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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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of jlindros
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.

Photo of AlexM
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +12%

Photo of superspak
4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of KajII
3.7/5  rDev -12.7%
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...

Photo of illini4x4
3/5  rDev -29.2%

Photo of UltimateLivewire
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of beerFool28607
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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 sidetracked
3.98/5  rDev -6.1%
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

Photo of Goblinmunkey7
4.03/5  rDev -5%
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.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of dlello2
4.55/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

My apologies on the lack of details here. Overall this was a really really good beer that I would love to try again.

A - Dark dark red/amber... almost brown. Half a finger of head. Nice alcohol legs on the glass.

S - Tons of hops and a nice citrus balance. Good amount of malts. Awesome smell.

T - Malts, hops, citrus. Really good.

M - Thick. Lots of carbonation.

O - Awesome beer.

Photo of xHopHeadx
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of DCon
4.2/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Received a 1 PINT 6 FL OZ bottle of this in a trade w/ CurtisMcArthur. Poured from the Bright Red/Green/Yellow labeled bottle w/ "el Danko" holding up a bar while he has Hops stuck to him & Red First ants climbing up his legs into a 12oz Schlafly Tulip Glass. Has BEST WHEN REFRIGERATED but no Freshness Date.

Aroma- Tons of fruit, sweetness, and malt hit the nose first. Has a medium caramel background. Hits the nose hard with character!

Appearance- Pours a .5 finger head but dies shorty after. Has the darkest brown/amber colored body possible. Leaves light lacing but very thick across the whole glass.

Flavor- Has tons of carmel and sweet hops in the beginning. Hops and malts are very well balanced and still have nice attributes that make them up! Sweet hops and a medium bitterness level then finishes the beer.

Mouthfeel- Medium Bodied, Medium-High Carbonation, Smooth, and has tons of caramel and sweet malts that finish on the palate.

Overall Impression- I would buy this brew again just for the branding! A very impressive Amber/Red Ale. This could also be one of my top 10 Reds. Pursuit of Hoppiness still holds to be #1 for me but pick this up if you have a chance! Fantastic.

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Sweetwater Dank Tank Fresh Sticky Nugs from SweetWater Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 144 ratings.