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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

4,913 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,913
Reviews: 1,647
rAvg: 4.42
pDev: 9.28%
Wants: 1,742
Gots: 562 | FT: 26
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.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-19-2001)
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4/5  rDev -9.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

As you pour you can smell the bready malt and fruity, citrusy hops. It pours hazy amber with a 1” finely bubbled foam cap. This medium full bodied beer exhibits very fine soft carbonation that produces an exceptional creaminess that leaves thick lace. The surprisingly smooth palate starts with a creamy malty sweetness and then some yeast driven light fruits play with the tropical citrusy hop fruits and then the flavors dissolve into a prolonged citrus rind grapefruit bitterness that lingers. The brewer achieves a perfect balance between the big alcohol and the layers of malt and hop flavors.

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4/5  rDev -9.5%

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4.4/5  rDev -0.5%

From notes on 1/17/14

Nice hazy orange color. Big white fluffy head. Very pretty looking. Not much hop aroma. Mostly an earthy smell. Pretty different smell compared to other doubles I've had. Flavor is bitter at first, earthy, then hoppy. Some caramel flavors. Very well balanced beer. I’m more of a hop forward type of person, but this one is still great. Similar in style to 90 minute, but way better. Easily most balanced imperial IPA I've had.

kkleu357, Sep 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

Great DIPA!

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Dreadnaught IPA from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
98 out of 100 based on 4,913 ratings.