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Sweetwater Dank Tank Fresh Sticky Nugs - SweetWater Brewing Company

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139 Ratings
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Ratings: 139
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 12.03%
Wants: 45
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
SweetWater Brewing Company visit their website
Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kzoobrew on 11-11-2011)
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Reviews by Jules11788:
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Jules11788

California

4.22/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a dark reddish-brown; fat 3 finger-width head, sticky lacing, lots of retention

S: Fresh wet hops covered in sticky sweet tropical rock candy. Notes of pineapple, mango, and grapefruit

T: Starts off with some sweet hops up front, opens up into a nice bitterness along the middle, finishes with more sweet hops and a nice malt backbone

M: Thick and creamy, low carbonation, no hint of booze at all

O: This was a delicious hoppy double red ale, one that I would definitely pick up again

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2011 16:06:39 | More by Jules11788
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dcdonoho

Florida

2/5  rDev -52.8%

05-12-2014 20:21:11 | More by dcdonoho
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Jadjunk

Georgia

4.03/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

"Looking to drain the main vein on a 420 mild road trip, el Danko casually slipped into the dankest Nugget hp field known to man. Stupefied by the pungent aromas, his eyes rolled back as he fell into a sea of sticky buds. After 4 days of being pinned to the vines, he thought he was a goner. Believing he was hallucinating as every woodland creature, horny toad, and Sasquatch rushed past his stuck self, he suddenly became petrified as he witnessed a million army ants marching his way devouring everything in their path. He said one last Hail Mary as the ants began to chew on him and the vines. With one final gasp, he jerked free and hauled balls out of the field with biting ants and sticky hops covering his pruned body. Desperately in search of any bite relief he belly flopped in the 1st oasis he saw, which was a fermenter at SweetWater. Fuddled up, el Danko's teabag plunge turned this brew into a double red from the bleeding ant bites, and dry hopped this bad boy from the fresh Nugget hops that were stuck to his pitiful self." Brewed in the style of an Imperial Red Ale, dry hopped with Nugget hops. This is SweetWater's November 2011 entry to the Dank Tank series, as a one-time, very limited bottle release. Available in 22 oz. bottles and on limited draft.

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle to a SweetWater snifter. Served above 53º Fahrenheit.

(Appearance) Pours a taupe-white head of a creamy foam consistency over a deep caramel brown body. Clarity is good with some visible varying sediment at the highlights. Retention is excellent, and lacing is thin and stringy. 4.5

(Smell) Strong peppery, herbaceous and lemony hop notes with a potent bitterness over a smooth, clean caramel malt body with some biscuity malt thrown in for enhanced body. Potency is medium. 4

(Taste) Big wet hop flavor with herbal and peppery hop flavor, very smooth, clean with a moderate bitterness, likely toned down by age, although it's still fairly assertive. The malt body is a simple grain caramel, mildly toasted with some additional graininess for a slightly edgier body. Combined with the strong hop notes, this is a heavy, filling beer but an enjoyable one at that. 4

(Mouthfeel) Texture is mildly sticky, smooth, slightly dry. Carbonation adds a mild crispness and creaminess to the mouthfeel maintaining a lighthearted texture. The body is medium/heavy for a Red Ale, medium+ overall. Alcohol presence is mild-medium, emerging a bit against the smooth hop and malt profiles. 4

(Overall) An excellent wet-hopped red ale that was a tough entry in the Dank Tank series to nab (I only got one), and not one that generates the least bit of regret, even at it's overripe age, the hop flavors hold up incredibly well. If you somehow come across this, it may be worth your trouble. 4

SweetWater Brewing Company's
Dank Tank: Fresh Sticky Nugs
4.03/5.00

Serving type: bottle

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chaski101

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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KFrank729

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +12%

03-21-2014 12:44:13 | More by KFrank729
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CraftEyeDoc

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -5.7%

10-09-2013 00:04:09 | More by CraftEyeDoc
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GABrew

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

07-07-2013 23:59:29 | More by GABrew
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mikeincharleston

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -5.7%

05-26-2013 20:09:44 | More by mikeincharleston
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brudz2134

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

05-04-2013 04:40:18 | More by brudz2134
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watsonmd

Georgia

3.95/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aged Bottle, kept at 34F. Poured into a snifter.

A: dark, with thin, white head, and some lacing.

S: grapefruit, faint pine, maybe some peaches???

T: not the "Fresh, Sticky Nugs" I remember, but not unpleasant. Much more mellowed, and a flatter citrus hop, with less resin than before. Almost a clementine flavor. And more malt than before.

M: Dry, slightly boozy, and residual hop. Not bad.

O: I definitely enjoyed this more in 2011, but the age has made it interesting.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2013 03:30:49 | More by watsonmd
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irish01980

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

03-30-2013 21:11:56 | More by irish01980
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t0rin0

California

4/5  rDev -5.7%

02-26-2013 02:07:04 | More by t0rin0
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Ivegotmule

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

01-01-2013 22:44:42 | More by Ivegotmule
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sendbeer

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

11-12-2012 20:20:54 | More by sendbeer
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baklo

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -5.7%

10-21-2012 19:15:16 | More by baklo
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ncaudle

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

10-17-2012 18:33:19 | More by ncaudle
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PoolFishGolf

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

10-08-2012 01:28:37 | More by PoolFishGolf
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mttdls

New York

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

09-19-2012 18:29:22 | More by mttdls
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JottaGibboo

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

08-16-2012 19:57:33 | More by JottaGibboo
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rudzud

Massachusetts

3.53/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to JLindros for sharing this. Poured into a tulip.

A - Poured a hazy almost clear cranberry orange hue with a rather soapy thin head. Not too bad for side lacing.

S - Very, very sweet, no real hops, musty, light orange citrus.

T - Taste is more of the same for me. Lots of the musty, almost old hops (though I know this is fresh), with more dankish orange notes and caramel malts.

M - Mouthfeel is unfortunately rather boozy and yet somehow kind of thin.

O - Overall, like Jared highly disappointed with this beer. Much too sweet and malty/musty for my liking.

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2012 13:56:08 | More by rudzud
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elspaniard


4.75/5  rDev +12%

08-02-2012 03:30:13 | More by elspaniard
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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

07-26-2012 05:02:00 | More by rolltide8425
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thejordanc


4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

06-28-2012 20:31:06 | More by thejordanc
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jlindros

Massachusetts

3.68/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to JonnyGalt (Reddit) for this interesting looking beer.

Nice creamy 1 finger head fades semi slowly with nice thick lacing, cloudy hazy bright reddish cranberry color.

Nose is fresh red ale, tons of reddish malts, lots of caramel and toffee, coppery malts, lots of candy earthy hops, light candied citrus, bit no real fresh hops, light booze, fresh malty.

Taste starts with sweetness, quite sweet thick and malty, reddish malts, light toasty and copper malts, sweety syrupy, candied orange etc. hops bring lots of bitterness but no fresh dry hop taste, earthy and candy hops, candied orange and citrus again, light spicy hops, and a hint of resin when you go really deep. Light fluffy malt feel with a hint of booze. Finish is quite bitter, earthy spicy hops with light candied citrus lingering, and a bit of reddish sweety malts but mostly drier.

Mouth of a bit heavier bodied, decent carb, light warming booze.

Overall a bit let down. If this was just a double red ale I'd be satisfied, but there are no fresh hops at all as it should have had, otherwise decent malts and earthy hops. Can't find a date so there's no way to tell how fresh it is, so that's a huge negative hit for Sweetwater! If you want to sell freshly hopped beers you need to put a damn date on the bottle.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2012 12:08:48 | More by jlindros
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AlexM

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

05-31-2012 03:51:25 | More by AlexM
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Sweetwater Dank Tank Fresh Sticky Nugs from SweetWater Brewing Company
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