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Sweetwater Dank Tank The Price Is Wrong - SweetWater Brewing Company

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Sweetwater Dank Tank The Price Is Wrong
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103 Ratings
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Ratings: 103
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 12.08%
Wants: 2
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
SweetWater Brewing Company visit their website
Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Zach136 on 08-25-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of OrestesMethuon
4.13/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I really like this beer.

I'm not, generally speaking, the biggest fan of Sweetwater: I long-ago grew tired of their schtick, their main-line beers are either decent hits (Motor Boat, 420) or big-swing misses (Blue), and sometimes they feel more committed to image than brewing. But they often score reasonably well with their one-off Dank Tank series, and—to my tastes—the Price is Wrong is one of the exemplary iterations thereof.

It smells decent; but, along with a very minimally-moderate head, the aroma is the most underwhelming aspect: it's sweet, a little yeasty, with notes of hop florality—notes which don't appropriately presage what's to come. That's because this refulgently translucent, deep, leather-golden, almost browned-ghee-colored ale packs a wallop of delicious candied-hop notes along with mild, bright malt flavors. Indeed: sour grass streaks, a decent blast of Belgian sugars, delicate yeast esters and soft, yeasty stone-fruit taste-vectors, a bit of crisp bitternesss at the finish—all these things culminate in a drinkable yet complex, light yet unexpectedly boozy, very Belgian yet very American Pale Ale, sumptuous and well-conceived effort by Sweetwater.

Like I said: they aren't my favorite brewery, by far, but this one product—while maybe not perfect—I think they nailed.

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3.67/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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4.19/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of Jadjunk
3.59/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

No relevant label information. "The Price is Wrong" is brewed in the style of a Belgian Strong Pale Ale. Available in limited release 22 oz. bottles and on limited draft.

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle to a SweetWater Snifter glass. Served above 51º Fahrenheit.

(Appearance) Pours a frothy crisp head of a creamy white color over a moderately hazy amber body. Retention is above average and lacing is light and spotty. 3.75

(Smell) Cracker, wheaty and caramel malt body with a bold sweetness and a strong fruit profile, notes of lemon, cider and spice build the complexity. Potency is medium. 3.5

(Taste) The flavor comes off very similar, with a spicy and fruity yeast profile, a soft wheat, pale and cracker malt body with a moderate sweetness, and a fruity, effervescent hop profile to match. 3.75

(Mouthfeel) Texture is slick, oily, lightly chewy and faintly dry. Carbonation generates a light frothiness for a soft, relaxed mouthfeel. The body is medium+ for the style, medium/heavy overall. Balance is slightly sweet over bitter. Alcohol presence is moderate, off characters are minimal, with some definite yeast-bourne unpleasantries generating some rough edges to the drinkability of this beer. 3.25

(Overall) A well intentioned foray into Belgian strong pale beer may not be the finest example of SweetWater's work. Fairly complex as the style is expected to be with just a few too many rough spots to make the drink rewarding. I think they could reasonably improve upon the style. 3.5

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Dank Tank: The Price Is Wrong!

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3/5  rDev -22.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.99/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22 ounce bomber poured into snifter

A - medium gold, very clear with a one finger head, not much lacing, and not much retention.

S - grasses, bread, alcohol, and some citrus notes.

T - This beer has a strong malt backbone, not quite as sweet as might be expected. Finish is both bitter and dry with a powerful hop presence. For a beer as big as this, the alcohol is well hidden.

M - decent carbonation, clean with not much aftertaste

O - I enjoyed this one much more than I thought I would.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.33/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured into my Great Lakes 25th Anniversary bruges hybrid tulip...

A. Pours an orangey gold with a half finger of white, bubbly head. Head quickly settles in and forms a small ring around the brew.

S. Pear juice, grape skin, alcohol esters, fresh bread.

T. Grape skin, apple, biscuit, some earthy and bitter hops, yeast.

M. Sweet upfront with a high and dry finish. A bit of a sweet/bitter clash.

O. Solid BSPA, though flavors clash a bit. A little too much citrus sweetness with a somewhat thin, metallic bitterness on the finish. Decent attempt, just doesn't come together as well as the best in its class.

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Sweetwater Dank Tank The Price Is Wrong from SweetWater Brewing Company
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