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Sweetwater Dank Tank Fresh Sticky Nugs - SweetWater Brewing Company

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143 Ratings
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Ratings: 143
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 12.03%
Wants: 47
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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Photo of jpro
4.33/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

32oz growler from CBX - poured into a D’Achouffe tulip.

A: Pours a deep amber garnet with some chestnut hues; forms a nice tan, pillowy 3-finger head that leaves some crystally specks and gobs of lace.

S: Resiny hops; some caramel malt is in there for sure; pine.

T: Nice and hoppy; toasty malt gives way to resiny, leafy / minty hops; some tobacco notes in the hop profile, too; sweet pine; really tasty.

M: Near full with a higher carbonation; its not too dry despite the hoppiness.

D/O: Very drinkable for the style - new favorite Sweetwater brew!

jpro, Nov 20, 2011
Photo of ciconiiformyouth
5/5  rDev +17.9%

ciconiiformyouth, Nov 19, 2011
Photo of babaracas
4.13/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a muddy brown with orange tinge, two fingers of khaki colored foam that settles to a half inch and leaves a thick spray of lace on the glass.

Smell: resiny piney blast upfront, then light roast creeps in. A hint of sugared citrus peel. There’s also a pretty hefty impression left of fruit candy (think red gummy junk, but not in a bad way).

Taste: caramelized sugar, sharp blast of pine and an acidic citrus hit (lime like, actually). Then on into mint, evergreen-like herbs, and mild earthiness at the end of the sip. Dark brown sugar bittersweetness in the finish.

Medium bodied, creamy with fairly light carb. Very high IBU count, I’m sure, leaving everything it touches coated in oily bitterness. Though it’s very highly hopped, the overall experience is not purely "hop bomb" because there’s a ton of caramel in here. It’s good, no doubt, but I’m left wondering what could have been, had el Danko fallen into a vat of double Sweetwater IPA. In any case, Sweetwater’s Dank Tank has been turning out very tasty beer recently.

babaracas, Nov 19, 2011
Photo of BeerDawgs
4.43/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A 22oz bomber picked up at Green's on Buford Highway right after work. Oh yeah...

A - A darker, burnt red color. 1 finger of head, and a little bit of sticky lace down the side of the glass. No sediment floating around.

S - Holy hoppiness! Citrus hops jump out of the glass and into your nostrils.

T - Very sweet up front, and then the citrus hops kick in. Finishes dry and bitter. Excellent!

M - Medium carbonation, with an oily aftertaste

O - Another great concoction from Sweetwater's Dank Tank! I am impressed with the speed they are now churning them out. I think Ghoulash just came out about 2 months ago! This is one of the best of them. Grab it while you can, or 2

BeerDawgs, Nov 19, 2011
Photo of kdawg105
5/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Excellent beer! Perfect balance of hops to malts. The smell is an instant hint of skunk but it has some nice nutty notes in there also. It has an exceptional taste it reminds me of a mix between there Motor Boat and there IPA, because you can taste malts along with hops. It is medium bodied and is pretty easy to drink this is a great craft beer I would recommend again to anyone. I haven't found a SweetWater brew that hasn't spoke for itself.

kdawg105, Nov 19, 2011
Photo of mrshoes
5/5  rDev +17.9%

mrshoes, Nov 19, 2011
Photo of DaveONan
5/5  rDev +17.9%

DaveONan, Nov 19, 2011
Photo of MacQ32
4.13/5  rDev -2.6%
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%

MacQ32, Nov 18, 2011
Photo of VaTechHopHead
4/5  rDev -5.7%

VaTechHopHead, Nov 18, 2011
Photo of harryhood41
5/5  rDev +17.9%

harryhood41, Nov 16, 2011
Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.9/5  rDev -8%
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.

ChainGangGuy, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of ahurd11085
4/5  rDev -5.7%

ahurd11085, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of NCbeerpirate
4/5  rDev -5.7%

NCbeerpirate, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of mrandypandy
4/5  rDev -5.7%

mrandypandy, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of Janderson91
5/5  rDev +17.9%

Janderson91, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of rajendra82
4.2/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The body was cordovan colored, and the carbonation displayed a cascading bubbled effect before setting into a two finger thick head. The aroma was a mix of coffee, toffee, and hops. The taste followed as a pretty bracing concoction with grapefruit rinds, bitter herbs, and coffee grounds aplenty. The bitterness was basically unrestrained as the malt tended to be on the toasty side, lacking sweetness, and the body was somewhat watery. Very doubtful to call this a Red Ale of any kind, as the fresh hops pretty much ran the show from start to finish. I would say this is an IPA or a Harvest Ale with darker than typical malts.

rajendra82, Nov 12, 2011
Photo of Kromes
4.43/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: A dark amber with a thick off-white head. Sheets of lacing all down the pint glass. Pretty funny story on the bottle.

S: True to its name, it is mostly fresh skunky and citrus hop. There's a sweet malt aroma in the background.

T: Very sweet malt up front that is immediately taken over by a floral and citrus hop flavor. The hop flavor is intense at first and then mellows out to a citrus peel bitterness in the finish.

M: Medium-heavy body and good carbonation. A little syrupy and oily from the hop.

O: Yeah, this is one for the hopheads out there. For having such intense flavors, it's surprisingly balanced. Very tasty. I would recommend picking a few up as I think this one is going to go fast!

Kromes, Nov 11, 2011
Photo of kzoobrew
4/5  rDev -5.7%
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.

kzoobrew, Nov 11, 2011
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Sweetwater Dank Tank Fresh Sticky Nugs from SweetWater Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 143 ratings.