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Dragonmead Juggernaut Double Red
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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.63/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Massive amber ale loaded with American hops--Chinook, Cascade, and Centennial. Get a glass and get your hop mouth on. 50 IBUs.


dmschefke's rating

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dmschefke (566) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - SEP 11, 2009
Pours a dark orangish-amber with medium off-white head, decent lacing. Aroma strong of toasted malt, caramel, great hops backbone, pine, and grass. Flavor matches well and comes together very nicely on my palate, but not quite as bitter as I was expecting. Nice bitter aftertaste.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alextricity (509) - Michigan, USA - APR 17, 2014
Had on-tap at Dragonmead. Appearance: A fairly deep red color. Clear. No head on it. No lacing, really. I like the color though. Smell: Hops. Looking for this beer on this site, Iím surprised that this is said to be a strong ale, but sure, why not. Smells like a red IPA to me. Plenty of piney and grapefruity freshness in Juggernaut. Some sort of malt character, but this is no doubt a hoppy beer. Taste/feel: The biggest disappointment I found with Juggernaut was without a doubt the feel. Almost no carbonation, and a little on the thin side. Then again, this is said to be a strong ale. Iíve only had one strong ale (Stoneís Arrogant Bastard) and the feel was similar now that I think about it, so that could just be my ignorance. Hoppy, bitter, and quite red IPA-esque. Not a great beer in my opinion, but itís still a very nice and tasty option.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (8524) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 3, 2013
Good effort, on tap at the brewpub. A good bitterness, light red colour wth a lace sheet. Good drinking. Mild hop aroma, hint of smoke.

3.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
firstsip (392) - Michigan, USA - SEP 14, 2013
Juggernaut... ah. Definitely the superior red at Dragonmead. Slight bready taste. Good bitter malt presence. Dry and unsweet. Deep amber color. A taste that hides the ABV well.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (7839) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 10, 2012
Sample at the brewpub. The beer is a clear reddish-amber color with a medium off-white head that recedes steadily. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of hops, fruit and malt. Medium to full body with a citrusy hops character and notes of caramel malt and herbs. The finish is malty up front with a hoppy aftertaste. Decent overall.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
strongpieman (1472) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - DEC 29, 2011
Draft. Dark red color, a little cloudy, thin head. Aroma was moderate - some hops, but not strong. Overall smooth and warming, full body. Good but not as much as I was expecting.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 4, 2011
On tap at the GTMW 2011. Reddish amber with a large tan crown. Aroma seems more malty than hoppy with caramel, citrus and mild floral hops. Taste is balanced and drinkable with caramel, citrus and fruit and it didnít finish all that bitter.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
badnewsbeers (2313) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 10, 2011
Juggernaught double red. Reddish orange with small head. Indisticnt hops. Earthy and grassy. Some sweet malts. Flavor is nice. Refreshing. Slight ruby red notes with perfect bitterness and a touch of sugar in the finish. 637313

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (6835) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 12, 2011
Poured up on tap at the Dragonmead brewpub with deep clear copper body and off white head. The aroma puts off citrus hops, some hop resin as well as roasted malts and dark fruity ester notes. The taste is bold and rich with roasted malts, pine and citrus hop bitterness, mineral notes and a sense of yeastiness. It stays that way into the finish remaining hop forward with firm supporting notes of roasted malts.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
djredpop (101) - Downriver, Michigan, USA - JUL 31, 2010
Tap at Michigan Brewers Guild Summer Festival 2010. Clear dark reddish-orange w/ short beige head. Decent lacing. Aroma of citrus fruit and deep woods, but as an earlier rater said, doesnít smell as "clean" as I would have liked. Decent, satisfying malty flavor with considerable bitterness. Medium body, foamy mouthfeel. Not perfect, but I would try again.

3.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Petkus331 (243) - Redford, Michigan, USA - JUL 10, 2010
Not much nose or head, But a hearty red ale taste and a dark ruby color. Very enjoyable. One of the better reds I have ever enjoyed.


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