Dreadnaught IPA | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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Dreadnaught IPADreadnaught IPA
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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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into my Bruery snifter/tulip.

Poured a perfectly clear golden/orange color with a 3 finger white head that stuck around for a bit.

Smell is excellent - definite citrus burst right off the start, followed by some piney resin scents and a bit of alcohol.

Taste follows smell, though I wish it had a bit more of a malty backbone to balance it out more. Regardless, still delicious.

Mouthfeel was spot on for this style.

Overall a solid DIPA....I have been drinking a lot of Heady Topper and Nugget Nectar lately, which are a bit better than this offering, but still, a solid DIPA that I will seek out again.

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4.47/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks, Yeahnatenelson!

Appearance. Pours a hazy, gold-amber with a small white head.

Smell. Fresh citrus fruits, nice toasty malts.

Taste. Big orange and grapefruit rind, nice toasty malts. Good bitter pine sap and grapefruit rind finish.

Mouthfeel. Medium body, medium carbonation.

Overall. Fantastic, tasty ipa. Could use another bottle here, this one's going too fast.

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4.62/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle (no bottled date), poured into a snifter.

A: Half a finger head, a bit lighter orange-y color than most DIPAs.

S: Mango, grapefruit, pine, orange peel amybe?

T: Amazing. One of the best tasting DIPAs I have ever had. Extremely well balanced and I can't even taste the alcohol at all. Mango, citrus, grapefruit, malty sweetness kicking in in the middle, it surprisingly does not finish bitter, although the lingering after taste is there (typical of this style).

M: It was a bit more carbonated that I would have liked, but it makes this beer more refreshing and easier to drink. Lighter body than most DIPAs.

O: I absolutely loved this beer. I wish I can get this all-year around (around me that is). I would not mind trading for another bottle or two during summer time. It's the most refreshing DIPAs I have ever had.

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

Hm Dreadnaught. Bright amber body with a nice steady stream of carbonation coming from the bottom of my glass. Thick frothy almost pasty offwhite head floating.

I get a ton of alpha acids and hop extract oils in the smell. Sticky sweet lemon oil and orange zest. Powdery malts in the background.

Now that is one thick beer. And sweet. Might be the sweetest DIPA ive had. Oranges and mangoes from the hops, and a nice sweet backbone. Everything in this beer is dont to accent the hops. It feels so damn citric and juicy, like biting into an orange from a commerical that just squirts sweet orange juice everywhere, filling your mouth with sweet orange and lemon juices.

After the initial hop flavors subside, the bitterness comes in only to balance things out. I can see why this thing is only second really to Hopslam. Hopslam is more sticky with its malt while Dreadnaught has more a powdery feel.

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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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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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Dreadnaught IPA from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.4 out of 5 with 6,061 ratings