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RATINGS: 1987   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.24   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
walleye (1066) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - MAY 24, 2004
poured cloudy orange,tan head some lacing. aroma pine (christmas smells in a bottle)or a walk in the woods, citrus lemony, yeast. flavor like I licked a pine tree,syrupy, alcoholthese arn’t compaints. I got to enjoy this beer.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - MAY 22, 2004
Cloudy, peach-orange colored body with a thin vanilla head. Huge, massive aroma of pineapple, pine cones, lemon and trace sugars. Very sweet pineapple taste crashes the tongue, spicy hops, roasted coffee, yeasty smoothness, caramel and lots of alcohol. A tsunami of flavor, this is a major beer. Not as sweet as Stone IPA’s, good job by Three Floyds for dialing up the dry and bitter notes. Aftertaste is bitter, dry pine cones and some residual sugars and alcohol. Alcohol is almost too much by the time you finish this monster bottle.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DUbrew (49) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 20, 2004
WOW. This beer is my new favorite. The aroma is that of mangos and sweet dreams. The taste is perfectly blended and pleasantly fruity; i didnt think i would ever like a fruity beer. The finish is amazing, and only calls for more. Three Floyds should be congradulated for making an amazing brew.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
susini1 (6) - Maryland, USA - MAY 17, 2004 does not count
What a good beer!!! Pours a burnt orange/amber color. Nice head and a smoothe drink. Lot of alchohol so drinking a couple will make you forget the $8 price tag. Well worth it though

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
invalid (302) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 15, 2004
What a hop nose this beer has. Smells very fresh. Golden Orangish color, very small head. This is one blended beer - great hop blend that isn’t overly bitter. Alcohol flavor very subdued for a 9.5% beer. Outstanding

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
warrior (213) - Mt. Wolf, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2004
Good hop aroma with some malt mixed in. Clear orange amber color with a good head. More malt flavor than I expected but it did have a good hop bitterness. Would like to see more hop flavor in this beer. A good IMP IPA but I do enjoy DFH 90 Min more.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (8359) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 8, 2004
This is a very good best bitter accompanied by some hops. Spruce, a lot of grapefuit, some citrus in a malt base. Orange colour, somewhat cloudy.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jeppe (2631) - Ølbutikken, DENMARK - MAY 5, 2004
Pours a hazy orange body with a small head. Aroma is strong hoppy and fruity with some nut and toffee and a bite of alcohol. Quite thick and sweet. Flavor is sweet at first but turns bitter hoppy in the mouth. Very full-bodied and very hoppy with a dry finish. Undertones of nut and chocolate. Very heavy, thick and cloying and really too much to make it a top 10 beer! Still a good and interesting IPA!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
civforprez (229) - Galesburg, Illinois, USA - MAY 4, 2004
This beer has the perfect amount of hops. No, really. The aroma is beautiful, you can smell exactly what you’re in for. Some other subtle flavors, but the hops is what is most important. Very good. Lasting head. Soft copper color. Dry, sweet andf bitter. Wow.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hildigöltur (5104) - København, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2004 Golden/orange/amber coloured. Very strange long and hairy sediment. I have never seen anything like that. Aroma of hops and exotic fruits. Hoppy and sweet flavour with notes of peaches, other fruits and tea. Bitter finish. Thanks Jeppe and Mads.


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