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RATINGS: 2139   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.23/5   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.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
agl108 (1042) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 11, 2006
22 oz. bottle (unknown year). Pours a hazy orange. Pungent citrus, floral nose. A unique combination of malts and hops. Better balance than other double IPAs Iíve tried. I didnít feel the alcohol was as well hidden as others did. A very good beer, even though I have it rated below its average. Tastes like a spiked up version of Alpha King.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
sbrewno (49) - Frankfort, Illinois, USA - MAY 10, 2006
2005 bomber - Flat pour hints at the potentcy of this brew. Hazy, cloudy look. Pine, lemon, citrus, pine aroma. Sips thin and syrupy at first. Alcohol and hops. Very tasty from sip to aftertaste. Excellent. Not overdone, but a stoneís throw from a bit too much. I need a road trip to Muenster.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kingdavid (18) - Nebraska, USA - MAY 10, 2006
Three Floyds is consistent in the fact that each time is like your "first time." your thinking, ya, I have already "had sex/drank beer", but each different one is like the first time. and no need for protection, three floyds is clean.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Bigsilky (327) - Charleston, USA - MAY 9, 2006
This is my first FFF beer ever. What can I say, I have been missing out. I thought the hype behind this beer was embedded in the scarcity. I was wrong. This bottle was three years old and brought to me by a buddy who shone me da light. A deep orange hue with lovely carbonation. An austere and firm off-white heads forms and follows the beer down to the bottom. The nose is as interesting as any Iíd ever had. Candy dish, and marzipan (blood orange perhaps). The nose is ripe with fresh hoppiness, amazing for the age of the bottle. Grapefruits, mashmellows, and coniferous hop aromas overshadow the age of this beer. On the palate, rich malt sweetness intertwines in a seamlessly constructed palate of wise malt fruit bosltered by a sprucy and citrusy hop spice to finish. Very floral, I canít imagine this beer upon itís release. The Abv.% is completley masked, the flavor saps ever bit of strength the 9.5% has to offer. Itís tough to say, but maybe the best DIPA Iíve had. Maybe I need some more bottles to determine for sure...

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jason (1834) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 7, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2006 Bottle. (Zenoís - Thanx guys!) WOW!!! What a aroma! Very citrusy with lots of hops. Appearance is awesome, keeps a great head. Flavor is jampacked with citrus and hops, you donít taste the alcohol. Very drinkable. Creates a sense of euphoria! Re-rate: This beer has been inconsistent for me over the last few months with a few bottles. One time itís awesome/almost perfect. The next it is a little flat with a decent taste. Still one of the best IIPAís Iíve ever had! Maybe second to Double Simcoe. Cheers!

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Miksu (5047) - Jyvšskylš, FINLAND - MAY 6, 2006
Bottle. Amber color. Outstanding aroma, sweet with strong citric, piney and peppery hops. Some aromas of grain, straw and alcohol in the background. The sweetness and the strong american hops continue in the flavor. Finishes bittersweet with piney and peppery hops. Excellent, could be dryer though.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dutch70 (48) - USA - MAY 6, 2006
Still trying to find a clone recipe for this one, best imperial IPA Iíve ever had....hoppy but very smooth, loved it.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 4, 2006
Bottle. Pours a cloudy orange body with a small white bubbly head. The aroma is AWESOME! Orange and grapefruit are prominent here along with some bready caramel and pine notes. Thick and chewy hops...really, this thing is massive. The alcohol is completely overrun by the ridiculous amount of body. Awesome. Who brought this??

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sven (229) - Lancaster, California, USA - MAY 1, 2006
Brilliant copper-orange colour with a dense and lasting white head.Pungent smell of grapefruits and citrus. Not very balanced, but who is? :)

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
hellomynameis (876) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - APR 29, 2006
Whoa...this is just smells like bitter to me. Lots of floral notes in this aroma. It is very bitter up front, but mellows a bit as the beer glides from my tounge to my throat. Wow, what a great backbone this incredibly hoppy beer has. Itís hard for me to say more than this is good and filled with hops.


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