Serve in Shaker, Snifter


on tap

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 2043   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.23   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
Share this beer with friends!
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.

DrnkMcDermott's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DrnkMcDermott (2835) - 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 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cunningham (4899) - Halden, NORWAY - DEC 11, 2014
Lovely unclear dark golden color with a fine off white head that leaves nice lacing down the glass. Powerful grapefruit and tropical aroma. Full body and a nice balance between sweetness and bitterness. Oily texture and a bit dry ending. Heavy sipper this one. Powerful fruity and lovely grapefruit hoppy. Powerful stuff that could easily felled over to the heavy sweet side or harse bitterness. Also well masked alcohol. Recommendable.
[On tap at Mikkeller Bar in Copenhagen, Denmark]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tide (1877) - Espoo, FINLAND - DEC 6, 2014
Draught at Mikkeller & Friends. Hazy amber color, white head. Bitter taste with grapefruit, hops, peach, resin and pine. Bitter finish with grapefruit, hops, pine and resin. Exquisite imperial IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nische (896) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - DEC 2, 2014
Slightly hazy dark golden color with white head. Aroma of tropical fruits and fresh hops. Some mango taste with pineapple notes and caramel backbone. Creamy texture. Smooth bitter finish. Very nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
danlo (1319) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2014
1 pint 6 fl oz bottle from Mikkeller webshop. Pours an orange golden colour, foam white head leaving lacing and aroma of caramel, juicy mango, peach, orangey, pine hop resins. Malt caramel flavour, some toffee, alittle biscuit plus lots of tangy fruity notes, tropical mango, orange marmalade, apricot, peach, pine and peppery with grapefruit bitterness. Smooth and slightly oily mouthfeel, medium bodied, soft carbonation, dry spicy tangy bitter finish. Very drinkable, impressive DIPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Sicken (10) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 9, 2014
Bottle from Mikkeller & Friends. Perfectly balanced and the best DIPA I’ve had yet.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bigda83 (284) - Jamestown, New York, USA - OCT 31, 2014
Bottle to glass at a tasting. Pours a golden orange with a medium white head. Aromas of juicy citrus, pine, and grass. Taste is piney with lots of juicy citrus in there of grapefruit, lemon, and orange. Hints of tropical mango as well, but not as pronounced as the Panzer on that aspect. Another very smooth drinking DIPA from Three Floyds. Finished dry and bitter. Oh so good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
markextrae (1287) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 26, 2014
bottle in a trade thanks a lot to my man greg!! shared it with a friend. 3 weeks old. poured a clear amber orange colour with a nice head. bursting aroma’s of peach, apricots, and a pine forest. it’s drinking like a peache juice, with bitter hops, mango, tropical fruits, pines, really there is a ton of fruit in this one!! amazing!! it has that really smooth mouthfeel! it’s living up the hype. just amazing

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
claesnl (4) - København NV, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2014 does not count
Very nice dipa served from tap at mikkellers in Copenhagen. One of the best of the style that I have had.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
GlasgowTAD (126) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - OCT 25, 2014
What an amazing well balanced IPA! My only qualm with this beer is the lack of availability of suitable glassware to accommodate 1 pint and 6 fl oz! It pours opaque orange with a white head that lingers around, arousing you with all the aromas of this beer - which are tantalising. Aroma is pine and citrus. Taste is adventure which starts with oranges then transforms into fresh hoppy grass and carries on into caramel with lingering pleasant bitterness. A citrusy bitterness. Do not hesitate to try this if given the chance, it is everything anyone could want in in IPA!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jorn69 (1143) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - OCT 25, 2014
Tap @ Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen 141024. Fruity with lots of caramel and hoppy notes, some sweetness and some grape and pine, medium body with an oily texture. The finish is long, dry, bitter and caramely. A really well balanced and great beer!

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page    1  2 3 4 » 205

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50