Dreadnaught IPA - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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Dreadnaught IPADreadnaught IPA

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5,242 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,242
Reviews: 1,663
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 9.3%
Wants: 1,785
Gots: 642 | FT: 28
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:
An Imperial India Pale Ale with an intense citrus hop aroma, a huge malt body and a crisp finish.

100 IBU

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-19-2001)
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Photo of jtierney89
4.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

just opened the bottle, smells like funky high end weed. Surprisingly pale color, like a very deep yellow with some orange/brown. Giant sticky white head. Even with letting this beer breathe, still smells like sticky weed. Fruit scents begin to come forward, dried apricots and peaches. As the beer really has time to air out and the smells escape, smells like lightly toasted bread with a tropical fruit marmalade seeping into your bedroom to wake you up in the morning.

Took two sips to have the hops hit me and wow, this beer is attacking my mouth. Alcohol heat doesnt hit until you take a few breaths after sipping a few. Probably the most tannic beer i've ever had. Still feeling the resin tingle my gums 5 minutes after the sip. Sweet jam like fruit on the tip of the tongue followed by huge rolling malt flavor. Caramel covered fruit bowl rolls into super hop resin. Oily hop flavor covered the back of the tongue. Bitterness is brash and bold and hits stronger after you finish swallowing.

This is a giant beer. Not as complex as I expected to be, nor was it that super west coast ipa i expected it to be but that might be a good thing. This is another beer I've discovered on my chicago trip that proves that there's a midwest style ipa. Not nearly as fruity as a west coast ipa, but not as dry an english ipa. It takes the midwest ipa and make it huge, and it's beautiful.

Big, simple, tasty, and the hop bomb you want from a DIPA.

Photo of DrinkSlurm
4.38/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 22 oz bottle into tulip. Purchased at Liquor barn Louisville, KY - ~$10.
Pours a nice golden slightly burnt orange color...nice sticky white head. Aroma is just amazing...mango, grapefruit, pine hop. Taste is a hop burn for sure...strong sweet but powerful cirtus hop, but also lots of mango and pine. wow....this is a great DIPA.
It does burn...but in a good way.
Overall this is a fantastic brew and so glad I finally came across it. So much hop, so much sweet malt, so much flavor...really great.

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5/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +2%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +2%

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4.5/5  rDev +2%

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4.5/5  rDev +2%

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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of brewdude1982
4.6/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This was a bomber and poured into a pint glass

A: 4.5 light brown with a hint of red light head
S:  5.0 the nose of this beer is mostly pine with a little malt, the hops they used in the secondary give this beer an amazing aroma
T: 4.5 the taste is overwhelmingly hops. I can only imagine how much hops they used in their primary fermentation
MF: 4.5 very full body with an average amount of carbonation. 
O: 4.5 this is a great beer but I don't think that I could have too many at one sitting. It is kind of a pallet wrecker

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4.5/5  rDev +2%

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3.75/5  rDev -15%

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4.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of BMMillsy
4.73/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours clear light copper with medium head. Mega pine aroma with some nice citrus grapefruit. Wow. Flavor is pine and grapefruit with a nice malt balance, excellent sweetness paired with the hops, and this one comes off very juicy. Slick mouthfeel with lingering hops. Awesome. Rated near the top for good reason. Thanks to Ryan for the trade. Been seeking this out for a while, and my first Three Floyds brew.

Photo of macrosmatic
3.93/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to maximumu13 for this one. Reviewed from notes. Poured from bomber into a CCB pint glass.

A: Pours a slightly hazy, light gold with good visible carbonation and a big, three-finger craggy white head.

S: Pine, grass, resin, onion/spice hops, with a backbone of malt sweetness.

T: Bigger on the resin & onion/spice hops, and the bitterness from these is most noticeable on the front of the tongue. The flavor is more malty than expected, and comes across as a caramel flavor, but this doesn't add much sweetness to the overall impression.

M: A bit of a chewy mouthfeel, and somewhat heavier bodied than most IIPAs. Good carbonation sensation, and only a hint of alcohol.

O: This is far from a bad beer, but I'm just not a fan of the hop profile. The malts could have added more sweetness to make it a less bitter, more balanced IIPA. And I'm still not a fan of caramel malts in IPAs. That said, I would drink another if offered.

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4.5/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev -9.3%

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Dreadnaught IPA from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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