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Sweetwater Dank Tank Fresh Sticky Nugs - SweetWater Brewing Company

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Ratings: 140
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 12.03%
Wants: 47
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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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

jpotocik, Jan 14, 2012
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3/5  rDev -29.2%

tatums1984, Jan 13, 2012
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5/5  rDev +17.9%

hippityhophead24, Jan 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

THECPJ, Jan 09, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

TexAggie011, Jan 09, 2012
Photo of CliffBrake
3.2/5  rDev -24.5%

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.

CliffBrake, Jan 08, 2012
Photo of nickthegun12
4.45/5  rDev +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!

nickthegun12, Jan 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

Kavon, Jan 05, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

fantasyroach, Jan 04, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

BucsNBucks, Jan 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

ohtheguilt, Jan 04, 2012
Photo of cindyjeffsmith
4/5  rDev -5.7%

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.

cindyjeffsmith, Jan 02, 2012
Photo of nickfl
3.8/5  rDev -10.4%

*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.

nickfl, Dec 31, 2011
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

kizyle, Dec 30, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

bradcochran1234, Dec 28, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

scottyshades, Dec 27, 2011
Photo of RedneckBeerz
4.4/5  rDev +3.8%

Poured from a bomber into a Guinness pint after I had cleaned up my corney keg in preperation of bringing my Mole Asses Porter off fermintation.

It poured a clear dark amber/red with "sticky nugs" in suspension. The head is a nice 2 finger lightish tan color with very nice heavy lacing on the glass.

The smell is carmel malts with minor earthy citrusy hops.

On tasteing, the hops come forward as does the carmel malts for a well balanced brew. Semi dry finish and lowish carbination as the nugs begin to settle slooowly to the bottom of the pint.

The lacing continues to be heavy and thick on the glass making this an amazing looking brew.

I could throw back several of these, even if the abv. prevents it from being a session brew. BTW, the alcohol is deceptively well hidden.

This is a great brew, even if it is from one of my least favorite cities in the south (carpetbagger central). Definately an A brew !!

RedneckBeerz, Dec 27, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

ALifeWellWasted, Dec 27, 2011
Photo of busterwhite
4/5  rDev -5.7%

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.

busterwhite, Dec 26, 2011
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

meich75, Dec 25, 2011
Photo of Sideswipe
3.6/5  rDev -15.1%

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.

Sideswipe, Dec 24, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

CooperEllis, Dec 23, 2011
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

EricCioe, Dec 22, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

dowen44, Dec 21, 2011
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3.7/5  rDev -12.7%

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.

Hojaminbag, Dec 20, 2011
Sweetwater Dank Tank Fresh Sticky Nugs from SweetWater Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 140 ratings.