Bill Becker (1775) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 31, 2017 asmithbeer (71) - California, USA - JUL 4, 2007
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma is quite strong, hoppy and rich as hell. Standard IPA appearance, a little darker though. Flavor is fantastic, well balanced for such a strong IPA. Great!
From Nov 2007
I got this bottle in a trade with autumnaldave. Thanks Dave!
This pours from 22oz bottle a clear medium gold with a small and fast shrinking head of foam. There's some spotty lacing that hugs the side of my glass.
The smell is huge on the hops with grapefruit and some floral notes and I can just smell a bit of malt hiding in the background.
The taste on first sip....wow, it sure fooled me. Yeah, the hops are what I first noticed and they're powerful and tasty with grapefruit and some pine but the malt holds its own here. Wonderful caramel malty goodness that gives the overall tasting experience a so darn balanced flavour that it leaves me shaking my head. It finishes slightly bitter but the aftertaste leaves a nice malty taste that lingers on for quite some time. And...where the heck is the alcohol?? It's not noticeable in the taste at all and there's just the slightest bit of warming after the swallow. Well done!
It has a medium bordering on full mouthfeel and the carbonation is lightly done. What a sipper! I'm pretty sure that this is the best example of the style I've ever tasted. I've had samples of Dreadnaught at the last couple of GABFs that I attended and thought it was something special. This bottle proves that I was right. Thanks mucho again, Dave, for a most enjoyable drinking experience!
Bottom line: If you like your DIPAs to bring both the hops and the malt to the table, this one is for you! It's an amazing brew!! The_Osprey (9126) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2017
July 2017 - Bottle shared at Leighton’s. Many thanks to LKS for sourcing/muling and to the team. As ’Three Floyds Dreadnaught Imperial IPA’. My 400th DIPA rating. Almost opaque orange, translucent, foamy off-white head. Aroma is resinous, some sherbet and fruit bonbons. Body is smooth with soft carbonation. Taste is resinous, lots of rich sugary malt, orange zest, spicy finish with a light bitterness. Definitely an old school DIPA. Tasty stuff, but is enjoying an inflated status on the site by virtue of being a trailblazer. (7-4-6-4-15=3.6) commonmac (1337) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 6, 2017
Bomber sized bottle acquired at the brewery and consumed with dubtully. Beautiful orange almost copper color with a slightly off white head. Aroma is highly hop resin with pine qualities. Nice grapefruit citrus elements as well. Taste is an extremely well balanced effort with an upfront citrus rind bitterness and brightness leading into a big malty backbone of caramel and sweetness. Really hard to find a flaw. Mouthfeel is oily and really well executed. Alcohol present without overwhelming. Ends primarily with malty characteristics. Definitely worth seeking out. Inbreak (6526) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JUL 25, 2017
01.05.2014, tap @ Mikkeller Bar:brian.b (22) - - JUL 23, 2017
Nice creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly neutral, leafs, citrus peel, hops, worth, pine needles, caramel malts. Taste is dry piny, leafs, pine needles, moss, soap, hops, grass, bark, soil, dried fruits, sugar, alcohol. Longlasting bitterness, dry mouthfeel. Nice enough.
Great double IPA. Great balance between hops and malt. Initial taste packs a punch, but the finish is smooth.
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WingmanWillis (418) - Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2017
Bottle shared at Hackney heights. Thanks to Leighton for collecting this whale. Pours gazed orange gold with a thin white head. Aroma is mandarin orange, caramel, toffee, pith. Taste is a proper old stool IPA. Taste is orange, caramel, candied peel and grain. Nice stuff commonshawn (1321) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 27, 2017
Tap at brewery in Munster during glbtq. Dark gold with small white head. Smells of pine and resin. Taste is rich, full of bitterness, tropical fruit elements. Powerful finish. Excellent. rosskyle (762) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 27, 2017
Served on tap at three floyds. Slight haze golden color with a white head. Tropical fruit hops aroma. Very smooth for an imperial. Mango bitter citrus malt. Nice balance.
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Mango. Citrus. Pine. Orange Amber with a thick foamy white head. Slow fade. Thick lacing. Chunks of foam floating on the surface. Big fruit. A hint of candy sweet. Thick chewy mouthfeel. Resin. Bitter finish with the faintest hint of booze.
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amber color; citrusy hop aroma; intensely hoppy, but still quite drinkable; bitter, citrusy hop flavor; fairly well balanced and smooth for such a hop monster