Dreadnaught IPA | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

5,999 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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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

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4.35/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Served from a bomber into a Smutty pint.

Appearance- Clear orange/gold with quick one finger head that lasted shortly. Pretty standard IIPA.

Smell- Big piney/grassy hops. Some peach and white grape smells. Light maltyness.

Taste- Piney/herbaceous hops up front which leads to light fruity hops surrounded by a nice malt backbone.

Mouthfeel- Mild viscosity. Super smooth and crisp. Light detection of booze

Overall- Very nice double IPA.

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5/5  rDev +13.9%

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look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle split and poured into a snifter.

A: pours a slightly hazy golden amber with a 1 finger sense white head. Average visible carbonation. Definetly some lacing on the sides of the glass.

S: what a bouquet of hops. Amazingly pleasant. It makes me think of a candied hop. Very fruity citrus with a great malt backbone to even it out.

T: To quote the bottle "a hopheads dream" it has a strong hop bitterness that comes off very pleasant. A great citrus and floral blend. Just a touch of malt in the background to provide some sweetness.

M: medium body with ample carbonation. Has the nectar like mouthfeel I look for in a good IPA. Booze is fairly well hidden in the hop bitterness.

Overall a phenomenal brew. Can understand the hype of this brewery a little more now. A must try for any hophead.

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

650ml bottle poured into a Three Floyds Teku glass.

The beer pours a nice copper color, clear complexion with a few bubbles rising to the top of the glass. A nice, soft, cloudy white head rises out of the glass, nearly 2 fingers high that has nice retention and leaves behind a nice amount of soapy lacing. The aroma is very fruit forward, notes of mango, pineapple and tart grapefruit with earthy pine behind it, very resinous, some caramel malt character provides some sweetness and alcohol lingers behind. The flavors are very nice, tropical mango, tart grapefruit and lemon, tangerine sweetness brings out some pineapple flavors as well. There are some floral undertones that sneak out as well before the caramel malt and alcohol sweetness take over the finish of this beer. The body is very nice and full, coats the mouth well with a fairly dry bitter finish.

Verdict: A very nice Double IPA from Three Floyds, but hardly a 'not normal' beer. The sweetness and high octane alcohol hinder this beer a bit and make it harder for the bright citrus and fruit flavors to really shine. Still, this is a very worthy brew that is very much worth trying.

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Dreadnaught IPA from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
4.39 out of 5 based on 5,999 ratings.
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