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Sweetwater Dank Tank Red Hot Mama - SweetWater Brewing Company

Sweetwater Dank Tank Red Hot Mama
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BA SCORE
85
very good

91 Ratings
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Ratings: 91
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 10.05%


Brewed by:
SweetWater Brewing Company visit their website
Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  8.60% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerDawgs on 10-12-2013)
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shand

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

10-28-2013 01:54:17 | More by shand
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u2carew

Massachusetts

3.43/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bomber
A) Pours with a finger thick, tight, creamy, beige colored head. Settles slowly. Deep ruby in color. Weak lacing on the drink down.
S) Subtle caramel notes. Hints of spruce and citrus. Overall not very aromatic.
T) Classic red characteristics - caramel, slightly grainy. Add to the mix a noticeable alcohol. Lingering piney notes in the aftertaste - a bit astringent.
M) Medium body. Dry. Alcohol warmth.
O) Overall an okay brew. The finishing hop characteristics are a bit too bitter, almost as if the brew has turn to the "dark side". Could be the case since the release date was Oct. 2013 six months ago.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2014 23:33:37 | More by u2carew
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Kelp

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +5.8%

04-06-2014 01:53:54 | More by Kelp
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rdub

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.8%

04-03-2014 01:33:52 | More by rdub
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DerekMorgan

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

03-26-2014 15:32:44 | More by DerekMorgan
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VelvetExtract

Massachusetts

3.71/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A-EBF sample pour, I believe it was a bottle but it may have been draft. Pours a murky amber hue.

S-both hoppy and sweet. Citrus and pine hops as well as a lot of caramel. A straightforward amber, at least in the nose.

T-More of the same. Well hopped but equaled by the dense caramel maltiness. Sweet and toasty. Finishes bitter.

O/D-Balanced with intense flavors in both bitter and sweet. A decent beer but not the most memorable.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2014 00:07:24 | More by VelvetExtract
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BostonPhilly

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -14%

03-23-2014 20:26:49 | More by BostonPhilly
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rawfish

California

3.7/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

First dip into Sweetwater, silk screened bottle with a flavor text that makes me feel a bit dirty before cracking it.

Pours deep shade of umber with garnet highlights, fairly clear with a small fluffy beige head. Retention is so-so and leaves loose clumps of lace on the glass.

Doughy with caramel sweetness, not too much depth beyond that. Hops are muddled but likely intended to dominate the landscape. Piney and orange citrus with some dust and earth, flat and dark. Strength of the aroma could be ramped up some, I attempted to look for malt nuances I usually find in reds such as leather, red fruit and tobacco but there is none here.

Malt and hops battle equally with a solid bready and caramel sweetness that occasionally dips into a toffee and dark fruit realm. Hops are full of dark and dank pine with some warm orange citrus. Medium bitterness leaves an earthy pine flavor and bready residue.

Moderate body and carbonation. Slick and wet over the palate, attempts to dry in the finish but there is also some sticky malt left over. Alcohol is well hidden and complements the pine and danker tones.

A solid red ale, intended to be piney and dank this one accomplishes its goals but doesn't push the envelope quite enough to be one to regularly seek out.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2014 01:27:05 | More by rawfish
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Sspeer1

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -20.6%

03-21-2014 23:22:35 | More by Sspeer1
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BeerBuzzGuy

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +19%

03-15-2014 21:02:13 | More by BeerBuzzGuy
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user785335

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

03-12-2014 13:44:29 | More by user785335
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MrBeige

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

03-09-2014 19:11:21 | More by MrBeige
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sonofliberty2

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

03-06-2014 23:24:42 | More by sonofliberty2
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Jaycase

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

03-02-2014 01:19:07 | More by Jaycase
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OrganicRobot

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +5.8%

02-26-2014 08:55:50 | More by OrganicRobot
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wr3ck00n

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

02-14-2014 01:45:57 | More by wr3ck00n
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Mojo

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

22 ounce bottle -> snifter

A - ruby red pour with a nice foamy inch tall head with pretty good retention and excellent lacing.

S - the nose is relatively weak. Mostly grass, bread, and a barely perceptible hint of alcohol

T - very malt forward as caramel malts seem to dominate. The finish is slightly bitter. The alcohol is well hidden.

M - full but a slightly unpleasant aftertaste

O - nice imperial red. Worth a taste if it comes your way.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2014 02:54:12 | More by Mojo
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psoriasaurus

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +19%

02-03-2014 13:51:26 | More by psoriasaurus
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Maltyduo

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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KlayWey

Idaho

4/5  rDev +5.8%

01-28-2014 05:01:23 | More by KlayWey
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Petey_the_Quiet

Florida

4/5  rDev +5.8%

01-24-2014 02:52:51 | More by Petey_the_Quiet
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OnryAndMean

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

01-16-2014 23:24:58 | More by OnryAndMean
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DerrickW

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

01-16-2014 00:16:13 | More by DerrickW
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DrChadly

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

01-13-2014 23:38:50 | More by DrChadly
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Tone2467

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -14%

01-09-2014 23:37:14 | More by Tone2467
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Sweetwater Dank Tank Red Hot Mama from SweetWater Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 91 ratings.