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RATINGS: 2008   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DrnkMcDermott (2790) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUL 13, 2003
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2004 Draft, at the brewery. It's like a trip to the emergency room because you've stuck a whole bag of hop pellets up your nose. If you thought Alpha King was getting a little too tame, this'll put you back to rights. Big citrus/grapefruit hop aroma twists your tongue while masking an insidious bunch of alky-hol. I see many people have rated this even higher than I have, in a field that inspires a lot of high-rated beers. I'll agree with everything being said here, I just find it hard to reserve my highest rating for something extra special when 3F has so much great stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Patrik (244) - - AUG 22, 2014
Inte mycket till doft ur Mikkeler barens jävla mikroskopiska pytte glas. Åh skitdyr 60 DKr för 2 dl !! Pinsamt. Smaken fruktig krämig med lite alkoholainslag . Lite för hårt kolsyrad tyvär. Behöver hällas i IPA glas .

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jh773 (102) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Tangerine-orange with fine particles scattered throughout; no visible bubbles, thin head that dissipates quickly. Smell is tangerine, ripe peaches, sweet. Taste is bitter, dry citrus peel, grassy, toasted caramel. Pretty good, if a little underwhelming.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jbenedix (8) - Greencastle, Indiana, USA - AUG 18, 2014 does not count
Wow. The aroma is so smooth, hoppy, with a tinge of citrus. Georgeous orangey amber, though a little week on head. Tastes like an imperial should, luscious hops, with a touch of sour fruitiness, and the bitter is so smooth and grows on the finish. Now I know why it’s priced like wine. Well worth it. Yum!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmongoose (1254) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 16, 2014
bomber shared. poured a dark orange color with white head. aroma straight up is hops and malt..and hops and malt and hops and hops. the flavor is super hoppy and smooth...the bitterness is somewhat hidden for as strong as this is...love the flavor. over and over. thank you sir may I have another.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jsmerig (1231) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2014
Thanks to brad and his co-worker for this opportunity. Pours a hazy yellow with a frothy head. Aroma is very similar to the gumballhead. New shoe leather. Taste is. Balanced for 100 IBUs. Sweet with tropical and citrus notes. Good but not necessarily top 20. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bth122 (1257) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2014
Torpedo bottle. Thx Mike. Slightly hazy dark golden color. Generous head that stays. Aroma of tropical fruits and fresh hops. Some mango taste with pineapple notes and caramel backbone. Creamy texture. Smooth bitter finish. Very nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Yozora (11) - Stavanger, NORWAY - AUG 15, 2014
Bomber from Mikkeller webshop. Pours a clear amber with a big, white head that leaves a nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is grapefruit, pine, mango, caramel malt, citrus, peach, boozy and sweet. Taste is mango, peach, citrus, pine, caramel. Perfect balance between malt and hops, the caramel, bready malty backbone balanced up by the hop bitterness. Was a harsh bitterness 30 mins out of the fridge but as it warmed up it mellowed out and sits in a perfect balance. Medium to full bodied. This is truly a well done DIPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
cards04 (1709) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 11, 2014
So this is unbelievable. Totally worth the hype. Haven’t had too many ipas that are so high in alcohol and so smooth. Aromas are pine, tropical fruit. Flavors are mango, dank pine. Sour tropical fruit finish. Unreal.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
biirusaikou (598) - - AUG 11, 2014
Peach, pineapple, sweet grapefruit, lovely bready malt backbone. Another awesome fruity hop-bomb from this outstanding brewery, dangerously high drinkability :)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Saeglopur (301) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - AUG 11, 2014
0.65 l bottle from Mikkeller Webshop. Dark golden to amber, slightly hazy body, with a medium, creamy, rocky, slightly beige head, that leaves a lot of lacing. Amazing aroma, resin, grapefruit, tropical fruits, honey and caramel like malts and the pine notes are as specific as a walk in a pine forest with needles on the ground! Taste follows this exactly. Mouthfeel is medium, slick, with a medium carbonation and it finishes long, bitter, dry, slightly alcoholic, but still smooth, with pine, resin and lemon zest. Propably the most interesting and specific pine aromas in an IPA I’ve experienced so far! And still there is a lot more, complex fruit notes and a perfect malt backbone, all in an amazing balance! Indeed a world class DIPA, that deserves the hype.

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