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RATINGS: 2011   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.23   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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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.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
cards04 (1730) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 11, 2014
So this is unbelievable. Totally worth the hype. Havenít had too many ipas that are so high in alcohol and so smooth. Aromas are pine, tropical fruit. Flavors are mango, dank pine. Sour tropical fruit finish. Unreal.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
biirusaikou (630) - - AUG 11, 2014
Peach, pineapple, sweet grapefruit, lovely bready malt backbone. Another awesome fruity hop-bomb from this outstanding brewery, dangerously high drinkability :)

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Saeglopur (309) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - AUG 11, 2014
0.65 l bottle from Mikkeller Webshop. Dark golden to amber, slightly hazy body, with a medium, creamy, rocky, slightly beige head, that leaves a lot of lacing. Amazing aroma, resin, grapefruit, tropical fruits, honey and caramel like malts and the pine notes are as specific as a walk in a pine forest with needles on the ground! Taste follows this exactly. Mouthfeel is medium, slick, with a medium carbonation and it finishes long, bitter, dry, slightly alcoholic, but still smooth, with pine, resin and lemon zest. Propably the most interesting and specific pine aromas in an IPA Iíve experienced so far! And still there is a lot more, complex fruit notes and a perfect malt backbone, all in an amazing balance! Indeed a world class DIPA, that deserves the hype.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Xavalias (130) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 11, 2014
On tap from Mikkeller Bar @ Viktoriagade, CPH, DK. Hazy orange in colour. Aroma of malts and loads of hops, long bitter sweet finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jerd16 (194) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2014
Strapping bouquet; burst out upon popping the cap. Pours amber with thick but small white head. Buckets of grapefruit, tropical fruit, orange. Stock sweet-caramel malt competes admirably. Nothing unusual but phenomenally strong and certainly inviting. The taste is more malt driven (perhaps due to bottle being 10 weeks old). Caramel, toffee and a little honey lead the way. Some light hop presence in middle palate. Sweet tropical fruit before a moderate fruity-hop bitterness. Notably smooth and bereft of any alcohol presence. Complexity and balance are not priorities. But for a malt-driven bold DIPA, its phenomenal.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Yorker (1167) - Herning, DENMARK - AUG 9, 2014
65 cl bottle @ home. Pours clear amber with a white head that leaves quite a bit of lacing. Aroma and flavour are citrus, pine, resin, and caramel - with a bitter finish. Expensive shit, but worth every penny!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RichTheVillan (2766) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2014
Bottle from Mikkeller online shop; hazy light orange pour with a frothy off white head, aroma has big tropical hop, orange and a hint of pine, taste has grapefruit, mango, citrus, some sweet caramel, pine needles, sharp bitterness, creamy mouthfeel, excellent DIPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dojken (209) - - AUG 3, 2014
Fat. Fin trevlig doft med mycket fina aromer. Smaken tung kraftig smak av torkad frukt. Behaglig beska smyger sig in i din mun.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Habanero (2580) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - JUL 31, 2014
Pours golden with a creamy off-white head. Aroma is full of peach, pineapple, citrus and caramel. Sweet flavor that ends up more dry and nice bitter. Medium to full bodied, oily texture and soft carb. A world class brew.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
teemoney (50) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 29, 2014
Poured from bomber into large tulip glass. Translucent amber-ish yellow with thick but quickly diminishing white head. Smells like strong fruity hops. Taste picks up where the smell leaves off, more fruity hops, with a sharp, but pleasant bitterness, and some sweet-ish malt in the background. Palate is nice and smooth. Pretty great beer.


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