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RATINGS: 2131   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.23/5   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.


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. It’s hard for me to say more than this is good and filled with hops.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 29, 2006
Bottle @ Oliver Twist, Stockholm
Aroma is very rich in hops. Heather and violet is in the portfolio. Refreshingly fruity and intense. Complex.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2006
22 oz bottle. Clear topaz with a sticky white head. Sporadic lacing. Irrestible aroma of sticky sweet piney pink grapefruit. Sweet grapefruit liquor. Powerful citrus; sweet and biting. All over the place but comes together so well leaving you longing for another sip. Full mouthfeel for an IPA; smooth ... leaves tastebuds watering.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
slcbrewer (44) - USA - APR 28, 2006
Very, very good I2PA. Medium head, beautiful dark golden orange color. Floral and sweet citrus aroma, iwht just a little pine thrown in. Very drinkable and not mind-blowingly bitter. Right up there with the best of the West coast IPA’s.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - APR 27, 2006
Amber/copper. Small, dense, tan head. Nose of big time grapefruit rind, floral resin, a nug of cannabis, and a touch of poison. Same flavors with just enough to call it a beer. Medium, balanced body is chuggable if you can handle the intense hops. YuleSmith, 120, Chouffe Houblon, Dreadnaught (haven’t had the North Bridge - message me if you have some) - all a little different, all at the top of the game for IIPA’s.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Svesse (7683) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - APR 27, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2006 (Bottled, Oliver Twist, Stockholm, shared with henrikb) Dark amber colour with disappearing head. Nose is fruity, flowery, sweet with hints of raisins and ... well, hops (and a fair deal of them as well), complex but a bit harsh. Taste is fruity, sweet , hoppy and a bit syrupy with a harsher, slightly drier finish with apricots, raisins and even some chocolate. Extremely hoppy, but still very drinkable and very nice. Balanced? Well, not really.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
JoMama (1) - USA - APR 27, 2006 does not count
"HUGH" start....!!!!!!! The middle just keeps going to a more instense flavor. " X " tremely clear. There is "NO" end to the flavor .?X ! BETTER" living througdh chemistry....Overall----" buzz" YUMMY or is it YUMMIE?

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
px2grafx (14) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - APR 26, 2006
Slightly hazy orange with a 1 inch fluffy white head. Amazing strong aroma ranging from sweet tropical fruits to piney grapefruity hops. Initially sweet with peaches, apples, pineapples and apricot. Immediately balanced & eventually overwhelmed by strong bitter grapefruit and piney/grassy hop character. Creamy, but crisp medium body. Swallows smoothly. Overall, an easy to drink, delicious dipa.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
lethe (177) - New York, USA - APR 22, 2006
Strong floral nose to this IPA consists of stark citrus and pine. Palate is medium heavy with a fair amount of carbonation. Flavor follows traditional IPA lines with intensity as it is mouthcoating and addictive. Excellent. This lives up to the hype and embodies the full force of American hop enthusiasm.


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