Dreadnaught IPA | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
97
world-class
6,017 Ratings
Dreadnaught IPADreadnaught IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Indiana, United States
3floyds.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Year-round

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

100 IBU

Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-19-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
6,017
Reviews:
1,725
Avg:
4.39
pDev:
9.11%
 
 
Wants:
1,979
Gots:
947
For Trade:
28
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4.46/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GreenBayBA
4.65/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Lelampp
4.18/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rypkr
4.37/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Illegible bottle date.

L - bomber pour into a tulip. Golden hazy orange with a pillowy frothy 2 finger head. Very inviting.

S - citrusy. Lemonade orange. Sweet and bready. Not overly exertive here though.

T - wow. Better than I expected. Huge on flavor. Dank, resinous, and at the same time malty and sweet. It reminds me of DFH 90 minute with its malty backend.

M - absurdly creamy. It's a milksstout of an ipa. Quite a bit of heat for 9.5%, almost tastes and feels closer to 12-13%.

O - There are many "top 250" beers that I don't agree should be there, this however, after my initial impression seems fitting. Like most all beers though, I'd prefer this in a standard format. Especially after digging into this and noting it's immensely filling nature. Good thing I have a bottle capper.

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Photo of GeoffAnton2637
4/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of crownrl28
4.79/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of stucat
4.54/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Radcpa
4/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cornmuse
4.33/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tvenne
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AdmiralOzone
4.27/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours slightly hazy honey orange with thin ivory head. The aroma is tropical fruits and pine. The flavor follows the nose, but I also get caramel malts and alcohol. A very thick feel for an IPA and overall a wonderful beer that I wish was available here in Minnesota. Thanks Tom for bringing this over.

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Photo of Jangoon24
4.53/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Prop28WasBetter
3.75/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Vidblain
4.89/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of LXIXME
4.26/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.1/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I poured half of this into a tulip and about the other half into a snifter. The appearance was a nice looking hazy to almost transparent looking golden orange to brown with a decent looking sediment rolling around and within the carbonation. The head is fairly a white to an off-white sort of fluffiness filling the top of the glass evenly and ends up leaving a decent sort of white foamy lacing all around the glass. The smell was an authentic sort of citrus hops to somewhat a nice caramel maltiness that doesn’t leave anything to be desired. It does what it needs to do. The taste was a pure bittersweet and does what it should to please the tastebuds in a very nice showing of citrus to caramel-ness coating them. There is a slight aftertaste of bittersweetness, but isn’t overbearing. There is a quick dry finish. On the palate, she sits about a medium with a sipper sort of sessionability to it. The carbonation is quite fulfilling and nice. Overall, I say this was a great DIPA, well worthy of having again.

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Photo of TooGood
4.45/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of braican
4.15/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dharmelink
4.54/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a beautiful clear amber. Some slight lacing. Aroma is blueberry and slight pine. Taste is DANK as sh!+. Big blueberry taste with nice pine resin. Mouthfeel is warm but sticky. Great classic DIPA from 3 Floyds!

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4.31/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of trmiller24
4/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bigpoppa67
4.49/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of countrypeddler8
4.31/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ahommell
4.52/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dragginballs76
4.46/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Pours semi transparent golden color with thick sticky white head. Excellent lacing.

Aroma - A big blast of pineapple, mango, orange tropical aromas.

Taste - Wow just a really juicy IPA, great mango, papaya, pineapple sweet tropical flavors. There is only a slight hnt of the alcohol just great taste.

Feel - Medium bodied well carbonated a touch of bitterness and dryness.

Overall - An excellent IPA no sign of the alcohol wonderful flavors.

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Dreadnaught IPA from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
4.39 out of 5 based on 6,017 ratings.
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