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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

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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metter98

New York

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2013 03:45:15 | More by metter98
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2013 18:08:59 | More by ChainGangGuy
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oberon

North Carolina

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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-06-2013 23:43:54 | More by oberon
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Jason

Massachusetts

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2013 02:07:12 | More by Jason
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Georgiabeer

Georgia

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!

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2013 23:47:30 | More by Georgiabeer
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drewone

California

3.75/5  rDev -6%

11-21-2013 04:07:07 | More by drewone
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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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WOLFGANG

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -6%

07-22-2013 23:15:30 | More by WOLFGANG
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -6%

07-29-2013 12:09:07 | More by Cynic-ale
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Duff27

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.3%

06-14-2013 02:23:18 | More by Duff27
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TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -6%

06-23-2013 21:20:33 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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EgadBananas

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +0.3%

06-02-2013 02:52:37 | More by EgadBananas
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AlexFields

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev -6%

05-26-2013 02:43:06 | More by AlexFields
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BMart

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -6%

08-14-2013 19:59:46 | More by BMart
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jsanford

Georgia

4/5  rDev +0.3%

04-27-2013 02:08:39 | More by jsanford
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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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IrishColonial

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -6%

04-27-2013 21:04:07 | More by IrishColonial
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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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thatoneguymike

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

01-06-2014 02:19:29 | More by thatoneguymike
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Brew33

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -6%

07-06-2013 19:29:41 | More by Brew33
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egrace84

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -6%

06-14-2013 15:49:49 | More by egrace84
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DaPan

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -6%

07-23-2013 14:22:51 | More by DaPan
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macrosmatic

Florida

4/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

05-12-2013 15:38:01 | More by macrosmatic
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MDDMD

Pennsylvania

3.89/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-dark brown color with a nice tan head and good lacing

S-light chocolate, roasted malt, pine , citrus, earthy, slight smokiness

T-dark roasted malt, pine, citrus, light coffee and chocolate, light char, mild to moderate bitter finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, crisp, alcohol did not come forward as much as I would expect for the ABV

O-decent black IPA with easy drinkability considering the ABV

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2014 18:55:33 | More by MDDMD
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CampusCrew

Florida

4.21/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

appearance: darn brown, not black with a solid head retention

smell: very bold and assertive hop presence. choclate and piney aromas

taste: big bold stout flavors with competing piney hop presence, nice balance

mouthfeel: medium bodied to full bodied IPA,

drinkability: a wow beer! well done...

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2013 13:42:46 | More by CampusCrew
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SweetWater Dank Tank Some Strange II Black India Pale Ale from SweetWater Brewing Company
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