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RATINGS: 2146   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.23/5   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 15, 2009
On tap at the GTMW. Definitely the best offering I’ve had from FFF to date. Amber with an off-white head that leaves some lacing along my glass. Aroma is a citrus bomb with nice amounts of caramel malt and some fruity notes to boot. Taste is fairly balanced though nice and big like a DIPA should be. Plenty of citrus, orange and other assorted candy hops to go with a big amount of caramel malt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daje (4123) - NORWAY - OCT 10, 2016
Bottle, june 25th 2016. Hazy amber body with a huge white head. Aroma of mango, peach, pine, resin. Taste is peachy with caramel, strong bitterness playing with the sweetness. Piney and sweet finish. Very nice

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dysenteri (151) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - OCT 8, 2016
Bomber. Clear amber, white head. Orange zest, citrus, a lot of orange. Bitter, dry mouthfeel. Long aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DandyWolfFloyd (1086) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2016
Aroma - big caramel nature with the aggressive mix of pungent and pine hops. Appearance - the body is a hazed orange. The head is off-white and 2+" and settles very slowly. Scattered lacing. Taste - is rich with a carameled malt - with a slight candy corn nature. The hops are of the Pacific Northwest variety - pungent, bitter, floral, and piney is the mixture here. Palate - medium body, oily feel with a thick texture, the carbonation is average, the finish is bitter and long in nature.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lilja (2839) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 4, 2016
Fat på CBC 2016. Smak och doft av humle, malt, karamell, grapefrukt, arpikos, persika, mango, nektar, ljus torkad frukt och honung. Fin maltsötma, torr, stor sötma, fruktig, fin beska.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mark_Eck (1921) - - AUG 24, 2016
Draft at Three Floyds. Pours a hazy orangish color. Aroma and taste are sweet with orange and pine hops and a bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MrTipple (3710) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2016
Intense tropical fruits, mango, papaya, sweet orange, bitter lemon. Clear that, medium, creamy, white head. Heavy bitter. Resin, pine, bitter orange, unripe tropical fruits, mango, passion fruit, bitterness continues, dry, alcohol and unripe tropical fruits in the finish. Beautiful IIPA, nice, heavy citrus and tropical fruits in aroma, harshly bitter palate. Keg at brewery, Munster, IN.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SG111 (1295) - New York, USA - AUG 7, 2016
Bottled 06/09/16 so 2 months on it. Should still be decent. Pours honey orange, big white head. Aroma is orange, booze, resin, pine, floral notes, some sweet citrus. Flavor is boozy, sweet residual sugar, orange, orange rind, and some pine. Very malt heavy. Clearly a bit past its prime. But still an excellent beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ron (3612) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 6, 2016
On tap at the Brewpub with Patty for dinner on way to south Dakota. Pours hazy golden with heavy white head/carbonation. Aroma is strong hop forward. Tastes like a malt bomb with nice balance of bitterness. Great imperial IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmoreau (3759) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JUL 23, 2016
Another one of those beers that I enjoyed a number of times thinking that I had previously reviewed it. This time on tap at Lunar Brewing Co., dispensed to a snifter displaying a clear, golden hue, with a fluffy layer of fairly persistent, soft white head foam, and clingy, wavy spray as lacing. The nose was expressive esters as tropical fruit, pineapple, grapefruit, and pit variety, with some resin, and malt sweetness. Medium+ bodied, with appropriate carbonation, the taste added a pronounced citrus & rind bitterness that lingered, decent alcohol presence, and just enough malt sweetness to smooth and take a slight edge off of both. One of the more "balanced" DIPAs that you’ll find.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nsanders (1015) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - JUL 21, 2016
Tap at brewpub. Clear gold color and white head. Caramel, tangerine, alcohol and candied orange. Very sweet with a bight tropical bitterness. Medium body with a bubbly feel.

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