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RATINGS: 2152   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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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MacBoost (1816) - Penfield, New York, USA - NOV 17, 2012
Pours a hazy tangerine color with a small white head. Aromas of citrus zest, some tropical fruits. Taste is some sweet pineapple with a hefty dose of harsh bitterness. Chemicals. No alcohol detected. Its ok. Wouldnt trade for again.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
papat444 (129) - Carignan, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 14, 2017
Appearance: Deep orange body. Hazy looking with a 1 finger head (more foam/lacing when i pour in my wifes glass) and very active carbonation. Smell: Citrus fruit, more specifically fresh & ripe mango. Good piney hop smell but not overpowering the other aromas. Very good. Taste: Im hit with the fresh mango again and i literally get a mental image of eating a mango. A slightly sweet fruit taste with some peach fuzz as well. Some discreet pine and my wife says it has a peppery feel to it. The taste definitely more than backs up the smell. Mouthfeel: Good balance between malt and hops but tends more to the malty side. Almost no bitter hops which disappointed me a little but nonetheless i cant argue that this is a greatly constructed brew. Very smooth and feels a little juicy. Bitterness opens up a little as it warms.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrBeerFanatic (1046) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - FEB 12, 2017
Had to pick one of these 22oz at a local beer store to see what the hype was about. I can see this being made to compete in beer competitions. Pours a medium to light amber with rich orange hues with a slightly cloudy appearance. The head comes out strong and thick holding its own for about a minute then slowly melting. The hop aromas are very strong and complex. I get pine, grapefruit, pineapple, caramel, juicyfruit, grapefruit (sooo nice!). The flavors here were a little bit of a sad sad dissapointment for me. I have had sooooo many ipas and dipas and I find that most do not get much higher than an 8 for flavor. This one fails to make it any higher. I dont know if its the big caramel backbone or possibly that it has aged past its prime but man, I could or should be even better! Ok so theres the medium pine/citrus/apricot/ slight mango and high caramel backbone with just a ting of alcohol in the finish. Im hoping I just got an older bottle of some kind. Medium sweet medium to high bitter finish. Ive made dipas that taste almost the same as this one and most of my beers are on the level of decent. The label says memorable but I may forget...Still though, its on a level that flirts with greatness.......

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kathryne (16) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 29, 2017
Everytime I drive to Chicago I load up on the Imperial IPA. A bold original IPA flavour that is often diluted with many new IPAs being brewed.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
willisread (3017) - Owensboro, Kentucky, USA - JAN 17, 2017
Tap at Js. Pours a clear gold with a finger of foam that lingers. Whoa! Super fresh on tap. Tons of ruby red grapefruit with light dank notes and tangerine aromas. Clean and crisp on the palate with more citrus and ruby red grapefruit. Light bitterness and good lingering juicy fruit and dank. This was quite a head of its time. Fantastic.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Msgriffi (47) - - NOV 4, 2016
Lots of mango, citrus, then caramel malt followed by quick bitter flavor. A touch alcohol warming at the end. Very good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Korcz (2315) - Warsaw, POLAND - NOV 1, 2016
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer. Znakomity smak chmielowy, dużo słodkich, kandyzowanych owocw.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daje (4209) - NORWAY - OCT 10, 2016
Bottle, june 25th 2016. Hazy amber body with a huge white head. Aroma of mango, peach, pine, resin. Taste is peachy with caramel, strong bitterness playing with the sweetness. Piney and sweet finish. Very nice

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dysenteri (230) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - OCT 8, 2016
Bomber. Clear amber, white head. Orange zest, citrus, a lot of orange. Bitter, dry mouthfeel. Long aftertaste.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DandyWolfFloyd (1202) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2016
Aroma - big caramel nature with the aggressive mix of pungent and pine hops. Appearance - the body is a hazed orange. The head is off-white and 2+" and settles very slowly. Scattered lacing. Taste - is rich with a carameled malt - with a slight candy corn nature. The hops are of the Pacific Northwest variety - pungent, bitter, floral, and piney is the mixture here. Palate - medium body, oily feel with a thick texture, the carbonation is average, the finish is bitter and long in nature.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lilja (2992) - Malm, SWEDEN - SEP 4, 2016
Fat p CBC 2016. Smak och doft av humle, malt, karamell, grapefrukt, arpikos, persika, mango, nektar, ljus torkad frukt och honung. Fin maltstma, torr, stor stma, fruktig, fin beska.


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