Dreadnaught IPA - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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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
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
Dreadnaught IPA from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
98 out of 100 based on 4,589 ratings.