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RATINGS: 2157   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.23/5   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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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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4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jedadiahcombs (41) - Huntington, West Virginia, USA - JUN 10, 2006
Beautiful Amber color and quickly disapating head. Botanical aroma that leaps from the bottle upon opening. Pleasant hoppy taste well balanced against the malt. Great beer.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
timtheenchanta (70) - Clemson, South Carolina, USA - JUN 4, 2006
Gorgeous orange color. Thin head with a little bit of lacing. Aroma is almost all leafy hops... hints of cannabis leaves. Theres a sweet side to it which is citrusy. The bitter rules out the sweet so its almost definitely the ridiculous amount of hops in this (Im not surprised... just stating...). Big leafy taste. Sweet citrus. Very very bitter. Save me. The bitterness in this rocks me pretty hard. Im not much of a hop head but I can definitely appreciate this great brew. Great smooth feel. Nice dry very bitter palate that hangs around for a ridiculously long time. After a while I decided Id had enough of the finish and drank some water and there were still faint hints of it. Wonderful.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kevster (344) - Bradenton, Florida, USA - JUN 4, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2012 Bottle: Pours a hazy golden orange with an off-white fizzy head that diminishes rather quickly. Aroma is very citrusy and hoppy. Flavor is sweet, peachy, citrusy and hoppy. Has a sticky feel on the palate leaving a mild tangy bitterness in the finish. Alcohol is very well hidden and the hops are not overpowering-Well Balanced! Very drinkable and simply Delicious!

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MrEcted1 (144) - Wheat Ridge, Colorado, USA - JUN 4, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 15, 2008 To me this beer deserves a very near perfect score because ive sampled many IPAs in my life and this one is head and shoulders above the rest. Truly a work of art. If there is one perfect IPA in this world, then to me this would be it. Pours a beautiful amber color with nice head and good lacing. The smell and flavor though... hard to really describe. Yes it has that piney citrusy flavor/scent that most IPAs have, but this one is very fresh and sticky. Hops smell and taste very fresh, my God this is good. Bready, sticky... citrusy. I actually seem to taste a little bit of monkey bread in there or something. I really wish I had easy access to this beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerdedone (3381) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2006
Bottle sampled with Stegosaurus. Pours amber with an off-white head. Aroma of citrus, caramel, and hops. Flavor is sweet, citrus, bitter, and caramel. IPAs are not my thing, but this was good.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
tennisjoel (1433) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - MAY 31, 2006
Bomber courtesy of a friend from work who happened to be travelling to Chicago. Very citrusy hoppy aroma. Main flavor is peach. A great scent which I could sniff forever! Whoa, a hops explosion greets the lips. This is one fine nectar. Can detect the alcohol, but its not over the top. Nice tancy and just a wee bit bitter finish. Excellent! IMO, just a slight notch below 90 minute IPA from Dogfish Head. Wow, this is good. The one glaring negative is the price of this bomber at $10.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
decaturstevo (6198) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAY 28, 2006
A hazy amber baby with a smooth balance of hops and malt. A good example of how balance can make a high hopped beer with malt come together in excellence. If you ever wonder what balance means wrap your hands around this baby in your taster warm it up to about 60 and roll it around it your mouth. EXCELLENT. Much like a statement from the movie waynes world. "Im not worhty".

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Marsiblursi (3076) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 28, 2006
UPDATED: APR 16, 2009 (Bottle, Oliver Twist - Stockholm) Clear, amber-coloured beer with a quickly decreasing head. The smell is rank pine-needles and blackcurrant. Pineapple, apricot with a sting of facial tonic alcohol. The taste is full bodied and leaves the palate num. It is both soft and rank at the same time with a burning feeling. Continues with a taste of liqourice, syrup, grapefruit and a hint of pineapple. The beer has a long bitter finish. Best I.P.A ever. A beer to travel far for! 2 try at OT, Stockholm. Pours dark amber with hardley no head. Aroma of apricots, mango, strawberry jam, violets and elderberrys. Wonderful mixture of hops and malt. Citrusy soap. Thick but fresh. Great body. Syrup. Apricots, pineapple, citrus and ripe mango. Salty and peppery. Tiny notes of tomatoes. Really clean taste, nothing wrong with it at all, ripe hard cheese. Rasin. Lives a spicy numnes.( Bottle: try number 3, thanks hopscotch) Pours reddish amber. Still fruity and still a nice hoppy aroma with a toasted and light nutty malt backbone. Exotic and berry-ish. Spicy and sweet. Still soft, full and complex but something is missing from the early days. This is not comparable to a fresh Dreadnaught

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!


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