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RATINGS: 2034   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.23   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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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.


4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - JAN 23, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2004 Pours orange with a medium head. Aroma is grapefruit and pine. As for hops, you get a great flavor followed by a heavy bitterness which is balanced by a thick sweetness.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 22, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 30, 2007 (Bottle) Pour an orangish amber color with medium-sized white head. Great aroma! Had a smooth hoppy flavor that was absolutely delicious.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
tidiaguy (168) - Hawley, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 19, 2004
Man, I just love these I2PAs. I would have to do a blind test to see if I like this more than 90 min. Deep orange amber pour with a nice frothy off white head. Aroma is big hops, evergreen and citrus. Huge hop flavors but not overly bitter. Perfect balance, nice malt backbone. Excelent slightly sweet finish that lasts and lasts.

1.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
swtchcrook (3) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2004 does not count
An ale that is heavy in aroma and taste, but the hop character is decidedly sweet instead of bitter. If Stone IPA or Ruination is your first choice, stay away.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
boto (1879) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - JAN 17, 2004
22oz. Bomber Bottle: My first one from the Floyds. The beer pours a slightly orangish-amber color. It is a bit hazy. There was some head to it, with a bit of lacing. The aroma is killer: Hops, hops, hops. You could even get a good whiff of them just from the open bottle. Some pine and grapefruit notes to the aroma. The taste is ful of hops, but the balance is superb: they don't overwhelm you like Stone can. There is even a hint of sweetness to the beer. Thanks to Bert (aka slob) for the great trade.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 15, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 3, 2007 A little disappointed with this one. The aroma is great, caramel, pine, and sugar. The flavor is more of the same, but a little too sweet on the palate.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Shag (2622) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - JAN 11, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2005 Finally I get the 3 floyds! And it did not disappoint. Aroma is floral, sharp citrus, pine, wood, and of course fresh hops. Appearance is orange with a silky head and good lacing. The flavor is amazing. A nice hop punch but not as much as I expected. Lemons, oranges, and vanilla exist in the flavor. The citrus flavor and hops blend prefectly together. It has a very smooth and creamy mouthfeel to curb the sharp citrus and hop bite. I thought this would knock Stone IPA off my top spot for sure but thus far this is my second favorite IPA. Excellent beer! (4.8) 2004 Edition : Where did the malt go? This is not the same beer. I enjoyed it don’t get me wrong but its a pine and hop fest without the balance. I liked my bottle, thanks for sending it Heemer, but I have to notch this one down now.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rogueman (19) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 9, 2004
Aroma is phenomenal! Like orange spice, pine, apricot, caramel. Pours relatively clear orange with a thick white lacey head, that lasts! I love the taste! Thick, hoppy, and great lacing in the glass and in my mouth. Unfortunately, my girlfriend doesn't really like this beer, but she is confused....she likes more of the coors original type, just kidding....I am currently in the market for a new girlfriend....someone who likes good beer, but then again, she likes this rating shit, and that is hard to find, so I guess she is a keeper. I am getting drunk, but highly recommend this beer, it is worth flying to Munster!!!!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dogbrick (8237) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 8, 2004
This beer deserves all of the praise it has gotten. Pours a bright and clear orange-amber color with a medium thin and frothy off-white head. Thin and quick lacing. Heady aroma of flowery hops (duh) along with some citrus. Rich and smooth with a great hops kick that never becomes overpowering. There is enough of an undercurrent of malt to make this easily drinkable despite the abundance of hops, and that is exactly the right idea. The finish is crisp and has long, lingering hops with some spice. They don't get much better than this.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HoppyBunny (88) - Temptation, Michigan, USA - JAN 6, 2004
Wow! I have to say "loved it!" Wonderful smell, color and taste this beer has it all wrapped up in a bottle for pure drinking pleasure... Can not wait to drink it again....


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