

4.1/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bomber with thanks to readbaron. Reviewed from notes.

Deep and clear orange to mahogany with a very large tight white head and fine lacing.

Sweaty cat piss, candied tangerine and tonnes of overripe tropical fruits just fallen off the tree.

Kiwi fruit, rotting jungle leaves, overripe mango and pineapple, juicy orange and resious pine. Malts are a bit player.

Chewy mouthfeel accentuated by mild carbonation. Moderate bitterness with satisfying length.

Lush tropical melange. Dank, wet, vegetal and jungle-esque. A well done and moreish DIPA.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2012 01:00:08 | More by spicelab
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Goblinmunkey7

Massachusetts

4.23/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Huge thanks to Billakowski for the reviewable bottle.

Appearance: Nice bright orange with a slight haze. Head is super white and rocky. Notches of lacing cling to the glass. Head drops to a thin cap but never disappears.

Smell: Mango, pine, and citrus. Huge nose of hops. Malts are big enough to hold their own. Caramel malt sweetness more than asserts itself. Powdery. Pine and oily hops. So very juicy.

Taste: Hops and more hops. Mango and pine bring up the front, paving the way for a massive caramel malt sweetness. Slightly bready with a lingering finish. Some hints of alcohol on the back. Lingering bitterness is quickly washed away by juicy orange and grapefruit flavors.

Mouthfeel: Light carbonation and a smooth, almost creamy at times, mouthfeel. Body is nicely moderate and keeps the drinking smooth. Dry finish.

Overall: For something so aggressive, there's a ton of balance. Big malts and even bigger hops. Crazy drinkable even with the ABV. In the long run, this is beer is greater than its parts. It's truly something special.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2012 20:33:59 | More by Goblinmunkey7
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buffs9

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

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Hindsight

Ohio

5/5  rDev +13.1%

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hangar9


5/5  rDev +13.1%

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North Carolina

4/5  rDev -9.5%

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4/5  rDev -9.5%

03-04-2012 03:04:17 | More by Redglimmer
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brn9000

Illinois

4/5  rDev -9.5%

03-03-2012 18:21:15 | More by brn9000
Dreadnaught IPA from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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