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RATINGS: 2061   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.23   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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
railcat1 (689) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - JAN 1, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2006 it is back and better than ever what a way to start new year and word has it it may be year round that would be great. no need to describe if you have had it you know.if you try and read other feed backs you will not be disappointed

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
scoobyluv (506) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 31, 2005
1/4 of the glass was foamy cream colored head. nice lacing on the glass. smell of apricots. amber color. taste of apricots, malt and hops. very sweet taste which didnít do anything for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CMUBEERMAN (421) - - DEC 29, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 9, 2006 re rate: VICIOUS INCONSISTENCY **** I had this a long time ago...about 3 years. I just remeber it being huge, fruity, and delicious. If memory severes me right, itís better than alpha king. Which means it deserves over a 4.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2006 Third time to rate this beer. This time around was an awesome experience. Eveything I want in a beer. Truly awesome. Pine, citrus, and doughy malt. Awesome.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
entertheiceman (242) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 17, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2006 Nothings perfect, I guess, but this stuff is close. A better malt presence than I was expecting from the hop heavy Three Floyd style is what truly made this special.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - DEC 13, 2005
Thanx to Crizay for sharing this fine brew.Hazy golden beautiful brew.Hugh hop nose with citrus behind it.Full on hop flavors with a slight fruitiness.This was another fine hoppy beer that I enjoyed.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
RooftopRogue (423) - Champaign, Illinois, USA - DEC 10, 2005
A sparkling golden amber color that is dampened by mild cloudiness. A thick head and heavy lacing. An aroma consisting of hops that has grapefruit and wheat influences protruding through. The mouth enjoys a mild tingle sensation when the beer first touches the tongue. A sweet mixture of hops and citrus perk all the taste buds in the mouth. The remnants of hops lingers on captivating the palate for many moments after the fluid has left the mouth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kramer (5173) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 9, 2005
22 oz bottle, via trades w/ Drnk-McDermott and Sprinkle. Poured a dark copper with a moderate off-white 1" head that left good lacing. Huge citrus and grapefruit aroma, but enough malt showing thru to foretell the big malty body to come. Flavor is similar to aroma, huge citrus and pine hoppiness backed up by a sweet malt backbone. Pretty good job of hiding the alcohol, though it did come thru in the finish, especially as it warmed from cellar to room temp. Gotta give the palate a 5. Big, full bodied and not heavily carbonated. Awesome IIPA overall, but thankfully I was able to split this with a buddy, some nights I just donít have it in me to drink 22 ounces of IIPA.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
black95tt (82) - Doylestown, Ohio, USA - DEC 6, 2005
This is the end all be all of imperial IPAís. HUGE, HUGE aroma of grapefruits, and citrus zest. The aroma of this beer is its greatest attribute. Itís like walking through a field of simcoe hops with the fresh malty morning dew dripping from the cones. Yes, it is that good. And if you think it couldnít get better, the taste is almost exactly as you could imagine. In no other instance have I smelled a beer that so accurately represented the taste. Pungent citrusy hops explode in your mouth balanced by a caramelly sweet malty backbone. Bitterness is very clean and almost subtle for this style. 100 IBUís sounds like a lot but this beer plays it out well. Mouth feel is oily from the hoppy goodness. Any presence of alcohol is barely detected. This is one damn fine brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MikeMac (185) - Wyandotte, Michigan, USA - DEC 1, 2005
Thanks Pailhead Poured hazy copper color with big white head. Huge floral hop aroma. Sweet citrus grapefruit flavor. Huge hop flavor!

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