RateBeer
overall
100
100
style
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 2060   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.23   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


Tortman18's rating

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Tortman18 (188) - Batavia, Illinois, USA - FEB 25, 2013
22oz bottle. Pours a hazy golden with a finger of head. Aroma has a lot of citrus with a hint of fruitiness. Flavor is intense. Very citrusy and fruity. A perfect balance between hops and malt. Flavor sits on your tongue for a bit and leaves a very sweet finish. The long search was worth it.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bluegoosed (47) - - JAN 23, 2015
Had on tap at 3 Floyds. Flavors of hops, citrus/grapefruit, malt, and resin. Nice deep/hoppy finish. Great double IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ataraxia (399) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 21, 2015
Slightly hazy copper color, really dense and frothy white head. Grapefruit, some peach, a little mango, caramel malt, and resin. Moderate amount of malty sweetness followed by pine bitterness. Smooth, carb is a little stifled by the oiliness, and medium-bodied. A bit of booziness in the long bitter finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mfhennig (12) - - JAN 19, 2015
22 oz bomber into a pint a little to quickly. A cloudy light orange color and a foaming off white head just poured over the top and hung around . Lots of citrus and hops, I can see why 3Floyds beers are so hard to get.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
koleminer20 (782) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JAN 18, 2015
22 oz bottle. The pour is an amberish golden color, almost orange. There is a big frothy white head and a beautiful amount of lace and a filmy head left on the surface. The aroma is fruity up front. Tropical fruits with a nice malty follow-up. The hop bitterness here is really hidden until the end. The flavor is much of the same. There is a strong caramel maltiness that pops through and then moves through a bright citrus and tropical fruitiness. The bitterness slowly moves in and is really good. The mouth feel is nice. Thick with a good carbonation and it really clings. The aftertaste is lingeringly bitter, but also malty. Pretty darn good ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ebone1988 (275) - Wyoming, Michigan, USA - JAN 18, 2015
Bottle shared with koleminer20. Aroma is malty, sweet fruit, hops, nice. Appearance is a beautiful amber/orange, off-white head. Taste is malty, caramel, then sweet hops, decently balanced between the two. Mouthfeel is nice, soft carbonation, sticky. Overall, this is pretty lovely.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
doctordd8 (10) - Louisburg, Kansas, USA - JAN 18, 2015
The standard by which DIPA should be made. Perfect balance of alcohol/hops and malt. Grapefruit/citrus taste with just enough malt behind it for flavor.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
VictorStr (1480) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - JAN 16, 2015
@ Tap Mikkeller Viktoriagade. Fantastisk arom, fruktig och humlig. Aromen hintar om sötma i smaken. Smaken är väl balanserad mellan sötman och beskan. Eftersmaken hänger kvar länge med beska.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
neongolden (598) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 11, 2015
(On tap @ Mikkeller Bar Stockholm, Dec 28 2014) Pours a hazy deep brownish-tinged medium gold with a dense head of lacy white froth. Aroma bold and fruity but complex, with florals, citrus peel blend recalls more than the standard offering, a bit of tropical mango, some resinous notes, and something like berries, vaugely dank funky Three Floyds character. A little caramel malt sweetness. On the palate, again quite hoppy and complex with lots of citrus resin, zest and pith - seemed like lime amongst the orange and grapefruit, maybe other things too. Strawberry and kiwi. Caramel is moderate and really just supports the hops. Moderately high bitterness builds from the middle on but doesn’t obscure the fruit either. Long hoppy finish with basically no alcohol. Medium, slightly chewy body with medium carbonation. Phenomenal DIPA really, nice fruity hop character with lots going on, resin, balanced sweetness and bitterness, avoids being a booze bomb. I could drink this all the time (though not at Swedish prices!).

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maxodom (22) - - JAN 9, 2015
bottle at home. good citrus notes, appearance is golden delicious. The palate was just okay, i think this may have sat in the store too long. ill need to try this again as I dont think I had it as fresh as it needed to be to justify the ranking. Overall a good beer though

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lutz2jm (160) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 1, 2015
Great nose. On the citrus end of the ipa scale very delicious and hoppy. Hope heads will love this beer!


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4 » 206


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50