Dreadnaught IPA - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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3.85/5 rDev -12.9%
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.
12-26-2011 13:53:03 | More by Brabander
4.4/5 rDev -0.5%
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.
12-25-2011 14:39:16 | More by dorianmarley
4.45/5 rDev +0.7%
There isn't much more to add here, that others haven't mentioned.
I'll break format and just try to describe what is, if forced to choose, my favorite beer on earth.
Dreadnaught is the most perfectly intense IPA I've ever had. I've had the big California IPAs and loved every drop, but if all IPAs were equally available, this is what I'd pick.
Bitter, bitter, bitter. Pine needles, grapefruit, cat pee, and anger. This is heavy metal in a bottle. High alcohol content that really can't distract from the palette wrecking, mouth ruining bitterness.
This beer is singularly responsible for me losing interest in standard IPAs, and desiring Imperials or Doubles.
Another great thing is how you can really taste the FFF flavor concepts... There's a consistency from every FFF beer over 50 IBU... Something recognizably present in the hoppy overtones, that you will find in things like Alpha King, Zombie Dust, right up through Panzer and Dreadnaught.
It's so aromatic and impressive... If you ever have this beer and aren't knocked off your feet by the smells and the intense flavor, you either have an old bottle, or are getting something from a bad tap. This is my desert island beer.
12-24-2011 15:41:43 | More by TapeDeck
Dreadnaught IPA from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
98 out of 100 based on 4,790 ratings.