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RATINGS: 1987   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.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NotoriousJ (39) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - APR 29, 2014
One of 3fs best IPAs really one of my favorite IIPAs. Great lacing and head retention on a beautiful golden orange body. Great citrus aroma everything you could want in an ipa ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
cernjoh (104) - Ohio, USA - APR 29, 2014
Poured into a Three Floyds pint glass. Aroma is hoppy grassy with some orange citrus notes. Apearance is a slight golden amber with a large white head. Taste is semi sweet with some citrus, grassiness, and lemon. Not as citrus as Permanent Funeral. Palate is great, easy to drink. Overall a great beer.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SouthBierBro (15) - - APR 23, 2014
Billed as a hop lover's dream, and it delivers in great ways. Quite hopped, but has lots of malty backbone. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXBadger (1242) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 22, 2014
I was able to score a bottle when I was in Milwaukee. Pours a nice golden color with nice white head. Pine, grass, hay, and some citrus on the nose. Mainly citrus and pine on the palate, with a grassy finish. Not overly sweet like some imperial IPAs can be.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Erzengel (2384) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - APR 22, 2014
Great golden in the glass. Intense fruity in the nose, the beer starts intense fruity with great floral hop profile. The mainpart is very fruity, not too sweet, but intense, slightly malty. The aftertaste is malty, floral, fruity-malty. Freshly hopped, Just great. Probably a bit too sweet - but as it is balanced, it is great. --> 12/12/13/13

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markducommun (160) - Wilmette, Illinois, USA - APR 16, 2014
More clear yellow. Giant piney nose. Very bitter, turns into bubblegum aftertaste. Incredibly acidic, very present alcohol. Medium body, crisp. Very good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
FestDecBeet (97) - - APR 16, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2014 Served: 22 oz bottle Look: pours dark orange. Small 1 finger head. Lacing hangs around. Off white head color. Smell: very fruity. Lemons and oranges Taste: heavy citrus. Orange and lemons. Taste fair amount of alcohol. Taste is bitter from the heavy hops. Feel: light in the mouth good carbonation Overall: like it. Good summer drink. First Drank: Kim & Mark's NC May 2012

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
stoutnick (448) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 10, 2014
On tap at Local Option, Chicago. Appearance is murky peach. Aroma is peach, stonefruit, citrus. Taste is everything - pineapple, citrus, sunshine punch. Wow. Big mouthfeel, bitter finish. Brilliant. Resin impresses itself on the palate more and more. Overall, easily one of the best imperial IPAs going round, if not THE BEST.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Niko100 (1934) - Illinois, USA - APR 7, 2014
Hazy golden color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of pine hops, floral, citrus, & some fruit; Flavor of sweet malt, pine hops, caramel, some fruit, and citrus (notably grapefruit); Finish is dry and bitter; Nicely balanced; Well made and very good!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dbeatdano (44) - - APR 4, 2014
Pour from bottle - orange golden pour with white soapy head Aroma - peach, orange marmalade, citrus hops, piney hops, caramel Taste - fruity sweet caramel entry with an explosion of bitter hops. Palate - thick mouthfeel, medium body, semi fizzy. Long bittersweet finish. Excellent beer. A bitter monster of a beer but the fruity notes keep it from being overpowering.


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