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Dank Statement - Cellarmaker Brewing Co.

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Dank Statement
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94
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32 Ratings
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Ratings: 32
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 8.45%
Wants: 3
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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Reviews by popery:
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popery

California

4.65/5  rDev +6.2%

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.

05-08-2014 06:02:31 | More by popery
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spark3148857

California

4.53/5  rDev +3.4%

Pours a bright orange with some amber notes, slightly off white head. Nose is all dank hops, big pine and tropical citrus notes as I have come to expect from Cellarmaker. Taste follows the nose with dank, resinous, hoppy, oily goodness coating the mouth. Mouth feel and malt backbone as expected for a triple IPA of this strength. Exceptionally smooth with no perceived boozyness. Right up there with Younger and Hopocalypse except anybody can just mozy into Cellarmaker and grab a goblet of this monster.

04-23-2014 02:52:42 | More by spark3148857
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California

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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California

4.25/5  rDev -3%

05-12-2014 17:12:25 | More by kdown
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Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -20.1%

05-02-2014 22:40:42 | More by bostonryan
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d5001986

Wisconsin

4.55/5  rDev +3.9%

64oz growler poured into Duvel tulip. (Triple IPA) 10.8% abv.

A: Pours a slightly hazy marmalade-orange with a medium amount of fluffy, off-white head.

S: I can smell the citrus before I even open the growler. Intense aroma consisting of grapefruit, pineapple, mango, banana, and pine.

T: Resinous pine, grapefruit, orange zest, pineapple, and black pepper. Extreme hop-bomb. A decent amount of bitterness and alcohol is slightly perceptible.

M: Quite viscous, slick with moderate carbonation. Goes down with a slight alcohol burn.

O: A total hop-bomb, tons of resinous, citrusy flavor and a good spicyness to boot. For me it's a bit reminiscent of Hopslam.

04-29-2014 01:27:55 | More by d5001986
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California

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

05-19-2014 03:06:10 | More by random846
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scotv

New York

4/5  rDev -8.7%

05-09-2014 03:38:20 | More by scotv
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PerHops

California

4.63/5  rDev +5.7%

S- 1L Growler poured in a pint glass

A- Pretty lively carbonation and a picture perfect golden orange.

S- Tropical fruit bomb! Huge hints of mango, citrus, pine and dank. No alcohol detected on the nose, which I'm surprised by given the ABV.

T- Lots of tropical fruits, very little alcohol sweet but with a bitter finish balancing it out.

M- Amazing drinkability for style.

O- This is one of the best triple IPAs out there and no 8 hour wait in line or truck stalking required!

04-21-2014 22:25:01 | More by PerHops
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Oregon

4.84/5  rDev +10.5%

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.

05-03-2014 06:10:56 | More by DefenCorps
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mattmarka1

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -20.1%

05-14-2014 03:41:13 | More by mattmarka1
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4.25/5  rDev -3%

05-21-2014 18:41:18 | More by PictureThi5
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dudeman

California

4.93/5  rDev +12.6%

Poured from growler into Magnolia Strong Beer Month snifter

Slight off-white head that quickly dissipates. Beautiful sunshine daydream orange yellow color.

Smell is a hop lovers dream with ripe citrus, papaya, and durian.

Taste is fruity, spicy, bitter awesomeness. Gotta be at least 20% rye malt in this one. If I was blind tasting I'd say it was Hopocalypse black label or Simtra.

Perfect amount of carbonation and lingering oily residues - so nice.

Home run baby.

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Minnesota

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California

3.56/5  rDev -18.7%

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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dkw0063

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -14.4%

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Tele

California

4.58/5  rDev +4.6%

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.

05-11-2014 02:58:26 | More by Tele
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California

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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California

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -3%

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Dank Statement from Cellarmaker Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.