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

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SweetWater Dank Tank Some Strange II Black India Pale Ale
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BA SCORE
89
very good

114 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 114
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 9.02%
Wants: 3
Gots: 3 | 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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: CampusCrew on 04-19-2013)
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Photo of metter98
3.98/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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.

Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.68/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

22 ounce bottle - $5.99 at Charlie's II in Acworth, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a very dark brown body with a finger or so of loose, light tan-hued foam to evaporates at a leisurely pace.

Smell: Roast, toasted grain with a faintly sweetish touch of charred caramel with hop notes smelling of florals, citric fruit juice, and pine-esque resins.

Taste: Well-roasted malts, a little sharp, with staunch resinous, citrusy tones. Secondary toastiness. Relatively subtle blackened caramel sweetness, a little rustic baker's chocolate. Floral, citrusy (Valencia oranges, grapefruit), resinous hops. Moderately bitterness. Some peppery alcohol, some spearmint, slight zesty woodiness, with a lingering bitterness into the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium carbonation.

Overall: Not quite as dense or as bitter as expected, but, it's still fairly good.

Photo of oberon
3.79/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

Photo of Jason
3.55/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of drewone
3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of Georgiabeer
4.06/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very solid beer, and a good example of a well made American Black Ale. Some nice roastiness as a base for a solid hop profile of mostly citrus, but with a piney finish. Well balanced and well integrated. Juicy, and roasty in parts- which melds very well together. Really well done!

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of BMart
3.75/5  rDev -6%

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of egrace84
3.75/5  rDev -6%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of dfhhead25
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of RedneckBeerz
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of MacQ32
3.9/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - Pours a super dark brown/near black with a full finger+ of darkish caramel colored head. Retention is very good, lacing is fantastic.

S - Roasty coffee and caramel malts, lots of resinous pine, some sweet citrus and slightly grassy/sweet.

T - Exactly as is smells. Decent resinous bitterness up front along with heavy citrus flavors, slightly dry roasty afterwards and a relatively dry resinous aftertaste.

M - Pretty thin, especially for the color. Mild carbonation, easy to drink.

O - If I blind tasted this I may not have guessed it was black, although its definitely got some roastyness going on after the initial citrus burst. Overall its very tasty but if I'm craving a black ipa it wouldnt quite hit the spot for me.

Photo of Brew33
3.75/5  rDev -6%

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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SweetWater Dank Tank Some Strange II Black India Pale Ale from SweetWater Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 114 ratings.