SweetWater Dank Tank Some Strange II Black India Pale Ale - SweetWater Brewing Company
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3.79/5 rDev -4.8%
Had on tap at the Filling Station here in G-boro tonight.Poured into a standard pint glass a deep dark chocolate brown with a sticky half finger beige head atop.Aromas are a mix of piney,earthy hops and dark malts,just a little brown sugar-like sweetness is detected.flavors are on the dryer side with a decent shot of pine resin and citrus,there isn't much sweetness to balance out the hops and dryer base,the alcohol provides a little sweetness as it warmed.A big ABA but not real heavily hopped and or roasted,still it's better than way to many of the style in my opinion.
06-06-2013 23:43:54 | More by oberon
3.55/5 rDev -10.8%
22oz brown bottle with no freshness date.
Tight lacing with rings all the way down the glass, black ... opaque. Piney, minty herbal hop, brown sugar, chicory, ripe plums, alcohol, coffee & cocoa powder in the nose. Creamy and very smooth, thick medium body. Slight charred grain throughout, enough bitterness to wear the IPA badge and more than enough hop flavor to keep the brew interesting; orange peel, mint, tobacco & woodiness. Slightly boozy, dates, more subtle char, bitter sweet finish.
A sizable brew with a lot of flavor to take on, it does have some balance but really is still only a sipper for obvious reasons. Worth a go.
06-09-2013 02:07:12 | More by Jason
4.14/5 rDev +4%
Black, like a black ale should, the head was creamy, congealed and lasted for quite some time.
The scent was of charred malt, touches of ember, pine and floral hoppiness.
The ale goes where few have gone before as it master's a dichotomy I've not seen actually accomplished. This holds principles of a charred malty ale and then in the very next sip presents a nice fruity IPA. Each taste is another adventure as you know not what is next. On top of that it is simply smooth and easy to drink, not bitter and not heavy. I really enjoyed this.
06-24-2013 01:26:53 | More by KYGunner
3.59/5 rDev -9.8%
A: Pours black with two fingers of khaki head that fades into a frothy ring with little lacing.
S: Sweet citrus hop notes up front--oranges, pineapple, and tangerines mostly. Roasted malts with some char notes come through next, though are surprisingly subtle.
T: The roasted malts dominate here with a charred, burnt flavor. Grapefruit and pine notes follow with a lightly bitter and citrusy finish.
M: Medium body with carbonation on the lower side of moderate. This beer avoids being watery or oily feeling, but could use a bit more of a carbonation bite.
O: An alright beer overall, though I wish it tasted as citrusy as it smelled. It's a bit too burnt tasting to me.
05-10-2013 04:51:42 | More by n2185
3.98/5 rDev 0%
A: The beer is very dark amber in color (near black when viewed from afar). It poured with a half finger high beige head that died down, leaving a patch of bubbles in the center of the glass and lacing down the sides.
S: Light aromas of caramel malts are present in the nose along with hints of citrus and pine resin hops.
T: The taste has flavors of dark malts with hints of caramel and notes of pine resin hops. Slight bits of sweetness are present.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is a little sweeter compared to other Black IPAs, but is rather easy to drink and hides its alcohol very well.
05-26-2013 03:45:15 | More by metter98
3.56/5 rDev -10.6%
22oz bottle from Sprayberry Bottle Shop (Marietta, GA). 7.99. 04/2013 release. Served in a Sweetwater snifter.
Pours cola brown with about one finger of sandy head. The head fades to a ring and leaves large sheets of nice lacing.
Smells of oranges, pine and sweet roasty malts.
Orange leads the flavors, followed by pine, grapefruit rind, roast, chocolate, pepper and a decent nip of alcohol. Much less booze presence than expected for 10% abv. All in all it's quite nice.
Medium heavy body, bordering on chewy with fairly light carbonation. Citrus and roast in the bittersweet finish.
A slightly different black ale with the orange flavor predominant and the chocolatey malts much more subtle. Dangerously smooth and easy drinking for the alcohol content. I couldn't really taste it but I sure did feel the booze by the time I finished the bomber by myself.
08-07-2013 04:14:47 | More by ThickNStout
4.35/5 rDev +9.3%
I had a pretty damn rough day at work today, so I'll make this one quick. Some Strange is a delicious Black IPA that has to be very awkward to ask a bartender for. The hops are in perfect balance with the malts - easily the best big Black IPA I've had since Stone 15th. Probably worth buying for the ridiculous story on the bottle alone.
04-30-2013 06:10:25 | More by shand
4.11/5 rDev +3.3%
A: poured from a 22 oz bottle into a pint glass, dark purple brown almost black with a large tan head that lingers leaving good lacing, clear
S: heavy on piney hops with a roasted coffee note
T: bitter hops and roasted grain, stays bitter throughout with a pine resin and black coffee taste
M: medium bodied with higher carbonation, alcohol completely hidden
O: heavily choppy bitter black ale, less complexity than expected
05-25-2013 02:55:25 | More by M_C_Hampton
SweetWater Dank Tank Some Strange II Black India Pale Ale from SweetWater Brewing Company
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