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Dank Statement - Cellarmaker Brewing Co.

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Dank Statement
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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

35 Ratings
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Ratings: 35
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 8.74%
Wants: 5
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cellarmaker Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  10.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ThatsThatDude on 04-18-2014)
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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a small glass at the brewery. From notes. Reviewed 20 April 2014.

A: Heavy lacing. Slightly hazy gold.

S: Tropical fruit. Heavily bitter. Pineapple.

T: Smooth, heavy, sweet, and only lightly bitter. Finish is hoppy but the main taste is very malty. Hint of fruit. Not hugely tasty. I'm surprised that a beer which apparently lost half of each keg to hop sediment would taste so bland.

M: A little biscuity. Dry.

O: Not bad. Maybe even very good. Still. Overpriced, overhyped, and overrated.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A: 4.5 Clear, golden-yellow with a touch of red. Smallish off-white head that lasts about a minute.

S: 4.5 Huge hops. Lists of pine, resin, dank (duh), and grapefruit.

T:4.5 Again, big hops. A little sweetness up front with some malt. Lost of citrus (a bit more lemon than on the nose) and dank. Mild bitterness at the end. Not boozy at all.

M: 4.75 Rich and viscous while still being easy to drink. A little bit dry on the finish.

O: 4.75 Fantastic example of what a big IPA can be. A ton of flavor while remaining balanced. Drinks too easily.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Ok, this is awesome. It pours bright yellowish, amberish orange color. Fairly pale for a DIPA of this strength. Quite cloudy. Medium-small white head. Quite good retention/lacing, which is a bit surprising since this is a big beer poured from a growler. The aroma is simply wonderful. It smells like a tropical fruit salad. Huge, juicy, sweet hoppiness. Very big on pineapple juice, sweet citrus, candied lemon rinds, tangerines, mango, papaya, grapes, strawberry jam, sweet pine. It's just bursting with hops. Little malt character, just some simple pale malt, I guess. Fairly dank, though I'd call it more tropical than dank. No booziness, which is an all too common affliction among >10% abv DIPAs. Taste is similarly great, maybe even better. It's like a mouthful of candied tropical fruit hops. Bitterness is light. Fairly sweet, but it's all hop flavor. Moderate bitterness in the finish. Normally, I'd want a bit more of a bite in the finish to clean things up, but this beer is so rich with hop flavor that it's not necessary. Mild alcohol - considering it's >10% abv, it's impressively subdued. Mouthfeel is light but oily with hop flavor. Ridiculously easy to drink for a beer of this strength. I'm having to force myself to go slowly through the liter. This is the best new DIPA that I've had in a long time.

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Growler from Trey. Thanks, broseph.

Pouring a mild caramel orange in color with a dense, off-white head with excellent retention and lacing, this looks great. The nose, OTOH, is netherworldly. I haven't grinned like this since my first Notorious, and if I reach farther back, even Younger. There's a massive hop aroma that's, eh, dank, with incredibly juicy, fruity hops with an incredibly dense, layered blend of candied grapefruit, orange peel, Meyer lemons, pine, tangerines and a mild mint spiciness, this is ridiculously good. A moderate sweetness is also present, though it's more of a light, sugary note that complements the fruity notes from the hops. Honey is also present. Just awesome.

The palate opens big, juicy, moderately bitter and plenty hoppy. There's no mistaking the hops here; they're just massive. Resiny, oily, dense and dank, this is so fruity with a gorgeous blend of grapefruit, candied orange, tangerines, pine and weed. Sticky and herbaceous, this is awesome. The sweetness is moderate with a blend of honey and light caramel but it never gets to be even close to a bother. Resiny, juicy and hoppy on the finish, this beer is softly carbonated, allowing the hops to express themselves fully on the palate. A moderate alcohol bite is present on the finish, but for fuck's sake, a 11% 3X IPA should NOT go down like water. Medium in body, this beer makes me very happy. Beer of the year.I've drunk a liter tonight and could easily go for another liter.

The difference between a "merely" world class 3x IPA (like Notorious) and a truly exceptional one (like Younger or Dank Statement) is subjective and dances along the lines of personal preference. DS is just less sweet and leans less on a malt-driven fullness than does Notorious and is, IMO, all the better for it. Phenomenal stuff.

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Dank Statement from Cellarmaker Brewing Co.
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