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RATINGS: 2044   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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
JoeM500 (1906) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - MAR 25, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2006 One of the hugest beers to roam the Earth. Massive hops and massive malts. Everything here: grapefruits, grapefruits, grapefruits, citrus oils, mouthmenacing bitterness, chewy caramel, sweet rich pale malt fruitiness, massive hints of alcohol lurking underneath. So damn good since day one. I’m happy that so many have now had the chance to try it. Newest editions, since late 2005, are crock full of the sickest and illest Mango flavors. This is the best on-tap beer in the World. Hand down. Nothing beats Dreadnaught. NOthing. Werd.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Racegoer (353) - Indiana, Indiana, USA - OCT 16, 2002
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2003 On Tap at Richo's www. richos.com,Re-rate on 22 Oz Bombers (July 3 ,03). Awesome complexity the most unique refreshing Beer made, if only 1 beer were left in the world this ought to be it, complex citrus flavours, Alyssa Milano Body odor, flowery hops and an abundance of complexity, a 5 rating again and again, damn this is good.Complex, Malty, & full of Hops, has it all, best IPA I have ever had . Keep these coming.Numerous flavours abound in this one, let us go ahead and call it the King of IPA's,Taste the strong complex flavours of grapefruit,sugar,citrus, orange & malt,color is that of a beautiful orange, this was so good that my tasting of other beers stopped this night and I kept asking for this one. 9.5 % ABV is hidden, 100 % good & Highly Recommended, Long Live the King

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
morebier4me (140) - New York, USA - SEP 14, 2002

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
avrv99 (17) - USA - NOV 10, 2002
I live about 4 minutes from the brewery, and have had the pleasure of trying many of Three Floyds great brews...fortunate also that a local club keeps this one on tap - the best out there.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Terminus (3283) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - JAN 4, 2003
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2005 rerate-january 2005 vs april 2004 bottles-the 2004 bottle actually held up very nicely with still alot of hop notes that have mellowed but still very present. Fresh is the way to go here though. I love the hop aroma and hop presence in this beer. Still, my fav beer to date. lots of grapefruit and pinneapple notes from the hops. sampled at the brewery in Indiana-WOW!!! what an incredible brew!!!! HUGE malt that didn’t last long in the taste but followed by the biggest hop presence ever known to man. people are saying this is to thin to be the best, but i thought this was definately full bodied-nice and syrupy-hop heads will be blasted away by this-its been 8 hours since i had this and i still have hop burps-the best beer i have ever had!!!!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
MERUBADOO (6) - Flossmoor, Illinois, USA - MAR 11, 2003 does not count
NOTHING COMPARES. . . THERE HAVE BEEN FUTILE ATTEMPTS TO CREATE A KNOCK-OFF! THIS IPA IS ONE-OF-A-KIND!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
celogan (201) - Oroville, California, USA - JUL 4, 2003
This has to be the most outstanding, greatest tasting, fully satisfying beer I have ever had in my entire life. It is my first Three Floyds (thanks to slikwily) but if this is any indication of other Three Floyds, I'm hooked for life. This exquisite elixer poured medium dark copper with a head that hung around the entire life of the brew. Nice lacing all the way through with great carbonation and nice flavor. I did notice some grapefuite-like flaovor along the way, but this was Soooooo Good you'd have to be a moron to pass it up. Absolutely Positively Get Some of this.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Cobra (1100) - - AUG 31, 2003
A perfect beer if ever there was one. I believe this is my first "5" beer..ever.It doesn't get any better than this, folks. 22 oz. brown bomber bottle, with some fairly strange graphics on the label. Strange, indeed. Poured out a deep orange color, with green highlights, probably due to the hops in it. Had a huge, billowing, white head at first. Then it settled down to a thick matting of lace floating on top of the beer. Aromas are out of this world. This is what brewers dream of making. Floral hops jump out of the glass at you, clutching you by the throat. Then, the piney, resinous, and grapefruit aromas assult your olfactory glands as well. This is one monster of a beer folks. The malts are strong enough to fend off the hops, but quickly give in, and are put asunder. The malts are sweet, caramel-ly, and lend a certain compliment to the overall experience of this beer. It coats the tongue with hoppy goodness, and warms the belly upon impact. A literal hop bomb explodes in your gut. Thick, chewy mouthfeel, and a sweet/bitter hoppy finish make for a great beer overall. My hat's off to the 3 Floyd's Brewing Co. for coming up with this very enjoyable beer. Keep up the good work guys.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Dynamo (6) - USA - SEP 30, 2003 does not count
This beer is huge. It is the Holy Grail of all beers, not just IPA's. I'd drink it constantly if A) I could find it; and B) I wouldn't mind stumbling around like a homeless man for the rest of my life.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
haddon90 (1490) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 17, 2003
Wow! I think this is the best Imperial IPA ever! Great pour with a frothy white head. Cloudy amber/orange color with a very strong hoppy, flora aroma. Strong hop presence with a spice to the flavor and wheat maybe??? Pretty smooth. Reminds me of a Harvest Ale. Definitely the #1 Imperial IPA!!!


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