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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

5,156 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,156
Reviews: 1,658
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 9.3%
Wants: 1,779
Gots: 607 | FT: 25
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:
An Imperial India Pale Ale with an intense citrus hop aroma, a huge malt body and a crisp finish.

100 IBU

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-19-2001)
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5/5  rDev +13.4%

jak, Dec 10, 2011
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5/5  rDev +13.4%

nh2032, Dec 09, 2011
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4/5  rDev -9.3%

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5/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +2%

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4.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bomber in a Tulip

A- Orange with a one finger white head. the classic DIPA
S- Its not quite the Hoppy explosion that I got from the Arctic Panzer Wolf but its a much more balanced smell. Sweet malts, some grassyness, some citrus, strange banana and coconut notes.
T- Lots of hop bitterness but its a balanced DIPA, Bitter hops up front an a smooth malty finish. Feels like a variety of hops, astringency, citrusy and piney.
M- Leaves your mouth feeling fairly moist, follows up with a lot of hop bitterness. Goes down easy and has a good texture from the carbonation.
O- Been looking forward to this one for a while, glad I finally got it. Its the almost perfect DIPA that hits high notes all across the board.

TwelveOunces, Dec 09, 2011
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5/5  rDev +13.4%

quine, Dec 08, 2011
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5/5  rDev +13.4%

tubbnik, Dec 08, 2011
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5/5  rDev +13.4%

geo1267, Dec 08, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

pogoowner, Dec 08, 2011
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4/5  rDev -9.3%

tclapper, Dec 07, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

falcon1, Dec 07, 2011
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5/5  rDev +13.4%

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5/5  rDev +13.4%

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5/5  rDev +13.4%

Destral, Dec 06, 2011
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5/5  rDev +13.4%

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5/5  rDev +13.4%

thedamnscott, Dec 06, 2011
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4.35/5  rDev -1.4%
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.

bierbrauer, Dec 06, 2011
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5/5  rDev +13.4%

greg4579, Dec 06, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

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5/5  rDev +13.4%

adamant1912, Dec 05, 2011
Dreadnaught IPA from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
98 out of 100 based on 5,156 ratings.