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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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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

CraftEyeDoc, Jun 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Beeranator, Jun 21, 2013
Photo of dcloeren
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

dcloeren, Jun 18, 2013
Photo of TKEbeerman
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

TKEbeerman, Jun 18, 2013
Photo of StefanosG
4/5  rDev +0.5%

StefanosG, Jun 15, 2013
Photo of egrace84
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

egrace84, Jun 14, 2013
Photo of Duff27
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Duff27, Jun 14, 2013
Photo of Immortale25
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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

DeeMalloy, Jun 11, 2013
Photo of Lledd
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Lledd, Jun 09, 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 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 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

durlta, Jun 05, 2013
Photo of Tonmeister
4.81/5  rDev +20.9%
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.

Tonmeister, Jun 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Damian74Shensky, Jun 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

EgadBananas, Jun 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Josiah2729, May 31, 2013
Photo of memphischas
3.99/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22 oz bomber poured into pint glass. No bottled-on date. Funny, absurd story on side of bottle.

A: Pours a murky, dark-brown color; looks pretty black from a foot or two away but holding it up to the light reveals a little translucence. One inch of tan head with decent lacing.

S: Smells like caramel and roasted malts with feint tones of chocolate and pine.

T: Has a sweet, burnt sugar taste in the front, with a smooth anise/lightly hoppy back and has a smoky-dry aftertaste. Good balance.

M: medium body with mild carbonation. would expect this beer to be a 7 or 8% ABV not a 10.

O: Not what I was expecting, not quite a "black IPA" by characteristics IMO but a good beer in it's own right. Would have liked to see more hops, seems like it was added more as an afterthought. The drinkability is very high and would drink again.

memphischas, May 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

craftbeerasian, May 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

mcaulifww, May 28, 2013
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
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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

JHendu, May 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

UltimateLivewire, May 25, 2013
Photo of M_C_Hampton
4.11/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: poured from a 22 oz bottle into a pint glass, dark purple brown almost black with a large tan head that lingers leaving good lacing, clear

S: heavy on piney hops with a roasted coffee note

T: bitter hops and roasted grain, stays bitter throughout with a pine resin and black coffee taste

M: medium bodied with higher carbonation, alcohol completely hidden

O: heavily choppy bitter black ale, less complexity than expected

M_C_Hampton, May 25, 2013
SweetWater Dank Tank Some Strange II Black India Pale Ale from SweetWater Brewing Company
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