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RATINGS: 2092   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.


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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wmubronco1992 (668) - 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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Whatup14 (1079) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 29, 2015
Bouteille 650ml, gracieuseté de msjpearson, Thanks Mike! Couleur orangée translucide, mousse blanc cassé meringuée laissant une belle dentelle. Arôme de mangue, houblon résineux, malt légèrement grillé, pin. Goût de houblon résineux, malt grillé, mangue, bonne amertume, l’alcool est habillement camouflé. Carbonatation faible, corps moyen-dense, côté presque crémeux.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beechner224 (938) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUL 12, 2015
Bottle to glass. Color is mostly orange with white head. Aroma is grapefruit, orange, citrus, sweetness. Taste is super bitter, hoppy, piney, citrus, yum. Drank this on the beach on a hot day, might have been a better choice, but this is still really good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dnicolaescu (1282) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - JUL 28, 2015
Double IPA foarte bun, dar generic. Hamei smooth, cu malț bogat și corp smooth.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rouhlas (1161) - GREECE - AUG 1, 2015
From tap. Unclear orange amber color with off white head. Heavy hoppy aroma, pine, citrus fruits, grapefruit, tropical fruits, caramel malty. Sweet and heavy bitter taste like aroma. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
aleigator (470) - GERMANY - JUL 31, 2015
Yields an amber, sunny clear color, with a solid, fluffy white head. Smells of ripe red fruits, featuring apple, peach and blood orange, well accentuated by lime rind. Exhibits a resinous sweetness, blending outstandingly well into the beers dough malts. Hoppy fruitiness defines the nose most pleasantly, together with a toffee sweetness on top of it. Has a lower carbonation, showcasing a powerful mixture of distinct hops and sweet, well pronounced malts, offering the palate up to an extreme, huge but focused IIPA. Begins with a very soft, aqueous note, bringing riper fruits from the nose to the palate, effectively balanced by bready, slightly earthen malts, which then turn suddenly honey glazed sweet. The prominent malt backbone defines how the hops evolve on the palate from that point on, pointing out features of ripe red apples, mango, water melon pulp and lemon coated peach, still accentuated by a dry earthiness. During the finish, the beer looses its slick sweetness, in favor of a pungent, leafy lemon dryness, pumped up by a bubbly carbonation. Hoppiness reaches its peak at that stage, numbing the tongue for a short glance, returning its initial aqueous characteristic with a well pronounced, long lasting lemon dryness to it. This is an extreme, and extremely well build, beer. While it inherits typical double ipa features of a resinous sweetness, its tropical hoppiness lurks underneath, waiting just for the right moment to take over the lead. Both ingredients not only blend flawlessly together, but feature an amazing clean, powerful flavor profile on their own.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gurthnar (3022) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 17, 2015
Bottle. Very nice hoppy beer, lots of orange, citrusy, resiny. High bitterness. Not as high caramel as in some of their other ones.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
linusb (124) - SWEDEN - JUL 31, 2015
Old... Probably not a righteous grade... A: Apricot, tropical fruit, raisins, dandelions T: Honey, almond, dried tropical fruits O: Quite sweet and not much carbo due to the cellar. Hint of the hops that once was there. Creamy mouthfeel. I imagine it's very nice fresh, but it's actually still nice.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
biggsbowler (539) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - JUN 29, 2015
Bottle - Pours a cloudy yellow. Nose is oranges, tangerines, grapefruit, sweet. Taste is very bitter and malty, oranges, lemons, grapefruits, tangerines. A big IPA that I enjoy drinking.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ctipping (217) - Florida, USA - JUN 28, 2015
650 mL bottle poured into a goblet. Hazy golden body with a nice, strangely tinted head to it. The head itself has a yellowish tinge. Beautiful lacing on the glass and wisps of foam atop the beer. Very hoppy. Lemony citrus that has almost a soapy character to it. The sweetness behind it combines to enhance this. That same soapy flavor extends into the taste, but the hops are still abundant. Lemon and grapefruit hops with a sweetness behind it. Very little bitterness in the finish. Perhaps it’s too sweet, though. Nearly perfect body to it. Nice carbonation and a clean finish. Just a hint of bitterness in the finish.It has a strong hop profile, but not quite the hop flavors I like in an IPA.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
madelfonatree (114) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 22, 2015
Look - Thin head but weak pour in bar. Light apple juice look with clear around the edges. Thin lacing. Unique. Smell - Pineapple. Orange. Grapefruit. Other citrus. Earth. Resin. Barley. Taste - Bitter and malt complemented well by the citrus. Feel - Carbonation. Medium to heavy. Tongue does curl. Overall - I still want a bomber of it. Not what I was expecting. This borders on being a strong ale. Pick it up if you can.


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