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RATINGS: 2078   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.23/5   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.3
frankenkitty (2012) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - JUL 25, 2005
Pour was a copper color with an almost-yellow head. Harshly hopped, invasive to the sinuses, almost acrid, with high amounts of grapefruit, pine and green apple. Heavily bittersweet to start with a stinging, bitter finish amidst light acidity. Honey-smooth with light carbonation. Thoroughly wicked. I’m glad I waited to have this one fresh at the brewery.

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3.7
Papsoe (25062) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2005
(Bottle 65 cl) Nice amber colour with a small, off-white head. Spicy nose. Incredibly delicate hop character, sweetish almost honey-like with loads of caramel. Bitter not only in the finish -all the way through. Delicious. 170705

3.8
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 20, 2005
Amber colour with a small off white head. Hoppy, apricot fruity aroma. Fruity and sweet flavor with a nice hoppyness. Bitter and dry finish.

4.1
Engelsmann (651) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 19, 2005
Pours a dark golden, with a thin white head. Aroma is very grassy hoppy. Taste is sweer malty, and very hoppy. Long bitter aftertaste. This is a beer that i like very much

3.9
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2005
Bottle. Copper colour with a small white head. Hoppy fruity aroma and a mild hoppy almost sweet taste. Medium to full body and a sweet light dry alcoholic finish.

4
joergen (28704) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2007 Bottled. Orange coloured with an off white head. Aroma of hops, caramel and pine needles. Flavour of fruits, hops, caramel and pine needles. Long bitter finish.

4.5
pineypower (3345) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - JUL 12, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2006 Summer ’05 release. Packed full of hop aroma even before the initial pour. Pours out a nice copper color with a small fading head. The aroma is mostly of floral hops. The taste is nothing short of amazing, this is one great brew. The balance and smoothness of the hops are amazing for such a beer. Great brew, only wish it was easier to find

4.5
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 6, 2005
2004 22oz. bomber. Amber pour with an orange tint to it. Small head quickly receded to form a thin ring around the top. Brilliant aroma with pine and grapefruit from the hops as well as some sweet peaches. Very smooth mouthfeel with a well-balanced medium malt backbone. Hoppy goodness coated the entire mouth! Flavor followed the aroma with the grapefruit and pine, and I also picked up some white pepper and a little caramel. Long pine forest & pepper finish. Magnifique!

4.3
GotBeer4Me (4) - USA - JUL 3, 2005 does not count
Awesome beer! Great label! Has a super sweet hop aroma, big bold bitterness, massive mouthfeel, and wonderful lingering aftertaste. Pour me another!

4.9
Sregnar35 (1032) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - JUL 3, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2005 22oz bottle from Ohiodad, thanks a million Scott! Great hop aroma, and I’ve never had such a creamy IPA. Not as good as ruination I’m very sorry to say, but still extremely great!!!!


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