Dreadnaught IPA - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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4.49/5 rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A - Big copper body, with haziness, and a big fat head that slowly bubbles into a thin layer up top. Massive lacing paints the glass drink by drink.
S - The main hit is grapefruit, primarily zest, with a snappy pine line and hints of mango and lemon and tangerine, and slight hints of wilder hop elements, but nothing that makes this smell like anything but deliciousness.
T - The sweetness of malt is present from the start, as a firm backbone over which pine and citrus play a complicated dance. The middle comes with more fruit elements, fleshy grapefruit and subtle acidity. The close comes with bright but undeniable bitter notes, grapefruit pith, but mingled with subtle malt sweetness, that mitigates what could have been a much more wicked bite, all told.
M - Crisp and clean, with some drying, but surprisingly reasonable given the bursting hop throughout.
O - This is a rock solid, top notch, take no prisoners IPA that still manages to offer enough of a backbone that the fruit flavors sing of flesh, not the white pith that often dominates brews on the cusp of 100 IBU. One of the bombers from 3F worth every penny.
Serving type: bottle
06-30-2014 23:24:07 | More by Tsar_Riga
4.43/5 rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75
A - Fine, white, sticky head. Clingy and leggy. The body is deep golden/orange.
S - Hoppy, sweet orange zest, some pine, and dank. Smells great.
T - Same as above. Sweet. World-Class.
M - Solid
O - This is a very well-balanced double IPA. It reminds me of some of the older, outstanding doubles and imperials from the West Coast. This is a very, very, very good offering from 3 F's. I wish I could easily obtain this in Washington State...
Serving type: bottle
06-29-2014 00:00:22 | More by mabermud
Dreadnaught IPA from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
98 out of 100 based on 4,574 ratings.