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Dreadnaught IPA - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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Dreadnaught IPADreadnaught IPA

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5,067 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,067
Reviews: 1,653
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 9.3%
Wants: 1,773
Gots: 588 | 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.

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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

VeganUndead, Oct 05, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

Christoff, Oct 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev -9.3%

duff247, Oct 05, 2012
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3/5  rDev -32%

pin, Oct 05, 2012
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5/5  rDev +13.4%

djre4orm, Oct 04, 2012
Photo of Fitwitchik
4.98/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Served from a bottle into an "official 3F glass" from the brewer.

Beautiful golden orangish colour with a frothy heavy head & lacing to perfection!

Smell is sweet malty fruits with piney grapefruit-the scent of an imperial IPA!!

Taste is incredible sweet luscious Imperial IPA. Citrus sweetness with a punch.

Carbonation is flawless to match such a solid brew. DAMN 3F does the IPA right.

Overall this is one of my top 5 fave brews in the Imperial/Double IPA department which is my brew genre of choice. If only I could get this on tap...WHOOP!

Fitwitchik, Oct 02, 2012
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5/5  rDev +13.4%

TheGoldenJ00, Oct 02, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

MikeCactusGordon, Oct 01, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

pvequalsnrt, Sep 30, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

NumenFlumenque, Sep 30, 2012
Photo of Keyportnick
4.35/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance- strong copper color with a good amount of carbonation with a nice lacing lingering white head.

Smell-great bursting hop aromas of citrus and fruit

Taste- nice light Malts with mango/citrus hops

Mouthfeel- nicely carbonated very smooth body

Overall- I was very impressed, crisp clean and refreshing. Def must have again

Keyportnick, Sep 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev -9.3%

DaveAnderson, Sep 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev -9.3%

tdmccarthy, Sep 25, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

ipafool, Sep 25, 2012
Photo of MDDMD
4.23/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-hazy amber color with a nice white head and good lacing

S-nice citrus, pine, malt, spice

T-grapefruit, pine, malt, caramel, nice bitter finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, smooth and rich

O-a nice DIPA but I would prefer a little less malt ackbone and a little more hoppiness

MDDMD, Sep 23, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter this I2PA pours slightly hazy golden-orange color with a bright white head that leaves very nice lacing along the glass. The aroma is intensely hoppy--lot of grapefruit, some spicyness, pine and underlying sweetness. The flavor has a lot going on--loads of piney grapefruit hop flavor upfront with bready, boozyness mixed in. The hop bitterness is sharp and assertive and acts to dry the swallow with lingering hop flavor and hints of booze well after the swallow. The carbonation is moderate and medium-full. Overall one hell of a beer--love how the hops work with the underlying bready/boozyness. More please.

uwmgdman, Sep 22, 2012
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5/5  rDev +13.4%

DennyCrane, Sep 22, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

JPortillo, Sep 22, 2012
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3.9/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is one bitter beer.

This beer looks pretty tasty, by all indications of its clear amber color and nice white head that leaves a good lacing on the glass. The nose follows suit suggesting a great piney, fruity, bready aroma. The taste is where it throws me for a loop. I get the fact that Three Floyds wants your tongue to be like scorched earth with this beer and makes no apologies for making such bitter beer, but bitter beer is not good beer in my opinion when not backed up with a malty backbone. It's a strong beer but needs more body and more caramel malts to sweeten it up a bit for all the hops they used. The malt the beer has in it is good as if you try to get pass the bitterness the caramel comes through, but it's so hard to distinguish through all the bitterness.... just needs more balance. Nice medium body and well carbed, overall nice beer just not balanced at all.

Prospero, Sep 21, 2012
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5/5  rDev +13.4%

dcraig13, Sep 19, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

Cam1991, Sep 19, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

jaminjohnson, Sep 18, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

jnardone235, Sep 18, 2012
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5/5  rDev +13.4%

jisom123, Sep 18, 2012
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5/5  rDev +13.4%

beerMeh, Sep 18, 2012
Dreadnaught IPA from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
98 out of 100 based on 5,067 ratings.