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Dreadnaught IPA - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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Dreadnaught IPADreadnaught IPA

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5,233 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,233
Reviews: 1,661
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 9.3%
Wants: 1,784
Gots: 633 | FT: 28
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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4.5/5  rDev +2%

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4.35/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a tulip.

A nice orange, light amber pour with remarkable clarity. A 1/2 of off white head develops and diminishes slightly but leaves some wonderful lacing.

Super tropically nose. Pretty sweet, notes of pineapple and mango. For being a big hoppy DIPA, the hops aren't as punchy as I was expecting.

Wow. I wasn't expecting the taste to follow the nose with so much tropical fruit. Really sweet mango is the first thing to hit. There's plenty of bitterness (it does say 99 IBUs after all). The finish leaves me with a little note of coconut and then a slight alcohol warmth.

A pretty full mouthfeel with a surprisingly creamy finish. My tongue is tingling, largely from the bitter hops but I think the carbonation plays a role in this as well.

Overall, a fantastic DIPA. I've had a wide variety of DIPAs and this is one of the most complex, flavorful versions I've had before. A real treat. If only they distributed to MN!

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4/5  rDev -9.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -20.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +2%

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4.65/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle into pint glass.

Pours a hazy golden amber color with one finger off-white head.

Piney, green, citrusy nose. Slight malt hints. Mostly hops though. Delicious and well-balanced.

Taste is sweet and hoppy, giving off notes of mango, pineapple, and apple. Light sweet taste with a clean slightly bitter finish

Moderate carbonation with well-rounded, crisp but sweet finish.

Overall a stellar example of an imperial IPA. No overwhelmingly hoppy but shows off serious amount so hops and malts while keeping them in balance to create an overall delicious beer. Will seek out again!

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4.5/5  rDev +2%

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4.5/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev -9.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev -9.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +2%

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4.47/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The first beer I've traded for!
Pours hazy orange with a white head that dissipates quickly.
Smells of hops and citrus, very balanced, not as hoppy as i expected.
Taste has surprising hints of sweetness, but remains balanced. Flavors of hops, citrus, pine.
Medium body, carbonation plays nicely, doesn't dry the mouth out like other DIPAs that I've had.
Very well made, possibly my favorite DIPA.

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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%

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5/5  rDev +13.4%

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4/5  rDev -9.3%

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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%

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Dreadnaught IPA from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
98 out of 100 based on 5,233 ratings.