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RATINGS: 1955   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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4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ygtbsm94 (12) - Blacksburg, Virginia, USA - SEP 15, 2008
After having this brew several times in the past year thought I should put a rating in for this fabulous IPA. 22oz bomber pours a hazy, dark coppery color with thin white foam that left a small amount of lace. Aroma had hints of resinous pine, lush citrus fruits, and sweet malts. The carbonation is low to medium & the body is full. The taste is a balanced mouthful of a creamy, malty, sweet finish, along with an unbelievable, intense hoppy flavor and bitterness equaled by the intensity of the richness of full bodied mega malt. This definitely is one of the best IPA’s I have to date. I could drink this stuff all night!!


3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SouthBierBro (12) - - APR 23, 2014
Billed as a hop lover's dream, and it delivers in great ways. Quite hopped, but has lots of malty backbone. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXBadger (174) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 22, 2014
I was able to score a bottle when I was in Milwaukee. Pours a nice golden color with nice white head. Pine, grass, hay, and some citrus on the nose. Mainly citrus and pine on the palate, with a grassy finish. Not overly sweet like some imperial IPAs can be.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Erzengel (1949) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - APR 22, 2014
Great golden in the glass. Intense fruity in the nose, the beer starts intense fruity with great floral hop profile. The mainpart is very fruity, not too sweet, but intense, slightly malty. The aftertaste is malty, floral, fruity-malty. Freshly hopped, Just great. Probably a bit too sweet - but as it is balanced, it is great. --> 12/12/13/13

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markducommun (101) - Wilmette, Illinois, USA - APR 16, 2014
More clear yellow. Giant piney nose. Very bitter, turns into bubblegum aftertaste. Incredibly acidic, very present alcohol. Medium body, crisp. Very good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
FestDecBeet (39) - - APR 16, 2014
UPDATED: APR 19, 2014 Served: 22 oz bottle Look: pours dark orange. Small 1 finger head. Lacing hangs around. Off white head color. Smell: fruity. Lemons and oranges Taste: heavy citrus. Orange and lemons. Taste fair amount of alcohol. Feel: light in the mouth good carbonation Overall: like it. Good summer drink. First Drank: Kim & Mark's NC May 2012

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
stoutnick (391) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 10, 2014
On tap at Local Option, Chicago. Appearance is murky peach. Aroma is peach, stonefruit, citrus. Taste is everything - pineapple, citrus, sunshine punch. Wow. Big mouthfeel, bitter finish. Brilliant. Resin impresses itself on the palate more and more. Overall, easily one of the best imperial IPAs going round, if not THE BEST.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Niko100 (1842) - Illinois, USA - APR 7, 2014
Hazy golden color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of pine hops, floral, citrus, & some fruit; Flavor of sweet malt, pine hops, caramel, some fruit, and citrus (notably grapefruit); Finish is dry and bitter; Nicely balanced; Well made and very good!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dbeatdano (29) - - APR 4, 2014
Pour from bottle - orange golden pour with white soapy head Aroma - peach, orange marmalade, citrus hops, piney hops, caramel Taste - fruity sweet caramel entry with an explosion of bitter hops. Palate - thick mouthfeel, medium body, semi fizzy. Long bittersweet finish. Excellent beer. A bitter monster of a beer but the fruity notes keep it from being overpowering.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Errl (1315) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAR 30, 2014
Bottle..pour is golden with a thin white...Nose is pine, corn, malty, spice...Taste is pine, malt, corn, sweetness...

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Geraldusek89 (12) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2014
My god. I've had Dreadnaught a few times from a bomber (which is awesome in it's own right), but experiencing it fresh at the Brewery on tap is a completely different, and amazing experience. The perfect Imperial IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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