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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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110 Ratings

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Ratings: 110
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 8.79%
Wants: 3
Gots: 2 | 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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Photo of metter98
3.98/5  rDev 0%
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.

metter98, May 26, 2013
Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.68/5  rDev -7.5%
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.

ChainGangGuy, Jul 07, 2013
Photo of oberon
3.79/5  rDev -4.8%
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.

oberon, Jun 06, 2013
Photo of Jason
3.55/5  rDev -10.8%
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.

Jason, Jun 09, 2013
Photo of Georgiabeer
4.06/5  rDev +2%
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!

Georgiabeer, Jul 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

drewone, Nov 21, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

sendbeer, May 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Cynic-ale, Jul 29, 2013
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

WOLFGANG, Jul 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Duff27, Jun 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

TheBeerAlmanac, Jun 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

EgadBananas, Jun 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

BMart, Aug 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

AlexFields, May 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

thatoneguymike, Jan 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

jsanford, Apr 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

ncstateplaya, May 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

IrishColonial, Apr 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Immortale25, Jun 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

RedneckBeerz, May 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

egrace84, Jun 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

DaPan, Jul 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Brew33, Jul 06, 2013
Photo of MacQ32
3.9/5  rDev -2%
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.

MacQ32, May 22, 2013
Photo of macrosmatic
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes. Had on-tap at New World Brewery. Served, for some reason, in a stange.

A: Very dark brown with a thin mocha head and minimal visible carbonation. I think this is mostly clear when held to the light, but it's so dark it looks almost opaque.

S: Roasty malts, light coffee malts, and some pine, resinous and grassy hops. But not as big of a nose here as I expected.

T: Follows the nose, but with some citrus hops I didn't get in the nose. The roasty malts are very nice, not overtly chocolate or coffee. Moderate pine bitterness in the hang. NOTE: When I had this in the bottle, there was significantly more chocolate malts in the flavor. In combination with the citrus hop flavor, it almost reminded me of a chocolate-covered orange.

M: Relatively heavy-bodied, carbonation on the low side, moderate alcohol presence. I'd change that to well-hidden now that I see the ABV.

O: This is pretty far from the hop bomb I expected. It's good, but closer to balanced than particularly hop-forward. Recommended to try, but there are other black IPAs that I would prefer.

macrosmatic, May 12, 2013
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SweetWater Dank Tank Some Strange II Black India Pale Ale from SweetWater Brewing Company
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