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Dreadnaught IPA - 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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Dreadnaught IPADreadnaught IPA

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5,307 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,307
Reviews: 1,672
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 9.3%
Wants: 1,811
Gots: 672 | 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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Original Review on: 03-24-2007

Easily one of the best Beers out in the market. i was very excited to see this on the shelf at the local Acme. The beer gives off a great floral aroma that is pleasing to the nose. As far as tastes goes, you better be expecting a hop bomb to go off in your mouth. Very grape fruity. However, this one goes down very smooth.

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Three Floyds Dreadnaught Imperial IPA.

Poured from a 22 ounce bottle into a CBS snifter. Served chilled...

A) Hazy copper brew with a good finger slightly off white head. The head slowly settles to a dusting and then a thick collar. Nice lacing...

S) Quite a lovely nose,full of really sweet tropical fruits and light citrus. I think a little bit of pine as well.

T) The hops and the malt really appear to be in perfect balance with this particular beer. This starts with such nice tropical fruit sweetness. Feels like there's just a kiss of honey as well. Then finishes with a piney kind of grassy alcohol tingle. It's just really nice.

M) Full-bodied with moderate carbonation, feels supple, very smooth, right up to the finish, which has that tingle I mentioned, but really a very easy drinking beer.

O) Okay Dr. K, you were 100% correct. I can't believe I waited so long to drink this beer. It is one of the best Imperial IPAs I've had the pleasure of drinking. Absolutely fantastic, and I would certainly recommend it to any hop lover.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a 22 oz. bottle of Three Floyds Dreadnaught Imperial IPA at Kimbark Beverage Shoppe in Hyde Park, Chicago about a month ago (just getting around to this review now). The price was a bit exorbitant–$10.99 for 22 ounces! This hop monster was enjoyed in my Chimay goblet.

Appearance (4.5/5): Dreadnaught pours an orange-copper hue and is topped by an inch and a half of billowy white head that lasts for quite a while. The beer is fairly opaque. Dreadnaught has a near-perfect look for an IPA with its nice color, opacity, and luxuriant foam head. Quite nice. I also really like the colorful and inventive label design–very, very cool.

Smell (4.5/5): Dreadnaught has an intensely citric nose of orange, pineapple, grapefruit, and passion fruit. Some pine is also mixed in. The aroma has a sharpness to it that lets you know your palate is in for some serious punishment...I don't know about you, but that gets me excited. Little malt can be detected in the aroma; the hops dominate completely, predictably.

Taste (4.5/5): The foretaste is almost startlingly sharp: flavors of grapefruit and orange citrus, mango, tart passion fruit and pineapple come out. Nice complexity. Strong pine notes dominate the long finish. Slightly acidic. A light alcohol warmth can be felt in the finish as well, and it accentuates the beer's 'bigness' and intensity. I love the varying hop flavors that are expressed at different points. This may be one of those rare hoppy beers that I find ALMOST overwhelming. Words cannot effectively convey just how intense the flavor is.

Mouthfeel (4.5/5): Medium carbonation and medium-heavy body. This baby truly throttles your palate with sharp, thick, oily hop juices. The sharp and prickly hop flavor is just a notch or two below cloying–if you're a hop head like me, you quickly learn to love it.

Overall (4.5/5): Dreadnaught is a truly outstanding hop wallop of a beer. It exhibits all the best characteristics of an Imperial IPA; it's a hop head's dream and perhaps the most intense hoppy ale I have ever come across (perhaps even more impressively hoppy than Moylan's Hopsickle). If you can find it, buy it.

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Dreadnaught IPA from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
98 out of 100 based on 5,307 ratings.