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Mega Dank IIPA | Heathen Brewing

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Heathen Brewing
Washington, United States | website

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by JohnGalt1 on 07-23-2014

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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 27
Reviews by snaotheus:
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3.94/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22oz bottle poured into a large snifter. Date on the bottle is 7-16-14 -- my son's 1st birthday! Hopefully that's the bottled on date, not the best by date. Several inches left in the bottle for the initial pour, so any sediment is likely still in the bottle.

Pours clear golden with a slight coppery hue, big white head that fades halfway quickly, and then slows down, lots of fine carbonation. Smell is nice -- floral and fruity, juicy/tropical, grassy, a little pine.

Taste is bitter with a flowery sweetness. Bitterness builds, but the sweetness is fleeting. Sharp grapefruit rind and a little pine, I think is the primary bitterness. Sweetness I think falls under the tropical fruit category. Not bad.

Mouthfeel is very creamy, and slightly oily. Overall, this is pretty good, and I might have to keep my eye out for this (new to me) brewery.

This might be a new brew. Label now says 9.3% ABV, label art and style is completely different now. Based on the description I gave before, it was coppery, but it's straight up yellow gold now.

Smelling it now, it's really nice. Starting from scratch, I would probably give similar scores or slightly higher, but I also think I'm a little more critical now. I think they've improved this beer.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Hopmodium
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of tjcamm
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a hazy orangey copper amber with a two finger off-white head with great retention and thick lacing. Aroma of light caramel malt, resiny, yeah dank hops and a hint of citrus. Flavor follows, starting with a nice semi-sweet caramel malt with rapidly building, but not intense piney, dank hops. Finishes with almost mild hops, but the resinous piney flavors actually start to build after the taste is over, lingering for quite a while. Medium bodied with some creaminess. This is a sneaky IIPA, announces the dank, piney hops in the aroma, but almost seems moderately mild on drinking and then blitzing the tongue with a nicely balanced resinous, dank hop bitterness mostly after tasting. Delivers what it advertises. I like the malt body to this one better than the last Heathen IPA I tried. Liked this a lot. These guys seem to have released a lot of different IPAs at once, which seems odd, but I'll be trying them all after this one.

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Photo of jorgerod99
4.19/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of straightlambic
4.35/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sukwonee
3.84/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of Robomunky
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2015 bottle. This one's a bit of a beast. Golden color, white head. Dank as hell. Grapefruit peel and some pine. Powerfully bitter. Oily mouthfeel, in a pleasant way. Total palate wrecker. Very pleased.

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Photo of smi69
4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kurmaraja
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of NWHopinator
3.83/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of nmann08
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of LouZ
3.92/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

When the word "dank" is used, I have a certain expectation. This beer, while good, does not live up to that expectation. As a straight DIPA, it's a good, solid brew. But there was an utter lack of dank hop presence.

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Photo of Admbmb92
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Smell of dank hops, garlic, and citrus. Taste is a good hit of dank and piney hops, grapefruit, pineapple, and a moderate aftertaste of booze. If this was less boozy, it would be incredible. It reminds me a lot of sticky hands from block 15. The booziness kind of took away from the initial flavor you get from the hops. Still a great northwest ipa.

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Photo of johnnyboy76
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

Photo of cherche
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of Erik-P
4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of Hagbert
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

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5/5  rDev +22%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

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3/5  rDev -26.8%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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Mega Dank IIPA from Heathen Brewing
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