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RATINGS: 2144   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.23/5   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 4, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2007 After having every batch that has come out in 2006 (I think anyway), I am convinced that this is the most consistent and bestDouble IPA in the land. This is the best, period.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopdog (11551) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2004
I found this one during my day trip to Baltimore. It was sitting on the sale rack for just over $6! Poured a deep amber with a large off white head. Aromas of citris and pine. Strong orange tastes. Caramel. Starts off nice and sweet and ends with a nice bitter bite. Very well balanced. Very good beer not worthy of a sale rack!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - SEP 21, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2005 By the Goddess Eris, I love these Three Floyd folk. Just finished a bottle of this marvelous stuff. It pours a rich, golden orange color with a slight head but bubbles up the sides of the glass the length of the drink. Sweet floral aroma with a hint of the citric... grapefruit. Thick bodied and makes your lips sticky as you drink. Flavorful malts with a sweet-sour mouth-feel. The nose tingles the entire time, exciting this hop-head. Great bitter finish. MORE!!!!!

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - SEP 20, 2004
09.20.04 Yeeehhaaaa!!!! Bomber thanks to Joe (Marinaro500)...Iím enjoying this tonight as one third of a personal IIPA fest to celebrate the Eagles/Vikings Monday night game. Brilliant orange-golden glow; light head for the style. Aroma is a sweet hopfest of sugar coated orange and grapefruit slices dipped in pine sap. Light hints of cotton candy and blueberry. Body is a thick, sweet, and soft mouth full, sharply bitter. Nice, fresh bready and sweet malts. Big time hops make the mouth numb, the gums tingle.

The thing I like most about this marvelous beer is the thought that if this is the best, then Iím not missing much. This is great, but I canít see much, if any, jump over the other great examples of the style: Smutty Big A, GD Hercules, Stone Ruination, DFH 90min...theyíre all great in their own way. This oneís mark is made by itís velvet mouthfeel, but I could easily find something better in all of the other great IIPAs. Thatís not a bad thing at all. Thanks Joe!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - SEP 9, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 10, 2004 22oz.( all mine ).This thing smells.Smells so goll darn good find it hard to believe.How many words can you come up with for the aroma of a world class IPA ??Add them up put them in a bottle that sayís Three Floyds Dreadnaught IPA and you have it.This beer,when you take a sip demands that you take another.The body is heavenly not thick not thin but as Goldilocks would say: just right.You canít come to the reality that a beer can taste like this.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
roacheater (43) - Alabama, USA - SEP 7, 2004
Sick... sick beyond belief.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pootzboy (1690) - Hopville, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 23, 2004
22oz Bomber bottle...thanks Ed you are a King among men as a trade partner. Decanted into my tulip glass as a deep amber orange liquid with a frothy sticky 2 finger off white cap. Great aroma: musty grapefruit, hint of pine... some malt sweetness...a hop heads dream. Starts big with ample citrus-spruce hops up front and a huge malt body to balance it off... then some salty- soapy tastes where the alcohol tastes mingle with the hops on a creamy delivery... then the finish is long with citrus pine bittering going to more metallic tastes...what a great big APA! I love it...Ed...send more!!!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jmuhops (669) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - AUG 16, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2004 What everyone else said...incredible. Piney, citrusy, a little alcohol, and an incredible finish. Wish I had more than one bottle...

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BennyTicklez (621) - USA - AUG 7, 2004
I wasnít expecting this beer to live up to the hype, but it did. Pours golden/amber with a small off-white head. I walked about 10 feet to the trash can to toss the cap away, and I could smell the hops from there. It was unbelievable. Taste is citrus and a ton of hops. I couldnít detect the alcohol flavor as much as other IIPAs eitiher. Very bitter and smooth. This beer leaves a sticky feel in your mouth after a couple of sips. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
cstuartj (1020) - Washington, USA - AUG 3, 2004
One hell of an IPA. Pours an amazing clear beautiful shade of Gold, almost like a jewel. Head is full, thick and leads to great lacing. Tons of hops, fruitness, some citrus. Bite is bitter and clean, very refreshing on the palatte. Finish is perfected, balanced and leaves you ready for another mouthful.

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