Dreadnaught IPA | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

6,007 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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3/5  rDev -31.7%

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5/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.97/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Served from a bottle into an "official 3F glass" from the brewer.

Beautiful golden orangish colour with a frothy heavy head & lacing to perfection!

Smell is sweet malty fruits with piney grapefruit-the scent of an imperial IPA!!

Taste is incredible sweet luscious Imperial IPA. Citrus sweetness with a punch.

Carbonation is flawless to match such a solid brew. DAMN 3F does the IPA right.

Overall this is one of my top 5 fave brews in the Imperial/Double IPA department which is my brew genre of choice. If only I could get this on tap...WHOOP!

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5/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

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4.32/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance- strong copper color with a good amount of carbonation with a nice lacing lingering white head.

Smell-great bursting hop aromas of citrus and fruit

Taste- nice light Malts with mango/citrus hops

Mouthfeel- nicely carbonated very smooth body

Overall- I was very impressed, crisp clean and refreshing. Def must have again

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4/5  rDev -8.9%

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4/5  rDev -8.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-hazy amber color with a nice white head and good lacing

S-nice citrus, pine, malt, spice

T-grapefruit, pine, malt, caramel, nice bitter finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, smooth and rich

O-a nice DIPA but I would prefer a little less malt ackbone and a little more hoppiness

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

Poured into a snifter this I2PA pours slightly hazy golden-orange color with a bright white head that leaves very nice lacing along the glass. The aroma is intensely hoppy--lot of grapefruit, some spicyness, pine and underlying sweetness. The flavor has a lot going on--loads of piney grapefruit hop flavor upfront with bready, boozyness mixed in. The hop bitterness is sharp and assertive and acts to dry the swallow with lingering hop flavor and hints of booze well after the swallow. The carbonation is moderate and medium-full. Overall one hell of a beer--love how the hops work with the underlying bready/boozyness. More please.

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5/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is one bitter beer.

This beer looks pretty tasty, by all indications of its clear amber color and nice white head that leaves a good lacing on the glass. The nose follows suit suggesting a great piney, fruity, bready aroma. The taste is where it throws me for a loop. I get the fact that Three Floyds wants your tongue to be like scorched earth with this beer and makes no apologies for making such bitter beer, but bitter beer is not good beer in my opinion when not backed up with a malty backbone. It's a strong beer but needs more body and more caramel malts to sweeten it up a bit for all the hops they used. The malt the beer has in it is good as if you try to get pass the bitterness the caramel comes through, but it's so hard to distinguish through all the bitterness.... just needs more balance. Nice medium body and well carbed, overall nice beer just not balanced at all.

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5/5  rDev +13.9%

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5/5  rDev +13.9%

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5/5  rDev +13.9%

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5/5  rDev +13.9%

Dreadnaught IPA from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
4.39 out of 5 based on 6,007 ratings.
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