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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

4,685 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,685
Reviews: 1,636
rAvg: 4.42
pDev: 9.28%
Wants: 1,705
Gots: 488 | 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.

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gibby

Pennsylvania

4.47/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bomber through a trade, big thanks to crazynelson. I think this bomber was much more fresh compared to the few that I had about a year ago. Only had on draft once at the gabf in 2008. Never makes it to philly.

Poured an orange color, mostly clear with a few floaties here and there, no head. Smells of orange peel and citrus right off the bat. Major hops but not overwhelming at all. Super smooth brew, goes down very easy. Sipped on this bomber for about an hour. Even as the beer warmed it was very tasty. Gave me a nice buzz for sure. I would love to crack open a 2nd but its all I have for now. I would buy this beer all the time if it were available in philly. I will keep trading for it in the meantime. Great beer and I enjoy it every time I get the chance to try it. Recommended to fellow hopheads.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2009 03:54:32 | More by gibby
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tmoneyba

Ohio

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

Tap at brewpub.

Poured a deep copper color with medium head that diminished slowly with good lacing.

Full sour citrus hoppy aroma.

Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation.

Complex balanced bittersweet flavor with a great bitter finish of long duration.

Great brew and will drink another bottle at the oppurtunity.

Serving type: on-tap

01-09-2009 18:13:39 | More by tmoneyba
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CoolJosh

Pennsylvania

4.35/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Lucky find at Kenny Road Market.. Got to talking with the store clerk and was fortunate enough to be on his good side that day, as he whipped one out from the back for me.

A. Really disappointed with the lack of head from pour, it looks great but this kinda screws it. Beautiful glowing ruby orange with significant haze that really ties it all together.

S. Really creamy some vanilla, tangerine, slight grapefruit, slight lemon, good use of orange and great smoothed out hop presence.

T. Just smooth and soft all the way through, mouth feel similar to that of a belgian, hops are definitely but no real hop kick, its somewhat subdued. Mostly sweet orange peel that turns out well, lots of caramel. Reminds me of nearly of barley wine

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2009 05:16:33 | More by CoolJosh
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treyrab

California

4.22/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Big thanks goes out to jac5084 for splitting this. Poured into my flute glass...

A: Pours a hazy dark copper with very mild carbonation creeping up the glass. Pours with a nice, incredibly sticky eggshell white head.

S: The smell is incredibly intense. Almost like a barleywine on hop steroids. Not sure if this was due to a couple months in the cellar or not, but the malt presense was incredibly present.

T: Wow, a real kicker in the face with flavor. Tons of sweet caramel malts blended with a touch of alcohol and a slight hop presense. The hops are by no means bitter, but they balance out the beer nicely.

Overall, this was a very solid beer that I would like to try really fresh.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2009 02:26:00 | More by treyrab
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BWH3

Pennsylvania

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

A light copper bubbly ale with a mass of white fluffy foam for a head. Bubbles are big and brisk but unable to strike down that head. The beer is flawlessly clear. The head sticks and clings to the glass as you drink. A beautiful aromatic blend of citrus and pine hops aroma with just the slightest hint of sticky resinous hops. Malt sweetness is palpable but subdued compared to the hops aroma. Could use a touch more vibrant citrus aroma to put it a bit more over the top and earn the 5 for smell. The creamy rich caramel malts combine with a bread crust heartiness to prepare the palate for the bitterness to come. The hops flavors are bold and crisp and cling to the palate as the beer passes to the stomach. The bitterness slowly fades but is never excessive or harsh. A citrus hops flavor remains on the lips once the bitterness has subsided. Would be perfect if there was just a hint of hops flavor up front to accompany the malt. Medium to Heavy body. Carbonation is enough to buoy the head and eject the hops' aromatics into the air but not too much to be gassy. Rich creamy and superb. This is an absolute must for all hop heads.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2008 21:28:48 | More by BWH3
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SwiftyMcBeer

Indiana

4.08/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Shared a 22oz with my brother in law on Christmas Eve.
A gorgeous orange beer with a small head that rapidly dissipates to nothing. The smell is fantastic, one of the better smelling beers out there, citrus fruits, pine forests. Not as hoppy on the taste as you would expect, in fact it is mostly sweet on the taste. It's good, but I couldn't drink a lot of it because of the sweetness and am glad I shared this one.
This particular bottle was a little better balanced then some other samples of Dreadnaught I have had. In fact, it was a lot beter, some have been extremely sweet and that includes straight from the tap at the brewery.
I am a 3F's fanboy to the extreme, they walk on water as far as I am concerned. That being said, I think Gumballhead and Alpha King are superior efforts to this one. They are extremely consistent brews, this one seems to bounce around a little. It's not a bad beer, I just feel like your experience is going to vary based on the particular batch you have. The review bottle was borderline excellent, I've had other samples that didn't live up to that level.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2008 22:41:06 | More by SwiftyMcBeer
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hoegaardenhero

California

4.22/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a: off-white frothy head fades quickly but leaves a thin sheet of lace; clear amber body

s: sweet syrupy hops; light piney hops; malty backbone

t: a little less hoppy than i expected; sweet syrupy hops; warm malts and grains; fades into light hop bitterness at the finish

m: smooth with very light carb and light cloy

d: a very interesting IPA with very sweet hops

Serving type: on-tap

12-26-2008 01:15:44 | More by hoegaardenhero
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LilBeerDoctor

New York

3.75/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed on 8/10/08. #400!! Bottle. Pours a deep orange with hardly any head. Aroma is very citrusy, some grapefruit, iced tead and some sweet malts sneak in. Flavor is very sweet, lots of iced tea and citrus. Not as bitter as I was expecting. Quite drinkable for a 9.5%. Just a little too sweet for me. This is a good IIPA, but not my favorite, and there are plenty better.
7/4/8/4/15 (3.8/5)

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2008 16:51:47 | More by LilBeerDoctor
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SammyB

Missouri

4.63/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

this might get deleted for not being descriptive enough, but this beer is the bomb.... so legit i love it try it drink and then drink it again

it appears clean a copper color with a clean bright almost pearly head

the smell is very very strong of hops .... hey it is christmas time the christmas tree is found in the aromas of this beer. there is also citrus and light fruity aspects

the taste is everything you expect .... almost like a white gumball out of a gumball machine at the pizza place when all you really want is a white gumball out of the gumball machine at a pizza place that you love

mouthfeel? oh yeah.... real smooth creamy nice of specialness

in the D category i give it exceptional i felt like i could drink it all night untill i couldnt drink it all night ... ya here me? this shit is good drink it .... its legit

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2008 07:32:20 | More by SammyB
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sgoodship

Illinois

4.55/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Had the pleasure of going to Three Floyds today with my buddy Brian. Food was good, server was real nice and it was an enjoyable afternoon. I had the Dreadnaught on-tap in a half pint glass - as the brewmaster suggets.

A: Looked clearer than the bottle. Amber was more golden. It had the same great head - a slightly yellowish, fine one finger. Lacing is never as impressive in a small glass. Handsome looking brew.

S: Has a good solid caramel backbone but the hops were out of control. Awesome grapefruit and floral that was incredibly fresh.

T: Amazing. It was everything that I am used to in the bottle but turned up to 11. Nice sweetness to the malt, honey, massive grapefruit and some floral hops and a piney bite of an aftertaste. So fresh, I was smacking my lips.

M: Bigger, rounder and more syrupy mouthfeel than the bottle. Felt like the high side of medium with just enough carbonation to keep it interesting. Couldn't ask for more.

D: Big beer for sure. Very aggressive but somehow very drinkable. I wish this was lower ABV, so that I could session it. I started to feel a slight buzz off the half pint. Great beer. Really unique taste that is 100% 3F. I want to go back!

Serving type: on-tap

12-19-2008 03:20:38 | More by sgoodship
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eyncognito

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice coppery orange, vigorous pour produces an 1/2" off white head that leaves beautiful lacing, ok head retention.

Hop aroma is the front runner, citrusy, juicy hints of pine resin and herb. Malt follows, somewhat sweet and sugary dough smell.

Hoppy and juicy, big citrus taste. I can taste the centennial, but am not overwhelmed by grapefruit. Slight pine spice and mint. Moderately sweet caramel malt.

Creamy and moderately carbonated, just the way I like 'em. Some DIPAs are a little undercarbonated for my taste-this hits the nail on the head.

Highly recommended, easy to drink if you know your abv. It's nice to have FFF back in Wisconsin, even if I'd say they generally are $1-2 overpriced they make a great DIPA which are not too plentiful in the midwest.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2008 23:46:39 | More by eyncognito
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JamesS

Indiana

3.93/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a decent copper-orange color with a bit of initial head and a bit of lacing, but not much on either end. Nice scent, good hop characteristics, floral mostly, hints of citrus (but not much), and a very strong maple aroma. Good hop taste, almost over the top, but not for the style, almost a malt balance, with a large maple syrup aftertaste. Goes down fine, a bit thick, but almost no (bad) alcohol taste, nice considering it's almost 10%.

Honestly, I don't see it being one of the top DIPAs, but I also haven't agreed on many of the top rated beers here on BA.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2008 01:28:30 | More by JamesS
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Goliath

Illinois

4.1/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a slightly hazy copper color with a quarter inch slightly yellowed head on top. Decent retention and some nice lacing.

The aroma is nice. A nice citrus and pine combo with a bit of caramel sweetness in the background.

The taste is fine. A bit of pine and citrus, with a very light malt presence in the background. Only slightly bitter on the finish, but a decent sweetness throughout.

Mouthfeel is really pushing full bodied, slightly syrupy, and lightly carbonated.

Drinkability is fairly high. Flavor profile is fine, and overall the beer is enjoyable. The alcohol is very well hidden and makes for a pleasant experience. I am however slightly disappointed with this beer. It's my second go at it, and I thought maybe my first bottle was just pushing some age because it didn't seem quite hoppy enough. Still a solid DIPA, but not my favorite to date.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2008 23:10:10 | More by Goliath
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jbphoto88

Texas

4.47/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dusty orange in color this beer is one step away from being hazy. The head looks like raw unbleached wool. Nice retention and good lacing. I have to admit that this one looks like a beer I would want to try. But then again what beer doesn't look like that?

The smell reinforces that desire. A thick malt profile is clouded by a hop bouquet that is hard to miss because of it's badass-ness. These hops are big, bold and pushy. Pine resin and grapefruit this beer is going to be a winner.

Taste is a liquid version of the nose. Big hop assault up front with a nice grapefruit taste and a piney loveliness. Followed by a sweet malt that has the legs to run a marathon. The finish goes back to the hop. Prickly and bitter leaving a nice coating of astringent goodness on the sides of your tongue, but there's more. As the bitterness fades the malts come back to reassert their presence. A fantastic volley of flavors.

I feel that a little bit of enamel on my teeth has been stripped off after each sip. I adore that. This is a solid bad mother f-er of a beer. I could drink this until my liver climbs up my throat to kick me in the face. I bet that happens sooner then later because there is almost no evidence of the almost 10% ABV. MMmmm.

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2008 01:10:23 | More by jbphoto88
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madtowndmb1

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: A dark orange/amber color with a white lace head. Not a ton of carbonation

S: Wonderful, the citrus seems to just come off the beer so easily. I didn't get any acid or bitterness in the smell at all, which I kinda expected.

T: I would call this citrus hop syrup! I really enjoyed this. I had a hint of honey sweetness and it left me with a touch of piney hop flavor.

M: Great, I loved the way it coated my tongue and had that flavor stick around. This is a beer that you could split with someone and have it last all night. You dont need a drink every 2 minutes to get that flavor back!

D: Very drinkable, it was a great slow drinker! I'll be buying this again!

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2008 15:42:00 | More by madtowndmb1
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yemenmocha

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Slight haze, orange to light amber color, with thin wispy head.

Nose has pleasant gummy bear candied character, with grapefruit & OJ citrusy aromas.

Big malt and hop, grapefruit rind on the palate. Full bodied and very creamy, with lingering spice, yet somehow the alcohol is subdued.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2008 18:17:04 | More by yemenmocha
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msubulldog25

Oregon

4.47/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I've been saving this bottle since our early September visit to Three Floyds. 22 oz, poured in two portions over the course of an hour into a large snifter.

A: Stunning color, a rich and warm copper orange - seems to glow. Modest head, less than a finger of creamy whiteness. It drops in seconds to a clinging collar and a scattered film. Carbonation varies - smaller streams of the tiniest bubbles trickle upwards at the edges, occasional large bubbles erupt from the base and streak to the surface. A few flecks floating in an otherwise clear liquid, testament to 3 months incarceration at the back of the fridge.

S: Aromatic pine resin and sweet citrus mash-up, with a minty twist. Malts are sugar-sweet caramel and herbed dough. An ambrosial fragrance that wafts in waves from the glass. Loved this one fresh at the brewery, love it from the bottle.

T: Sappy evergreen, juicy (but slightly pithy) orange and grapefruit, sweet caramel. All the best flavors you'd anticipate in a big IPA, with subtler influences: grass, (pepper?)mint, grapeskin, hints of melon. Has it's sweeter moments, but an evolving bittering keeps nudging it away.

M: Oily and coating feel, medium-full body, 'luscious'. Some warming and drawing inward of the cheeks. Light, tingly carbonation. Bittering tends to last longer with warming, a little odd since usually malt sweetness seems to grow with time.

D: As boldly-flavored, yet well-balanced an IIPA as you'd hope to find. Enjoyed from the tap (fresh) and from the bottle nearly equally. Deserving of its lofty reputation and one I'd make the hour-long drive out of downtown Chicago for anytime. Highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2008 04:14:28 | More by msubulldog25
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sleazo

New York

4.55/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A_Pours a medium brown with hints of orange. A one finger head collapses quickly into a wisp of a cap.

S_A hugely potent hop aroma eminates from the bottle as soon as it is opened. This continues to pour forth from the glass as citric and pine hops dominate but do contend with some caramelised malt.

T_What starts out as pure hop juice shifts quickly to a good malt base of caramel and a vague bit of tropical fruit. Rounds out again with the huge hops in the aftertaste as well as some cocoa powder. The aftertaste is dry though despite the significant sweetness in the middle as the hop oils seem to coat the mouth. The middle sweetness really evens everything out. While the alcohol is well hidden, there is a nice warming sensation for a cold night.

M_Slightly viscous and oily with a lower than average carbonation. Ends up being a bit sticky.

D_Surprisngly well rounded, the Dreadnaught is more than just a hop bomb. This is what a Double IPA should be and ranks up there with the best of them.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2008 03:05:21 | More by sleazo
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dukedevil0

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up this bomber from West Lakeview Liquors in Chicago, IL.

A: Pours a slightly hazy orangy-amber with white frothy head that settled. Good lacing on the glass.

S: Hops, citrus, earthy, slight alcohol

T: Similar to smell; sweet, hoppy and slightly citrousy and very slight bitterness, first swig I had and it was like a smack in the face with flavor...a little warming alcohol in there too, but balanced. I taste some rye flavor and bite in there too which I normally don't like but it's subtle enough to where I like it.

M: Creamy for an IPA with above average carbonation.

D: I could drink a lot of this. Probably until I passed out.

If only this were a little cheaper, I'd stock up with a lot of it for sure.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2008 01:50:07 | More by dukedevil0
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Mauerhan

California

4.08/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

scored this from a undisclosed location with one of my good ole beer buddies. who's name starts with a v and ends with a bitch...ok maybe not...ok...it was victor. any hooters.

pours a hazy golden orange with a one finger creamy white head. moderate lacing.

smell is crisp and hoppy. a plethera of pine and citrus notes practically leap out of my glass and slap me like a three penny whore.

taste is great. plays with so many different aspects of awesome. a nice floral hop symphony greets me up front. a nice malty middle and it is finished up with a nice amount of lingering bitterness. tastes great. leaves me wanting more.

i enjoy this beer. i would love to get my hands on more of it. so looks like im on the trade market for some more dreadnaught.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2008 06:45:40 | More by Mauerhan
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Beerzebub

California

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

Thanks for this, crazynelson.

Golden-orange color with slight haze, thick cream colored head and a beautiful craggy landscape of lace.

Smells like tropical fruit salad, with plenty of grapefruit, pineapple, and mango. I like these hops. Some malt like fresh sweet bread and honey, too.

Tastes like fresh fruity hops, with plenty of underlying bitterness like pine sap and leaves, with some astringency. Bread and honey. Complex hop flavor and deep biting bitterness linger for a very long time.

Astringent and powdery texture, with some oiliness, and smooth carbonation. A pleasure to drink.

Quite tasty and characterful, I enjoyed this.

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2008 08:36:41 | More by Beerzebub
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dancinwillie

Wisconsin

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

First off, I'm just happy to have Three Floyds back in Wisconsin. I won't take you for granted this time baby, I swear! On to it then...

Appearance is a clear, light amber color, with a quiet and reserved thin covering to top it off. I'm assuming the head retention suffers due to the 9.5 abv.

Aroma is strong pineapple, with some light citrus coming through. Mouthwatering and inviting. Almost makes your nose pucker up.

So hoppy, that it seems like I can taste them before it touches my lips. Some sort of static electric hopping device must have been employed. Seriously though, very strong hop presence, fruity as the aroma suggested, but adequately bitter too. Decent enough malt to show itself, but not so much that it strays from the style. Slightly sweet, but only there to balance, the real star here are the hops. Orange initially, but also pineapple, grapefruit, and maybe some other fruits, and just a hint of pine, but it goes no further. And that's alright with me. Delicious!

Medium bodied, and a medium dry finish. Slightly oily, all perfect for the style.

Overall, drinkability is medium for me. As long as the ABV is under 10% abv, I can handle a couple. The only thing holding me back is the $9.49 price tag. It's not that I think it's overpriced, because I think that this is worth it. But it is hard for a working man to come up with that kind of scratch on a regular basis. I will drink this when I want that special treat. And I will look forward to it each and every time.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2008 00:52:24 | More by dancinwillie
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chuckd123

Connecticut

4.88/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

12/19/08 - Update
I've now had something like 15 bombers of this, and it is without a doubt the best dipa that has ever touched my lips. (I haven't been to the Alchemist for almost a year, so Heady Topper will be reviewed again soon). This thing is so well-balanced, not over-hopped and in your face, but absolutely perfect for the american double ipa style.

Original post:
My girlfriend grabbed 3 bombers on a recent trip to Chicago and lugged them back to CT for me. Been wanting to try this stuff for a while, and it was worth the wait and then some..

Appearance is a typical dipa; dark orangish color with a thick, 2-finger head. Lacing is very sticky and full of resin.

Poured into a tulip and drew the incredible floral hop aroma in -- wow. An amazingly full, fresh smell - like wildflowers in spring is the best way I can describe it. Amazing.

The taste, oh the taste... A full-bodied hop rush sums it up. If you like hoppy beers, welcome home, this one is truly incredible. Alcohol is hidden for the most part, but strong taste of grapefruit and flowers is blended just right.

Mouthfeel is fine, not the most outstanding part of the experience for me, but adequate.

Drinkability hurt only by the abv, but the taste and smell are so good I could probably be coerced into downing 2 bombers in a sitting.

As you can tell by my reviews, I am a huge hop fan, and DIPA's tend to be my favorite beers -- and this is in the top 3 easily. Pliny is great, but this one's better. If you can get it, please do, you won't be disappointed.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2008 14:13:56 | More by chuckd123
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drunkmonk

North Carolina

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

Bright clear orange pour. Thin swirling lace. Huge pineapple and mango aroma's. Some ethanol and sweet candied malt aroma's there backing up the tropical fruits. Huge tropical hop flavors smake the tongue into submission, then on come some sweet malts but they only temper the enormous oily hop flavors. Alcohol leaves a small amount of warmth on the palate. Thick and boaderline syrupy. This one begs to be enjoyed slowly. World class double Ipa.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2008 00:10:03 | More by drunkmonk
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ColForbinBC

New Jersey

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

22oz bomber poured into a tulip pint.

Obtained on recent trip to the brewery.

Pours a crystal clear, bright orange hue with stray bubbles pushing north. A huge, two+ finger, orange infused rocky head hung around forever.

WHAM! Huge candied pineapple, mango, grapefruit, and orange notes attack the nostrils. Big time hops. Very sweet with some pale malt hanging out underneath all of these wonderful hops.

The hops continue their onslaught. Sweet, candied grapefruit and pineapple lead off with big, bitter finish. Not as bitter as it could be, more on the sweet side.

Chewy, medium bodied, perfect carbonation.

On the boozy side, and it slows you down a bit. A sipper. One you will want to take your time with.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2008 20:30:44 | More by ColForbinBC
Dreadnaught IPA from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
98 out of 100 based on 4,685 ratings.