scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 13, 2004
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
How can it get any better? Deep hazy orange, creamy white head. I could smell this beer all night. Nose is chock full of sticky sweet pine, grapefruit, caramel, brown sugar, with a hint of apricot. Flavor is an intense hoppy bitterness with a sweet rich malty backbone for balance. Just awesome. Full bodied, soft carbonation, smooth, bitter-sweet, mojave dry finish. Glad I can find this any day, any time. Believe the hype and find yourself some ASAP!
21iceman40 (1735) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 12, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2006 Very coppery foggy orange feel to it with a decent white head. Smells much like alcohol, and much more of that, with some huge burnt sugar tones, Actually smells like a barleywine. Extremelty smooth with so many evolving flavors that i cannot describe. So damn smooth with such a bold sugary carmely taste, god damn is this a smooth blend of sweetness.
Mads Langtved (2244) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - JUL 7, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is pretty hoppy. I love the palate, which sticks in your mouth for a long time. Great IPA and not as alcoholic as many other imperial IPAís
Probiere (992) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 2, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Oh my God the hops. More orangey than piney. Golden orange with diminishing head. Big malt hit up front, like orangey-honey marmalade, good sour note in the middle, then extremely dry citric/floral hops in the finish. Not complex, still tasty though. But not for me.
skaughty (652) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUL 1, 2004
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2005 This monster may be brewed to last a voyage around the globe, but the voyager wonít last very long, and may get lost along the way. The trippy bottle, leads to the proper assumption - this beer is a trip. The aroma is heavy on citrus and other light fruit, and less on the floral aspects. The appearance is slightly dark (light/med amber) for an IPA or even a double. Letís move on to the best part - THE FLAVOR. Savor the Flavor. Flava Flave in is heydey never had so much flavor. This was like sucking the last juice out of a sweet ruby red grapefruit, with the kick of alcohol on the palate to keep you honest. The mystical reputation this beer has is jusified. Just-if-Iíd found this sooner...
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - JUL 1, 2004
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
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, thatís 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.
wnp22 (698) - Toronto (Roncesvalles Village), Ontario, CANADA - JUN 30, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 30, 2004
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
MartinKubert (862) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very soft brew. Rather bitter and and hoppy. Creamy and froathy. Quite strong dry and alcoholic. Very delicious. Though, a bit too strong.
rmalloy (199) - los angeles, California, USA - JUN 25, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Whatever. I think, basically, that people are rating beers simply on the amount of hops, malt, and alcohol. Yeah, this is really "strong." Itís 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.