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SweetWater Dank Tank Some Strange II Black India Pale Ale - SweetWater Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

108 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 108
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 8.77%
Wants: 3
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
SweetWater Brewing Company visit their website
Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: CampusCrew on 04-19-2013)
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Tonmeister

Georgia

4.81/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bottle poured in a Goose Island Glass.

Appearance: black, but light still shines through the glass. There's also a thin brownish head present with a thin lacing that breaks up when tilting the glass.

The Aroma is chocolatey with a slight hop presence. Citrusy and sweet at the same time.

I can feel the "warmth" of the alcohol, but I can't taste it. I can taste the sweetness from the sugary malt, and the citrusy hoppy flavor combined with a slight smoked after taste resulting in a well balanced beer.

I wouldn't consider it containing a dense mouthfeel, but I also wouldn't consider it having a thin mouthfeel. It's in between. It also contains slight carbonation, as expected due to the 10% ABV.

Overall I consider this a great beer. One of my favorites! It's too bad that this is a one time release. I can definitely taste the hoppyness flavor cutting through, yet it's not really bitter; It's more on the citrusy side. It's is a very well balanced beer containing a complex taste. I would definitely buy this again.

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2013 23:35:18 | More by Tonmeister
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Roman5150

Spain

4.79/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

bottle into Duvel glass, purchased from Stones River Total Beverages

appearance: pitch black, large off white head, intricate lacing

smell: piney, earthy floral hops, coffee, chocolate, caramel, roasted malts

taste: strong malt presence, notes of dark chocolate with some roasted espresso/coffee, also equally strong floral hop presence. tastes similar to happy ending, but a bit more full. very, very, very drinkable for a 10%, especially considering all the flavor packed into this bomb of a beer. this is amazing...

mouthfeel: not too carbonated but a huge full bodied feel, amazing

overall: One of my favorite black IPAs i've had, with the second being Sweetwaters Happy Ending. Also reminds me of Stone's Sublimely Self-Righteous a little... A hop bomb with a dark chocolatey twist, tons of flavor in this brew. Glad I scored 2 of these, this is an amazing brew that I will likely never see again. WIsh I could drink this on the reg, but I'll settle for the seasonal Happy Ending to satisfy my palate. Worth the hype and the cost.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2013 02:01:50 | More by Roman5150
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bhudlow23

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +19%

11-12-2013 02:10:05 | More by bhudlow23
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jadeal

Tennessee

4.75/5  rDev +19%

04-27-2013 19:05:07 | More by jadeal
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philfergnugen

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +19%

05-25-2013 02:32:05 | More by philfergnugen
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BeerDawgs

Georgia

4.6/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Another Dank Tank offering from Sweetwater, in a 22oz bomber

A - Black with no clarity, with 1 finger of head and a slight amount of lace left on the glass

S - Huge dank hop aroma. Some coffee notes, but hops overwhelm. Smells fresh and amazing.

T - Big taste and hoppy. Delicious. Period. Extremely well balanced. Good mix between citrusy and malty hops.

M - Full bodied and well carbonated. Perfect.

O - An amazing black DIPA. Maybe the best I have ever had. Get Some Strange! The story about el Danko on the back of the bottle is worth the $5.99 in itself.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2013 03:33:35 | More by BeerDawgs
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Vox

Florida

4.56/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours an attractively dark and swampy black. Light tan head that sticks around. Lovely lacing.

S: An absolutely wonderful pine and citrus nose full with a subtle floral undertone.

T: A great mix of malt, pine, hops and citrus. Superb drinkability with no hint of the 10% abv.

M: Great carbonation and silky smooth going down.

O: A truly excellent IPA. Highly recommend.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2013 01:42:01 | More by Vox
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thatoneguymike

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

01-06-2014 02:19:29 | More by thatoneguymike
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HiWire

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

05-11-2013 04:19:46 | More by HiWire
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sendbeer

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

05-02-2013 04:31:05 | More by sendbeer
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stevegregg

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

05-18-2013 01:05:11 | More by stevegregg
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JHendu

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

05-25-2013 18:55:32 | More by JHendu
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beehivechaos311

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

04-25-2013 03:57:13 | More by beehivechaos311
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watsonmd

Georgia

4.36/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bottle, 34 degrees to start, snifter. (first tried at the Sweetwater 4/20 Fest, though)

A: VERY Dark, but what was I thinking, it's a "black" IPA, right?

S: Light, faint coffee, chocolate, floral.

T: Follows the nose, with a stronger flavor than smell. Coats the tongue, with a bitter hop, and a peppery coffee/chocolate malt.

M: Long finish, bitter, and nice for an IIPA.

O: Going to have to get a second one and try it in six-months to a year.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2013 02:50:28 | More by watsonmd
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shand

Florida

4.35/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2013 06:10:25 | More by shand
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DanE

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

05-05-2013 19:55:31 | More by DanE
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Immortale25

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

06-12-2013 22:40:13 | More by Immortale25
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rrski198

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

12-27-2013 02:41:21 | More by rrski198
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mixed_master7

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

05-10-2013 02:16:45 | More by mixed_master7
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baklo

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

04-27-2013 00:13:19 | More by baklo
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Josiah2729

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

05-31-2013 02:03:20 | More by Josiah2729
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DeeMalloy

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

06-11-2013 01:32:19 | More by DeeMalloy
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djtomain

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

05-14-2013 04:28:39 | More by djtomain
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irish01980

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

05-23-2013 22:41:06 | More by irish01980
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RedneckBeerz

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

05-16-2013 22:40:57 | More by RedneckBeerz
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SweetWater Dank Tank Some Strange II Black India Pale Ale from SweetWater Brewing Company
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