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Dreadnaught IPA | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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Dreadnaught IPADreadnaught IPA
6,049 Ratings
Dreadnaught IPADreadnaught IPA

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

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

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Photo of DemoniChris
4.83/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from bottle into wine glass.

A - Beautiful honey orange gold color. About 2 and a half fingers of bright white head. Looks quite lovely.

S - Big blast of apricot, mango, peach, green apple, orange, grapefruit, dankness. A small bit of pine gets through, especially as it warms.

T - Same as the aroma but amplified in intensity. A lot of malt plays in this brew. Caramel and honey come through in the malts as well. Very delectable and fairly bitter DIPA!

M - Fairly medium bodied leaning towards heavier due to the malt bill. I usually don't like malt forward IPAs, but it seems to work very well in this one. The magnitude of the hops seems to balance it out better than I would expect.

O - This beer was about as close to an amped up Zombie Dust as I had at FFF. I tried a couple ounces on tap and it was just as good. Three Floyds knows hops.

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4.75/5  rDev +8%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +8%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Ian_B
4.63/5  rDev +5.2%
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.

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4.75/5  rDev +8%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

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5/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +8%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +8%

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3/5  rDev -31.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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4/5  rDev -9.1%

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4.49/5  rDev +2%
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.

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev -9.1%

Dreadnaught IPA from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.4 out of 5 with 6,049 ratings
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