177. 3 Floyds Brewing Dreadnaught
Another of the beers from Wisconsin as I am finally making it to the bombers that were included in my trade and decided to start with Dreadnaught from 3 Floyds. This one is similar to Double Trouble from Founders. Maybe a little less grapefruit but has the same flavor profile with lots of hops but very well balanced and almost the same bold orange coloring. Bottle has great art work and the beer has a solid 2 finger head that leaves incredible lacing on the glass. Aromas of fresh hops and citrus fruits and taste has hops at the beginning, middle and end but are balanced with some sweet malts. Hops are present but not overpowering in this one which is just the way I like my IPAs. Does not drink like a 9.5% beer but has the punch of one. Finished smooth with a bit of sweetness towards to the end that lingers with the hops for a very pleasant experience. Overall a great Imperial IPA from 3 Floyds and something I would certainly enjoy again if I have the chance.
Pros: Color, balanced taste
Alcohol Content: 9.5% ABV
IBU (Bitterness): 99
Brewers Website: Three Floyds
Brewers 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 flavor is both smooth and memorable.