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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
argo0 (11533) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 2, 2003
(draft): Cloudy golden with small white head. Aroma is grapefruit nirvana, with pine around the edges. Taste is intense grapefruit, medium sweet, really yummy. Medium body.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rasmus40 (11199) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 31, 2011
Hazy golden with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and very hoppy - peach and grapefruit. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and bitter finish. Crisp. 250511

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thewolf (11184) - Kolding, DENMARK - JAN 19, 2008
Bottle. [thank you, Yespr]
Pours a great-looking hazy yellow-orange golden. A small creamy film head on top. Aroma is bitter, hoppy and lightly fruity. Super nice mouthfeel. Flavour is complex bitter, lots of oranges, pineapple, grass (is there English hops in this?). Not as bitter as the Green Flash, but a wonderful balance. I slightly prefer the Green Flash, but this is still wonderful.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
chrisv10 (11127) - DENMARK - JUN 2, 2011
Tap @ MikkellerBar. Slightly hazy golden with small white head. Flavour is malt, hops, bitter, citrus, pine, fruit, peach and grape.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Christian (11119) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2009
Amber with a small off-white head. Aroma of caramel and toffee with lots of grapefruit hops, and a hint of alcohol. Sweet caramel flavour with intense and complex hops, with citrus and pine dominating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcwattsrugger (11083) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 9, 2006
GABF-on tap-pours a light tan head with hazy amber color. Aroma is citrus. Taste is nice, not too overpowering.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bhensonb (11066) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 29, 2009
Bomber from bulldogp04. Thanks for this great beer Dean. Pours a slightly hazy copper color with a small white head. Strong citric aromas. Really thick body with mild, near creamy, carbonation. Flavor is really floral/citrus over roasted caramel. It’s very hoppy, but the caramel is detectable. Goes down very smooth. Leaves a bitter burn behind. Incredibly good beer. Good reason to live in Munster.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (10969) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
brokensail (10917) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 15, 2010
A: Deep amber color, hazy, thin off-white head. S: Tons of citrus, mostly orange. Nice piney, resinous finish. It’s got my mouth watering already. T: A burst of grapefruit and orange initially, followed by a caramel sweetness and a bit of alcohol on the finish. Bitter, but not overly so. M: Very smooth, great body, and perfect level of carbonation. D: Despite the high ABV and the slight alcohol bite, this one has such great flavors that you could drink it all day.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: APR 27, 2009
Name: Dreadnaught
Date: November 28, 2003
Mode: Bottle Conditioned
Source: Whole Foods Market, DC
Appearance: clear dark amber, fine thin head
Aroma: sweet grapefruit aroma like sugar sprinkled on a slice of morning grapefruit
Body: excellent body
Flavor: aroma slowly fades into a light barleywine aroma that is matched by the flavor, wonderful interplay between the carmel sweetness and well tempered hops, a lighter more drinkable barleywine
Overall: no wonder it’s $90/case

Name: Dreadnaught
Date: April 29, 2006
Mode: cask
Source: brewpub
Score: ii+
Appearance: yellow, frothy white head
Aroma: light hop aroma
Flavor: sweet hop flavor, long bitter finish

Name: Dreadnaught
Date: April 29, 2006
Mode: draft
Source: brewpub
follows the bottle fairly well,

Name: Dreadnaught
Date: May 03, 2006
Mode: fresh bottle
such wonderful sweet grapefruit aroma and flavor, still stands out amung the plethera of grapefruit juice double IPAs, easily roused fine beige head, bits of drippy lace,

Name: Dreadnaught
Date: December 15, 2007
Mode: bottle
Source: vertical tasting 2003-2007
2003 still has the hops in the aroma but the flavor is all sweet crystal malt with only a hint of the hops, 2004 is still mostly sweet crystal malt with a bit more of the hops coming in the flavor but still light on the bitterness, 2005 aroma is same oxidized malt but the flavor is picking up even more citrus hops and a long bitter finish kicks in 2006 still has the oxidized aroma with just a touch more hops, flavor is well balanced between the hops and sweet crystal malt, 2007 aroma is spot on with fresh hops to balance the crystal malt, flavor is well balanced between the big hops and sweet crystal malt, lasting bitter finish carries the hop and malt flavor,

Name: Dreadnaught
Date: April 24, 2009
Mode: draft
Source: brewpub
grapefruit is down and bitterness is up, sweet pine making an appearance,

Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 16/20
Rating: 4/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: ***4

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