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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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52 Ratings

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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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5/5  rDev +33.3%

AdamSekulow, Aug 21, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +26.7%

DerekCarruth, Aug 17, 2012
Photo of coreyfmcdonald
4.53/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

22oz bottle poured into a tulip

A: Pours a brilliantly clear, orange color with nearly three fingers of dense, white head. Retention is remarkable. Really a gorgeous beer.

S: Lots of fruity and citrusy hops. I get lots of peaches and oranges with sweetness both coming from the fruity hops and some caramel malt. A bit on the sweet side for me, but very nice.

T: Very clean and tasty. I get very slight bittering hops with a fair amount of caramel malty sweetness and a very fruity hop profile. The balance between bitterness and sweetness is done unbelievably well. This is insanely drinkable - so smooth with no hint of ABV. The flavor is quite similar to that of an apricot

M: A little on the heavy side with moderate carbonation. Silky smooth.

O: This is an extremely well balanced IPA with really no notable imperfections. There is no harsh bitterness, an enjoyable and absurdly smooth sweetness, and no hint whatsoever of the 8.5% ABV. Yet there is a beautiful fruity hoppiness to this beer that perfectly matches the malt profile. This is the best beer I've tried from Sweetwater in, well, ever. I finished the entire bomber by myself and I'm glad I didn't have to share it.

coreyfmcdonald, Feb 07, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +20%

xHopHeadx, Feb 12, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +20%

DocAJ, Feb 15, 2012
Photo of BeerDawgs
4.5/5  rDev +20%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A 22oz bomber picked up today from Tower. Last case, glad I found it!

A - A clear copper, with 2 fingers of head and nice sticky lace all over the glass that will not recede. A little darker than 420, and a ton more head and sticky lace. Pretty gorgeous

S - Wow, citrus hop explosion hits the nose. Some fruits as well, maybe pineapple and tangerines

T - Big citrus hop notes, but with a huge malt backbone. It is essentially just as described, a hoppier 420.

M - Medium bodied, well carbonated.

O - Amazing beer. Sweetwater needs to put this one in the regular line up. Its that good. Its obviously the same recipe as 420, just hoppier and stronger. Love it!

BeerDawgs, Feb 05, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +20%

Snapps, Feb 08, 2012
Photo of busterwhite
4.47/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours an amber color with a 1 finger head and little lacing.

Smells of citrus, tangerines, oranges and sweet malt.

Taste follows the nose with a nice citrus flavor of tangerines and oranges with a little pine. Not too bitter, a nice balanced malt sweetness on the finish.

Mouthfeel is a nice medium, with good carbonation.

Overall this is one the most well balanced IPA's I've had. Great hop flavor and a nice strong malt sweetness. Well done Sweetwater!

busterwhite, Feb 06, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

Martinecu, Mar 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

scootsmal, Aug 15, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

slipangle, Feb 03, 2013
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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4.03/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle.

Pours a deep clear amber with a huge frothy off-white head that shows fantastic retention and lots of lacing. Really nice pour.

Quite a few different fruity hop aroma including mandarin oranges and lemon zest. Light caramel malts in the background and some zesty herbal notes as well.

The taste is mostly sweet juicy citrus. That said, it's not overly hoppy and certainly not very bitter. There are oranges and apricots, maybe some grassy hints. The malts are noticeable and add to the overall sweetness of the beer.

The mouthfeel is smooth, well carbonated and very, very low on the bitterness as far as IPAs go.

I like this beer though I personally like a little more zing from the hops. The citrus sweetness is big and juicy and the lack of bitterness does add a little to the drinkability though a bit more dry bitterness would mellow the sugary sweetness a bit.

gford217, Feb 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

acsprouse, Feb 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

wbolden0412, Feb 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

theCoder, Oct 25, 2013
Photo of elgiacomo
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle, fresh release, just came in today. Served at around 45F.

Pours clear amber with a nice three finger off-white/light beige head that leaves nice rings of drippy lacing and holds a small cap.

Aroma is big on hops with citrus, some tropical fruit, pineapple, a bit of apricot, a bit dank, along with some caramel and bready malt underneath. Very good strength.

Flavor is resinous hops, citrus, fruity hops, apricot, fairly prominent sweet malt backbone featuring some caramel and candy, good bitterness on the finish, a bit of alcohol.

Mouthfeel is medium/full bodied, a bit oily and sticky, good carbonation.

Yet another tasty Dank Tank creating. An Imperial 420? Yup. Nailed it. Big and hoppy but with a malt backbone to back it up. Incredibly drinkable too...this could get dangerous...

elgiacomo, Feb 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

Slikpitt, Feb 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

mikereaser, Mar 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

ohtheguilt, Feb 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

Johncnh, Mar 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

FrankK, Mar 10, 2012
Photo of redcap45
3.83/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a bottle and poured into a pint glass. Pours light copper with off-white head. The aroma is dank with herbal hops and some slight fruitiness. The flavor is general hoppiness with some fruit. The hop character seems more muddy than bright, but it’s still a pretty tasty beer

redcap45, Mar 24, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

Segelstrom, Mar 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

derekfilcoff, Jun 13, 2012
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Sweetwater Dank Tank 420 India Pale Ale from SweetWater Brewing Company
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