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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

4,690 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,690
Reviews: 1,636
rAvg: 4.42
pDev: 9.28%
Wants: 1,704
Gots: 489 | 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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fergster75

Illinois

5/5  rDev +13.1%

12-07-2011 01:36:50 | More by fergster75
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Destral

Nevada

5/5  rDev +13.1%

12-06-2011 22:52:15 | More by Destral
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JohneHoodlum

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +13.1%

12-06-2011 17:35:29 | More by JohneHoodlum
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thedamnscott

New York

5/5  rDev +13.1%

12-06-2011 04:02:54 | More by thedamnscott
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bierbrauer

Wisconsin

4.35/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 oz. bottle, purchased locally when they received a new shipment. Poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

A: Dense, cloudy yellow/gold; dense, fluffy, off-white 1"+ foam that settles exceptionally slowly and eventually leaves an almost solid, thin sheet of sticky lacing.

S: Sweet, rose-like floral; citrus, vanilla, banana; faint herbs; concentrated caramel; alcohol.

T: Sweet, citric fruit, esp. grapefruit; tropical mango; caramel/toffee; very slow growing bitterness that remains at a low level; alcohol heat.

M: Creamy and rich, even a tad syrupy; low carbonation, medium-to-full body; neutral finish.

O: A big, balanced brew that is extremely complex; each taste brings new elements to mind; deceptively drinkable at 9.5% ABV.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2011 03:17:25 | More by bierbrauer
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greg4579

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +13.1%

12-06-2011 01:09:02 | More by greg4579
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PitchBlack

Illinois

5/5  rDev +13.1%

12-05-2011 23:27:40 | More by PitchBlack
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fuzzcherry

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

12-05-2011 19:07:59 | More by fuzzcherry
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adamant1912

Michigan

5/5  rDev +13.1%

12-05-2011 04:48:14 | More by adamant1912
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brydog22

Illinois

5/5  rDev +13.1%

12-05-2011 03:43:19 | More by brydog22
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PlinytheFarter

Illinois

5/5  rDev +13.1%

12-05-2011 01:41:14 | More by PlinytheFarter
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SuperFriends

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +13.1%

12-05-2011 01:32:01 | More by SuperFriends
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swooshjtb

Mississippi

5/5  rDev +13.1%

12-04-2011 20:29:06 | More by swooshjtb
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PorterLambic

Florida

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

Pours a clear, golden amber color with a large, light tan head developing initially before settling to a solid 1/2" that just lasts and lasts. Really good lacing.
Smell is piney with a note of lemon and a hint of vanilla. No balance to it but really didn't expect much.
Taste is better balanced with some malt showing up to counter, if only slightly, the hop-heavy aspect of this style. A citrus note with a strong alcohol presence rounds out the big evergreen hop note that is foremost from start to finish.
Full-bodied and light-ish effervescence with a slight astringency. Smoother than expected. While this is a style I don't normally seek out, this is an example worth searching for. I can't tell you how had it was to get this in Florida (thanks Mom & Glen).

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2011 20:02:58 | More by PorterLambic
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Scout11

Michigan

4/5  rDev -9.5%

12-04-2011 04:16:28 | More by Scout11
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UNCCTDawg

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +13.1%

12-04-2011 01:47:50 | More by UNCCTDawg
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jrenihan

Ontario (Canada)

4.33/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Beer is light amber with a small white head. Lots of lacing.

The most immediate smell is pine. Accompanied also by lots of citrus (grapefruit in particular) and caramel malt. Caramel is surprisingly strong, though by no means overtaking the very nice pine scents.

As for taste, beer is quite bitter, with lots of grapefruit, pine and soapy flavours. The caramel malt is prominent and provides a very nice background for the effects of the hops. More pine than citrus, but both are present. The bitterness is well-integrated, flavourful rather than simply bitter.

Strong carbonation, medium body.

Overall, very enjoyable. A really good beer.

Serving type: on-tap

12-03-2011 23:12:17 | More by jrenihan
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FreshmanPour77

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +13.1%

12-03-2011 20:35:10 | More by FreshmanPour77
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cmsimeur

Illinois

5/5  rDev +13.1%

12-03-2011 17:25:52 | More by cmsimeur
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RyanBeer13

Virginia

4/5  rDev -9.5%

12-03-2011 11:08:38 | More by RyanBeer13
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Innocentexile

Ohio

4.58/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

poured into pint glass

A-Light yellow/ golden color, a little cloudy. awesome head, 3 fingers that sticks to the glass for dear life

S-Damn thats fruity. Smells almost like smelling fruity pebbles. other than that, theres also the citrus aroma to it along with Pine

T/M-Delicious. at first there is a mix of fruity and citrus taste, different fruits are combined for one very dynamic flavor and the hops finish off the brew with a dryness not unlike a desert

O-This beer is absolutely superb.

COME TO OHIO 3 FLOYDS!!!

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2011 07:23:56 | More by Innocentexile
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charladam

Colorado

5/5  rDev +13.1%

12-03-2011 06:06:06 | More by charladam
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escapegoat

Georgia

5/5  rDev +13.1%

12-03-2011 01:00:43 | More by escapegoat
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ndak

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +13.1%

12-03-2011 00:47:58 | More by ndak
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Nitrogenx

Illinois

5/5  rDev +13.1%

12-02-2011 20:00:41 | More by Nitrogenx
Dreadnaught IPA from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
98 out of 100 based on 4,690 ratings.