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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

4,571 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,571
Reviews: 1,633
rAvg: 4.42
pDev: 9.28%
Wants: 1,698
Gots: 463 | 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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rvdoorn

Netherlands

4/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Jeff and Erik for sharing this one during the BA tasting in Utrecht. Had this one side-to-side with the Heady Topper.
Look: the beer pours an orange color with a nice white head
Smell: Citrus, grapefruit and grass. Nice but nothing compared to the Heady Topper.
Taste: Malts, citrus, grass and with a very bitter and dry aftertaste. Everything is quite balanced.
Mouthfeel: Medium carbonation, medium bodied.
Overall: A very decent IPA, but it was just simply outclassed by the Heady Topper.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2011 11:37:44 | More by rvdoorn
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mrebeka

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

12-30-2011 06:27:14 | More by mrebeka
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mcorwin

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

12-30-2011 06:08:18 | More by mcorwin
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durwood64

Ohio

5/5  rDev +13.1%

12-30-2011 02:25:45 | More by durwood64
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babybew

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

12-29-2011 20:26:48 | More by babybew
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twohearteddean

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

12-29-2011 16:54:45 | More by twohearteddean
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CORKSCREWFISH

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

12-29-2011 09:41:20 | More by CORKSCREWFISH
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LornaLee

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

12-29-2011 05:08:18 | More by LornaLee
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MyTBeerDrinker

Illinois

3/5  rDev -32.1%

12-29-2011 03:20:38 | More by MyTBeerDrinker
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havok1024

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +13.1%

12-29-2011 01:24:49 | More by havok1024
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ajs4bd

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

12-28-2011 19:42:30 | More by ajs4bd
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SPRichard

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

12-27-2011 15:56:06 | More by SPRichard
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gorby10826

Illinois

4/5  rDev -9.5%

12-27-2011 02:47:41 | More by gorby10826
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rxthree

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

12-26-2011 22:06:10 | More by rxthree
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Catchy_Name

California

3.5/5  rDev -20.8%

12-26-2011 21:50:30 | More by Catchy_Name
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HoneyLamb

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

12-26-2011 20:51:07 | More by HoneyLamb
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Giovacchini

California

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

12-26-2011 20:17:15 | More by Giovacchini
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Brabander

Netherlands

3.85/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this beer at the super tasting at Doopiedoopiedoo's place this month. We had this beer against the Heady Topper... The HT won!

This is a good beer but compared to the HT it looses the battle on some fronts.

Poured in my Essen Christmasbeer tasting glass the beer is not spectacular.

The taste has some pineapple in it but not as much as the HT.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2011 13:53:03 | More by Brabander
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reyolb

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +13.1%

12-26-2011 04:50:54 | More by reyolb
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TheFlern

Idaho

5/5  rDev +13.1%

12-25-2011 21:55:59 | More by TheFlern
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TexAggie011

Texas

4/5  rDev -9.5%

12-25-2011 20:21:11 | More by TexAggie011
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mmmhopslam

Illinois

5/5  rDev +13.1%

12-25-2011 16:59:04 | More by mmmhopslam
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dorianmarley

Ohio

4.4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance is very dark caramel in color, with a caramel head and nice lacing.

Nose is very fruity hops with almost-mentholated, refreshing vapors.

Taste is intense, but not harsh. The hops are strong, but not overly biting; they carry a great caramel quality that rounds the whole flavor out. Plenty of fruits running through it as well.

Mouthfeel is full-bodied and has a slight slickness. The hops provide a surprisingly light acidity. It has a good amount of carbonation.

Overall, it is a well-honed bash of hops with plenty of other notes that give it a great balance of flavor and drinkability.

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2011 14:39:16 | More by dorianmarley
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Ineedabeerhere

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev -9.5%

12-25-2011 01:00:47 | More by Ineedabeerhere
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AaronBurr

Illinois

4/5  rDev -9.5%

12-24-2011 19:37:56 | More by AaronBurr
Dreadnaught IPA from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
98 out of 100 based on 4,571 ratings.