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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

4,589 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,589
Reviews: 1,634
rAvg: 4.42
pDev: 9.28%
Wants: 1,700
Gots: 471 | FT: 19
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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msumike89

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

07-06-2014 18:41:15 | More by msumike89
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dpw95

Ohio

4/5  rDev -9.5%

07-06-2014 16:56:03 | More by dpw95
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JavaNoire

Iowa

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

07-06-2014 05:57:36 | More by JavaNoire
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mresendiz

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

07-06-2014 05:42:41 | More by mresendiz
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nesarebad

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

07-06-2014 03:27:38 | More by nesarebad
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IPAFrEaK888

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

07-06-2014 01:10:58 | More by IPAFrEaK888
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Mr_Meursault

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

07-06-2014 00:46:55 | More by Mr_Meursault
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jaywes754

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

07-05-2014 20:56:25 | More by jaywes754
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Ian_B

Connecticut

4.61/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a medium-dark gold/orange colour with a nice fluffy head and lots of legging.

Smells like sticky-sweet fruit juice, with lots of tangerine, some mango, pineapple, and maybe even a pinch of banana? This one is hard to pick out, but the sweet malty backbone makes this smell like an earthy, fruity candle -- apart from a bit of alcohol sneaking through.

Taste is pretty much on par with the smell, but has some more complex earthy bitter hop and malt notes playing off all the sticky, oily citrus and caramel malt flavours.

The feel is medium-thick with a slight warmth and dryness from the high ABV. Though personally the alcohol and dryness seem to be a tiny bit overpowering at times, there is more than enough spectacular flavour packed in to compensate. Overall, definitely world class.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2014 01:49:33 | More by Ian_B
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rlasalle15

Rhode Island

4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

07-04-2014 19:08:44 | More by rlasalle15
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mctizzz

California

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

07-04-2014 17:54:45 | More by mctizzz
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matt2591

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

07-04-2014 15:39:07 | More by matt2591
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BCPope

Kentucky

5/5  rDev +13.1%

07-04-2014 00:08:01 | More by BCPope
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Philvillani


4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

07-03-2014 21:53:43 | More by Philvillani
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BigV

California

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

07-03-2014 17:45:45 | More by BigV
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Punchy_Munchie

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

07-03-2014 01:54:08 | More by Punchy_Munchie
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CliffG


4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

07-02-2014 21:01:03 | More by CliffG
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NewGlarusFan

Illinois

3/5  rDev -32.1%

07-02-2014 19:40:38 | More by NewGlarusFan
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GolfingGq

California

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

07-01-2014 03:40:04 | More by GolfingGq
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StayWhatYouAre2

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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Halfbrother83

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%

06-30-2014 04:20:50 | More by ZEB89
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319Hawksfan


4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

06-30-2014 02:21:37 | More by 319Hawksfan
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Droopy487

Tennessee

4/5  rDev -9.5%

06-30-2014 02:09:34 | More by Droopy487
Dreadnaught IPA from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
98 out of 100 based on 4,589 ratings.