Dreadnaught IPA | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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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Ratings: 6,025 |  Reviews: 1,726
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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-Tap at 3F, served in Half Pint glass..

A- Light Amber in color, beautiful 1-1/2" head that seemed to last forever. Slight lacing

S- Hops hit you right away, plenty of citrus, maybe a touch of peach and pine as well.

T- Smooth with a perfect hop balance. The citrus and and Pine are strong but not overpowering, slight caramel at finish.

M- Really drinkable for such a high alcohol brew, Carbonation was excellent.

O- Wow, don't know how I have missed this beer in the past. Almost right in my backyard. Don't know how many have had this and Pliny the Younger, but I'll take Dreadnaught anyday. Now to try and find in bottles. I kept putting my sandwich down to take another drink, it's that good.

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4/5  rDev -9.1%

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

Poured from 22oz bomber. Nice 1" head, amber tone.

Smell is that of Three Floyds. Orange and hops from the go. Citrus aroma is fresh and anticipated.

Carbonation is evident for this well bodied IPA.
Lots of alcohol in this FFF brew, but you don't notice it due to the smoothness! And it is smooth!

Drinkability is wonderful. Hop bite from the start. Cities and did I mention smooth!

Love this one!

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4.15/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This pours a nice copper/orange color with a nice 2 finger width fluffy white head that leaves behind nice lacing. This first smell I get is tropical fruits like mango and pineapple, then some citrus from grapefruit and a little piney aroma. The grapefruit comes through on the taste more that the mango/pineapple that I was getting so strong from the smell, the piney flavor is also there but a little subdued compared to the other flavors. There is also a nice sweetness that complements the bitterness. The mouthfeel is in the middle compared to others in the style not nothing really stands out, the carbonation is good. Overall this is a great beer I don't buy a lot of bottles of this for personal consumption but when on draft I do tend to get this a lot compared to other DIPA that Indiana has to offer.

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Dreadnaught IPA from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 96.3% out of 100 with 6,025 ratings
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