Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Three Floyds Dreadnaught

Type: Double IPA
Origin: Munster, Indiana
Price: $11.99 per 22 oz
ABV: 9.5%
NSP: 5.15

I just got back from Chicago and I asked my pops to take me to Binny's to pick up some provisions for the guys.  I got two of these, two Arctic Panzer Wolves (DIPA), and a four pack of some Founder's Breakfast Stout.  It was a pricey trip, but well worth it.  In the next week or so, we will probably do a group tasting of this, Arctic Panzer Wolf, and maybe some other DIPA lying around in Andy's or Chris' stashes.

This is the first beer I've had from Three Floyds, and let me tell you, I am blown away.  This might be the first time I completely agree with Beer Advocate.  This is 9.5%, but just flows like water.  Its apparently 99 IBUs, but everything is so balanced that you can't even tell (I've been borderline offended and appalled at some beers under 50 IBUs that were quite hoppy) .  The malts are perfect, the nose is floral enough that you don't get overpowered, and the body is "to die for".  This is much better than Pliny the Elder (never had the Younger), better than Hoptologist, possibly better than Heady Topper.  The only downside is the price, but even that shouldn't deter you.  I am quite pissed off I didn't buy the 20 they had at Binny's. Oh well, next time. 

P.S. This brewery has the best bottle caps I have known to exist.  They will look quite nice in my bottle cap table that I will build when I finish a few hundred more brews and need a hobby to neglect my future children. 

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