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RATINGS: 1993   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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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wmubronco1992 (605) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - JAN 12, 2013
22 ounce bottle. Pours a cloudy honey color. Small white head. Some lacing. Aroma of both pine and grapefruit. Good body, about what you’d expect from an imperial IPA. Nice combo of bitterness with just enough caramel sweetness to offset. Mildly sticky, but still very drinkable. Very good, but in my opinion not quite up to expectations based on what I saw others post. It is hop juice and I appreciate that, but while very good there wasn’t a huge wow factor for me. Maybe a fresh bottle/draft pour would change my mind. Still, even though my comments are muted in comparison to others it is clear that this is another very good brew from Three Floyds.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Habanero (2495) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - JUL 31, 2014
Pours golden with a creamy off-white head. Aroma is full of peach, pineapple, citrus and caramel. Sweet flavor that ends up more dry and nice bitter. Medium to full bodied, oily texture and soft carb. A world class brew.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
teemoney (20) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 29, 2014
Poured from bomber into large tulip glass. Translucent amber-ish yellow with thick but quickly diminishing white head. Smells like strong fruity hops. Taste picks up where the smell leaves off, more fruity hops, with a sharp, but pleasant bitterness, and some sweet-ish malt in the background. Palate is nice and smooth. Pretty great beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbrana (414) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - JUL 28, 2014
Sticky sweet with strong carbonation and flavors of candied orange, pine, and caramelized sugar.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Itzjerm (1172) - 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

4.6
   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

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drsandman (224) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mindwarp (41) - 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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BLADT (514) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jfb (3705) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alliance100 (614) - 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


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