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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

5,039 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,039
Reviews: 1,651
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 9.3%
Wants: 1,768
Gots: 587 | FT: 26
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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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A - Orange pour with a white foam that has lively carbonation. Cloudy look to it. Serious sticky lacing on the glass.

S - Scent of fresh tangerines and citra hops. Very fresh and crisp scent. The overall hop profile is dominant. Unlike the typical west coast variety thereis no pine scent but rather a more floral smell.

T - Blend of citrus and hops. This is a DIPA lovers dream because of the complexity and depth of fresh hoppy goodness. Finish is not as bitter as one might expect. The tartness of orange and tangerine balances this to a level of excellence.

M - the defining characteristic of Dreadnaught is in its drinkability. So smooth it is insane, masking of a high ABV, and redices the bitterness to a very nice level. I'm impressed.

O - I brought a bombert of this back to NY from Chicago and the tasting group loved it. 3F's is deserving of the hype with this beer. Right there with Pliny, and just as hard for me to get again.

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Dreadnaught IPA from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
98 out of 100 based on 5,039 ratings.