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RATINGS: 2101   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.23   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
OldGrowth (2935) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - JUN 23, 2003
Bottle:Big nose,fruity apricot,apple,with wet tea leaves. Nice orange color. Big malty hoppy flavor. Carmel,vanilla with grapefruit. Thick and creamy. A big time player in the monster IPA catagory. Thats the way(uh-huh uh-huh) I like it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JUN 23, 2003
WOW! The beer jumps up grabs my nose and stuffs hops in it. A beautiful looking beer with a lasting white head and great lacing. Hops, malt and grapefruit - oh my! Great tasting beer. I wish I had a case. Phenomenal.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 23, 2003
Crammed with hops and malt, this is a monster of a beer that retains a perfect balance. Huge maltiness fills the mouth with slick sweetness before the hops scrub it clean. Best example of flavor-hopping I can think of right now. Aroma is like hop-candy - sweet, piney, citrusy... Not hop-dominated like I expected. The balance is the key to this beer. To its credit, this IPA is less dominated by hops than a young Bigfoot. Uh, this is pretty good stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gunshy (479) - Ohio, USA - JUN 22, 2003
This beer poured a copper amber color and formed a huges foamy white head that faded quickly and left just trace amounts of lace. A small amount of carbonation is present. A wonderful aroma of hops and pine that gently gives way to some sweetnesss. A flavor of hops, malt and citrus with a touch of pine. A heavier body than most IPAs and touch sweeter. Much more balances than many of the other IPAs that hit you over the head with the hops

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Silphium (3188) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUN 16, 2003
UPDATED: JUN 29, 2003 This is, indeed, a massive brew. I was impressed by the potent, exquisite hop aroma dominated by notes of pine and grapefruit. Pours copper with a white head. Flavor is powerful and sweet, characterized by grapefruit and citrus hops notes, with a strong, sweet malt background that balances any bitterness the beer possesses. The alcohol is not as well hidden as it could be, and the IPA leaves a bitter alcohol aftertaste in the throat (reflected in the palate rating). If you are ever in the mood to run a marathon and finish, refuse your friend's congratulatory overtures if he or she hands you a cup of Dreadnaught! This sticky, powerful IPA is meant for judicious sipping.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pjones6738 (500) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 15, 2003
This beer is good. Really good. Hoppy, but not overpoweringly so. Probably the most balanced IPA I've ever had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dorkasaurus (15) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 15, 2003
They're great!!! Full flavor hoppy but not ridiculous. Finishes w/o bitterness which I find wonderful in an IPA. Thanks Floyd!!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
haamerhed (6) - USA - JUN 14, 2003 does not count
SHAZAM! This brew's got flavor. Yeasty caramel flows flatly to a cider swallow. This IPA is like a Hawaiian shirt at oxford!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkover (1528) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 13, 2003
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2004 22oz bottle. Dark copper color with a creamy beige head. Aroma of grapefruit and pine. Flavor is mostly hops with a little malt and grapefruit. Very sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JUN 1, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2003 piney apple hop aroma. vibrant gold color with a monster head. nice fluffy head, feather pillow style. Juicy as all hell, very soft and round. Very fruity, hops aren't as huge as I would have thought, im more surprised with the massive malt body giving off tons of apples, oranges, peaches and pineapples with robustly pinney hops, no acidicy however. Damn Good!! We had a whole keg of this beast and it was like partying in 1992!

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