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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

4,574 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,574
Reviews: 1,633
rAvg: 4.42
pDev: 9.28%
Wants: 1,697
Gots: 463 | 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.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-19-2001)
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Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

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Illinois

3/5  rDev -32.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

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Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -9.5%

07-01-2014 02:25:12 | More by StayWhatYouAre2
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Tsar_Riga

Indiana

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
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Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

06-30-2014 17:08:35 | More by Halfbrother83
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ZEB89

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

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Tennessee

4/5  rDev -9.5%

06-30-2014 02:09:34 | More by Droopy487
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Kentucky

5/5  rDev +13.1%

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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -9.5%

06-30-2014 00:08:07 | More by Geobus
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Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

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North Carolina

4/5  rDev -9.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

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mabermud

Washington

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

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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -9.5%

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Florida

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Michigan

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4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

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Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

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Kansas

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

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Dreadnaught IPA from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
98 out of 100 based on 4,574 ratings.