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RATINGS: 2064   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.23   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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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 flavors is both smooth and memorable. 9.5% ABV, 100 IBUs.


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4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
bigabe (194) - California, USA - APR 23, 2012
UPDATED: APR 27, 2012 Incredible. Simply incredible. Awesome sweet ruby grapefruit up front, lots of bitter piney hops, and a long, citrusy, yet dry finish. Perfectly balanced DIPA. It’s laughing at me.


4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
varanid99 (602) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 1, 2015
Clearing the backlog - might as well follow up the Westvleteren 12 rating with a beer I liked even better. On tap at Mikkeller & Friends, Dec 2014. Orange/gold pour with a decent off-white head. Malty, orange, caramel, mango, grapefruit - whole fruit basket aroma. Taste is similar, caramel and all those fruits, bittterness comes through later. With the ridiculous amount and quality of beer they had on tap this was the one I came back to, just fantastic

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Brentv (441) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 31, 2015
From bomber. Pours a hazy orange with a white head. Aroma is fruit and citrus. Taste is mango, citrus, fresh fruits. Medium oily mouthfeel. Lovely mango fruity flavor. Delicious.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
northropfrye (2375) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 29, 2015
Thanks cards04 for this one! I’ve been attempting to get my hands on one of these for a long time. Orange copper body with off white foamy head, good retention, nice lacing. Awesome citrus aroma, tropical fruit, maybe passionfruit, vanilla, weed, resin. Taste is perfectly balanced, not overly bitter, some pine in addition to citrus. Overall a fabulous double IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kerenmk (2788) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 27, 2015
Draught at Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen, 14.1.2015. Dark amber. Sweetish fruitiness in the nose, rich and a little vinous. Mildly bitter taste, nettle notes, and a little sweet too. Fairly carbonated, medium body, mildly bitter finish. Cool.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bluegoosed (47) - - JAN 23, 2015
Had on tap at 3 Floyds. Flavors of hops, citrus/grapefruit, malt, and resin. Nice deep/hoppy finish. Great double IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ataraxia (401) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 21, 2015
Slightly hazy copper color, really dense and frothy white head. Grapefruit, some peach, a little mango, caramel malt, and resin. Moderate amount of malty sweetness followed by pine bitterness. Smooth, carb is a little stifled by the oiliness, and medium-bodied. A bit of booziness in the long bitter finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mfhennig (41) - - JAN 19, 2015
22 oz bomber into a pint a little to quickly. A cloudy light orange color and a foaming off white head just poured over the top and hung around . Lots of citrus and hops, I can see why 3Floyds beers are so hard to get.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
koleminer20 (807) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JAN 18, 2015
22 oz bottle. The pour is an amberish golden color, almost orange. There is a big frothy white head and a beautiful amount of lace and a filmy head left on the surface. The aroma is fruity up front. Tropical fruits with a nice malty follow-up. The hop bitterness here is really hidden until the end. The flavor is much of the same. There is a strong caramel maltiness that pops through and then moves through a bright citrus and tropical fruitiness. The bitterness slowly moves in and is really good. The mouth feel is nice. Thick with a good carbonation and it really clings. The aftertaste is lingeringly bitter, but also malty. Pretty darn good ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ebone1988 (282) - Wyoming, Michigan, USA - JAN 18, 2015
Bottle shared with koleminer20. Aroma is malty, sweet fruit, hops, nice. Appearance is a beautiful amber/orange, off-white head. Taste is malty, caramel, then sweet hops, decently balanced between the two. Mouthfeel is nice, soft carbonation, sticky. Overall, this is pretty lovely.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
doctordd8 (11) - Louisburg, Kansas, USA - JAN 18, 2015
The standard by which DIPA should be made. Perfect balance of alcohol/hops and malt. Grapefruit/citrus taste with just enough malt behind it for flavor.


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