Dreadnaught IPA | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

6,017 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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5/5  rDev +13.9%

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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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5/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.85/5  rDev +10.5%
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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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
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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5/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.47/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Darker then your usual DIPA. A real nice burnt orange. Pretty hazy. A nice fluffy off white colored head. Looks like it may stick around.

S:Great nose on this. Lot's of tropical fruits. Orange zest. Some peach and mango. A light toasted caramel maltiness.

T: Just like the nose theres tropical fruits, peach, mango. A nice bitterness astringancy. Tastes really good.

M: Nice medium DIPA mouthfeel. Good carbonation and super easy to drink.

Overall: A hella good DIPA. RIght up there with some of the best i've ever had. I highly reccomend trying to trade for this if you can.

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Dreadnaught IPA from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
4.39 out of 5 based on 6,017 ratings.
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