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RATINGS: 2116   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 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 (5581) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 16, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 30, 2006 Bomber, May 2005, and tap at the brewpub, January 2006.
Translucent orange in color. When looking through the tulip, it seems to magnify everything behind it. First pour yielded a few tiny bubbles as its head, but the second pour was more foamy, bubbly and more distinct. Aroma is full of hyper floral hops, some citric sweetness, lemon grass, honey, pine, and orange soda. Flavor is pineapple and grapefruit. Seems like what herbal essence shampoo would taste like it they came out with a beverage line. Lemon grass also manifests for flavor and thereís something there that reminds me of a "woodsy" type of cologne.

Compassionately rapes your tongue with a chafing bitterness. Not over the top with bitterness or sweetening, but the amplified levels are quite commendable. Well-balanced, moderate carbonation and sweet caramel contributions throughout. Finishes like orange sweet cream and a warming tingle at the back of the throat. Very tasty stuff and a classic in its own right.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - MAY 9, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2008 Very frothy. A strong burst of floral and gingery hops. Flavor is deep and very strong with grapefruit and continuing floral. Continues with a very rich and creamy bread and yeast. Alcohol is pretty well hidden with a good rounding factor. Malt plays an important role in keeping this beer balanced, with some caramel showing through. Finishes up with a touch of fresh ruby red grapefruit and vodka on the palate. A beer with strong depth and complexity and not just burning hops. This is much more palatable for myself. Enjoyed by the shores of Lake Superior thanks to robertsreality and badgerben!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - MAY 8, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 29, 2008 copper pour, meidum head. Aroma and taste is melon, orange and a hint of pineapple. Hops are resiny but it is a double.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
barleyPops (1142) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - MAY 5, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2006 malt & hops, what a great combination! drank this wonderful brew on a very special occasion, first morel mushroom tasting of 2005. this hazy, honey gold beer had a perfect off-white foamy head. aromas & flavors of the aforementioned malt & hops. great balance, superb beer. re-rate 5/2/06 Iíve had this 3 times since my original rating and while it is still a damn good IIPA, I felt I needed to adjust the rating down 2 tenths.


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