Dreadnaught IPA | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

Dreadnaught IPADreadnaught IPA
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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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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle which should be relatively fresh since it just showed up on the shelves just this past week. Poured into New Belgium snifters and shared with a friend today, 5/19/2013.

Aroma: Dank and grassy. Smelled sweet honey and bread, with earthiness surrounding it. Pretty decent nose, but not the most pleasant and juicy fruity, like Permanent Funeral is. (3.75)

Colour: Pours a hazy golden orange body with some minute sediment scattered throughout. The head is heckuva fluffy, filling up 3cm of glass and takes 5-10 minutes to recede into a thick 1cm white film. Lots of sticky lacing. Appetizing if not for the tiny sediment flakes floating around. It reminds me a little of Goldschlager... nasty! (4.5)

Flavour: A little citrus, but mostly malty breadiness with a good bitter pine and grass bite. As it warms up, you can feel increasing heat along with an increasing straight up dank sweetness- I like the sweetness but not so much the heat. Pretty good but not mindblowing. (4.25)

Mouthfeel: Pretty smooth medium bodied beer that comes down well. Resinous, coats the palate in pine and earthy bitterness at the end of the swallow. Good carbonation, tasty but not out of this world. (4)

Overall: Pretty good DIPA. It's a bit more drinkable, but not explosively hoppy compared to APW. I remember this beer being a bit better on draft at FFF when I had it last year; it was smooth, hoppy and sweet all at once. It is not a hot mess like some DIPAs can be, which is a nice plus in my book. More balanced than APW, even fresh. Solid DIPA but I'd take a good number of it over Dreadnaught- like Pliny, Heady Topper, Sosus, Permanent Funeral, IIPA, etc. Very good DIPA but FFF makes better beers. (4)

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This gets compared with Arctic Panzer Wolf a lot...will it be better?

Pours out a very clear golden orange with 3 fingers of white head.

The aroma has huge hop notes; peach, mango, apricot, papaya, citrus with a slight hint of floral notes too. There is some definite caramel in there along with bready notes.

The taste is also definitely hop forward. There are big notes of mango, peach, apricot, papaya, grapefruit and some orange peel with a bit of pine. There is a pretty solid malt backbone too with big notes of caramel and some bread as well.

The body is medium and the mouthfeel is crisp and clean. The ABV is pretty hidden and only has some warmth as it goes down.

This is a fantastic IIPA with a good amount of balance, but I still love Arctic Panzer Wolf over this. This is a great beer, but I'm not one for balance overall and love an assault of bitterness. Still definitely worth checking out.

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Dreadnaught IPA from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 96.3% out of 100 with 6,026 ratings
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