warrior (213) - Mt. Wolf, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Sammy (9552) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 8, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - MAY 5, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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!
civforprez (229) - Galesburg, Illinois, USA - MAY 4, 2004
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
Hildigöltur (5104) - København, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Ungstrup (30468) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 3, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A dark orange beer with no head. The aroma is very hoppy, sweet, and oily. The flavor is sweet and very hoppy and it has a very dry hoppy end. A very nice beer. Thanks to Jeppe (Bierkönig) for sharing this bottle.
fiulijn (16428) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 3, 2004
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2012
2012-05-14, draught at Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen, 9% ABV, 8-5-8-4-17=42
Hazy light amber color, with giant creamy head. Very nice hop aroma, deep, fruity, lemony, but also a bit cheesy and feety; then followed by oranges and pine needles. The mouthfeel is round and soft, undercarbonated, but the body is not as thick as other IIPAs (fortunately), therefore it’s more drinkable; strong caramel and toffee flavor, with strong hopping; powerful bitterness, yet quite balanced, evident resins, but not lacerating.
I miss some more freshness and fruitiness in the final, but it’s a very well constructed beer.
At 50kr (8.65$) for 20cl, a couple of middle med are buying a Ferrari with this money.
2004-05-14, bottle, 9.5% ABV, 9-4-8-4-16=41
Copper color. Very nice hop aroma, with fruits (oranges, curaçao). Oily and malty, good but less interesting than other examples; strong final, aromatic, less long than others. Thanks Jeppe (Bierkönig) for sharing this bottle.
pivo (2632) - GERMANY - MAY 2, 2004
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very handsome beer - tall spongy head that sticks to the sides of the glass and great shimmering copper color. Wow - what a nose! Fresh hops that still have a strong aroma through the glass. This is just an amazing nose. A little fruity malt character (grapefruit) is soon forgotten once the hops kick in. Bright hop resolution with a lingering bitterness that singes the sides of the mouth. I got hops out my nose on an unexpected repeat, too! Maybe too one dimensional? I don’t care - I really love this kind of brew. Cheers!
YogiBeera (2545) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 2, 2004
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Ah -nice treat pivo :-) Nice orange brown colored brew with a big rocky head, leaving small laces on the glass. Perfect hops and orange nose - sweet and pleasant. Soft carbonation. Hops and orange a go go but not pockering. Thick body. Intense grape taste which flirts in your mouth. Long lasting aftertaste. Must be unbevelieveable on tap!
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 28, 2004
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I’ve been a fan of Three Floyds since my taste buds first became acquainted with the flavor of Alpha King. Now, I am happy to have concluded a 22oz. server of another of their fine, over-the-top, wham-bam-thank-YOU, ma’m brews, the delicious, the delirious, the damnedfine Dreadnaught IPA.
On first cracking the crown, a heavy waft of fruit invades the atmosphere, though the bottle and glass are both held at arm’s length.
Appearance: a bright, beautiful ruby red, with a good, fluffy, creamy head.
Aroma: bows to no one. Sharp pine resin, grapefruit, spruce?, tar, citrus fruit, and that’s it, but that’s quite an it, and IT’S in full effect, y’all.
An invasion of flavor, an armada embarking it’s onslaught upon every sensory receptor open and ready to receive. Tasty fruitiness recurrs with every sip, rewarding the drinker anew, long-lasting finish, almost sticking in the throat and taking up residence permanently on the palate. Malt is nearly an even match for hops, almost, barely, but at least they provide quite sufficient ballast and body that makes this quite a drinkable brew.
Fruit factor turns a trifle sweet after a time, but hop bitterness is always at hand to combat it.
This would count among the list of beers to spoil myself to death with, if I were so inclined, and were capable of...I’ll have another, and another, and a..whoops! too much! But, to quote Louis Jordan, "I’ll die happy!"