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RATINGS: 2010   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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3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dmschefke (568) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - APR 6, 2009
UPDATED: APR 11, 2009 Thanks to bulldog04 for this bottle. Pours a slightly hazy light amber orange with a medium off-white head. Aroma of citrus hops, caramel, and honey. Taste is the same, but not quite as smooth as I would have hoped for, but overall a great brew. Aftertaste is very pleasant, but this beer just doesn’t live up to the hype.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rando7 (734) - Iowa, USA - AUG 26, 2014
Bottle pours clear orange with thin white head. Citrus and light fruit aroma with hops. taste initial malt sweetness followed by citrus. Thick palate with noticeable carbonation tingle. Finish hoppy, the bitterness comes and goes before it gets unpleasant. Really balanced and well done IIPA, a style I’m not a big fan of but I liked this one.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mR_fr0g (2921) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2014
Keg at the Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2014, red session. 03/05/2014. Bright golden orange coloured pourt with a lasting thin white sticky head. Aroma is lemon citrus, pine, honey malts. Flavour is aggressive smooth, lemon, pine, bitterness. Uber drinkable. Dangerous. Palate is very smooth, melts on the tongue. Good good shit.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Patrik (246) - - 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 .

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jh773 (113) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 21, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2014 Bottles 8/5/14. Cloudy tangerine-orange with a few bubbles and a thin head. Rich candied fruit aroma with a touch of caramel and pine. Flavor is rich and sweet; resin, pineapple, peach, tropical flavors all in one great morass. Long, slightly sweet finish.

4.6
   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!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmongoose (1261) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jsmerig (1233) - 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

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bth122 (1259) - 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

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Yozora (31) - 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.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
cards04 (1723) - 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.


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