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RATINGS: 1990   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.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jefyou (39) - Menlo Park, California, USA - JAN 27, 2003
Hands down the best IPA I have ever had. I would trade my first born for another growler of this IPA. This came from a growler at the 3 Floyds brewery. Great bunch of guys. I was not a big IPA fan but now I am a convert. God, let there be a Dreadnaught IPA waiting for me at the Pearly Gates (or at the firey depths). This IPA had the aroma of flowers that overwhelm the senses. At 9.5% there is still no taste of alcohol. Smooooth, with perfect maltiness and hoppy bite at the finish = POW right in the kisser! Gorgeous orange color. Thick, creamy head. I am a hops convert. This is what those poor Brits in India should have received. Drink it before you die and if at all possible go to the brewery. Unbelieveble.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Itzjerm (1171) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - JUL 27, 2014
Tangerine aroma. Tangerine and grapefruit on tongue. Mouthfeel is perfect velvet amazing like laying in silk sheets. A very wonderful tropical ipa. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Busick (368) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 27, 2014
Wow! A great DIPA from a super solid brewery! Wanted to get my hands on this after having Zombie Dust...lived up to all expectations! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drsandman (217) - New York, USA - JUL 26, 2014
Bottle from Binnys. Pours a clear gold orange, light white head. Aroma of mango honey peach, pine, juicy bubblegum, resiny hop. Taste is sweet caramel hop, fruit bomb, some honey.. Hugely drinkable. Med body. Very very good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mindwarp (39) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 25, 2014
Pours a nice golden color, big head with a nice citrusy aroma. Lots of lacing on glass. Really hoppy which makes me happy. I don’t get the citrus taste I was expecting but a piney alcohol taste is present. Over all a pretty good IPA, I’d like to try a little fresher bottle sometime to compare with this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BLADT (507) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUL 8, 2014
Bottle pour. Semi-opaque, orange-peach color in glass with foamy white head that leaves consistent lacing. Lush nose of orange sherbet, caramel and restrained pine. Some tropical fruit in the background. Unexpectedly subtle, but nonetheless, inviting. Does improve on warming. Medium to full body. Huge hop presence. Creamy orange, fresh squeezed grapefruit and slight resinous bite. More sweet than bitter, but plays the full gamut of flavors. Complimentary malt and yeast backings, brings caramel and some straw to the profile. Finishes dry, with lingering orange rind. Enveloping, without being unctuous, on the palate. High ABV never distracts. This is first rate hop juice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jfb (3689) - Freising, GERMANY - JUL 5, 2014
(bottle) pours a hazy golden-amber colour with a few hop floaties and a frothy light-beige head. aroma of rotten peaches, apricots and alcohol, with a hint of herbal hops, some smoked ham, mango, pineapple, subtle vanilla and sugar icing. flavour is mostly mellow vanilla, mango and caramel, with a hint of herbal hops, some roasted malts, alcohol and an earthy medium-bitter finish. medium- to heavy-bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alliance100 (612) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 29, 2014
22oz bottle - pours a orangey gold . Citrus and pine aroma . Taste has a citrus zip with lots of resin . Very good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Danyel (590) - Colorado, USA - JUN 25, 2014
Bottle. Pours orange with white head. Area is very strong citrus- lemons, grapefruit, sweet orange. Taste is really flavorful, lots of citrus hops, long bitter finish, resinous, touch of sweetness but much. A delicious beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
indianabeerman (40) - Indiana, USA - JUN 23, 2014
had on tap. has a citrus hoppy nose. citrus up front followed by a nice bitter hoppy finish. . another great beer from 3 floyds

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dlbeer (726) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 20, 2014
Bottle. Orange pour with a lot of white head. Smells of hops and slight malt. Tastes of a lot of hops. Good ipa ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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