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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

4,664 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,664
Reviews: 1,636
rAvg: 4.42
pDev: 9.28%
Wants: 1,703
Gots: 484 | 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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seplo

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

05-20-2013 23:56:05 | More by seplo
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powz87

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

05-20-2013 17:19:22 | More by powz87
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AL89BR

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +13.1%

05-20-2013 14:52:52 | More by AL89BR
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benz08

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

05-20-2013 07:54:31 | More by benz08
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sirsteve42

New York

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

05-20-2013 03:17:11 | More by sirsteve42
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Stevedore

Wisconsin

4.09/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle which should be relatively fresh since it just showed up on the shelves just this past week. Poured into New Belgium snifters and shared with a friend today, 5/19/2013.

Aroma: Dank and grassy. Smelled sweet honey and bread, with earthiness surrounding it. Pretty decent nose, but not the most pleasant and juicy fruity, like Permanent Funeral is. (3.75)

Colour: Pours a hazy golden orange body with some minute sediment scattered throughout. The head is heckuva fluffy, filling up 3cm of glass and takes 5-10 minutes to recede into a thick 1cm white film. Lots of sticky lacing. Appetizing if not for the tiny sediment flakes floating around. It reminds me a little of Goldschlager... nasty! (4.5)

Flavour: A little citrus, but mostly malty breadiness with a good bitter pine and grass bite. As it warms up, you can feel increasing heat along with an increasing straight up dank sweetness- I like the sweetness but not so much the heat. Pretty good but not mindblowing. (4.25)

Mouthfeel: Pretty smooth medium bodied beer that comes down well. Resinous, coats the palate in pine and earthy bitterness at the end of the swallow. Good carbonation, tasty but not out of this world. (4)

Overall: Pretty good DIPA. It's a bit more drinkable, but not explosively hoppy compared to APW. I remember this beer being a bit better on draft at FFF when I had it last year; it was smooth, hoppy and sweet all at once. It is not a hot mess like some DIPAs can be, which is a nice plus in my book. More balanced than APW, even fresh. Solid DIPA but I'd take a good number of it over Dreadnaught- like Pliny, Heady Topper, Sosus, Permanent Funeral, IIPA, etc. Very good DIPA but FFF makes better beers. (4)

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2013 02:59:56 | More by Stevedore
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Benish

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

05-20-2013 02:41:20 | More by Benish
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thaghost

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

05-20-2013 01:24:45 | More by thaghost
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BeastLU

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

05-19-2013 22:14:29 | More by BeastLU
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TreeBeard

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

05-19-2013 20:30:02 | More by TreeBeard
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Dyelawn

Maine

4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

05-19-2013 19:12:46 | More by Dyelawn
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ShawnMH

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

05-19-2013 15:11:02 | More by ShawnMH
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MJSJr

California

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

05-19-2013 15:07:11 | More by MJSJr
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craft_shannie

Indiana

4/5  rDev -9.5%

05-19-2013 14:41:28 | More by craft_shannie
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nick_asian

Nevada

4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

05-19-2013 06:45:40 | More by nick_asian
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haknort

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

05-19-2013 03:31:28 | More by haknort
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JohnnyMc

Ohio

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

This gets compared with Arctic Panzer Wolf a lot...will it be better?

Pours out a very clear golden orange with 3 fingers of white head.

The aroma has huge hop notes; peach, mango, apricot, papaya, citrus with a slight hint of floral notes too. There is some definite caramel in there along with bready notes.

The taste is also definitely hop forward. There are big notes of mango, peach, apricot, papaya, grapefruit and some orange peel with a bit of pine. There is a pretty solid malt backbone too with big notes of caramel and some bread as well.

The body is medium and the mouthfeel is crisp and clean. The ABV is pretty hidden and only has some warmth as it goes down.

This is a fantastic IIPA with a good amount of balance, but I still love Arctic Panzer Wolf over this. This is a great beer, but I'm not one for balance overall and love an assault of bitterness. Still definitely worth checking out.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2013 00:55:53 | More by JohnnyMc
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BrySoChi

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

05-18-2013 21:42:20 | More by BrySoChi
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Seychelles

4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

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Minnesota

4/5  rDev -9.5%

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Mersh

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

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Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

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Colorado

5/5  rDev +13.1%

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Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

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Michigan

4/5  rDev -9.5%

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Dreadnaught IPA from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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