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RATINGS: 2076   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 12, 2003
Deep orange amber hue. Big herbal, grapefruit, hop nose. Rocky off white head leaving some fine lookin lace. Big and chewy on the palate. Sweet toffee/caramel malts. Herbal, mint, grapefruit, tons of hops on a fairly full bodied brew. Spicey and pungent, alcohol is hidden very well. Im impressed, very well balanced for such a big friggin beer...Ive been looking forward to this one for awhile, but it was most definately worth the wait...Get yourself some dreadnaught, u wont regret. I wish I had some more growlers!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
MERUBADOO (6) - Flossmoor, Illinois, USA - MAR 11, 2003 does not count

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 8, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2005 Had on tap. Best IPA out there. Tastes like hopdevil if it were on steroids. Lots more malt and a crap load more american hops. Nice deep orange color with a thin head. Aroma is loaded with a crazy amount of hops- it almost burns the inside of my nose. Taste is rediculously loaded wihthops yet it still had a nice malt backbone from the high alcohol, yet no alcohol is noticed. The mouthfeel is nice and leaves the back of the toungue dried out and puckered up from all the bitterness- it is so cool!! Best IPA ive ever had. Absolutely rediculous.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
sloth (2602) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - MAR 8, 2003
Hazey deep copper color.Not much head but thats to be expected.Received in a grolsch bottle from Belgianhomebrew, Thanks!Raw hop nose,spicey,sweet.Big bodied sumbitch!Large ass hop flavor,chinooks!? Oily slick,citrusy and maybe a little to much grapefruitiness.Sweet up front. All hop in the finish,flavor and bitterness.Alcohol is somewhat noticeable.Not for the faint of hop.Would love to try it on draft.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - MAR 5, 2003
Grainy aroma, flowery hops. Excellent white head, clear body.Fairly sweet, citrusy middle, seemed creamy throughout. If there was one beer I'd like to have again, this would be it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
thedm (5029) - Fort Wayne, USA - FEB 23, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2003 Hotstuff and I went on a tour of their brewery. For $5 you get a 12oz glass of 3 of their beers. I thought this beer was not one of their better beers. The aroma was nice enough but its taste had an overpowering after bite that I did not like. The head was almost non existent. The color was very amber brown. Hotstuff gave it a 2 rating.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2604) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - FEB 18, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2004 Very attractive copper with fully creamy head and excellent retention. Strong citric grapefruity aroma with pine and butter notes. Rich velvety texture with smoothly presented grapefruity and lemony hop flavors, and full rich balancing caramel malt sweetness. Some lemon zest character is apparent. Warming and bitter in the finish. Beautiful stuff.

Update draft at 3F: Aroma of flowers! Strong resin. Puckeringly bitter. Resiny hop flavors. Hop juice! Blazing. Hop saw head cutting hoppiness. Zzzzz-whop bang zing.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
omhper (20606) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 17, 2003
Bottled from growler, thanks hopsrus!!
Reddish amber with intense grapefruit aroma. Softly malty with an overwhelming soapy, flowery pine needle hop flavour. Grapefruit bitter finish. This is liquid hop juice, well accompanied by a massive body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jgb9348 (4994) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - FEB 13, 2003
Orange, Light amber in colour with a nice off-white head. Very piney and strong aroma, also hints of hops. The taste is very strong and powerful with definate full-body. A great combination of malt and hops with a good amount of flavour throughout. A great Imperial IPA.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Brewso (238) - Mt Kisco, New York, USA - FEB 3, 2003
Piney, citrusy aroma- thick orange appearance, it poured slow-motion into the glass. Tiny bubbles fighting their way to the top. A mouthful feels like something between liquid and jello. First a powerful taste of hops and then sweet maltiness. Pine needle hops splash against the back of the throat. This beer is so good the tongue is insufficient- you have to taste it with your throat! The flavor is simply transporting. Its not a beer, its an experience. Thanks Ed!

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