Dreadnaught IPA | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

Dreadnaught IPADreadnaught IPA
BA SCORE
96.3%
Liked This Beer
4.4 w/ 6,025 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
Ranking:
#235
Reviews:
1,726
Ratings:
6,025
Liked:
5,801
Avg:
4.4/5
pDev:
9.09%
Alströms:
4.17
 
 
Wants:
1,983
Gots:
948
Trade:
27
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 6,025 |  Reviews: 1,726
Photo of douginromeo
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of DrewShalvoy
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of jerryfreak
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Rohkey
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of bcm75
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of KevinmusPrime
4.75/5  rDev +8%

Photo of GOGRANDE
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of --Dom--
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of xtrastoutalex
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of BrianSherry
5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of Jschmelz
5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of NastyNate11
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of MRAnderson
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of M1k3y
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of fullmoonbeer
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of KAMOO
4.75/5  rDev +8%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.82/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I know im supposed to be all drooling on the floor and stroking this brew, but it just didn't hit the spot for me like I expected it to. sometimes the hype does you in from the start. this pours a slightly hazy orange bent color, some copper hues, and a couple inches of lasting white head. the nose isn't as hoppy as I expect it to be for the style, its quite fruity up front, slightly tropical, without much bitterness at all. more English style malts in there too than I think the style warrants, which turn into a weirdly sweet finish as far as the flavor goes. the hops are big and juicy, but they aren't bitter or high alpha in the way the alpha king was (that one is definitely worth its hype!). the hops just sort of melt into the malt, which is fine and good, but in a double ipa I want them a little more pronounced than this. fuller bodied and well carbonated, but my mind has already been made up. this beer was disappointing because of all the hype, but that doesn't stop it from still being a top quality brew, it just fell short of that all time status. overall I appreciate the fruity elements and the bigger grain bill, it also hides its alcohol content expertly, but it just doesn't come out hoppy enough to fit into the style very well.

 1,255 characters

Photo of bsinger45
3/5  rDev -31.8%

Photo of TomTown
4.75/5  rDev +8%

Photo of Abio
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of JonnyBeers
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Hefewiseman
5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of Douvalis
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of bschinelli
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of ahbithwabm
4.63/5  rDev +5.2%

Dreadnaught IPA from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 96.3% out of 100 with 6,025 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.