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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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JohnnyK

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

07-29-2013 19:14:40 | More by JohnnyK
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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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CelticAleMan

California

3.75/5  rDev -6%

07-29-2013 06:53:26 | More by CelticAleMan
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Johnny_Duck

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev -6%

07-28-2013 23:36:31 | More by Johnny_Duck
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meatyard

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.3%

07-28-2013 23:07:28 | More by meatyard
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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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WOLFGANG

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -6%

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

Tennessee

3.95/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass out of a 22oz bomber.

Pours pitch black with a very solid two finger tan head. Amazing head retention that leaves behind very stout lacing. Very impressive.

Aroma of pine and some citrus along with grass, orange peel, and smoke. Coffee and roasted malt are underneath but marry perfectly with the pine and citrus hops. There is also a dark fruit, port-like quality.

The flavor brings out more of the stout characters with coffee and roasted malt but the hops are still very much forward. Pine is quite prominent but is solidly supported with orange and pineapple. Some chocolate rushes in late along with a moderate to high bitterness. One complaint I do have is that the malt flavor is a little soft and falls off too quickly. Still, the alcohol is well hidden and the beer is not too sweet.

Overall, a very nice Black IPA and quite drinkable for being so strong. Another hit in the dank tank series from Sweetwater.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2013 02:45:15 | More by rangerred
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DruRho

Maryland

4/5  rDev +0.3%

07-17-2013 23:54:24 | More by DruRho
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RandyBoBandy

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

07-17-2013 23:43:39 | More by RandyBoBandy
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thirsty_artist

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

07-16-2013 12:40:46 | More by thirsty_artist
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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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jerefreakinmiah

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

07-09-2013 16:33:03 | More by jerefreakinmiah
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Soneast

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

07-08-2013 20:54:04 | More by Soneast
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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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psdonnelly

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

07-07-2013 02:58:40 | More by psdonnelly
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Brew33

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -6%

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

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

06-30-2013 23:24:30 | More by Ivegotmule
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wiltznucs

Florida

4/5  rDev +0.3%

06-30-2013 00:20:02 | More by wiltznucs
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jkd03c

Florida

4/5  rDev +0.3%

06-25-2013 22:30:36 | More by jkd03c
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KYGunner

Kentucky

4.14/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2013 01:26:53 | More by KYGunner
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TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -6%

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

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

06-21-2013 02:58:31 | More by JReites
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CraftEyeDoc

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -6%

06-21-2013 02:35:06 | More by CraftEyeDoc
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Beeranator

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -6%

06-21-2013 02:32:07 | More by Beeranator
SweetWater Dank Tank Some Strange II Black India Pale Ale from SweetWater Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 108 ratings.