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RATINGS: 2157   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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4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hippie4beer (162) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - NOV 16, 2005
22 oz. Bottle. Pours a cloudy golden amber color. Big fluffy white head. Aroma of grapefruit and pine. Flavor is amazing! Very creamy hoppy well balanced with the malts. Excellent beer. Thanks to my buddy Sprinkle keeping this stocked at his store.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
kms399 (267) - plymouth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 8, 2005
22 oz bottle. pours a beautiful copper color with a large fluffy white head. leaves a ton of lacing. aroma is citrusy hops malt very floral. taste is sweet, hops, orange, hides the alcohol very well. nice dry and light bitter after taste. i recieved this in a trade but i cant remember who its from. whoever you are thankyou.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoshuaB (476) - Detroit, Michigan, USA - NOV 6, 2005
Draft at 3F. Dark copper orange, somewhat hazy with a nice layer of creamy white head. Nose is all about grapefruit hops and brown sugar. Taste is an explosion of citrus hops, then the malts attack to leave a nice mellow semisweet profile. Deliciously complex.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jackson220 (136) - new lenox, Illinois, USA - NOV 5, 2005
Drank this for the first time last night at Three Floyds new Brew Pub...OMG!!!How can it get any better? Deep hazy orange, creamy white head. I could smell this beer all night. Nose is chock full of sticky sweet pine, grapefruit, caramel, brown sugar, with a hint of apricot. Flavor is an intense hoppy bitterness with a sweet rich malty backbone for balance. Just awesome. Full bodied, soft carbonation, smooth, bitter-sweet, mojave dry finish. Now all I need is it delivered.... : ))

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - NOV 3, 2005
Bottle via trade with Dickinsonbeer. Slightly hazy copper color with an off-white head. Hoppy aroma with notes of pine, oranges, lemon and mint. Slightly sweet at first sip but the hops quickly take over. Spruce and pine as well as citrus flavors prevail. Good malt presence. Finishes bitter and dry. Hides the alcohol well.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
papajohn (1250) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - NOV 1, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2007 Hazy peach color with a generous rocky off white head. Aroma is sweet, fruity and barley wine like. Flavor is rich and fruity sweet with orange, some alcohol, turning dry and orange rind bitter in the finish. Palate is rich, smooth and sticky. Pricey at $8.99 for 22 oz. in Dayton Ohio. Ive had better for a lot less. Over rated IMHO.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - OCT 31, 2005
22oz bottle thanks to my man Chris (Styles): Pours to a mostly clear medium amber that really glows warmly. Theres a slight chill haze in the body with an almost nonexistent head retaining well atop the beer. I can smell this one at arms lenght just pouring it. At first scent its almost all pine-like hops, almost like having fresh hop cones in your glass. As the beer warms and I spend more time with my nose over the glass hints of grapefruit, orange, pale malt, tangerine, and just the barest scent of alcohol come through. First sip: wow, this is increadibly bitter. The IBUs must be through the roof here (even though I know we cant taste much over 100). My mouth almost recoils from the assault. I should state here that normally Im not a big fan of hop-dominated beers, but this one really works. Why? After that first bitter attack, my taste buds give it a second go and multiple flavors emerge in my mouth: dusty light malt, ripe grapefruit, bitter orange rind, tangerine, strong pine hops, a brief hint of chamomile, flowers, and then back to grapefruit/pine hops finishing very bitter. The finish is identical to that of biting into a grapefruit rind and having brewed a beer with grapefruit rind, I have to wonder if theyre not using some here. The hops usage here is masterfully executed, and the reason Im able to enjoy this one is the fact that theyve used just enough malt to provide a minimal & mostly hidden sweet backbone that works in combination with subtle hints of alcohol to allow all the hop flavors to appear and re-appear to the taste buds. Licking the lips after a few sips tastes indentical to that time you licked your finger after cleaning hop pellet gunk out of your funnel filter while transfering to the carboy. Come on, we know you did it. Medium-full body, mild-medium carbonation, would be sweet and syrupy without the insane amount of hops here, finishes sweet though your palate is fooled into believing its dry due to the bitterness. Very nice.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ElBorracho (472) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 29, 2005
22 oz. bomber. A full on assault of citrus and pine aromas which carry through to the taste. A good bitter finish. One hell of beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
zug4abby (287) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 24, 2005
Thanks Dough77 for this wonderful beer! Pours a gorgeous amber color with a very small head and not really any lasting lacing. The aroma is oh so wonderful with strong hops and oranges. The flavor is delicious with hints of grapefruit, oranges, hops and the slighest (which only serves to compliment the flavor) alcohol bite at the end!

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
alobar (3732) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 23, 2005
Thanks to richlikebeer for this fine beer. Cloudy amber color. Sweet aroma with some citrus scent. Balanced taste with some bitterness and sweet taste. Awesome beer!


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