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RATINGS: 2149   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.23/5   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A hopheads 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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4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
chimney (9) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 27, 2006 does not count
poured a wonder hazy bright golden orange color with an awsome frothy orange-ish head. about a third of the way through the beer the body did clear up to a nice crisp clear golden orange. the aroma was amazing because the first thing i smelt was a citris orange with a moderate hoppyness. when i did finaly taste it the flavor started with a light acidic flavor with a moderate bitterness (much less bitterness than i expected). it then moved on to a heavy acidic flavor with a STRONG grapefruit flavor tartness and tang. on the palate it was a light body with a watery texture and a soft refreshing carbonation. over all it was a completely shocking beer because i was expecting your normal extremely bitter ipa with no additional flavor. but the strong grapefruit flavor with less bitterness than i was expecting was a nice suprising change. if this beer wasnt quite as expensive i would have it quite often.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ebarnes (261) - Beech Grove, Indiana, USA - MAY 26, 2006
650ml bottle. Extraordinary! Pours clear orange with an average size head. The aroma is amazing. Remember when you were little and your mom would open that 32oz can of Donald Duck grapefruit juice? That tinny, biting grapefruit blast from that? Thats what you get with this. The flavor is dry and bitter, but crisp. Just hoppy as hell. Outstanding!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - MAY 25, 2006
Another gputty hookup. Cloudy, luminescent orange with an off white head. Big, fat, heavy nose! Orange-grapefruit, sweet. Flavor is initiallly sweet orange, clean and crisp. Transitions to a bitter orange peel, some grapefruit zest. Excellent!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 24, 2006
This beer indeed lives up to the hype. Smells fabulous. I was bracing my tongue for a full on bitter assault, but it never came. Instead I was treated to an explosion of hoppy flavours with just enough bitterness to keep it honest. It was like a lemon-rosemary-and-flowers scouring pad on the tongue, (in a good way).

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gputty (456) - Virgina Beach, Virginia, USA - MAY 21, 2006
Bomber from bstill, thanks Brian! Poured a bright, cloudy orange with thin white head. Gigantic citrus hops nose. Candied grapefruit, with some pine and floral notes as well. Pretty much the whole spectrum of hops. Flavor is more candied grapefruit that rolls into a delicious bitter aftertaste. Hints of grass with malt in the backbone, but not too discernible, except for the sweetness. Hop lovers dream! Palate is silky for a IIPA, but not too thick. Wow.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TPaliga (212) - Munster, Indiana, USA - MAY 17, 2006
Awesome floral and citrus hop aroma. pours amber orange with thin bubby off-white head. Tastes of bitter citrusy hops with nice malt undertone. great flavor that lasts. Finish is huge bitter hops and sweet malt. Awesome.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 17, 2006
Rated from the cask at Dark Lord Day. Holy Hopness. Grapefruit aroma is awesome. Nice head. More balanced than I expected. Very tasty. Nice hops with a solid malt finish.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - MAY 16, 2006
(22 oz botte) Medium gold with almost no head. Floral/citrus hops aroma. Flavor is citrus and pine hops with enough malt for balance. Great mouthfeel. Excellent Imperial IPA

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
droopy49 (97) - Lancaster, California, USA - MAY 13, 2006
22oz bomber courtesy of Illinismitty. Poured a golden orange with a good off white head. Great hoppy and malty aroma with some nice grapefruit and citrus notes. Good malty flavor hits your palate first with some hop bitterness to follow. I must admit, my concept of a DIPA has been tainted by having Pliny the Elder on tap at RR brewpub. This is a good beer nonetheless, I am sure it would be better on tap. Thanks again Sean!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
henrikb (1262) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2006
Dark golden clear body, big white head fast away; Huge nose but not as deep as expected, lots of flowers, apricot, sweet pine; Super full body, with a very soft texture and carbonation; Medium length in a way sweet finish, again flowers, apricot, but ending of very pine-like. Generally much sweeter then bitter, lacks balance. The bitterness only truly steeps up in the very late finish. Very disappointing!


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