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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.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-19-2001)
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4/5  rDev -9.3%

MeneerBeerSnob, May 09, 2012
Photo of spark3148857
4.48/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle poured into Founders snifter:

Ap: Hazy orange with one finger white head.

Ar: Pungent tropical fruits, dominated by grapefruit. Some floral notes in the nose.

Ts: Some biscuity malts give this a backbone, but the focus here is on the massive hop bitterness on the front of the palate. Some sweetness from the the tropical fruity hops.

Mo: Very drinkable for a massive DIPA. Pretty smooth and expected heaviness for the style.

Ov: Truly a great double IPA and one of the best I've had. I could return to this over and over again, too bad I'll be limited to when I can drive nine hours to the brewery.

spark3148857, May 07, 2012
Photo of Shilt
4.5/5  rDev +2%

Shilt, May 06, 2012
Photo of smartassboiler
4/5  rDev -9.3%

smartassboiler, May 06, 2012
Photo of JimGlonke
4.5/5  rDev +2%

JimGlonke, May 06, 2012
Photo of snaotheus
4.13/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottled poured into a pint glass

Pours clear golden with a pretty creamy head. Smell is pretty and crisp, piney and floral.

Taste is less hoppy than I had expected from the smell, but it's good. Lots of surprising sweetness.

Mouthfeel is dry and light. Overall, nice beer.

snaotheus, May 06, 2012
Photo of jrarthur
4/5  rDev -9.3%

jrarthur, May 05, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

matthageman, May 05, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

originsbrewery, May 05, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

csbinva, May 05, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

BdubleEdubleRUN, May 04, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

scubahood, May 04, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

HopsintheSack, May 04, 2012
Photo of John11486
4/5  rDev -9.3%

John11486, May 03, 2012
Photo of cradke
4.03/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Beautiful golden orange color.

Smell: Good bittery pine.

Taste: Unfortunately this has the irking it's a little past prime. Still some fantastic pine. It's not blowing my face off with hops but it's obvious it's well put together. A good amount of bitter thrown in there. The bitterness/sweetness ratio is fantastic.

Mouthfeel: Spot on for the style.

Overall: This beer is very well put together. I got it as an extra, and i have the irking it's a little past it's prime. Still, it is a fantastic IIPA but I'd love to try it fresh.

cradke, May 01, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

dmadsen, May 01, 2012
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5/5  rDev +13.4%

Jaldama, Apr 30, 2012
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5/5  rDev +13.4%

CEDAMA, Apr 30, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Canesfan22, Apr 30, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

gueuzegossage, Apr 30, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

Yabev15, Apr 30, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

HungarianCount, Apr 29, 2012
Photo of birchstick
4.23/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a darker pale yellow / golden yellow. Nose is full of fruity mangos and tropical notes with a bit of citrus. Taste starts off with sweet citrus with some caramel malt. These are quickly overtaken by a load of tropical citrus flavors. Finishes with a lingering tropical bitterness with a touch of caramel. Really nice DIPA here.

birchstick, Apr 29, 2012
Photo of JimmyPage
4.73/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is an IIPA

Poured a nice head with good retention

The smell was unbelievable. Tropical fruit, grapefruit, mango, tangerine

The hops are so well balanced in this brew throughtout the taste. They continue throught out the finish

Perfect body to allow the hops to shine

This is a must have.

JimmyPage, Apr 26, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

IMSPEAKNOENGLISH, Apr 24, 2012
Dreadnaught IPA from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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