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Sweetwater Dank Tank 420 India Pale Ale - SweetWater Brewing Company

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Sweetwater Dank Tank 420 India Pale AleSweetwater Dank Tank 420 India Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
85
very good

52 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 52
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 14.93%
Wants: 6
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
SweetWater Brewing Company visit their website
Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Kromes on 02-03-2012)
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Ratings: 52 | Reviews: 17 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by the Alström Bros:
Photo of Jason
3.65/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz brown bomber with no freshness date.

LOOK: Hazed orange amber, stellar amount of stickage of head

SMELL: Orange zest, floral, green peppercorn, blood oranges, mango, pineapple, shortbread

TASTE: Smooth, creamy, orange rind, peppery, bitter, exotic fruit, leafy, estery, herbal, warming, toasted crackers, yeast, oily citrus, hoppy semi-dry finish

I get the premise, super hoppy and dank ... reference to 420 is laughable. Yeah, the hop plant has a cousin but there is a big difference from the hop to its cousin. As for the beer, it is without a doubt a massive IPA (pretty much a DIPA). The hops don't hold back and is somewhat drinkable being it does not hold on to much balance. Hopheads should give this a try.

Jason, Jun 14, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

freduardo, Feb 16, 2012
Photo of Kromes
4.13/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Nice little story about going to the Widespread Panic show on the bottle. A clear gold color with a thick off-white head that leaves sticky webs of lace on the glass.

S: Very nice citrus aroma. There are also grassy hop and a fruity peach aromas.

T: I've always been a fan of 420, but wished it had more hop. Well, this is it. A very nice sweet malt flavor mixed with grassy and citrus hops. The hop oil coats the mouth and leaves a nice lingering flavor with a bitterness that is balanced by the sweet malts.

M: Medium-heavy body with good carbonation. Oily hop feel in the finish.

O: Always like the Dank Tank series. They never seem to disappoint and this is another quality beer from Sweetwater.

Kromes, Feb 03, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

harryhood41, Feb 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

theCoder, Oct 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

derekfilcoff, Jun 13, 2012
Photo of superdedooperboy
3.7/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

22-ounce brown glass bottle poured into a tulip glass. Served at a beginning temperature of approximately 40 degrees F.

Pours a deep golden copper hue and wonderfully clear. The fat, frothy topping of off-white foam falls away to a lingering crown, leaving behind thick rings of lacy cling on the walls of the glass.

The nose reveals a bouquet rife with juicy tropical and citrus notes -- tangerine, apricot, mango, papaya. Juicy citrus mingles alongside notes of candied fruit, somewhat sweet, vivid and enticing.

On the palate, things largely mimic the nose, with sweet, juicy citrus and tropical fruit combining up front with a big, honey-like malt sweetness that intermingle to give an impression of, again, candied fruit. A clean, citrus rind-like bitterness shows itself in the rear of the mid-palate, balancing out what would otherwise be a cloying, sweet fruit disaster. The honeyish malt notes combine with the bitterness all the way into the finish, with a lingering impression of orange blossom honey-infused grapefruit, which sounds odd but is rather pleasant and beckons another quaff.

Mouthfeel is somewhat slick, with a rather mild carbonation that leads to a rather heavy body.

Overall, a very pleasant entry into the Dank Tank series, but somewhat disappointing when expecting more of a mix of 420 Extra Pale Ale and the brewery's magnificent IPA. A bit of a disappointment after the previous magnificently hoppy beauty in the series, Fresh Sticky Nugs, but still a solid beer nonetheless that leaves lots of hope for the next immediate one-off -- the brewery's 15th Anniversary release.

superdedooperboy, Feb 16, 2012
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, Jan 06, 2013
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3.58/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Thanks to JonnyGalt (Reddit) for providing this one.

Big creamy 1.5finger head fades slowly with nice lacing, hazy copper orange red color.

Nose sweet reddish malts, toasty with caramel and light toffee, juicy malt with hint of booze, light candy orange hops and light earthy and fruity.

Taste sweet! Creamy caramel malts, light toffee, toasty reddish malts, some warming booze. Earthy candied orange hops, mild bitterness. Finish is drier but still sweet and malty, long earthy bitterness and light candied orange and hint chewy hops. The only real hop character is the spicy hop bitterness that lingers for quite a while after the finish.

Mouth is a bit fuller bodied, decent carb, some warming booze.

Overall meh. Way too sweet and malty, very little hop character. It's even hard to drink more than 1/2 a glass, so I'm glad I shared this with a few friends.

jlindros, Jul 26, 2012
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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had an amber color and a clear consistency. There was an inch and a half of foamy, fairly long-lasting head. Excellent lacing.

S: A pretty hoppy aroma, with tinges of malt in it as well.

T: Tasted of hops, malt, a little citrus, and a grassy component in the finish. There's a slight booziness up front, too. An uneven flavor. It's kind of thin, and the grassy quality doesn't do it any favors.

M: A good amount of carbonation with a smooth finish. Medium-bodied.

O: A mixed bag with this beer. Not awful, but could have been better than it was.

avalon07, Feb 11, 2012
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Sweetwater Dank Tank 420 India Pale Ale from SweetWater Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 52 ratings.