Dreadnaught IPA | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

6,016 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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Photo of EvanM
5/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is the gold standard of IPAs. If I can't rate this as perfect then I don't know what I would or could rate perfect. It has great color, clarity, smell and taste. Perfect hop flower aroma and really packs a wollup! Definitely it's a special occasion experience. If you want to treat yourself then this is the one.

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5/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

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4.7/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bomber into a Duvel tulip

A: Pours a beautiful golden copper/orange. Solid lacing throughout that sticks to the side of the glass.

S: Lots of pine and citrusy goodness. More subtle than most doubles in the nose.

T: Just downright delicious. You can barely even taste a hint of alcohol on this. Tons of hops and pine with a nice malty undertone. Just the right amount of sweetness with not being an overkill.

M: Light bodied and very drinking with nice carbonation.

O: This is still to this day one of my favorites. In my opinion 3 Floyds best offering to date. Just an awesome well rounded beer. Seek out if you have the opportunity and you will not be disappointed.

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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.73/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Thanks to fritts211! Hope you enjoy your KBS!

A- Gorgeous golden hue with a big fluffy white head

S- Somewhat faint but whats there is amazing. Pineapple, oranges, grapefruit and pine. Just phenominal

T- Back, back, back, its gone! FFF knocks this one out of the ballpark. All of the flavors from the nose carry over even stronger into the taste. Best DIPA I've had the luxury of tasting

M- Super duper smooth, I love the mouthfeel so much and wish all DIPAs felt like this

O- Best DIPA I've ever had (sorry Hopslam and Citra) This is out of this world good

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Photo of areich6
4.97/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Enjoy withing my good friend pschul4.

A: Pours a mirky, dark golden color with about a 2 centimeters of head. Leaves quite a bit of lacing.

S: Wow. Smells fantastic. Citrusy as hell. Lemons. limes, oranges, and citrus hops make themselves evident. Can't wait to try.

T: All of wonderful things that the smell promised are certainly delivered in the taste. Extremely citrusy and hoppy flavors comoe through which prove to be much stronger and flavorful compared to many other IPAs and DIPAs out there.

M: Perfect for this style of beer. Medium amount of carbonation that goes down very smooth. It has just the right amount of creaminess to it without being too thick.

O: One of the best beers I've had of this style, hands down.

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

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

Poured from undated bomber to pint glass the beer arrives a light translucent amber yellow with a nice 2 finger white head, supreme retention, excellent lacing. The nose is very hop forward with citrus and fruity tones: mango, grapefruit, tangerine, tropical fruit. Hints of pine as well. Fruity sweetness. The flavor starts with a gentle pale malt sweetness from which the hop character and flavors build. The same fruitiness as found in the nose together with a medium bitterness. No hint of alcohol and very well balanced. Finishes clean and crisp with a lingering bitter fruity sweetness. Very good. Medium to Full bodied with good carbonation. Overall, this is a fantastic beer. Tons of fruity character and very approachable. Highly recommended.

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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%

Photo of davey101
4.08/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bomber into a Three Floyds pint glass.

A - Dark amber body. Soapy one finger off-white head. Tight bubbling with low retention.

S - Super juicy grapefruit with some tropical fruit. A touch of pine, caramel malts and an earthy, almost grainy metallic finish.

T - Grapefruit juice. Lots of pineapple and peach with hints of malt. Super fresh, floral, and sour. Lightly bitter finish lingers for a bit. Medium body mouth feel with adequate carbonation.

O - A grapefruit lovers beer. I've never had a D/IPA come off so strong with grapefruit. Really delicious stuff, though I found the nose to be a bit metallic.

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

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5/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

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4/5  rDev -8.9%

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Dreadnaught IPA from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
4.39 out of 5 based on 6,016 ratings.
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