September is flying by! Winter will be here before you know it, and I am excited about painting winter seasonal brews! The featured beer painting of the day is Dreadnaught Imperial IPA by Three Floyds Brewing from Munster, Indiana. The label says, “It’s not normal!” That’s absolutely accurate. I was sipping on a normal IPA, which is around 5.5%, then busted this beauty out, and it immediately took the muscle pain from cabin building right out of my legs and arms, and replaced the lactic acid strain with a feeling of absolute immobility. I was locked in my camping chair in front of the campfire, unable to move. The conversation just about stopped and then we crawled to bed, but I slept like a prince in a feather bed last while the rain hit the metal roof.
The beer poured a warm, golden color, and the foam laced about, lingering for several minutes. The beer itself was like liquid candy with a hint of citrus, and was incredibly balanced for an IPA. At 9.5% ABV, this IPA must have a boatload of hops to make it as balanced as it is. I chose to paint the powerful HMS Dreadnaught ship in the background, which was a battle ship in the Royal Navy.
3 Cheers to 3 Floyds! Looking forward to trying the other 3 Floyds beer I have! Thank you, Stephen, for mailing them to me!