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RATINGS: 2107   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.23/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Probiere (992) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 2, 2004
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
skaughty (652) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUL 1, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2005 This monster may be brewed to last a voyage around the globe, but the voyager won’t 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. Let’s 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-I’d found this sooner...

   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 (3289) - 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.

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