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RATINGS: 2146   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.23/5   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dogbrick (11607) - 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.

   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....

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - JAN 6, 2004
UPDATED: APR 6, 2005 Ruination, you have been replaced. Beautiful tan head sits on top of sweet liquid gold. This shit is the really good. My only complaint is you have to drink it mega-fresh or the hops fall out really fast, leaving it way too malty and sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Under-age Drinker (96) - Colorado, USA - JAN 5, 2004
Stopped by Munster at about 6 pm on the way down to Chicago, and even though the brewery was closed, Nick Floyd sold us some dueces, so awesome. Man I loved this IPA, so much Grapefruit and oh so powerful. Gave me a good buzz for my ice skating journey on the south side.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jazz88 (2669) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 2, 2004
Bottle. A hazy amber glow with an off-white head. The aroma has an intense grapefruit and fresh pine nose. Thick, sweet, chewy, warming, bitter, vinous, carmal, honey and hop fueled delightful flavor. Overwhelmingly rich and not in the last bit harshly bitter. Rating number 1,400, thanks to hopscotch for the trade.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 30, 2003
I finally got to meet Dreadnaught, fully ready to be underwhelmed, and bitch and gripe about the power of suggestion, etc. Geez was I wrong. This stuff kicks ass! This is a huge brew, but neither over-hoppy, nor over-malty. Cantaloupe, pecans, cherries and an overt but pleasant graininess exude from long distances from this hazy light brown beer (much lighter than I would have expected). Flavor includes hints of ashes, carrot, considerable grapefruit and finishes with only a moderate bitterness. This is an unbelievable beer, fully deserving of its reputation. Thanks Indra!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
irishsnake (355) - Oakland, California, USA - DEC 28, 2003
One of the best Imperial IPAs. An All-American, pine and citrus hop nose floats over a malty, rich ale. Very well balanced, and less bitter than I would have expected.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brodie (540) - Boone, North Carolina, USA - DEC 26, 2003
Intense, sweet aroma - ripe fruit, herbal and fruity hops, rich malt. Slightly hazy amber color, nice off-white head. Huge, potent flavor, high levels of malt sweetness and hop bitterness balance each other out to create a well-balanced beer that ends up on the bitter side. Spicy and citrusy hops come out in the flavor, but there is still enough malt backbone to support the hops. Rich and full-bodied. An extreme beer in an extreme beer style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Yankovitch333 (612) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 21, 2003
Poured a hazy amber, with a huge puffy white head. The aroma is robust. Grapefruit, lemon, and a bouquet of other fruits, and spices are present. Mouthfeel is full-bodied. It's very woody-- pine and cedar. It has a slight dry and peppery finish. Not as dry as I was expecting. Very nice!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cherr (162) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 17, 2003
I had this beer out of a bottle from Kahns in Indianaplis, IN. The beer is a mid-amber color. It is able to be seen through. The taste is very full, very hoppy with grapefruit overtone. Extremely good IPA.

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