Style: Double IPA

ABV: 9.5 IBU: 100

Aroma: 12
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 18
Mouthfeel: 4

3 Floyds Brewing Company Dreadnaught

What the brewers say

“An Imperial India Pale Ale with an intense citrus hops aroma, a huge malt body, and a crisp finish.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Lemon, grapefruit, and light biscuity malt sweetness. Light caramel and light ethanol. Pineapple, tangerine, and some lavender-like soapy notes.”

Flavor: “Super citrusy and a nice melon, mango-like fruit character with a chewy malt character that isn’t too heavy. Crisp and clean nish with a hint of alcohol heat. Smooth and well-integrated flavors. The bitterness is present but not too bitter, and the warmth in the finish adds to the experience. Light tangerine, light pine tar, earthy, with a light ethanol warmth. Nice carbonation and body. Fun mouthfeel. I like the bitterness.”

Overall: “Definitely on the higher alcohol side, but hides it very well. Very clean hops and malt character and a crisp finish—enjoyable with a nice blend of fruit that both stands out and blends together well. A fun beer with enough malt sweetness that it could qualify as an American Barleywine. Orange zest, mandarin orange, honey, and lavender conspire to deliver a double IPA that is pleasant, but which is not for everyone.”



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