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RATINGS: 1952   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.24   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kkleu357 (158) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 17, 2014
Nice hazy orange color. Big white fluffy head. Very pretty looking. Not much hop aroma. Mostly an earthy smell. Pretty different smell compared to other doubles Iíve had. Flavor is bitter at first, earthy, then hoppy. Some caramel flavors. Very well balanced beer. Iím more of a hop forward type of person, but this one is still great. Similar in style to 90 minute, but way better. Easily most balanced imperial IPA Iíve had.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Howlader (422) - - JAN 10, 2014
22oz bottle split with a friend. Served in a snifter glass. Just a wonderful IPA, very hoppy - but not in a bad way

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
salvaticas (360) - - JAN 8, 2014
On tap at the three Floyd's brewpub. Pours a light clear amber. Really crisp on the nose, with hop notes. Beautifully bitter, balancing a smooth flavor. Well done ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DrunkSanta410 (182) - Georgia, USA - JAN 2, 2014
On tap at three Floydís brewpub. Pours dark golden / amber with quick dissipating head. Aroma is very hoppy / piney. Smells slightly of citrus as well. Taste is dangerously smooth. No alcohol burn for a beer of this ABV. Very hoppy, but with a strong sweet malt backbone. Somewhat oily. Well carbonated and smooth on the palate. Very good, if not perfect Double IPA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackfrost9p (218) - California, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Not overly bitter and very smooth. Citrus and pine are very noticeable. Nice color. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrymel (1448) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 20, 2013
Three floyds doesnt care about bottle date, so neither to I! A: apricot ale with less than single finger of egg whites. This dissipates quickly to a broken sheet of the same. Ring lace. Excellent clarity. S: biscuit malt, some citric hops. Hints of pine sol. Meh. T: soooo, this beer quite sweet. Like honey and biscuits. Hints of pine. Not much else. M: medium bodied and moderately hi carb. O: Iím gonna guess this is old, but hard to tell. Until Iíve had a confirmed fresh beer, I have to say this beer is average. Serving type: bottle 08-12-2011

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Prufrockstar (679) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 18, 2013
Bottle, thanks to drfabulous for filling in a big want on my quest to cover the top 50. Pours clear amber with lovely, luxurious, creamy white frothy head. No real lacing. Aroma is ... Mostly caramel? Some pine, some peppermint, somewhat floral, a bit of onion. If I strain maybe I can imagine smelling some citrus, but itís probably in my head. Doesnít match up with the description as Iíd hoped. Anyway ... Taste: sweet caramel malty up front, plenty of bitterness that lasts and lasts and lasts. Alcohol makes itself felt as well. Palate: full body, oily slick texture, good carbonation. Overall: there must be some pretty serious batch-to-batch variation in this, or itís changed, or times have changed, or something. I donít think itís ridiculously old or anything, either. Were I to have this at a bar from an unnamed brewery I wouldnít take any special notice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
italarican (1425) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - DEC 16, 2013
On tap at Sugar Maple. Pours hazy gold. Some wheat flavor. Not as much hop sting as I was anticipating, but a great flavor profile of flower petals, spruce, mango, and apricot.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
NeoHippie2 (795) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 11, 2013
Hazy amber pour with a white head. Aromas of citrus peel, mango, and pineapple with floral hop aromas too. The nose on this one is really awesome. Flavor doesnít disappoint either! Nice malt balance to the hops with the floral/citrus notes coming out nicely as it warms up just a bit. Smooth finish with a slight bitter hop note. Great beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - DEC 10, 2013
Draft. Nice citrus aroma with a distinctive malt aroma as well. Medium mouthfeel, with a resiny, mouth coating body. Malt backbone makes this a bit filling, and takes away from hop blast.


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