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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

4,669 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,669
Reviews: 1,636
rAvg: 4.42
pDev: 9.28%
Wants: 1,704
Gots: 484 | 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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Beezee

Illinois

5/5  rDev +13.1%

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Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

02-29-2012 14:57:59 | More by CPditka
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fullmetal1381

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

02-29-2012 04:51:48 | More by fullmetal1381
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DrHoptagon

California

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

02-29-2012 03:06:00 | More by DrHoptagon
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Willywong1962

Illinois

5/5  rDev +13.1%

02-28-2012 22:08:36 | More by Willywong1962
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eawolff99

Colorado

4/5  rDev -9.5%

02-27-2012 21:27:47 | More by eawolff99
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Jplachy

Illinois

4.13/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Dark Orange/Amber in color huge white head that lasted quite a while. First few sips were through the froth.

S: Fantastic huge hop smell. Lots of mango/peach/fruit.

T: Again lots of fruity hops, piney bitterness, but very drinkable.

M: Plenty of carbonation and lingering alcohol.

O: This beer proved to me that I'm really figuring out this whole beer thing because I didn't actually like this beer a whole lot but I can tell it is a shining example of a near perfect IPA. I don't see myself ever drinking it again, but I knew I was in the presence of greatness.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2012 17:43:07 | More by Jplachy
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Homebrew35

Connecticut

4.03/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From notes:
Served in a half pint glass at the brewery.
One finger of white frothy head, hazy pale to golden body. Good lacing and ok retention.

Smell of citrus, light pine and tropical fruit. Not as big as hoped but good.

Tastes of big citrus and piney hops. Some sweetness mid palate mixed with some earthy hops. Very firm bitterness and powdery dry finish. Alcohol is slightly noticeable but dosent detract in any way.

Medium thin bodied and medium carbonation keep it fairly drinkable. The bitter dry finish fits the style but not my likes.

Overall this is tasty and good but not great. I could only take one serving of this at a time. The smell and tastes are great but I'd like a bit more in the nose and a bit more body and sweetness. This has the FFF hop profile like most of their beers.

Serving type: on-tap

02-27-2012 16:25:46 | More by Homebrew35
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Texas

4/5  rDev -9.5%

02-27-2012 13:27:19 | More by Danobold
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stoutlover1978

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

02-27-2012 12:35:45 | More by stoutlover1978
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johunnic

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

02-26-2012 18:32:27 | More by johunnic
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gjarvis

New York

5/5  rDev +13.1%

02-26-2012 17:25:09 | More by gjarvis
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drewone

California

4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

02-26-2012 05:48:09 | More by drewone
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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -9.5%

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Illinois

5/5  rDev +13.1%

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Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

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Illinois

3/5  rDev -32.1%

02-25-2012 17:14:00 | More by Marcados
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choover14

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

02-25-2012 02:58:58 | More by choover14
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GripitandSipit

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -9.5%

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Docrock

Illinois

4.85/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-Tap at 3F, served in Half Pint glass..

A- Light Amber in color, beautiful 1-1/2" head that seemed to last forever. Slight lacing

S- Hops hit you right away, plenty of citrus, maybe a touch of peach and pine as well.

T- Smooth with a perfect hop balance. The citrus and and Pine are strong but not overpowering, slight caramel at finish.

M- Really drinkable for such a high alcohol brew, Carbonation was excellent.

O- Wow, don't know how I have missed this beer in the past. Almost right in my backyard. Don't know how many have had this and Pliny the Younger, but I'll take Dreadnaught anyday. Now to try and find in bottles. I kept putting my sandwich down to take another drink, it's that good.

Serving type: on-tap

02-22-2012 04:40:37 | More by Docrock
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cynical1027

Ohio

4/5  rDev -9.5%

02-22-2012 03:14:01 | More by cynical1027
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jag21

Washington

4/5  rDev -9.5%

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Youngbeertender

Illinois

5/5  rDev +13.1%

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Topher78

California

4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

02-21-2012 18:14:02 | More by Topher78
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oldvines

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

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Dreadnaught IPA from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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