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RATINGS: 1950   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Maarten1993 (193) - - DEC 7, 2013
Very sweet bear. Lots of foam. Very present carbonation and alcohol taste. Nice, balanced, rich sweetness. Also bitter touches of hop. Great beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GTAEgeek (1053) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 2, 2013
22 oz. bottle in trade from Fletche00. Nice orange color, with a medium, beige head. The lacing is thick and persistent. The aroma is mangoes, sweet potatoes, caramel, pine, and a lot of herbs. Intense bitterness, cut with a mild, grainy sweetness. Heavy body, sticky, thick, acidic, with a harsh, metallic mouthfeel. The finish is sticky and bitter, and very persistent. Overall, this is an immense, flavorful DIPA. The mouthfeel and aftertaste are very overpowering, and not very pleasant. Still, this a delicious, irresistible, and great tasting beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JBPortland (456) - Portland, Maine, USA - NOV 22, 2013
22oz bottle pours semi-clear amber with nice finger of head. Got this one fresh. Nose is big fruity hops, orange, pineapple, lemon, citrus. Taste is tons of tropical fruit, pineapple, mango, citrus, with a very nicely balanced malt presence that holds up the hops well. Finish is bitter juicy grapefruit and pine resin, a touch of heat as it warms, lasts. Amazing DIPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcnielsen (1705) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 14, 2013
Bottle. Pours a copper orange color with white head. Resiny, grassy, hoppy, piney aromas. Hoppy, resiny, grassy, earthy, piney flavors. Very hoppy and you can taste the alcohol a little. Really hoppy beer, quite good. Not quite 100 Percentile in my mind, but I wouldn’t mind having a few of these.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
AndyW68 (811) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 14, 2013
Light hazy gold with white head. Aroma is perfect. Pine, grapefruit and a little fleshy fruit. Taste is hoppy. Great citrus front with bitter back. Love it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tleaver33 (62) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 8, 2013
Bottle poured into a tulip. Amber color with light head. Aroma of mango, peach, citrus and pine. Taste is mango and light caramel malt with a good hop profile. Finish is a bit too much pepper. Overall a great beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ericdevin (591) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - NOV 8, 2013
Bottle via trade. Pours a medium amber-orange, little head. Aroma biscuit malt, resin, maybe some booze. Really nice in the nose. Body lively, effervescent, finish slightly sweet, well-balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GigglesGal (29) - - NOV 6, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2013 Bottle. Hazy golden yellow pour with frothy head. Nice citrus malt aroma. Sweet malt and slight citrus flavor. Clean, balanced, easy drinker (9.5% well hidden).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boxofrane (1872) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 2, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2013 Bottle from chalet party shop. Pours clear amber with a large white head. The aroma is peppery, earthy, mango, pineapple, peach. The taste is very bitter, has a bit of grapefruit balance, resiny dry bitter finish. As it warms, more lemon and pineapple come through.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
joshmcg000 (302) - Iowa, USA - OCT 29, 2013
Pours hazy copper with big frothy white head. Aroma is very nice pine, citrus and floral. This is some serious hop juice. Some pine and lots of citrus. Really great hop profile, some pine and lots of citrus that gives flavors of mango and other tropical fruit and grapefruit. Big caramel malt back bone balances the big hop flavor perfectly. Medium body but very crisp and easy to drink especially considering the high ABV and it has the perfect level of carbonation. This is an amazing beer. Maybe the perfect IPA.

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