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Dreadnaught IPA - 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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Dreadnaught IPADreadnaught IPA

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5,381 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,381
Reviews: 1,681
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 9.3%
Wants: 1,849
Gots: 696 | FT: 27
Brewed by:
3 Floyds Brewing Co. visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-19-2001

An Imperial India Pale Ale with an intense citrus hop aroma, a huge malt body and a crisp finish.

100 IBU
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Ratings: 5,381 | Reviews: 1,681
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4.3/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Dreadnaught in a snifter.

Red-orange crossed with amber. Inch or so of head that laces with talent. 4.0

Creamy, swampy hops on a tropical fruit bent. Ripe pineapple and orange with a smidge of avocado. Evident yeast in the nose. 4.0

Woah! Smooth as hell! Bitter at the end, but mild. Earthy hops dominate. Scorched earth note. A rare fruit essence in there. Semi-tart honeydew, grapefruit, starfruit, and lime. Rounded out. A little dental minty cleanser in the finish. 4.5

Feel is great. A little thin, but with a magic that sets it above the rest. 4.0

My first Three Floyds beer. A big winner. Gonna have to go back and nab an Arctic Panzer Wolf. 4.5

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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of Thingus
4.03/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Live tasting bomber into Duvel tulip.. Huge thanks to rmcnealy for this one!

Appearance; pours a lovely hazy golden orange color with two fingers of loose off white colored head... Retention is decent, with a fairly thick film clinging to the top of the beer after a few minutes.. Lacing is solid with nice healthy clumps of lace clinging to the glass.

Smell; very subdued unfortunately, was hoping for a much more present aroma, unfortunately no bottle date to be found so i'm uncertain when this was bottled... An intense whiff yields pineapple, mango and some citrus.. A slight bready/yeasty aroma is also noticeable.

Taste; resinous notes are my initial impression, with pine being a primary component... Pineapple, mango orange and peach make a brief appearance...

Mouthfeel; effervescent carbonation makes Dreadnaught feel lively in the mouth with a crisp finish and a slightly lingering bitterness...

Overall; I may have sat on this bottle a touch too long... Was originally waiting for a friend and finally said to hell with it and opened it up... I enjoyed this but definitely feel like a more fresh sample would have a lot more going on.. Would love to try another for comparison but at the moment I am unfortunately, a little underwhelmed...

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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.82/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Stoked to finally get my hands on this mean IPA, thank you rfraga77 again for the big ol' box of FFF.

Out of a bottle into an Allagash flute.

A: Awesome full bodied pour, deep orange and burnt gold color with a nice tight white 1.5-2 finger head. A steady stream of light carb coming from the bottom of the glass.

S: Hop-heaven. HUGE hop profile with citra overtones, pine, grapefruit, and almost a grainy-earth like smell to it. Fantastic huge IPA smell. It's like a classier more complex hop profile than the APW.

T: Hop-pallate destroyer. All I can taste is the hops at first while after the initial shock tones out the beer becomes complex and very smooth. The hops and the citrus (more grapefruit than anything) are complimenting each other so well, and there is definitely a slight boozy bite way back in the palate. Some malty sweetness- almost caramel or cane sugar-like. I'm sold on this beer, everything I've been looking for in a IPA.

M: Medium bodied beer that finishes a tad dry but not bitter by any means. I could drink this beer all damn day long (hopefully).

O: Right up there with ZD this is my favorite FFF brew, and one heck of an IPA- definitely a must try for any hop-head.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Fresh bomber poured in a duvel tulip. Nice clear orange amber with a white 2 finger head. Excellent lacing. Aroma is tropical fruit. Mango, pineapple, and bright citrus is apparent. Flavor is grapefruit, tropical fruit, peach, and a nice caramel malt balance. It goes down really easy and the 9.5% abv is practically invisible. The mouthfeel is medium and the flavor lingers on the tongue. This is the standard I judge DIPA’s by.

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Dreadnaught IPA from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
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