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RATINGS: 2036   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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4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerwolf77 (42) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 4, 2009
Well here it is "the Dreadnaught". I’ve been dreaming of sampling this one. It pours a muddy orange amber. A moderate head resides on top of my pint glass. A smattering of lace. The aroma is like an ocean of hops. So piney and sour smelling. It’s an amazing boquet of sour fruit and hop cones. The flavor is huge. A blast of pine and sour then malt smoothness with a touch of alcohol on the finish. This seems like a perfect balance of hop bomb and smooth malt. The medium body with plenty of carbonation to round it out. The high abv is there but fits nicely and makes me feel warm and fuzzy. This is my first IIPA and I must say I’m really starting to enjoy becoming a hop head.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
claesnl (3) - 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.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
GlasgowTAD (71) - 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!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jorn69 (1000) - 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!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gaultier (397) - SWEDEN - OCT 25, 2014
Tap @ Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen 24/10-14. Aroma: Hoppy, fruity, caramely, pine needles, citrus, touch of mango(?). Taste: Hoppy, caramely, toffee, pine needles, sweetness. The finish is dry and bitter with lovely flavors of caramel and toffee. A well-balanced and amazing beer!

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jonnyguns (1002) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 23, 2014
Bottle from West Lakeview Liquor. Pours a sexy golden orange colour with a firm white head. Superb lacing clinging to the glass. Wow. Aromas of citrus, pine, grapefruit and orange peel. Pine hops and grainy Malts as well. Taste is a heavy pine hop bitterness that holds insanely well. There's a hint of mango and a caramel malt backbone. Well carbonated. Mouth is coated pure awesome. Sensational beer for my 1000th rating, cheers! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
esjunknyc (20) - - OCT 19, 2014
Big, big, big. Month and a half old, so may be missing some of the bitter. Very malty finish, but wonderful big IPA opening. Almost a Carmel flavor, which works wonderfully with the bitter. Highly recommend.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
charlotte (4267) - rødovre, DENMARK - OCT 18, 2014
Draught almost muddy brown colour with small head. Aroma is fruity of pine and mango, and also dry and hoppy with taste of toffee caramel and citrus, really nice but I think I have tasted better then this.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Criz (110) - - OCT 16, 2014
This is an amazing IPA. Pours a golden amber with a foamy white head that is two fingers. The head liners for some time. Awesome citrusy fruity aromas consisting of mango, lemon, finished with some resinous notes. Flavors of pine, citrus, and balanced with a caramel sweetness. Medium mouthfeel, medium carbonation, and high level of bitterness. Insanely drinkable!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bluejacket74 (1341) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - OCT 12, 2014
22 ounce bottle, stamp says bottled on 09/29/2014. Served in a snifter, the beer pours an orange/copper color with about an inch and a half frothy off-white head that stayed around a long time. There’s also a lot of lacing. The brew smells mostly like citrusy (lemon peel, grapefruit, orange) and pine hops, along with some grainy/bready malt. Taste is similar to the aroma, but there’s also some mango and caramel malt noticeable. It has a nice bitter hoppy finish. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, it’s coating with a good amount of carbonation. I think it’s a pretty good overall Imperial IPA, I liked it. $11.99 a bottle.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Zakoon (62) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2014
Bottle @ home. Pours haze golden with a big white head. Aroma is mango, peach and generally tropical fruits. Flavour is grapefruit, orange and some pine. Medium to full body, soft carbonation. Finish is well-balanced and medium bitter with grapefruit and resin.


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