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RATINGS: 2131   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 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." Itís 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 (3382) - Tennessee, USA - JUN 23, 2004
Draught at Brewtopia í04 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 doesnít 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kirklstruble1 (1) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 21, 2004 does not count
This beer is one of the most massive I.P.A.s I have ever tried (and Iíve tried a few.) Big up front with a sticky grapefruit hop aroma, the beer grabs hold of your tongue and doesnít let go. I only wish it was available somewhere in NYC (other than Brewtopia, of course.) Hands down the best in show.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - JUN 20, 2004
On tap at Brewtopia. Very nice. Golden in color. Clear. 9.5%. Nice hoppy aroma. Big hop flavor. Big and sticky beer. Great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - JUN 20, 2004
Sampled multiple times at Bretopia. 9.5%?!?! No wonder!. Clear golden with a white head. Nice hoppy aroma. Big hop flavor component. A little less in the bitterness. Big and sticky. Gave me the "hop burps".

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - JUN 15, 2004
This beer was sampled at the San Diego Real Ale Festival 2004 and came courtesy of Dr. Bill! This beer pours a goldeny dark yellow color with a filmy soapy white head. The aroma as to be expected, was all caramel hops, with a syrupy, vinous, woody, and piney front. The taste was pretty thick for an IIPA yet flowed very nicely with no alcohol presence. More sweet caramel and high IBU hop bite up front with super fresh pines stinging at the tongue. A good balance of sweet malts used in the finish to balance this tart monstrous IIPA out. Very good beer....

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
snowtiger (106) - Brighton, Colorado, USA - JUN 15, 2004
Color is strikiing copper/amber with big white head that doesnít go away and leaves lace down the side of the glass. Aroma is intense with resinous hops and big malt. In the flavor, bitterness hits first, then malt, followed by pleasant bitterness in the aftertaste. Very good use of hops throughout. Well balanced for the amount of hops that must be in here. Excellent IIPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
screigh (607) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 30, 2004
Poured a beautiful copper-orange color. Nice white fluffy head and I could smell the hops as I poured it into the glass. Sticky white head with some nice lacing. I almost canít describe the flavor...it tastes like liquid hops. So hoppy it almost feels like it is drying my mouth out. Great flavor like a really bitter grape fruit. Hops linger. I didnít think it could get any better than Alpha King!!!

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