Dreadnaught IPA | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
97
world-class
6,022 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:
6,022
Reviews:
1,726
Avg:
4.39
pDev:
9.11%
 
 
Wants:
1,981
Gots:
947
For Trade:
27
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 6,022 |  Reviews: 1,726
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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Photo of Mxsluis
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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Photo of Academymike
4.1/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chrisjws
4.71/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Moradin
3.53/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of themegamancave
4.4/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Egotist
4.55/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of thebeers
4.03/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Mostly clear orange color with three fingers of off-white head that leave heavy lacing.

Light aroma with a definite floral and tropical element --maybe lychee, maybe mango, maybe papaya -- but delicate and perfume-like. The tropical note also gives a faint nutty, buttery impression which may or may not be due to the malt. It's pleasant nonetheless.

Definitely unique tasting, again with the tropical flower thing going up front. Maybe a little vanilla. A little strawberry. A twist of lemony citrus. And then some dull, tea-like bitterness on the backend.

It's medium to heavy bodied with some slight prickliness in the feel.

This heads in a different direction than most DIPAs. I'd love sipping this on the side of Kilauea. It reminds me of this cocktail I had in Volcano once with a Hawaiian flower in it whose name I just can't recall.

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Photo of AJmon13
4.54/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jplake85
4.61/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Luscious_Malfoy
4.43/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

bottled dated 4/11/17

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Photo of mando31
4.44/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of swimmatt
4.4/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of vess
4.43/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Azpittil57
4.1/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Virby44
4.15/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Bomber poured into a teku glass

Two finger taupe foam cap, deep amber in color, good lacings

Good citrus aroma from the pour, juicy orange , tropical fruits

Good malt backbone over citrus hop taste

Well balanced, prominent hop bite. Hops linger on the back of the tongue

Good beer

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Dreadnaught IPA from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
4.39 out of 5 based on 6,022 ratings.
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