1. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $14.99 (US/print only). Offer ends April 30. Subscribe now! (Because great beer deserves great stories AND readers.)

Are You Afraid Of The Dank? - Cellarmaker Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Are You Afraid Of The Dank?
No picture uploaded.
Have one? Upload it now.
BA SCORE
95
world-class

74 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 74
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 7.16%
Wants: 6
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cellarmaker Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: mc4z on 11-15-2013

No notes at this time.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
to view more.
Ratings: 74 | Reviews: 6
Reviews by codynevels:
More User Reviews:
Photo of PerHops
4.44/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- This is a really nice looking double IPA. Great golden orange with a lot of visible carbonation. Beautiful lacing and head.

S- The nose definitely showcases tropical fruit. It also has floral notes and just a hint of alcohol.

T- There is a TON of fruit on this one. Mangos, pineapples and other fruits lead to a medium bitter finish seamlessly.

M- The carbonation is just right for the style.

O-I've had this beer twice now at the brewery when it was first released. I have to say after revisiting this one in a fresh growler, it is much better than I remember. It actually reminds me quite a bit of enjoy by, in the best possible way. Another great use of great hops from Cellarmaker.

Photo of Dodgerrigo77
4.72/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A beautiful half-pint, amber/orange never looked better. Not much head but server poured it nice and slow.
This smells like mango/pineapple really not over whelming but not disappointing either. Good hoppy presence with all that tropical fruit.
Huge hop taste mango/citrus are awesomely present. As I go for another drink the aroma has been released and its like somebody boiled mango/apricot/pineapple juice. Amazing tropical flavors here really merge with the hops in this one.
Pretty good mouthfeel, some might like more carbonation but I think it works for this badboy.
Overall this is probably the best DIPA I've had that was brewed in SF. Mad props to Cellarmaker for making such a high quality DIPA, those in the beer industry know how expensive this type of beer is to make, hopefully they make it again for SF BeerWeek! * I was lucky enough to drink this the first day it was tapped just gettin around to reviewing it

Photo of DefenCorps
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Growler from the brewery.

A clear copper with a dense off white head with excellent retention and nice lacing, this looks great. The nose is dominated by dank, weedy hops. Intense pine resin, grapefruit pith, candied oranges, weed and dried mango are present. A mild sweetness is also perceived. Excellent.

The palate opens with a rather bracing bitterness with intense flavors of pine , grapefruit, candied orange, pine sap and a little spruce. Dank, resiny, fruity, this beer packs a mean punch. Earthy bitterness on the mid palate. Moderate malt sweetness is present on the mid palate, tempering the bitterness. A little alcohol is noticeable on the finish, which is dank, resiny and bitter. Medium in body and moderately carbonated, this beer is excellent.

Photo of elNopalero
4.22/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I am not afraid of the dank. I just wish it was dank-er. If that is such a thing.

This poured a rich caramel-amber hue. The aroma comes off with a strong piney note, hints of what’s to come. I found the flavor to be piney and resiny with some caramel malt balancing it off. Finishes dry, and a little sticky.

Photo of DCLAguy11
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had to bump up my score after having it a second time. Much better after a few days in the growler than when I had it fresh at the brewery. Suggest letting this one warm up a bit. Fantastic DIPA.

Photo of popery
4.45/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Tried this at the brewpub, as well. Pours a nice bright amber. It's quite clear, transparent. Medium white head. Dissipates after a bit. Just a big orangey amber glass. The aroma is sweetly dank with big fruit flavors. Pine needles, peaches, mangoes, white grapes, pineapples, raspberries. Nice and juicy. Honeysuckle with a touch of grass. Background of simple malt with a bit of caramel, only really noticeable relative to other Cellarmaker hoppy beers. Taste is full of hop flavor with moderate bitterness for a DIPA. Grass, fruit and pine in the finish. Grape skin, pineapple, tangerine, peach, raspberry. Starts out with sweet fruit, but it's a pretty dry beer for 8.7% abv. The mouthfeel is relatively smooth, carbonation a bit lower than normal for them. Nice hop oiliness. Round full flavor coats the mouth pleasantly. Really nice DIPA. I'd take some of the smaller hoppy beers from CM over it, but that's more personal taste. It's still an excellent beer.

to view more.
Are You Afraid Of The Dank? from Cellarmaker Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 74 ratings.