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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4.18/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a substantial 2cm head of off-white foam, composed of small to medium sized bubbles, fairly dense in packing. Head retention is pretty solid for a 9.5% ABV douple ipa, lasting a minute or two, gradually fading to a thin cap of foam atop the body. The head leaves substantial lacing in its wake, which is augmented with each sip. The beer's body is a transparent golden orange-brown color, with light bringing out bright orange and yellow hues. Carbonation is readily visible, percolating from the center and sides of the glass.

Aroma is like that of inhaling deeply from a bag of mixed citra and simcoe hop pellets, just a very nice and intense blend of grapefruit, tangerine, and peach, with a bit of a caramel malt backbone behind everything. Very pleasing, though the aroma does dissipate fairly quickly.

Taste blossoms with flavorful hop combinations atop a toffee-like malt center. Hops impart, upon opening, some peach and orange flavors. By mid-palate, grapefruit and citrus bitterness become more prominent, with peach and apricot being most noticeable hop flavors in the back. Toffee-like malts remain in the background through each portion of the palate, with ethanol being detectable in the mid and late sections. Closes out with slight caramel malt on back of palate, with modest ethanol. Lingering aftertaste of hop bitterness, peach and apricot esters, and toffee malt sweetness.

Beer is medium to medium-heavy bodied with fairly aggressive carbonation that foams the liquid across on the palate. Resulting mouthfeel is fairly creamy, somewhat smooth, but overall flowing and not excessive in any single direction. Expectedly dry in close, with little stickiness around the edges of the palate.

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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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5/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

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5/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of cfrances33
4.48/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle enjoyed on 8/5/12 in a Three Floyds pint glass.

Pour: Hazy orange with a finger and a half of white creamy head. Head sticks around pretty well, and leaves some solid lacing as well:

Smell: Tons of grapefruit, tangerine, orange. Some honey/caramel sweetness is in there, but hops are center stage for sure.

Taste: Tons of grapefruit and tangerine. A light pine resin, but only enough to add another very welcome level of complexity. Malts provide a wonderful light caramel sweetness, maybe a touch of honey. Finish is very juicy with lots of grapefruit and oranges. A bit of peppery bitterness as well.

Mouthfeel: Incredibly juicy. Carbonation is absolutely perfect. I'm a really big fan of the citrus and white pepper bitterness that sticks around. Pretty darn drinkable.

Overall: Haven't had this one since I started reviewing, and its even better since my palate has evolved. I love this beer, and I think it goes round for round with Hill Farmstead.

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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  rDev -8.9%

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5/5  rDev +13.9%

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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  rDev -8.9%

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4/5  rDev -8.9%

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