Dreadnaught IPA | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

6,024 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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear, golden amber color with a large, light tan head developing initially before settling to a solid 1/2" that just lasts and lasts. Really good lacing.
Smell is piney with a note of lemon and a hint of vanilla. No balance to it but really didn't expect much.
Taste is better balanced with some malt showing up to counter, if only slightly, the hop-heavy aspect of this style. A citrus note with a strong alcohol presence rounds out the big evergreen hop note that is foremost from start to finish.
Full-bodied and light-ish effervescence with a slight astringency. Smoother than expected. While this is a style I don't normally seek out, this is an example worth searching for. I can't tell you how had it was to get this in Florida (thanks Mom & Glen).

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Beer is light amber with a small white head. Lots of lacing.

The most immediate smell is pine. Accompanied also by lots of citrus (grapefruit in particular) and caramel malt. Caramel is surprisingly strong, though by no means overtaking the very nice pine scents.

As for taste, beer is quite bitter, with lots of grapefruit, pine and soapy flavours. The caramel malt is prominent and provides a very nice background for the effects of the hops. More pine than citrus, but both are present. The bitterness is well-integrated, flavourful rather than simply bitter.

Strong carbonation, medium body.

Overall, very enjoyable. A really good beer.

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look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

poured into pint glass

A-Light yellow/ golden color, a little cloudy. awesome head, 3 fingers that sticks to the glass for dear life

S-Damn thats fruity. Smells almost like smelling fruity pebbles. other than that, theres also the citrus aroma to it along with Pine

T/M-Delicious. at first there is a mix of fruity and citrus taste, different fruits are combined for one very dynamic flavor and the hops finish off the brew with a dryness not unlike a desert

O-This beer is absolutely superb.


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

I absolutely love Bells’ Hopslam; but 3 Floyds has me thinking that Dreadnaught might be able to go neck and neck with Hopslam. A fantastic double IPA! that goes directly into my Top 5. Hazy gold pour with white head and decent lacing. Smell is citrusy and tropical. Taste is unbelievably wonderful with a nice balance of hops and malts. THREE FLOYDS PLEASE COME TO IOWA!!!!

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

Big thanks to Schustar for 2 of these bottles in my first trade, thank you sir!

Presentation-Label seems to have a crazed creepy circus group on it. Gotta love the skull with the wings. Maybe its just me since im a metal fan.

Appearence-Pours a really nice cloudy orange peel. Hazy as well. Seems to have a lot of carbonation. Hold its head well. Got about a finger to a finger and half. Head looks nice and thick, an off white delight. Kind of want to eat it with a spoon.

Smell-Im getting in between a pineapple, grapefruit and lime smell in this bad boy. Wish i didnt have a damn stuffed up nose, id be able to smell this better. Nice smell of glorious hops. Smell a little closer and small notes of sweetness follow through.

Taste-At first this beer has a strong grapefruit mouth to it. Nice. I taset lemon-lime bit here and there. Also gettting some orange peel in there that when added with the hops serves up a nice bitterness.

Mouthfeel-A good solid feel on this one. Nice carbonation. Enough to make it nice and crisp. Seems a bit dry and the finish is dry as well. I would like for it to linger. Somewhat of a heavy beer but its nice.

Overall-I think this beer could be a little more. Maybe its my fault because i did let this one sit for a few weeks like an idiot. Its grapefruit presence make it a really nice quencher. Glad i have another one, good brew.

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Dreadnaught IPA from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
4.39 out of 5 based on 6,024 ratings.
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