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RATINGS: 2023   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.23   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 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bth122 (1268) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2014
Torpedo bottle. Thx Mike. Slightly hazy dark golden color. Generous head that stays. Aroma of tropical fruits and fresh hops. Some mango taste with pineapple notes and caramel backbone. Creamy texture. Smooth bitter finish. Very nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Yozora (38) - Stavanger, NORWAY - AUG 15, 2014
Bomber from Mikkeller webshop. Pours a clear amber with a big, white head that leaves a nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is grapefruit, pine, mango, caramel malt, citrus, peach, boozy and sweet. Taste is mango, peach, citrus, pine, caramel. Perfect balance between malt and hops, the caramel, bready malty backbone balanced up by the hop bitterness. Was a harsh bitterness 30 mins out of the fridge but as it warmed up it mellowed out and sits in a perfect balance. Medium to full bodied. This is truly a well done DIPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
cards04 (1765) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 11, 2014
So this is unbelievable. Totally worth the hype. Haven’t 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
biirusaikou (679) - - AUG 11, 2014
Peach, pineapple, sweet grapefruit, lovely bready malt backbone. Another awesome fruity hop-bomb from this outstanding brewery, dangerously high drinkability :)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Saeglopur (331) - 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 I’ve 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Xavalias (154) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Yorker (1196) - 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!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RichTheVillan (2921) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dojken (213) - - 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.

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