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RATINGS: 2101   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.23   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
A hopheadís 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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 28, 2004
UPDATED: APR 13, 2008 Iíve had this bomber in my fridge for almost a week and have been wanting to suck it down for longer. So here goes. Wow, what a beautiful shade of orange, like a dark orange soda with a nice white head and effervescent flow of bubbles throughout. Smell is amazing! Smell is quite hoppy, but subtle hints of orange candy, as well as peaches are present. Oh man, I canít believe I get to taste this... Definitely hoppy, definitely malty. Definitely feel the alcohol warm in the chest. Now, what does it taste like? Definite variety of citrus fruits. Actually, tastes most like an uglifruit with grapefruit. Finish is outstandingly bitter and hopped to hell, but there is definitely some outstanding malt! What a balance! Man, this is superior to any IPA Iíve tried. Almost no aftertaste, except for a light, orange juice sort of aftertaste. Would be very refreshing, if used for that. Just an oustanding beer from my favorite brewery.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
RugbyMike (14) - Woodbury, Minnesota, USA - MAY 27, 2004
Take a Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, amplify the hops and jack up the malt content and you have this beer. It has a bit of the citrus going for it with a geat, tawny color. This is the best beer Iíve ever had... for now

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mardermax (71) - santa cruz, California, USA - MAY 27, 2004
22oz bomber: finally the day has come to taste the wonders of the dreadnaught. beautiful color, slighty hazy, cloudy deep golden.. the head is marvelously plump delish and buttery..the aroma waifs out of the gates of the tulip.. itís so incredibly bomb.. itís amazingly well balanced and thick..very malty..and oh so hoppy. my ideal breww. a true masterpiece. tasted yesterday next to ruination (formerly my favorite ipa), and today next to the white knuckle, and this blows them both away. my new favorite. THE imperial ipa.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
HumuloneRed (751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 24, 2004
Poured hazy orange. Great head retention with good lacing. Nose of pine and citrus. Colossal body. It has great hop character with texture and balance. Truly a great beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
walleye (1080) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - MAY 24, 2004
poured cloudy orange,tan head some lacing. aroma pine (christmas smells in a bottle)or a walk in the woods, citrus lemony, yeast. flavor like I licked a pine tree,syrupy, alcoholthese arnít compaints. I got to enjoy this beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - MAY 22, 2004
Cloudy, peach-orange colored body with a thin vanilla head. Huge, massive aroma of pineapple, pine cones, lemon and trace sugars. Very sweet pineapple taste crashes the tongue, spicy hops, roasted coffee, yeasty smoothness, caramel and lots of alcohol. A tsunami of flavor, this is a major beer. Not as sweet as Stone IPAís, good job by Three Floyds for dialing up the dry and bitter notes. Aftertaste is bitter, dry pine cones and some residual sugars and alcohol. Alcohol is almost too much by the time you finish this monster bottle.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DUbrew (49) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 20, 2004
WOW. This beer is my new favorite. The aroma is that of mangos and sweet dreams. The taste is perfectly blended and pleasantly fruity; i didnt think i would ever like a fruity beer. The finish is amazing, and only calls for more. Three Floyds should be congradulated for making an amazing brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
susini1 (6) - Maryland, USA - MAY 17, 2004 does not count
What a good beer!!! Pours a burnt orange/amber color. Nice head and a smoothe drink. Lot of alchohol so drinking a couple will make you forget the $8 price tag. Well worth it though

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
invalid (302) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 15, 2004
What a hop nose this beer has. Smells very fresh. Golden Orangish color, very small head. This is one blended beer - great hop blend that isnít overly bitter. Alcohol flavor very subdued for a 9.5% beer. Outstanding

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
warrior (213) - Mt. Wolf, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2004
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.

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