Dreadnaught IPA | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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97
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5,999 Ratings
Dreadnaught IPADreadnaught IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Indiana, United States
3floyds.com

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
5,999
Reviews:
1,722
Avg:
4.39
pDev:
9.11%
 
 
Wants:
1,974
Gots:
942
For Trade:
29
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 5,999 |  Reviews: 1,722
Photo of OompaMentor
4.55/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured into pint glass; nice carbonation with modest head. Hops, grapefruit and malts to nose. Great peppery, resinous piney taste with hint of orange and other fruits. Medium body, well balanced. Peppery hops linger nicely on the palate.

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Photo of MTKATL
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hop_Swig
4.54/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This has been a long standing favorite. It is really nice to have after drinking NE style for a while. It soothes the palate with toasted caramel and sweet cream after a nose and front end of intense pepper, vanilla and pine and overall hoppiness. Some may not like the heavy malt back end. But give it a chance. It is highly complex and pretty good by a fire right now. The malty sweetness is balanced by the creamy mouth feel.

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Photo of Hackattack
4.75/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

My brother turned me on to this....Thanks Bro' ! It was nice and hoppy with citrus and piney notes while blended in with a mildly balance of malty flavor. I like it better than 3FFF's Zombie Dust.

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Photo of petrusek23
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ClavisAurea
4.49/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JoeTidd
4.65/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of danh53
4.21/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Translucent amber color. Aroma is hop candy, candied oranges, ripe grapefruit flesh with brown sugar on top, malt, and pine resin. Taste is orange, Apple, and honey on the front of the tongue. As it crosses the mid palate I get darker fruits like dates and dark cherries. The finish is orange peel and pine resin with hop bitterness. Also salt and pepper as it warms. This is a sweet, sticky beer that lingers on the palate, but the carbonation and light mouth feel keep it in check. It's going to be too sweet for some people, but I appreciate the extra flavors the malt brings out. Also quite drinkable for 10.5%.

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Photo of Bugsmcl
4.6/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sour_Lord
4.75/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Chackman151
4.67/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of WolverineFan1243
4.46/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mattwanek
4.75/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Drvitlkeyustolit80
3/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

First had 6/5/15 at Three Floyds brewpub. The hop taste and aroma remind me of Victory Hop Ranch, which is my least favorite IPA. Although this beer isn't nearly as bad, they share characteristics that I just can't get behind. This was my least favorite beer on my trip to the brewery.

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Photo of Timtac
3.91/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Biggiekrock627
4.46/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jmalo
3.93/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of oddlandf
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of thomasarose
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 1mrbeer
4.45/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of akopczyk
4.83/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Destiney
3.75/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chestertonian82
4.42/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of joshdaut
4/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of zimm421
4.23/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Dreadnaught IPA from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
4.39 out of 5 based on 5,999 ratings.
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