1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

Dreadnaught IPA - 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Dreadnaught IPADreadnaught IPA

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
98
world-class

5,304 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 5,304
Reviews: 1,671
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 9.3%
Wants: 1,811
Gots: 669 | FT: 28
Brewed by:
3 Floyds Brewing Co. visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-19-2001

An Imperial India Pale Ale with an intense citrus hop aroma, a huge malt body and a crisp finish.

100 IBU
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Dreadnaught IPA Alström Bros
Ratings: 5,304 | Reviews: 1,671 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of KidSalami
5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of KSHunt
4.6/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Look: Hazy gold, nearly orange with a small pure white head

Smell: This might be my favorite smelling beer I've had recently. The resin just jumps out of the glass. Some citrus shines through after the initial hop blast.

Taste/Mouthfeel:The hops in this beer are crazy. They hammer your mouth, but it somehow finishes smooth with just slight bitterness. Excellent.

Overall: Great beer with an unbelievable smell. Will be looking for this every time that I'm within FFF's distro range.

Photo of Stillyman11
4.26/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Purduechris13
4.7/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Zomdust
4.44/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DubJ7
3.89/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Schlafly33
4/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of belljt33
4.17/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BalancingBrooms
4.25/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NHbeerguy
4.49/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SackBlabbath
4.4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kvgomps
4/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of michaelsmith11
4.69/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Benjamin_Stewart
4.86/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A great and powerful IPA.

Photo of Nurhyme21
4.38/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Heinutiken
4.55/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Brian44Les
4.49/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Beef_Curtains
4.71/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of kojevergas
3.25/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

My notes below are truncated; I'm having this beer as part of my annual Christmas tasting. Reviewed live at high altitude in Castle Rock, CO.

BOTTLE: Brown glass. Branded pry-off pressure cap. 1 pint 6 fl oz.

Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated. Served cold into a Guinness goblet. Expectations are sky high; this is currently #123 on the top 250.

No bubble show forms as it's poured.

HEAD: 2 finger wide. White colour. Nice thickness, creaminess, and fullness. Good even consistency. Nice complexion.

BODY: Clear translucent copper. Vibrant and appealing. Clean; no yeast particulate or hop sediment is visible. Retention is above average - about 4 minutes. Light lacing sticks to the sides of the glass as it recedes.

AROMA: A well-balanced blend of citrus, subtle pine, juicy fruit, mango, passionfruit, pale malts, clean barley, and prominent peach. Seems impeccable, though it could be fresher, juicier, and even more appealing.

Aromatic intensity is mild.

The bursts of fruit are fantastic.

No yeast character, alcohol, or off-notes are detectable.

TASTE: Mango, peach, pale malts, floral hops, faint pine, vague citrus, and juicy fruit. The balance is what stands out. Good depth of flavour. Average intensity and duration of flavour. Complex enough, with adequate subtlety and nuance. But it's not unique or special, and doesn't stand out. I do quite like it. But the rindy hop bitterness gets through the pale malt sweetness far more than it should, turning me off to the brew. And I'd prefer it didn't venture into tropical hop territory to the extent that it does.

Clean, with no off-notes, yeast character, or alcohol detectable.

TEXTURE: Subtly dry but wet enough to refresh, smooth, medium-bodied, well-carbonated, juicy, refreshing, and aptly thick. Complements the taste quite well, but doesn't quite elevate the beer. Presence on the palate is nice, but could be better.

Not oily, gushed, hot, boozy, astringent, rough, or scratchy.

OVERALL: Quite drinkable. I do like it, but the hop profile isn't ideal for my tastes. I'd like more of an oily resinous build with less peach. I've certainly had better, but it's a lovely offering in the style. I'd certainly pick it up again if I saw it on-shelves. Not a world class offering by any means, and certainly not the 123rd best beer out there, but enjoyable and worth trying.

High C+

Photo of Bradaplast
4.36/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jruno
4.67/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of lonewolfcry
4.41/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GRap
4.02/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BruinsDude325
4.31/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 30MinutesSouth
4.31/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dreadnaught IPA from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
98 out of 100 based on 5,304 ratings.