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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

4,908 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,908
Reviews: 1,647
rAvg: 4.42
pDev: 9.28%
Wants: 1,742
Gots: 560 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

Faina, Jan 16, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -20.8%

boss024, Jan 15, 2012
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5/5  rDev +13.1%

ucsbmullet, Jan 15, 2012
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denimdemon, Jan 15, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev -9.5%

btesta, Jan 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev -9.5%

Stoutsman, Jan 14, 2012
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5/5  rDev +13.1%

M1A2, Jan 14, 2012
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5/5  rDev +13.1%

hippityhophead24, Jan 13, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

Caskaway, Jan 13, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

nucmedmario, Jan 12, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

furthurgone, Jan 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev -9.5%

alwaysanswerb, Jan 12, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

Shoo65, Jan 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev -9.5%

djrn2, Jan 12, 2012
Photo of AlCaponeJunior
3.83/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Light brownish tan and hazy, head was about a finger and lace was decent.

Smell was less than I had expected from such a highly rated beer. It had pine, citrus, hops and lots of pungent malts, but had a sort of "wet dog" smell that I found a bit odd.

Taste is boldly hoppy, plenty of pungent malts, grapefruit and pine, citrus peel bitterness on the follow through.

Body is really nice, full and creamy, with a touch of sweet, aftertaste isn't as bitter as I would have thought. Nice.

It's certainly a worthwhile beer for any hophead. I will definitely leave this on my wants list.

AlCaponeJunior, Jan 11, 2012
Photo of gtermi
4.46/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: The beer pours a nice clear golden body with a a few fingers thick head. It slowly fades and it leaves a little bit of lace on the glass.

S: There is a lot of sweet and piney hop smell. There is also a nice tropical fruit smell too.

T: This is a very nice DIPA. There is a lot of hops on the tongue, then it quickly fades to a sweet pineapple taste and a nice little bit of malt.

M: This is a pretty smooth DIPA. There is a little crispness on the back of the throat. It leaves a oily hop feeling in my mouth.

O: This is a very nice beer. There are a lot of great qualities of this beer and it is just very tasty.

gtermi, Jan 11, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

FirstBrewsoon, Jan 11, 2012
Photo of azdback
4/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into an Arrogant Bastard Ale pint glass. A bright orange honey toffee color. Unfiltered appearance shows large carbonation bubbles that lead to a a two fingered off white creamy head. Lace is sticking in a nice ringed pattern.

Smell is um, bright citrus hopped. I'm smelling orange and kumquat.

Taste is citrus bitter of yellow grapefruit oil. Quite a bright and fantastic flavor profile.

Mouth is smooth and carbonation is round. Um, body is balanced and long with a dry finish.

Overall, this is a fantastic balanced American IPA. Thanks to jlpepper13 for this Midwest classic.

azdback, Jan 11, 2012
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4.13/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured into tulip glass.

Appearance: A brilliant and clear yellow bodied beer with a massive bone white head. Easily 4 fingers of thick dense head from a moderate pour. As the head receeds, it leaves really thick lacing and the head is really chunky foam with many small bubbles. The head never seems to die or maybe i am just drinking this beer that fast! This is a sexy looking beer!

Smell: This beers hops profile is quite nice! You get a little bit of the malts is the nose as a faint bready and biscuity smell. The hops smell very diverse tropical, citrus, floral and earthy. Pineapple and mangos; Oranges and lemon; piney and grassy. Smells great!

Taste: This beer is hop forward. The beer has a big malt profile, but it does balance out the huge hops present. A little unbalanced, but its a minor thing with this beer. The hops are at the high end of moderately bitter. Prominent hops flavors of pine, grapefruit, grass, and pineapple.

Mouthfeel: This beer is a medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation. It finishes clean with a mild amount of bitterness that really lingers for a while.

Overall: This beer is a fantastic beer made by 3F. Its a great DIPA. My only request is put a freshness date on this beer 3F! Paired this beer with wisconsin sharp cheddar. Yum! The cheese bring out the malts and creaminess of this beer. Always a great pair together!!!!

4DAloveofSTOUT, Jan 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev -9.5%

jreamer, Jan 10, 2012
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4.4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks zrab11 for the trade.

A – Pours a golden blonde color with a slight orange tint and white froth. The white head sticks around and acts as a thin cloud resting on top of the brew. Some good lacing here as well.

S – Very nice cistrus tones with some piney malts. A good mixture of pleasing scents on this brew.

T – a great blend of pine, citrus with some floral notes.

M – Mild carbonation with some slight stickiness. Coats the tongue very well and is smooth going down.

O – a very well rounded IPA. I'd love to get my hands on more. Tasty.

brstls4drmrs, Jan 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev -9.5%

schwaeh, Jan 10, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

soze47, Jan 09, 2012
Dreadnaught IPA from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
98 out of 100 based on 4,908 ratings.