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RATINGS: 2011   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.23   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hackobock (1306) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 24, 2014
On tap at Mikkeller bar, pre-CBC. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is citrus, pine, pineapple, resin, floral, caramel. Taste is light sweet resinous, smooth pine and grassy bitterness. Finish is dry and smooth bitter. Medium, smooth light oily texture, average carbonation. n.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jflopsu (531) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2014
Pours a rusty orange with floating sediment. Aroma is the strongest Iíve ever had with mango and citrus hops. Taste starts with caramel but has citrus hops. Aftertaste is bitter, but has hints caramel.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hockeybeerguy (1961) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAY 23, 2014
Woohoo, found the notes on this. Iím super glad. I got this in a trade about two years ago. I poured half of this into a tulip and about the other half into a snifter. The appearance was a nice looking hazy to almost transparent looking golden orange to brown with a decent looking sediment rolling around and within the carbonation. The head is fairly a white to an off-white sort of fluffiness filling the top of the glass evenly and ends up leaving a decent sort of white foamy lacing all around the glass. The smell was an authentic sort of citrus hops to somewhat a nice caramel maltiness that doesnít leave anything to be desired. It does what it needs to do. The taste was a pure bittersweet and does what it should to please the tastebuds in a very nice showing of citrus to caramel-ness coating them. There is a slight aftertaste of bittersweetness, but isnít overbearing. There is a quick dry finish. On the palate, she sits about a medium with a sipper sort of sessionability to it. The carbonation is quite fulfilling and nice. Overall, I say this was a great DIPA, well worthy of having again.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
firstsip (402) - Michigan, USA - MAY 23, 2014
Tap. Ahh yeah. Crisp gold-amber. Lacing. Mild floral nose. Hops balance with ABV to give a boozey, floral masterpiece.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ClubGonzo (3995) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 22, 2014
Tap sample at CBC 2014. Pours a clear deep golden body with a medium creamy off-white head. Nose is peaches, apricot, rose water, alcohol, parsley, mild caramel, hints of mint, pine and red fruits. Taste is smooth caramel and pine tones, red fruits, peaches, apricot, herbs and hints of spruce and grass. Smooth, full body, medium to high carbonation. Highly fruit and smooth operating DIPA from 3F.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jookos (2084) - FINLAND - MAY 16, 2014
Tap @ CBC14-red. Copper colour. Hoppy fresh lime citrus, pine needles. Full body, bit dirty yeasty. Smooth though, nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pyrmir (3322) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2014
On tap at mikkeller viktoria. Dark amber color with off white head. Aroma of grass, fruit, caramel and metal. Taste has minerals, rich and heavy flavor, fruit, grapefruit peel with a long, fruity and bitter finish

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lemke10 (771) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 13, 2014
This pours a hazy, dark amber color with a slight head. The aroma is mild with hops and hibiscus. The taste is surprisingly sweet and floral for an IIPA, but the real bitterness comes in the finish. Extremely well-balanced and tasty making it very easy to see why itís rated what it is.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (10780) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2014
Draft at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2014, Session 3. Pours clear gold with a fluffy, off-white head. Rich citrus on the nose, nice and dank, with tangerine and suggestions of anise. Medium to big sweet flavor with pale bread, sticky ripe citrus, pine needles, grapefruit, lemon. Medium to full bodied with average carbonation. Lightly warming to finish, with sticky and resinous hops, lots of ripe, gooey citrus fruits. Solid. A ballsy beer, but still damn drinkable.

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
amyoz (2) - - MAY 10, 2014 does not count
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2014 nuts,miso and konbu. Golden, amber Heavy bitterness, light sourness Sticky, long last.


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