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RATINGS: 2105   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.23   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - JUL 1, 2004
Dreadnaught. The word conjurs up images of a powerful battleship. At least it does to me. The HMS Dreadnaught. Big. Fast. Potent. Making all warships before it obsolete. Massive. Impressive. Deadly. A flagship. Well, Folks, that’s what this brew from Three Floyds is. Pouring hazy amber from bottle conditioning, foamy off-white head. The aroma is intensly grapefruit/hops. Any other notes are inconsequential. Sniff and enjoy. Intoxicate your nose. Move on to sipping. The feel in the mouth is rich and creamy and full. Slight tingle. And the flavor. Hops. Grapefruit. Intense. All guns blazing. Knocks you on your ass. Delicious. The flagship for IPAs. Oh, yes, I do like this beer. Dreadnaught rules the IPAs.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wnp22 (698) - Toronto (Roncesvalles Village), Ontario, CANADA - JUN 30, 2004
Tasted in NYC. Tasted at brewtopia 04. Aroma is of apricot and candy floss. Very sweet scent. Appearance is golden copper. Taste has an overpowering hop element with a very acrid bitter finish. The alcohol presence was felt in this one.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 30, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2004 this was one of my first brews tasted based on what i read on this site. my first tasting was before i knew what to really look for in a beer, not to mention an iipa. i needed to pick up a few for a trade in progress and decided i'd give it another shot. and boy am i glad i did. theres so much more than i remember. similar notes on hops, grapefruit nose and taste, strong alc. % thats noticeable, but not overly done. pine, citrus, and all in all goodness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinKubert (862) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2004
A very soft brew. Rather bitter and and hoppy. Creamy and froathy. Quite strong dry and alcoholic. Very delicious. Though, a bit too strong.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rmalloy (199) - los angeles, California, USA - JUN 25, 2004
Whatever. I think, basically, that people are rating beers simply on the amount of hops, malt, and alcohol. Yeah, this is really "strong." It’s quite bitter, syrupy, and alcoholic. This overpowers any food, so you have to drink it alone. At least you end up buzzed. Better than average because obviously it exudes flavor, but I included price in my overall impression.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SpringsLicker (3266) - Tennessee, USA - JUN 23, 2004
Draught at Brewtopia ’04 Deep amber pour with a nice rich white head. Sweet malt and hops in the nose and a full hoppy flavor profile as well. Hops are just a tad coarse on the tongue for my palate, I prefer strong yet subtle hoppiness. Nevertheless a fine IIPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 22, 2004
Cookie, bread malt (M); naval oranges, flowery hops (VH). Deep orange body. Moderately sweet, moderately bitter, lightly bitter flavor becomes a moderately sweet, very heavily bitter, lightly acidic finish. Medium-full body, creamy texture, lively carbonation. The bottom line is: really good, but just doesn’t have enough complexity to hold my attention.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Shadrach (176) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUN 21, 2004
Had this beer in the brewery, at The Gate in Brooklyn and then finally was able to rate it at Brewtopia. So thanks Nick for coming up. I love this IPA! Pours a clear orange yellow with minimal head with a very hoppy aroma. Body holds up with a good strong amount of grapefruit throughout and it finishes with a slight bitterness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kirklstruble1 (1) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 21, 2004 does not count
This beer is one of the most massive I.P.A.s I have ever tried (and I’ve tried a few.) Big up front with a sticky grapefruit hop aroma, the beer grabs hold of your tongue and doesn’t let go. I only wish it was available somewhere in NYC (other than Brewtopia, of course.) Hands down the best in show.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - JUN 20, 2004
On tap at Brewtopia. Very nice. Golden in color. Clear. 9.5%. Nice hoppy aroma. Big hop flavor. Big and sticky beer. Great.

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