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RATINGS: 2032   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.


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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jahshuwuh (405) - USA - JAN 11, 2013
Hazy orange pour with a slight bit of white head. Nice citrus smells, mango, orange, tangerine. A spicy carbonated hop bite that gives way to citrus and a salty bitter that intensifies. Intense but not that complex. Wasn't crazy about it. Preferred the zombie dust. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jonnyguns (1002) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 23, 2014
Bottle from West Lakeview Liquor. Pours a sexy golden orange colour with a firm white head. Superb lacing clinging to the glass. Wow. Aromas of citrus, pine, grapefruit and orange peel. Pine hops and grainy Malts as well. Taste is a heavy pine hop bitterness that holds insanely well. There's a hint of mango and a caramel malt backbone. Well carbonated. Mouth is coated pure awesome. Sensational beer for my 1000th rating, cheers! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
esjunknyc (20) - - OCT 19, 2014
Big, big, big. Month and a half old, so may be missing some of the bitter. Very malty finish, but wonderful big IPA opening. Almost a Carmel flavor, which works wonderfully with the bitter. Highly recommend.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
charlotte (4264) - rødovre, DENMARK - OCT 18, 2014
Draught almost muddy brown colour with small head. Aroma is fruity of pine and mango, and also dry and hoppy with taste of toffee caramel and citrus, really nice but I think I have tasted better then this.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Criz (105) - - OCT 16, 2014
This is an amazing IPA. Pours a golden amber with a foamy white head that is two fingers. The head liners for some time. Awesome citrusy fruity aromas consisting of mango, lemon, finished with some resinous notes. Flavors of pine, citrus, and balanced with a caramel sweetness. Medium mouthfeel, medium carbonation, and high level of bitterness. Insanely drinkable!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bluejacket74 (1341) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - OCT 12, 2014
22 ounce bottle, stamp says bottled on 09/29/2014. Served in a snifter, the beer pours an orange/copper color with about an inch and a half frothy off-white head that stayed around a long time. There’s also a lot of lacing. The brew smells mostly like citrusy (lemon peel, grapefruit, orange) and pine hops, along with some grainy/bready malt. Taste is similar to the aroma, but there’s also some mango and caramel malt noticeable. It has a nice bitter hoppy finish. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, it’s coating with a good amount of carbonation. I think it’s a pretty good overall Imperial IPA, I liked it. $11.99 a bottle.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Zakoon (60) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2014
Bottle @ home. Pours haze golden with a big white head. Aroma is mango, peach and generally tropical fruits. Flavour is grapefruit, orange and some pine. Medium to full body, soft carbonation. Finish is well-balanced and medium bitter with grapefruit and resin.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
slowrunner77 (5977) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 4, 2014
"compared to Hopslam? Not even close. Maybe this had some age on it. It tasted like it did, which tempered down the flavor and aromatic qualities of the hops, and left the bitterness and malty backbone, leaving it as a pretty good but way overrated strong ale. disappointed in this one a bit. 9/10-had a fresh one, which backed up the assumption of age on the first sample. very very tasty and aromatic hop bomb of a beer. Grapefruit rind and quite floral. not really any balance, but still super super nice. comparable to the excellent Maharaja. mid-hi 3 old, 4.5+ fresh. they need to date these!"

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rdixon77 (784) - Georgia, USA - OCT 4, 2014
Wow, amazing double ipa. Murky orange pour with crazy lacing. Aroma is intense and wonderful...strong mango, pineapple, citrus, and a little pine. Taste is a fruit salad with a little bit of caramel. Sweet and bitter. Piney finish. Really amazingly drinkable for the abv. Amazing stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nocturne (843) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2014
650ml bottle. Pours a clear golden shade with plenty of white foam. Hops give off citrussy grapefruit notes in the aroma with pine following up. Taste is nicely balanced between sweet caramel malt and bitter hop flavours. Clean, classy and drinkable, but not enough to really grab my full attention.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jesperhammer (2936) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 21, 2014
19-SEP-2014, draft @Mikkeller & Friends. Very hazy, dark orange with lasting, lacing, off-white head. Aroma is perfumed hops. Caramel, over ripe fruit. Taste the same with some earth and fruit. Sweet, malty, hoppy, bitter. Not all up where I hoped it would be but still a very nice drink.


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