Dreadnaught IPA | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

6,022 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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5/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.54/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from their 22oz bomber...

Appearance - Poured 3 fingers of golden eggshell creamy foam, color is a hazy gold with orange highlites. Nice foamy lacing is left after each sip.

Smell - WOW! Citrus, peach, apricot, mango, grapefruit, vanilla carmels, floral pollen, just smells fantastic!

Taste - The first sip is overwhelmed by my mouth watering at the bright, ripe citrus and orange colored fruits exploding across my palate! There is such a harmonius balance here - citrus of lemons, orange, ripe yellow and ruby grapefruit meats, peach, mango, papaya, and dried apricots. There is a wonderful sweet backbone of vanilla carmels going on here, vanilla is prevalent in the nose during the sip. The finish is a slight transition from all the ripe tropical and citrus fruits to the peels of all of these fruits, along with lush floral and meadowy hops to a slightly dry and piney pucker way at the back of the tongue - I love this, such great flavors going on here, bright luch and robust.

Mouthfeel - Starts medium and juicy, but not thick or syrupy at all. A nearly medium carb then foams across the tongue, somewhat cleansing, but still leaving some of the carmel and fruity sweetness to linger - as the mouth begins to dry with fruit and citrus peels, and finishing with the drying and puckering hop flavors - begging you to take the next sip and quench the light dryness.

Overall - There are no flaws here whatsoever, and the alcohol is completely hidden. A wonderful DIPA, and one which I will gladly purchase again and again. A robust, complex, and flavorful beer, and an excellent representative of the style.

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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

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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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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

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5/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

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4/5  rDev -8.9%

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4/5  rDev -8.9%

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4.47/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle poured into Founders snifter:

Ap: Hazy orange with one finger white head.

Ar: Pungent tropical fruits, dominated by grapefruit. Some floral notes in the nose.

Ts: Some biscuity malts give this a backbone, but the focus here is on the massive hop bitterness on the front of the palate. Some sweetness from the the tropical fruity hops.

Mo: Very drinkable for a massive DIPA. Pretty smooth and expected heaviness for the style.

Ov: Truly a great double IPA and one of the best I've had. I could return to this over and over again, too bad I'll be limited to when I can drive nine hours to the brewery.

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

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4/5  rDev -8.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

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4.15/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottled poured into a pint glass

Pours clear golden with a pretty creamy head. Smell is pretty and crisp, piney and floral.

Taste is less hoppy than I had expected from the smell, but it's good. Lots of surprising sweetness.

Mouthfeel is dry and light. Overall, nice beer.

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4/5  rDev -8.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Dreadnaught IPA from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
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