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RATINGS: 2022   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (35066) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 11, 2007
Bottle. [ Courtesy of drewbeerme ] Unclear medium orange color with a average, frothy / creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy hoppy, grapefruit, citrus, mango, peach, moderate malty, caramel. Flavor is moderate sweet and moderate to heavy bitter with a long to average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. (271007)

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
yespr (31220) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JAN 19, 2008
75 cL bottle, trade with ygtbsm94. Pours hazy orange with a lacing white head. Pine, dry grapefruit. Flavour is mild caramel malt, very balanced fruity hops flavour. Lovely complex flavour of fruit, soft english hops, mild sweet caramel malt base, nice bitterness and with little raisin sweetness into the far finish. Smooooth and complex, lovely.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29332) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 3, 2004
A dark orange beer with no head. The aroma is very hoppy, sweet, and oily. The flavor is sweet and very hoppy and it has a very dry hoppy end. A very nice beer. Thanks to Jeppe (Bierkönig) for sharing this bottle.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2005
(Bottle 65 cl) Nice amber colour with a small, off-white head. Spicy nose. Incredibly delicate hop character, sweetish almost honey-like with loads of caramel. Bitter not only in the finish -all the way through. Delicious. 170705

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (20803) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2007 Bottled. Orange coloured with an off white head. Aroma of hops, caramel and pine needles. Flavour of fruits, hops, caramel and pine needles. Long bitter finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (20333) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 3, 2005
Bottled. Orange coloured, small white head. Strong black currant in aroma. Hoppy and fruity flavour with hints of berries. Strong black currant and hops in aftertaste.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
omhper (19377) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 17, 2003
Bottled from growler, thanks hopsrus!!
Reddish amber with intense grapefruit aroma. Softly malty with an overwhelming soapy, flowery pine needle hop flavour. Grapefruit bitter finish. This is liquid hop juice, well accompanied by a massive body.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
anders37 (16691) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 16, 2007
Bottle, many thanks to bu11zeye for this one. Pours a clear orange amber color with a small off-white head. Malty and very hoppy grapefruit aroma. Sweet malty very bitter and slightly harsh flavor with lots of citrus hints. Long hoppy grapefruit finish going over to a long bitter aftertaste. Very good!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
madmitch76 (15073) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2010
20th October 2008. Hazy orange beer. Super smooth silky IPA. Almost creamy palate. Bags of hop flavour but not really that bitter. Juicy grapefruit, orange and peach with a just a hint of tea. The finish is very slightly bitter and a little bit spicy - just enough to make you crave the next fruity mouthfull. Highly superior IPA.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (14552) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 3, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2012
2012-05-14, draught at Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen, 9% ABV, 8-5-8-4-17=42
Hazy light amber color, with giant creamy head. Very nice hop aroma, deep, fruity, lemony, but also a bit cheesy and feety; then followed by oranges and pine needles. The mouthfeel is round and soft, undercarbonated, but the body is not as thick as other IIPAs (fortunately), therefore it’s more drinkable; strong caramel and toffee flavor, with strong hopping; powerful bitterness, yet quite balanced, evident resins, but not lacerating.
I miss some more freshness and fruitiness in the final, but it’s a very well constructed beer.
At 50kr (8.65$) for 20cl, a couple of middle med are buying a Ferrari with this money.

2004-05-14, bottle, 9.5% ABV, 9-4-8-4-16=41
Copper color. Very nice hop aroma, with fruits (oranges, curaçao). Oily and malty, good but less interesting than other examples; strong final, aromatic, less long than others. Thanks Jeppe (Bierkönig) for sharing this bottle.


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