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Three Floyds Dreadnaught Imperial IPA

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RATINGS: 2079   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.24   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A hophead’s dream beer. This Imperial India Pale Ale has an opening salvo of mango, peach and citrus hop aromas that sit atop a pronounced caramel malt backbone. Although Dreadnaught is a strong and intensely hoppy ale, its complex flavors is both smooth and memorable. 9.5% ABV, 100 IBUs.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Beersmithbacon (104) - San Luis Rey, California, USA - MAY 29, 2015
Intense citrus and mango hop aroma. Intense hoppy bitterness balance by the overall fresh happiness. Some alcohol heat. Well balanced malts without any sweetness.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cosmo6644 (65) - Illinois, USA - MAY 17, 2015
Bottle 2013, aroma of mango and citrus, full bodied but a little thin, not as much flavors as I hoped, but an older bottle, would like to retry ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (3832) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 7, 2015
Bright orange pour from bottle at home. Massive grapefruit and Orange aroma. Super hoppy and incredibly bitter. Had this many times but now finally rating it. I remember previous bottles being much better

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jfletch (9) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAY 4, 2015 does not count
What a nice beer. Pours dark golden. Nice lacing on this guy. Nice head. Aromas of pineapple, papaya and lemon. Taste is wonderful pineapple and papaya are there. There is some sweetness but it marries beautifully with the bitterness on the end. Not as OVERLYhoppy as I thought. Which is great. The mouthfeel is very nice. Good carbonation. Well rounded and well balanced. One of my favorite Three Floyd’s beers.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BananaBi11 (27) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 30, 2015
Wow. So many flavors. I get pineapple, and some very tropical flavors. Not super strong tasting, but you can tell its a high abv. Great depth and color. I loved this, had to drink the whole bomber by myself!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
snoot8726 (37) - Terre Haute, Indiana, USA - APR 20, 2015
Bottle. Beautiful dark amber pour. Very sweet and citrusy on the nose. Get a lot of peach and grapefruit on the palate with a big hop presence. Another FFF masterpiece.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
solidfunk (5012) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - APR 18, 2015
Very nice stuff. Huge citrus head and a great malty backbone. Bittersweet finish with some booze. Pours clear orange with ok head and lacing. Some resin and a hint of mint. Bottle.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
McCarty23 (53) - Vista, California, USA - APR 17, 2015
A lot of sweet carmel malts up front to match the nose. Then the hops remind you it’s a west coast brew times ten. Surprising amount of citrus. More sweet than sour, like pineapple and mango. The sweetness from the fruit is almost candy like. Still some classic pine flavor too. Solid bitter aftertaste. Big everywhere!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Madsen1635 (403) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 12, 2015
Bottle. Clear dark amber pour with dense lasting offwhite head. Aroma is sweet with lots of mango and peach. Notes of citrus as well. Taste is very well balanced. There is just enough sweetness and body from the malt to take on the hoppy bitterness but still keeping the freshness to it. You can still appreciate all the complex notes long after you have finished your sip. Quite low carbonation. Beautiful

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GenDV138 (2977) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 25, 2015
22 oz bottle poured into a tulip. Bottled 10/31/2014. Slightly hazy orange with almost three fingers of off-white head. Aromas of citrus, floral, booze, caramel. Tastes of grapefruit citrus, a bit of booze, caramel, pine, resin. Medium body with a semi-dry finish.


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