Dreadnaught IPA | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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Dreadnaught IPADreadnaught IPA
6,087 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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Ratings: 6,087 |  Reviews: 1,735
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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.95/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

From notes - had on tap at FFF and bottled.

A - deep orange large head, great lacing.

S - huge hop aroma - mango, pineapple, citrus - fantastic.

T - follows the smell. Hops, hops and more hops with enough malt to make this as balanced an IIPA as I've had.

M - medium to full bodied, moderate carbonation.

O - Incredible. Has to be among the best of the best. Hop lovers should seek this out.

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4.57/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from Bomber (1 Pint 6oz) into a Stella Artois Chalice.

A- The color is a rich murky golden brown. Short lubberly head dissipated right away, a fine looking double IPA.

S- It smells strongly of mango with a hint of grapefruit and even a very tiny hint of pomegranate. The rich fruity overtones help mask the light scent of alcohol that is present. it smells very tropical and citriusy.

T- The initial taste is very very sweet and reminiscent of a sweeter Old Ale. The first thing I thought upon tasting it was that this has been aged slightly? In a good way.The taste is of fresh tropical fruits like mango and papaya. For whatever reason it also reminds me of rhubarb cake.The sweetness lingers on your tongue for a second before spreading over a 2 second period into what I can only describe as a fire of citrus flavor. The transition leads it to finish with a tart grapefruity sting on the back of the tongue that burns slightly and leaves one wanting more. A herbal hoppy flavor is also present that melds nicely with the citrus tones.

M- Initially it comes of smooth and mild. It then leads into a choppy feel before leaving a nice alcohol burn on the back of the tongue and down the throat.

O- A very delicious double IPA. Not like some IIPA's that can be much too intense with hops. It's the perfect combination of sweet and tart hoppiness delight. One of my new favorite double IPA"s for sure.

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4/5  rDev -9.1%

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5/5  rDev +13.6%

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5/5  rDev +13.6%

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5/5  rDev +13.6%

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4/5  rDev -9.1%

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4.65/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

147th Review
Bottle to Westvletren 12 (small) chalice

Enjoyed as part of a tasting in Utrecht (December 2011) as a result of Jeffo and doopiedoopiedoo's generosity. Thanks guys...can't wait to return the favor!

A: Burnt tangerine. 2+ (foamy white) fingernail head on medium pour.

S: Earthy notes of pine and grass. Sweet malt and caramel along with citrus, lemon zest, pineapple core, and grapefruit.

T: Loads of tropical fruit balanced with pronounced bitter hop character. Nice balance and so very smooth to drink. My sample pour disappeared rather quickly as I can never get enough of this beer!

M: Medium-full bodied with medium carbonation.

O: A very good offering from a brewery that knows how to use hops (and lots of them) to make really tasty beers. So drinkable and so good - every time. I love it! The only thing better than enjoying it out of the bottle with a great group of BA's is to enjoy it on-draft in Munster.

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4/5  rDev -9.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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5/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a 22 oz bomber at the brewpub yesterday, poured into a snifter. No date or ABV on the bottle.

A- Pours a deep orange. Capped with a finger and a half of gorgeous, ivory white head with a creamy, sticky-as-hell texture. Leaves excellent lacing.

S- Big west coast hop aroma, lots of citrus and pine with some tropical fruit sweetness as well. Smells very bright and refreshing.

T- Same as the nose only much more powerful. Big wallop of pine resin and oily bitterness up front, towards the center it settles into fruity, sweet flavors of mango and citrus before finally finishing with a long-lasting, dry bitterness with a touch of sweetness. Malt bill does pretty well here. Booze flavor is kept to a minimum but becomes pretty warm as the beer comes closer to room temperature.

M- Medium to full bodied, smooth oily feel with moderate to low carbonation. Really leaves some serious bitterness on the palate.

O- An delicious DIPA, one of my favorite giant-towering-hops beers.

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

Beer from a store in Lakewood, Ohio.

another beer that I've seen the rating for before rating so I'll try and not be biased.

A & S: the smell is a very nice blend of resiny/piney (probably Chinook hops) and citrus hops. There is also some kind of fruitiness. Lively looking semi-transparent amber colored beer. Off-white fluffy head that pours about a finger and is retained in a layer for the rest of the beer.

T & M: very similar to the smell. There is a nice addition of a slight sweet maltyness to make the backbone pretty noticeable. alcohol is more present when its let warm. fairly bitter and a semi-dry finish. very well balanced but it's not super complex. very smooth with still a bite of carbonation (thought I was going to be more because the beer looks so lively). Heavy on the high side for body.

O: This beer is incredibly solid, and deserves its high rank among the best of the best. It's deffinatly in my top 10 if not five and I would recommend this beer to any one.

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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4/5  rDev -9.1%

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4/5  rDev -9.1%

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4.97/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5


A very nice copper color with nice thick head.


Citrus and hop aromas jump out at once.


A hop fans dream come true. Very flavorful with huge notes of citrus and full hop flavors expected from a DIPA. There is a great balance of hop and caramel malt. Three Floyds does an outstanding job in creating one of the best tasting DIPA's in the market.

There is a warm presence of alcohol but nothing overbearing despite this beer being 9.0 +.


This is an outstanding beer that is in the same class as the Pliny IPA's.

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4/5  rDev -9.1%

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5/5  rDev +13.6%

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4/5  rDev -9.1%

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5/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Dreadnaught IPA from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.4 out of 5 with 6,087 ratings