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Sweetwater Dank Tank Fresh Sticky Nugs - SweetWater Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

143 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 143
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 12.03%
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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Photo of Merkur
4.05/5  rDev -4.5%
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.

Merkur, Jan 24, 2012
Photo of katan
4.1/5  rDev -3.3%
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.

katan, Jan 22, 2012
Photo of RWNewhouse
3/5  rDev -29.2%

RWNewhouse, Jan 20, 2012
Photo of jpotocik
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

jpotocik, Jan 14, 2012
Photo of tatums1984
3/5  rDev -29.2%

tatums1984, Jan 13, 2012
Photo of hippityhophead24
5/5  rDev +17.9%

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

THECPJ, Jan 09, 2012
Photo of TexAggie011
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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

CliffBrake, Jan 08, 2012
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!

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

Kavon, Jan 05, 2012
Photo of fantasyroach
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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

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

ohtheguilt, Jan 04, 2012
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.

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

nickfl, Dec 31, 2011
Photo of kizyle
4/5  rDev -5.7%

kizyle, Dec 30, 2011
Photo of bradcochran1234
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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

scottyshades, Dec 27, 2011
Photo of RedneckBeerz
4.4/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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
Photo of ALifeWellWasted
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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

busterwhite, Dec 26, 2011
Photo of meich75
4/5  rDev -5.7%

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

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

CooperEllis, Dec 23, 2011
Sweetwater Dank Tank Fresh Sticky Nugs from SweetWater Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 143 ratings.