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RATINGS: 1990   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.24   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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A hopheadís 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.


4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 8, 2005
Bottle courtesy of Footbalm. Pours copper with a nice white frothy head. Smells of yogurt, sugar, citcus and corn. Tastes of caramel with a big hoppy pepper like finish.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - JUN 7, 2005
Wow, what a beer, Its hop flavor jumps out at you! It got better as it warmed, took me two hours to drink, and I loved both hours! Pine, fruit, and hops dominate! would absolutely love to drink again! top notch.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
OhioDad (2493) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - JUN 1, 2005
Bottle 22oz bomber - I had the 3 kids tonight and after running around from 4:00 to 8:00 taking them here and there I knew I needed a good brew to relax... This one did not disappoint me! Pours deep amber with a nice half inch fluffy offwhite head that laces very well. An absolutely beautiful pour. Aroma is big pine and citrus hops that I could sniff for hours. Flavor is a beautiful blend of caramel malts and mindblowingly bitter hops that blend together in perfect harmony. On the palate this is very smooth yet full bodied. It has a good dose of both malts and hops. It starts out with some sweet caramel malts that soon get blasted off of the tongue by a great grapefruit hop flavor. I really think that this was hoppier than Ruination, but it is so well backed up by the malts that by the end of the bottle you hardly remember them. The alcohol is covered very well and this is a fantastic brew. I really enjoyed this!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAY 31, 2005
This had grapefruit and peach flavors with a hint of lemon and orange peel, floral perfume hoppy flavors, but not in a gross way. it seemed to compliment the dark fruits. slightly bitter on the finish and good mouthfeel. thanks to captaincougar for bringing this! it was amazing!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pobenohne (504) - Northern Liberties, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2005
Bottle at Andyís Carryout in Columbus. Consumed over a weekend rich in IIPAs - rank this behind Ruination, but ahead of DFH 90 minute.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Boutip (4654) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 24, 2005
Bottle (Thanks to Rockinout): Poured a clear medium brown color ale with a huge off-white foamy head with pretty good retention. Aroma is totally dominated by floral hops of the kinds I wish we would see more of. Taste is very particular and not what I expected or what I had taste before in other Imperial IPA. Delicate floral sweet hops on top of well balance malt. Body is full and alcohol is well hidden. Not the malt and hops overpowered monster I was expecting but more of well balance and extremely enjoyable beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
doubletriple (52) - Illinois, USA - MAY 20, 2005
There are great TFís brews. Alpha King world class!!! Dark Lord world class!!! Even Pride and Joy is an underrated gem with an awesome taste and easy drinking, and I cant forget Gumballhead. But this one? Pricey and overrated...save yourself the time searching it out and the money and grab yourself a Rogue I2PA or better yet The Hercules which blows this one away and is half the price. Oh Yeah, This one does have a great hoppy aroma and nice mouthfeel. The taste? Eh it is okay, just not mindblowing ( see Hercules) or that special ( world class).

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jimstrassburg (57) - Germantown, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 19, 2005
Iíve had 3fís dark lord the other night and it was the best imperial stout Iíve ever had. This is the best IPA Iíve ever had. 3Fís is freakin sweet (and by that I mean bitter hahaha). Anyway, the aroma is very nice. Strong citrus hops with grapefruit, apricot and madarin oranges hitting the nose. Thick light-orange head with good lace. The color is orange-amber. This beer is beautiful. The taste is bitter but not overpowering by any means. Light to medium carbonation. Lots of citrus fruits come out on the tongue. Finish is calm with a bit of alcohol up the nose. In a word, wonderful.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Firemoose15 (567) - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 19, 2005
My first experience of 3Fs, wow, so the hype is just. Nice golden/orange, good white foamy head quickly dissapating. Nose is sweet and citrus, heavy apricot maybe some caramel but subdued. Flavor confirmed the citrus with a slight bitter. Full bodied...bubbly... damn good. Itís great having friends, thanks rich

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2005
thanks to bbb63 for this, pours a cloudy orange color with a cream colored head that fades down to some lacing. aroma is sweet citrus hops, some honey, caramel malts, and apricots. flavor is full of citrus and bitter grassy hops, perfectly balanced by the sweet malts. fruit tones work their way thoughout. very smooth mouthfeel, aftertaste holds the same balance of the flavors. my only complaint is a little bit of over carbonation gives a very tingly mouthfeel, otherwise, utterly excellent, meeting every expectation i had.


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