Dreadnaught IPA | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
97
world-class
6,005 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:
6,005
Reviews:
1,723
Avg:
4.39
pDev:
9.11%
 
 
Wants:
1,976
Gots:
943
For Trade:
28
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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

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5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of dougfur
3.83/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a nice orange straw color, with a little haze and a small head. Smell is mildly hoppy with alcohol. Taste is pretty much the same. The hops are really understated, though it is pretty bitter and there's a fair amount of booziness too. Mouthfeel was fine, maybe a tad over carbonated and syrupy, but fine. Overall, this beer was dissapointing, given it's BA rating. There is really no individual quality for me to be impressed with. It's a perfectly good, but not remarkable high-alcohol DIPA. I'll try it again if I get the chance, but only to see if this bottle was just a dud, or old.

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3.5/5  rDev -20.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -20.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

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5/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of nrs207
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Hazy golden orange. Fluffy white head. Pillowy and sticks around for a long time. Leaves a nice lacing down the glass.

S - Fruity hops. Definitely citrus and tropical fruit. Not really much earthy or pine notes. A little sweetness from the malt.

T - Mostly citrus notes. Not really any alcohol to speak of. Some nice fruitiness here, along with a nice sweetness from the malts. Not really any booze to speak of.

M - Easy to drink at 9.5%. Moderate carbonation. Pretty smooth.

O - This is a good beer, but it's not really a great beer. There's nothing too special about it. FFF is overrated for me, and while ZD is awesome, this just doesn't really do anything special. For the price, it's not worth buying in my opinion. There are plenty of other beers that are at least twice as cheap I'd recommend more.

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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

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4/5  rDev -8.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

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4/5  rDev -8.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of B-Stein
4.84/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A - Poured into a tulip, apricot/deep golden color, solid white head which settles after a few minutes leaving tons of lacing behind that stick to the glass and create little floating islands.

S - First smell is amazing ripe mango and pineapple is unmistakable, very tropical and fruity (wonderful). Bringing nose closer to glass can smell some grain notes very subtle, mostly smell hop profile.

T - Carmel sweetness from the malt hits first followed by an enjoyable high carbonation which lifts the tropical hop aromas to the nose and provides a flavor sensation of sweetness and tropical hop flavors. A pleasant hop bitterness starts to coat the mouth, not aggressively, but in perfect balance with roasted malt flavors and ends with a gentle alcohol warming. Both sweetness and bitterness extend in unison until meet with another taste.

M - Medium body with a bit of slickness which is cut by the carbonation. Tends to coat mouth with a tiny bit of alcohol tingle.

O - Goddamn this beer is AWESOME, pungent tropical hop flavors with a solid complex malt profile. This beer is bad ass.

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Dreadnaught IPA from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
4.39 out of 5 based on 6,005 ratings.
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