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Sweetwater Dank Tank Fresh Sticky Nugs - SweetWater Brewing Company

Sweetwater Dank Tank Fresh Sticky NugsSweetwater Dank Tank Fresh Sticky Nugs

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Ratings: 138
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 11.03%


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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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.15/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle courtesy of bmanning. Served in a wine glass.

Pours a nice amber color with a good, sticky white head and a nice bit of lacing. The nose brings plenty of piney hops, but too much amber malt in the background. Same goes for the flavor, which has too much sweetness. Medium body with a semi-dry finish. Pretty good, but not close to Nugget Nectar or other pillars of the style.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2011 01:56:12 | More by Thorpe429
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CliffBrake

New Hampshire

3.2/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to HeadyHops81 for the bottle.

Deep ruby color with a cream-colored creamy head that leaves a nice curtain of lacing. Pretty beer, especially with a little light behind it.

Very understated aroma. It is a project to pick up anything on the nose besides a bit of booze and a hint of herbal hops. Flavor also starts off underwhelming with a slightly sweet malty character. Hops show primarily in the finish with a nice herbal fresh hop note shining through toward the end.

Mouthfeel is a mix - a bit creamy, good carbonation, but mainly very peppery/prickly.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2012 22:58:36 | More by CliffBrake
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rudzud

Massachusetts

3.53/5  rDev -17.1%
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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bigfnjoe

Pennsylvania

3.6/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bomber into a pilsner glass

A- pours a dark shade of amber with a one finger offwhite head. I love when a beer has that nice cherry shade like this one has

S- sticky hops, but the aroma is a little muted...not as strong as I'd like

T- the hops I'm getting out of this are very sweet....not really bitter, but sweet. The finish though, is pretty bitter. But the initial sip? Not so much.

M- actually, it's a little thin....not really a very heavy body at all. Kind of torn on this one

O- I expected something like Nugget Nectar, but this was more like a dry hopped version of every other amber I've had. Disappointing

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2011 22:31:50 | More by bigfnjoe
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Sideswipe

California

3.6/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz Bottle from Palmej1. Thanks Jacob!

Pours a deep red to brown mahogany color with a finger of tan foam. The head recedes leaving sticky lacing and a small coaster floating atop the beer. Strong aroma of citrusy hops and caramel malt. Taste opens with nice hoppy flavors. Orange and pineapple predominate. The hops are balanced by a nice malt backbone which imparts notes of caramel and fresh baked bread. The finish is semi-dry with a lingering bitterness. The beer is full bodied with a viscous, sticky texture. Overall this a good hoppy red ale. Perfect for a winter night in front of the fire.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2011 07:02:17 | More by Sideswipe
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jlindros

Massachusetts

3.68/5  rDev -13.6%
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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Hojaminbag

Colorado

3.7/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I got this one from Gdodd12 in the Secret Santa BIF. Thanks Greg, I'm pumped to try this one.

Dank Tank Fresh Sticky Nugs has a deep red body that is orange around the edges. The center is opaque due parially to the dark red color, but also partially to quite a bit of haze. The head looks great, with about a finger and a half of dark-tan head. The ehad is thick and foamy looking, with great retention and lacing.

The aroma is quite a good one. Lots of sweet caramel malts, but even more hops. Lots of fresh, grassy hops with hints of generic citrus and a good bit of grapefruit.

The big fresh hop characteristics that are in the nose don't translate well into the flavor. A very sharp bitterness comes through first, with a heavy pine and grapefruit flavor to back it up, but the flavors are quickly silenced by big malty notes that mix a ton of caramel malt with toffee and dry, toasted flavors. The great fresh hop flavors from the aroma come through a little bit toward the end of the beer, with juicy citrus and a little bit of grass. The finish and aftertaste leaves the impression of a rich, complex beer, with both hops and malt represented. I think the aftertaste might be the best part of the beer, actually.

The mouthfeel is quite good. Thick and creamy, Fresh Sticky Nugs has the body and carbonation down.

Fresh Sticky Nugs is a solid beer, with its best characteristics being the fresh hop flavor and the aftertaste. A little bit sweet for me, but it is supposed to be a big American Red.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2011 02:20:33 | More by Hojaminbag
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KajII

North Carolina

3.7/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

[Best served in a Snifter]

The pour was a murky chestnut brown with an average sized (1-2 finger) light beige rocky head that reduced after a short while to a few puddles and a medium collar of residue, letting forth some excellent sticky streaks of lace.

The aroma was of a dark bread malt, a moderate pine hop and an earthy yeast with notes of caramel, dark fruit and a bit of citrus (grapefruit).

The taste was a little sweet and yeasty with a note of caramel early on, but got extremely hoppy very quickly with a big dose of citrus and a mild touch of dark fruit towards the end. The flavor lasted average duration after the swallow with a nice lightly sweet citrus hoppiness left to linger.

Mouthfeel was just under medium in body with as dry texture and a soft carbonation.

Overall a good and hoppy Strong Ale with a nice mild sweetness to it...

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2012 15:43:08 | More by KajII
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Georgiabeer

Georgia

3.78/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I'm not nearly as impressed with this beer as many people seem to be. Overall, I thought the color and flavors were quite murky, and the darker malts mostly overwhelmed the floral and bright citrus flavors of the hops. Pours a murky chestnut brown with a head that's a bit flatter than it should be. Nice citrus, floral and paraffin aromas with a bit of darker roastiness on the back end. The flavor is a bit jumbled. You get glimpses of fresh hops with tangerine, wax, and herbal/floral notes, but the thicker malty notes tend to overwhelm and cancel these flavors- it's like looking at a sports car through the smog. Nice waxiness on the finish, which contributes to the mouthfeel. I really wish they had left the malts pale in this- it would have been much improved.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2011 15:29:35 | More by Georgiabeer
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TheGordianKnot

Tennessee

3.8/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into FFF XV glass...

A- Double red? More like double brown! Deep muddy brown color, very clear, with a finger of latte crema colored head. Sticky as hell as it densely coats the glass.

S- Mmmm, fresh hops! Grassy, floral, earthy, fruity- this has it all. It's not in your face, but not too subtle either. Pineapple and toast linger in the after aroma.

T/M- Ok, decent but not quite as good as I thought it would be; though I did have high expectations. Dirty, earthy, grassy hops initially show up, but are cast aside by a strong alcohol taste and fusels- doesn't ruin the beer, but it's undeniably there. I definitely get the red ale base beer, which is very nice and refreshing. Finishes with a young wood flavor, which I have no idea where it comes from. Body is awesome. Nice moderately full feel. It is slightly heavier than a common DIPA, but has the prefect level of carbonation to break it up.

O- Good beer, not amazing. Would purchase this again if the price was right. Here in Nashville this bomber was $12.99!? C'mon... Easy to drink the entire bottle, scarily easy.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2011 20:05:14 | More by TheGordianKnot
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nickfl

Florida

3.8/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

*365th review in 2011

A - Pours with one and a half fingers of light tan foam on dark, reddish brown body with good clarity. The head settles at a moderate pace and leaves very thick lace.

S - Pungent pine hops with some citrus and lots of dark caramel malt.

T - Sweaty hop flavor up front with caramel and brown sugar. Some more dark bread and a metallic note in the middle. The beer finishes with grapefruit, toffee, light roast, and some nutty caramel.

M - Medium-thick body, moderate carbonation, and a slightly sweet finish.

D - The aroma is great with lots of pungent hops and a strong malt backbone. The flavor profile doesn't really live up to the promise of the aroma, however. There is a strange metallic note that kind of hurts the overall impression and the hop profile just doesn't stand out the way it does in the aroma. Not bad, but it really just seems like it could have been so much better.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2011 06:50:00 | More by nickfl
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Fatehunter

Oregon

3.88/5  rDev -8.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2012 02:46:31 | More by Fatehunter
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

3.9/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle - $6.49 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a dark russet-hued body with a finger's worth of beige foam. A bit of lace here and there as it drops down.

Smell: Bready, mainly, but some toast and a thin shaving of unsweetened chocolate with some sweet-scented caramel. Slender florals, pithy lemon and grapefruit, but also plenty resinous.

Taste: Sugar glazed bready malts, a bit of toastiness. A nibble of sweet caramel, then, some slight roastiness, maybe even a hint of chocolate. Resinous hop quality, strong citrus, floral tones and all the bitterness you really expect from these Dank Tank releases. Strong bitterness. Grassy, resiny on the back half, though some sweetness still emerges beyond the bitterness and warming alcohol, helping to keep things from being unduly brash. Bitterish, dry finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium carbonation. A bit of stickiness present on the palate.

Overall: Pretty good, overall, and, admittedly, better than expected.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2011 22:55:23 | More by ChainGangGuy
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watsonmd

Georgia

3.95/5  rDev -7.3%
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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sidetracked

Illinois

3.98/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear burnt sienna/orange-burgundy with a foamy cream head. Nice lacing.

Aroma is bitter piney and resinous hops mixed with a little sweet toffee and toasted malt. Some citrus. Very hop forward.

Upfront taste is bitter hops, pine, and a light floral flavor. Some malty addition in the middle--toffee, brown sugar, toasted and bready malt. Finish is bitter pine and citrus. Lingering grapefruit bitterness.

Medium body, slightly syrupy with medium carbonation. Feels thicker as it warms.

Overall a fairly high level of bitterness with a good malt balance. Great at first, but a bomber becomes a bit much. Different from a lot of the other IPAs I've had in terms of malt/hop combination. Enjoyable.

11/30/2011

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2012 01:32:56 | More by sidetracked
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kzoobrew

Michigan

4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep burnt amber colored body. The beers is much darker than I anticipated, making it slightly hard to judge clarity. There is no sediment and appears to be only a slight haze. Massive three finger oatmeal colored head towers above. The head works its way back slowly leaving a nice cap. A fair amount of moth eaten lacing is left clinging to the walls of the glass.

When Sweetwaters say Sticky Nugs, they may mean Stinky Nugs. Pungent dank and citrus hop aroma pour from the glass. Fresh hop resin fills the nose. The citrus aroma consists primarily of oranges though some grapefruit is peaking through. There is a solid malt base beneath but it never steps to the forefront. The warm bready malt is an excellent base for the hops to build off of.

The flavor flips the script a bit from the nose. Warm brown bready malt is very apparent with the first sip. The hop flavor develops just behind providing balance but not overpowering the malt. The hop flavor begins with an orangey citrus before transitioning into a slightly more bitter grapefruit and pith flavor. A bit of resinous flavor is left lingering on the tongue

Medium bodied Imperial Red Ale. The carbonation is low to moderate though it seems to be working well with this beer. With how this beer is put together I did not anticipate the finish being dry at all, I imagined a bit of a long finish. The beer is not dry but it is getting close enough for coversation.

I like this beer, I like the malt, I like the hops, I like the balance. As much as I do like the Imperial Red I was hoping it would lean more towards an Imperial Amber but Sticky Nugs is a no doubt about it red. Easy to drink and enjoyable, one serving would probably be all I want before moving on. A beer worth picking up if you see it.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2011 22:27:23 | More by kzoobrew
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robbrandes

Oregon

4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured from a 22oz into a tulip glass.

pours a deep mahogany, i've seen lighters porters. great head, excellent lacing. big, malty nose, a bit fruitness, that all belies the taste. wow - hop bomb! this is one juicy beast! tons of piney resinous goodness. nice mouthfeel, dry finish.

good stuff, thanks for the trade jared (thegordianknot)!

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2011 02:46:34 | More by robbrandes
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busterwhite

Georgia

4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark brown/amber with a 1 finger tan head.

Pine, citrus and floral scent with some malt sweetness.

Big hop taste up front - pine and grapefruit with a little pepper. Some sweetness from the malt in the middle with a bitter, dry finish. Big hops but nicely balanced.

Medium, creamy mouthfeel.

Overall this is another great Dank Tank offering from Sweetwater.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2011 02:14:29 | More by busterwhite
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cindyjeffsmith

Georgia

4/5  rDev -6.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2012 22:59:15 | More by cindyjeffsmith
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Goblinmunkey7

Massachusetts

4.03/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Nashvillain for the bottle.

Appearance: Clear deep garnet. Head is light tan/dirty white. Big, rocky, chunky head. Lacing is tenacious and plentiful. Head drops to a thin cap after a few minutes.

Smell: Earthy and only slightly dank. Some hints of pine and citrus. Caramel and biscuits to boot. Deep caramel notes. Sweetness lingers. Hints of dank, musty, herb. Nicely balanced, surprisingly.

Taste: Nugget and more nugget hops. Pine and grapefruit mix with a touch of mint and the lingering taste of weed. Malts are beefy and help to balance the hops. Biscuit dough and caramel sweetness. Deep rich flavor.

Mouthfeel: Moderate body. Carbonation is on point. Nice and smooth. Drinks quite well.

Overall: A decent take on the style. It's no Nugget Nectar, but what is? Nice balance makes it easy to take down the bomber. Well played.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2012 01:51:43 | More by Goblinmunkey7
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Jadjunk

Georgia

4.03/5  rDev -5.4%
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

04-07-2014 02:33:51 | More by Jadjunk
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wcpmohr88

Georgia

4.05/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Let it sit for two weeks then enjoyed it in a pint glass from a 22oz bottle.

A: Nice amber-red color with a little brown; darker than I thought it'd be. Nice off-white head too, with great lacing. Looks fantastic!

S: Hoppy (pine-ish) with some malt- smelled fairly balanced and inoffensive for a high-gravity offering.

T: Nice mix of hops and malts. Surprisingly drinkable for a beer this strong, with hints of pine tied to the hops. Enjoyed this one quite a bit.

M: A little too carbonated, but otherwise good and smooth.

O: I liked it. They're probably out of stock everywhere by now, but I'd buy it again.

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2011 13:19:18 | More by wcpmohr88
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Merkur

Tennessee

4.05/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle poured into a tulip glass.

Beer pours a very dark red color with a finger or so worth of tan head.

Beer smells faintly of hops and fruity.

Beer tastes very earhy of hops, followed by citrusy hops and finishes with a bitter aftertaste, but not too bitter.

Mouthfeel is a bit on the syrupy side.

Very nicely dry hopped.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2012 01:50:00 | More by Merkur
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katan

Colorado

4.1/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz into a pint

A - Pours a thick and opaque ruby red color. Lots of bubbling - huge head formation results, mocha in color. Lots of retained head, slowly breaking down to a film.

S - Strong citrus, fruity hop nose. Earthy and nose filling. Light amounts of pine and resin.

T - Starts off with a hefty earthy/piney hop note - the dry hopping coming through big time. Mid-stream brings in a more citrus hop note. Fairly sweet tasting until the finish when a hefty bitterness makes its appearance.

M - Moderate body, moderate carbonation - doesn't come off as too thick. Sticky at times. No alcohol warmth detected.

O/D - Not sure it matters what the base style is here, this baby is hopped to the extreme. Somewhat filling at times - but good for sipping. ABV is up there, but manageable.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2012 23:01:28 | More by katan
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MacQ32

South Carolina

4.13/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Deep (cloudy when held up to light) amber/dark rust color with a decent half inch of off white head. Nice retention, great lacing, good carb visible

S - A nice rich malty sweetness (chocolate/caramel) and distinguished citrus hoppy aroma. Bready and resinous as well.

T - Toasty malts, not super sweet. A big lemon/grapefruit presence introduced from the hops. Dry hoppy bite at finish that quickly disappears leaving a tame bitterness at the after taste.

M - Medium bodied, nothing to heavy, enjoyable. very drinkable, appropriate carbonation.

O - Great brew, very good. Hoppy, malty, and still very refreshing at 8%

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2011 04:22:49 | More by MacQ32
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Sweetwater Dank Tank Fresh Sticky Nugs from SweetWater Brewing Company
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