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Sweetwater Dank Tank Fresh Sticky Nugs - SweetWater Brewing Company

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144 Ratings
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Ratings: 144
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 11.79%
Wants: 46
Gots: 7 | 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 Ryan011235:
Photo of Ryan011235
4.45/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into an E&J Cask & Cream glass on 11/21/11

Lighter hued brown; looks wooden while poured. In the glass it has a deep rusty brown spectrum. Two finger head thins slowly; sticky lace remains. Retention is thin, but lace stays peppered across the glass (much thicker on the second pour).

The aroma is fantastic. It's not an exact ringer for the days when you could find fresh bottles of Lagunitas Imperial Red, but hot damn is it close. Dank hops; oh, those wonderful cannabis aromatics. Pine and zesty citrus, too (the latter being lesser). Layers of biscuit and toasted caramel broaden the aroma; remains rather dry, though.

One sip and I'm slightly peeved I didn't pick up two bottles. The hop profile boasts about as choice a crossing of hop flavor and bitterness as you're likely to find (especially in the South). I imagine it tastes like a big old wad of fresh pine needles that are laced with grapefruit and lemon. Lively and spicy; heck, just a tad juicy, too. Toasted bread and a mild caramel notion make the malt bill just fine and dandy. Some lingering bitterness and a dusting of biscuit.

The feel is situated toward the light side of medium, keeping the beer (and the hops for that matter) from being weighed down. At times it almost seems thin. Carbonation is tingly and well suited to the hop spiciness. The only downside here is that the feel starts to have a coating effect that builds over time. Resiny.

Yes, yes... I should have bought another bottle. Or seven. The abv is right on the cusp of where ease of drinkablility and danger meet. This is the choicest imperial red I've come across in a while. Highly recommended. Jeff, go get you some (and sorry about the bread).

More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
4.28/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I have said it a million times Iam sucker for a big hopped up red and this fits the bill to a tee.Poured into an impy nonic a dee rich amber with a large blooming off white head atop that took a long time to settle.Fresh resiny and grapefruit hop aromas really jump out at ya,a lighter brown sugar-like malty sweetness comes into play as well.A medium to full almost creamy-like feel wich is odd for the style in the mouth,it glides down very easy.Resiny sticky hops and a hefty caramel malt base fight for supremacy until a bitter hop shot in the finish.a very good beer,nearly great,for me the best of the Dank Tank series.

Photo of Schlais
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of BenTherHppedThat
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of dsauter
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of nickthegun12
4.45/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

picked up this bomber in the atl at green's!

the appearance is super dark and danky just the way a double ipa should be

smells of a superb balance of malts and hops...maybe a touch of chocolate and a hint of coffee

the taste is very malty, but not over malted a nice balance with the hops...but the hops are almost don't make their presence known

the feel is the best ever!...super creamy and just coats your entire mouth

overall this might be one of the best double ipa's ive ever tried!

Photo of pgr2ferrari
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of tdm168
4.22/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep, deep amber with a thin lacing of foamy head. It smells of intense, spicy, earthy, faint piney hops. You can just barely smell notes of toast and caramel malts underneath the intense hop aroma. The taste is also very hoppy. I get the hops immediately; spicy, earthy, mildly citrusy, floral, and piney - full spectrum. The malt comes through a little in the finish. It's toasty with faint notes of caramel. This is a medium bodied beer with great carbonation and is very smooth.

I happen to really enjoy this one, but I'm a hop head. If you prefer a more malty, less hoppy amber ale, then this won't be for you. A little more balance would probably make this more friendly to the masses, but for me though this was the coming together of an amber and an IPA, and it was an awesome marriage.

Photo of hyoung41
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of Mavajo
4.53/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Deep mahogany color with decent cream colored head. Nice aroma of fresh hops with some bready caramel malt. Taste is excellent -- piney, fruity hops, resin, bread, caramel. Just a really top-notch blend of the hops and malt...excellent complements. Mouthfeel is good, with appropriate carbonation. Dry.

Really a pleasant surprise. It's been a while since either Terrapin or Sweetwater hit a home run with one of their one-offs, but this one is easily over the fence. Reminds me a lot of one of Bear Republic's beers -- either Hop Rod Rye or Red Rocket Ale...can't quite remember which one it was. Either way, that's great company to be in. Hoppy, tasty and easy-drinking.

Photo of Fatehunter
3.88/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a seidel. A deep red/copper color with a dirty-white finger of head. The color is perfect.

Smells like hops. Lots of fresh grapefruit and a little lemon.

Tastes more like an IPA. Moderate malt flavors: sorta sweet. Big bitter profile piled on right afterwards though. And it doesn't stop even after the drink is done. The biting bitterness of grapefruit is most prevalent.

Creamy and chewy texture. Surprising but really nice. Moderate carbonation.

Great and surprisingly unique red ale. The flavor was good but the look and texture were amazing.

Photo of Brewdacris
5/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of Double06
5/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of beerFool28607
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Janderson91
5/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of WillyMac
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of brudz2134
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of CooperEllis
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of UnderPressure
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of dsaylor
5/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of AndyTaylor
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of BeerBuzzGuy
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of jsanford
4.33/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Growler poured into a Pint Glass.

A - Pours a surprisingly dark reddish-brown with a big, soapy khaki-colored cap that settles to a thin cap, leaving tons of sticky lacing.
S - Pungent hop aromas of grapefruit, pineapple, mango, and peach with a solid caramel malt backbone.
T - Lots of dank, resinous hop flavors of grapefruit and tropical fruit with a moderately sweet caramel/candi sugar malt profile that nicely stands up to all that stank!
M - Smooth and fairly creamy, with a touch-over-medium body and good, crisp carbonation.
O - Really excellent Amber Ale, SweetWater has truly hit their stride lately!

Photo of cindyjeffsmith
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: mahogany red. Not opaque but not much light geting through this amber.Nice off white head.
Smell: fruit and malt, but the hops are the star here. Nice malt, sweet, bitter, fruit mix.
Mouthfeel: pretty full.
Overall: so much great beer out there these days. Nice addition from my home state.

Photo of CraftEyeDoc
4/5  rDev -5.7%

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Sweetwater Dank Tank Fresh Sticky Nugs from SweetWater Brewing Company
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