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RATINGS: 2022   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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jstonerock24 (134) - Englewood, Ohio, USA - SEP 14, 2014
Aroma is tropical fruits, citrus, pine, and slight hint of berries. Flavor is a fruit explosion with a pine finish. Finishes slightly bitter but both malt and bitter even out at the end. Amazing! Best double IPA!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sebilinz (504) - Linz, AUSTRIA - SEP 12, 2014
Bottle. Nice amber body with white head. I think the bottle is a little bit to old so there is missing a lot of the aroma. Otherwise a perfect beer wonderful balanced between hops and malts. You don’t notice the malts and the Ibus. Even its more than 3 months old a great one.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Japalo (1172) - DENMARK - SEP 12, 2014
Bottle@home celebrating a new weekend. Amber haze. One finger foam. Dusty passionsfruit pine notes. Intens resinous piny taste. Sweet well hiding in a moderate bitterness. Very dry bitter finish. Heavy body. Probably the most expensive brew bought so far 225 Danish kroner. It's good but that good!!!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Ionlyrate5s (86) - New York, USA - SEP 10, 2014
So big and so good. Tons of complex hop aroma from pepper to mango. Flavor is an intense resin awesomeness. Really did well on carbonation and malt backbone with slight alcohol warmth makes this a perfect brew

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tmrmwel (959) - Bergen, NORWAY - SEP 8, 2014
Bottle. Pours an ever so slightly hazy golden with a big off white head. Aroma is tremendous, with sweet hoppy apricots and soft tropical mango, as well as elderflowers, lychee and bittering orange peel. Medium to full body with soft carbonation. Flavour is sweet hops with apricots and mango, bitter orange peel and pine, as well as a nice malt back with toffee. Bitter finish with grapefruit and resin. A fantastic brew! Subtle and easy drinking, yet hoppy and aggressive. Probably the best DIPA ever, and definitely worth the hype!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
PeteyPie (5) - - SEP 6, 2014 does not count
Poured from a 22 oz bomber from FFF brewpub, bottled about 9 days ago, served in a spiegelau IPA glass Aroma: HUGE nose of tropical fruits, mango, pineapple, and grapefruit. Appearance: Pours a very pretty orange-copper with good clarity, nice fluffy white head that dies down and leaves lacing along the sides of the glass. Great-looking beer. Taste: Follows the nose, massive waves of tropical fruit, peach, and a little citrus hop with a little malt backbone. A little bitterness left behind on the finish. Palate: Pleasant average carbonation, body is medium but so, so drinkable for such a big IPA. Overall: One of my favorite beers, period. I’m a sucker for tropical hop profiles and this I just love. It’s unbelievably drinkable for such a big beer. It’d be wonderful to have everyday access.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SimonTja (262) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 6, 2014
Tap @ Mikkeller Bar Stockholm

A – Slightly hazy light orange

S – slightly hoppy but, more so towards balanced. Pine, grapefruit and stone fruits.

T – Malt body ’just’ being there, citrus driven pale ale, again, it’s not to an extreme, at all, very balanced out citrus character

M – Light, high carbonation level.

O – Expected way more, this is very much so not a top IPA, would like to try bottled, seeing as every single hoppy beer I’ve had at Mikkeller Bar has been an disappointment.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MrHult (246) - SWEDEN - SEP 5, 2014
Tap på Mikkeller Stockholm. Dimmig bärnstensfärgad vätska med vitt skum. Tropiska frukter i doften, kådig malt i smaken utan att bli för kraftig. Bra!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
MSBrindbergs (332) - Solna, SWEDEN - SEP 5, 2014
Fat på Mikkeller Bar. Dimmig bärnsten. Doftar fantastiskt av tropiskt och kåda. Mycket välbalanserad IIPA, fin sötma kraftig beska. Det är ju precis det här man vill ha... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hawanna (2164) - GERMANY - SEP 3, 2014
On Tap at Taphouse Munich Smooth and easy to drink. Well balanced. golden, cloudy, frothy, white foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, full body, creamy, slick feel, soft carbonation,


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