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RATINGS: 2079   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.24   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.


4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
SirTom (89) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 27, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2003 The perfect IPA? Yes. The perfect beer? Quite possibly. I can be a hophead when I want to. This was the best IPA I've ever had. It beats my previous favourite, Ruination. Very delicious, strong grapefruit (!) flavours. If only I could find this nearer to me...

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Panzuriel (1385) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - NOV 16, 2003
Strong bitter in a good way aroma with hints of fruit. Nice hazy brown liquid with a good foam. Nice full flavor of fruit with a bitter edge. Good solid flavor. Nice bitters on finish. A fine solid beer.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DrBeer (829) - Solna Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 13, 2003
Orange. Citrus aroma with flowery and hoppy notes. Aromatic. Sweet hoppy flavour with tones of citrus. Dry. Bitterness with the acceleration of a space shuttle.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 11, 2003
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2005 Man, This beer is the only thing that made me press on through this long day of work; Huge thanks extended to Indra for shining this light at the end of my work day tunnel!
~ Lets open this big baby up and see what awaits : OH yeah Baby! We have a deep and rich mahogany body; floating atop, a creamy compact tan head. The aroma is MONSTEROUS, Big with caramel and grapefruit, other notes include more grapefruit, & more caramel, as well as caramelized grapefruit & grapefruit and caramelized sugar, did I make my point? The flavor is about the exact same but I also find huge suggestions of Pine tree sap, peach juice and ripe pears.
Dreadnaught has a bittersweet, full and silky smooth palate as well as a delightful caramel, grapefruit and pine sap finish ……..Fantastic!
I’m going to be crumpped up when I finish this bottle, Nice!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
motelpogo (7175) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 11, 2003
a bit of a letdown. no subtlety and such a blast of hops that it was hard to pick out their different components. low malt profile but still sticky, in the end it was challenging and kind of fun but not a great beer

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
JMerritt (1871) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - NOV 9, 2003
Deep orange in color. Head is medium in size, white, and mostly lasting. Very murky with lots of little bubbles; you definitely can't see through this stuff. Huge flowery hop aroma with grapefruit and peach notes distinguishable upon futher sniffs. Flavor is massively bitter. Each sip must contain a truckload of hops. Immediate finish has a candyish quality that still booms with citric hoppiness. Texture is nice and thick. Very good, but nothing really sets this above other super-hopped beers.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerking99 (199) - Virginia, USA - NOV 9, 2003
HUGE citrusy aroma shouts HOPS, HOPS and more HOPS! HAzy dark amber, with a big , white, dense head that lasts. Flavor is malty, with notes of candy sugar up front, quickly replaced by the big citrus hop flavor. Tail is well balances, body is nicely thick.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rdog (10) - Hammond, Indiana, USA - NOV 8, 2003
What can you say about perfection besides how good it tastes.This IIPA suprises you at every step. The mouth feel and the citrus carry over is a fantastic ride.If your an IPA drinker this is heaven. If you stayed away from IPA's because of hoppeness try this brew. You may never buy anything else.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
guzzler67 (1550) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - NOV 4, 2003
This is a surprisingly thick, dense beer for an IIPA. Copper color with a medium head but great lacing. Aroma was all about the citrus/pine hop characteristics that carried over into the taste. Flavor was also complimented by the malty sweetness that dulled any harsh hop bite. Finished much smoother than I had anticipated.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 2, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2004 This is an intensely sensual and marvelous beer, especially when fresh. Gorgeous deep apricot body with nice alluring viscosity, thick frothy cream-colored head, and flaky floating particulates. Thick heavy lacing; almost filmy. Unparalled aroma. Smells like candy for grown-ups. Includes vanilla bean, flowers, buttery caramel, cognac, grapefruit citrus and stone fruit. Although there are hops all over this mother, it’s astonishingly smooth and mellow considering the IBU’s and alcohol content. If you have regular access to this beer, consider yourself blessed.


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