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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

4,891 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,891
Reviews: 1,646
rAvg: 4.42
pDev: 9.28%
Wants: 1,740
Gots: 552 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -15.2%

TheBronze, May 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev -9.5%

drjman, May 30, 2012
Photo of wakajawaka76
5/5  rDev +13.1%

wakajawaka76, May 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev -9.5%

thebigredone, May 30, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

ccozzi, May 29, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

djcira, May 28, 2012
Photo of DNICE555
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

On tap at the Bavarian Lodge. I had the zombie dust before this one. I think the zombie dust is actually hoppier. This is still an amazing double ipa. FFF does amazing work. I had this in a bottle before but it's so nice to try on tap. If I could only drink from one brewery for the rest of my life it'd be FFF.

DNICE555, May 28, 2012
Photo of intoflatlines
3.75/5  rDev -15.2%

intoflatlines, May 28, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -15.2%

Rau71, May 28, 2012
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5/5  rDev +13.1%

Carena, May 27, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

dfmishler, May 27, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

resistdefy, May 26, 2012
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5/5  rDev +13.1%

crobinso, May 26, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

NoahPrice, May 26, 2012
Photo of zac16125
4.48/5  rDev +1.4%

22 oz bomber poured into a tulip glass
No born on date but purchased from the brewery on 5/5/12

A big thanks to tsauce2 for sending this over in a trade.

A: Pours a slightly hazy light golden amber with 1.5 fingers width of sea foam white head, dissipates down fairly slowly, leaves a fair amount of lacing.  

S: Great citrusy hop aromas including pineapple, grapefruit, mango, and apricot.  Some caramel malt sweetness, a hint of pine.  Awesome.  

T: The initial sip bring the citrusy goodness that was on the nose, with a significant sweetness on the finish.   There are flavors of orange, grapefruit and pineapple.   The sweetness is caramel and sweet bread malts.  Piney bitterness is noted as well, to add to the great balance.  The hop presence is huge but remains in check with equally big complimentary malt backbone.  Really, really tasty.  

M/D: Medium body, appropriate carbonation, big drying finish, ABV is very well masked and drinkability is exceptional.  

O: No doubt that this is a fantastic example of one of my favorite styles.  This is one of the best double IPAs I've had, although I think the top notch remains with Hopslam followed by HT.  Still, fantastic in its own right, and definitely worth seeking out.  I look forward to drinking this again in the future.  

zac16125, May 26, 2012
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4.48/5  rDev +1.4%

Pours a gorgeous clear copper golden color with a signature white head that is continuously fed by carbonation from the bottom. Amarillo hops dominate the bouquet. The hops in the flavor are perfectly balanced with the grain. This might be the perfect beer. Of course, you throw Amarillo on dog excrement and you're bound to have something that tastes at least passable.

DocJitsu, May 24, 2012
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5/5  rDev +13.1%

Carillon, May 24, 2012
Photo of dafla67
4.85/5  rDev +9.7%

Tulip glass.

A: clear amber with a small white head; very good lacing.

S: Citrusy & tropical; bitter pine; earthy hops; carmel malts.

T: starts with the citrus an mild sweetness followed by the earthy hops and pine and finishing very dry. The flavors are extremely well balanced. Feels like you are drinking the aroma.

M:medium body and carbonation; not thick at all

O: One of the best DIPA out there. The high ABV is well hidden and this is a pleasure to drink. Hope Three Floyds gets to the Philadelphia market ASAP.

dafla67, May 24, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

nookie0529, May 24, 2012
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5/5  rDev +13.1%

SickNukes, May 21, 2012
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4.48/5  rDev +1.4%

22oz bottle. No bottle dating information, but this came fresh from the brewery. Poured into my Victory Golden Monkey tulip.

Short review. I've had this one a number of times, and shocked that I hadn't reviewed it before.

A: Cloudy orange color. About a finger of bright white head. Great carbo. Leaves some nice sticky lacing sheeting.

S: Overripe peach, tangerine, etc. tons of hop forward killer smells. Definitely fresh. Not getting much maltiness on the nose.

T: Great fruity hop bite right at the front of the tongue. It's just delicious. Then you get a nice malt balance. It's fresh. Not overly malty and carboardy. Crisp bitter finish.

M: Medium bodied.

inlimbo77, May 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev -9.5%

rderedin, May 20, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

Microbrewtaster, May 20, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

Joeybones3, May 20, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

VonZipper, May 20, 2012
Dreadnaught IPA from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
98 out of 100 based on 4,891 ratings.