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RATINGS: 2086   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tmoney99 (11813) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2005
Bottle. Amber color with medium head that diminished quickly. Full hoppy aroma. Medium body. Complex balanced flavor with a great long bitter finish. Great brew and will hunt out another bottle.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Christian (11703) - 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

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcwattsrugger (11436) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thewolf (11434) - 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.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
HenrikSoegaard (11420) - Randers, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2010
Draught at Mikkeller bar. Fantastic beer. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Dark yellow colour. Moderate malty and totally great hoppy aroma. Grass and citrus very present in perfect balance with malt. Heavy bitter complex flavor. Long fantastic finish. Wonderfull creamy palate.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pinball (11330) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2011
clody orange, small white head. Fruity aroma, exotic and grapr. Fresh.7 flavor is super well balanced dry , bitter and fruity hops. Good malty base. Perfect and still mild, quenching

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (11092) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 16, 2006
Bomber poured a hazy copper with a diminishing amber head. Aromas of grapefruit, pine, carmel and orange. Palate was medium bodied and dry. Flavors of grapefruit rind, carmel, light pine and light orange with a lingering bittersweet finish.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bierkoning (11044) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - APR 21, 2008
Bottle. Orange color. Grapefruit, mint and lime in the lovely aroma. Very fiorm oily, earthy and flowery, somewhat perfumed hopbitter flavor. Long oily grapefruity, hopbitter aftertaste with rubber. Good beer, especially the aroma convinces.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lubiere (11004) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2004
Deep orange hazy ale with little head. Sweet vanilla fudge aroma with pungeant hops and alcohol warmt. Sweet malt and wonderful pinhey hops, pineau de charente qualities, and burned nuts. Complex hops in mouth. Rich bodied. Bottle sampled with TiggMtl, MartinT, muzzlehatch and Rastacouere. From hopscotch...thanks my friend!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kp (10884) - 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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