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Dankenstein IIPA - Pearl Street Brewery

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61 Ratings
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Ratings: 61
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.3
pDev: 21.21%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pearl Street Brewery visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: rockwell on 12-28-2009)
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Reviews by Jparker37:
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Jparker37

Wisconsin

3.35/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A - A vigorous pour into a pint glass resulted in a small white cap of head. Very hazy due to its bottle conditioning. A darker amber colored IPA, on the dark side for the style. Lacked any lacing down the glass.

S - Quite a "stinky" IPA. Some pear/apple like citrus hops. Many dry hop scents given off. A noticeable amount of an alcohol spice to it.

T - Big caramel malts, overall reminiscent of a scotch ale. Lacking a distinct hop flavor but a bit of bitterness. Finishes with a little to much sweetness and doesn't dry out like most IPAs.

M - A rather large body to this beer but lacking on carbonation. Not sure this 4pk has been on shelves.

O - Overall it had great hop smell, the maltiness of the beer threw me for a loop, again it reminds me of some scotch ales. Not my favorite IPA but again not overly familiar with double IPAs.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2011 23:22:21 | More by Jparker37
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PickwickHopz

Minnesota

2.75/5  rDev -16.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -16.7%

04-13-2014 23:22:50 | More by EdTheEdge
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KarlHungus

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

04-13-2014 01:25:27 | More by KarlHungus
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Sconi_tom

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

03-14-2014 16:34:13 | More by Sconi_tom
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Endeavor11

Wisconsin

2.05/5  rDev -37.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Weird strong immediate aftertaste that's not pleasant. I'm up to three drinks now seeing if the taste improves. I'm at the forth and no improvement. I can't keep it in my mouth long enough to determine what the aftertaste is. Just not a beer to my liking.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2014 00:11:58 | More by Endeavor11
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TastyIsBeer

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -16.7%

02-16-2014 15:16:04 | More by TastyIsBeer
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derkfromwi

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

12-25-2013 23:34:03 | More by derkfromwi
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Powderhornphil

Minnesota

2.59/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Pretty much feel this less than OK in every catagory.

For attempting to claim to be a dank IIPA the nose is pretty lifeless. Perhaps a little butter.

Taste is buttered popcorn and malty dark fruits. A hint of hop bitterness kicks in at the end but it's not nearly enough to redeem this. Almost more of a barleywine on the palate.

Proceed with caution.

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2013 01:22:16 | More by Powderhornphil
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superfriend

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

08-01-2013 04:26:04 | More by superfriend
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Pellinore1

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -16.7%

07-29-2013 02:21:57 | More by Pellinore1
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Ri0

Wisconsin

2.63/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

poured 12oz bottle into Duvel tulip.

A - looks like a dark rusty brown color with almost no head at all. I poured this very aggressively into my tulip. A few spots of lacing.

S - Malt bomb with syrup. I detect only the slightest amount of hops.

T - Malt bomb with butter and syrup. Hops almost non existent. WTF. Hint of bitterness on the finish and alcohol.

M - Medium bodied with very low carbonation. Syrupy and buttery.

O - So far this is the worst IIPA I have ever had. Not sure if it was old or this is standard. Reviews for this are all over the place. May as well be a barleywine, at least it was free. Based on this I may never try another PSB beer again.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2013 16:48:10 | More by Ri0
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FortKnox15

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

07-18-2013 01:55:39 | More by FortKnox15
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Kevin79

Wisconsin

2.75/5  rDev -16.7%

06-29-2013 18:48:18 | More by Kevin79
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anticipation23

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

06-03-2013 22:27:04 | More by anticipation23
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Nachos4two

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

05-29-2013 01:53:02 | More by Nachos4two
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parejkoj

Minnesota

3.36/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Picked up a 4 pack of 12 ounce bottles from Casanova in Hudson, WI.

Appearance: Dark amber, almost mahogany, very clear. Decent head that lingers. Good carbonation.

Smell: Nothing remarkable. Was expecting more hop aroma, the caramel/amber malts overpower any possible hop aroma. A little 'dankiness' can be found though. Almost smells oaky. Can smell a little toffee (oxidation?).

Taste: I like it. As other reviewers have mentioned, it's clearly a barleywine hidden behind a IIPA facade. Perceptible alcohol up front, but lots of caramel malt come through quickly. Noticeable bitterness toward the end, but I wouldn't describe it as 'dank'. Although, I'll admit I haven't had that many dank IPAs. It's not bad, but not what one would expect as an IIPA.

Mouthfeel: Fairly smooth, although the noticeable alcohol is upfront at first.

Overall: I don't think it's too bad. I think it could be a lot better if they eased off on some of the caramel/amber malt and bumped up the late-addition aroma hops, if they want to stick with IIPA. Otherwise, it could be a solid barleywine. I enjoyed their other beers while in undergrad at La Crosse often (Downtown Brown and El Hefe) so I'd really like to see Pearl Street Brewery do well. La Crosse deserves a good brewery.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2013 02:43:45 | More by parejkoj
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jreindl

Wisconsin

2.5/5  rDev -24.2%

04-20-2013 05:19:40 | More by jreindl
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SnatchyMcPants

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

04-03-2013 20:36:42 | More by SnatchyMcPants
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BellsFan

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

03-30-2013 00:30:25 | More by BellsFan
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nickapalooza86

Wisconsin

4.64/5  rDev +40.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very murky amber color with a 1/4th finger of a tan head.

smells like a hop forward barleywine, pine, caramel, plums, toffee and earthy hops.

taste is piney hops, caramel an toffee malt flavors, grapefruit dankness, earthy bitterness on the finish that lingers.

Mouthfeel is rather silky, very low and I mean low carbonation but it works very well.

Well I see some of the reviews of this are not so hot.... I may be lucky living in La Crosse so I can get it a lot fresher, They seem to date all of their beers except this one, which makes no sense obviously. I think people would like it more if they tried to fresh, really decent stuff at a steal of a price!

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2013 17:41:26 | More by nickapalooza86
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OliverBlaze

Wisconsin

1.88/5  rDev -43%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

First of all this doesn't taste like an IPA at all, but more like a dark beer. You can taste a hop presence, but it is quite weak. I don't know what it is, but this IPA just tastes watery to me. Pearl Street does an awful job of masking the hefty alcohol content in this brew as I struggled to choke down this beer and anxiously awaited the end of it. I am a fan of Pearl Street's Pale Ale, but this attempt at a double IPA was an utter failure. I wont be trying this again.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2013 00:42:20 | More by OliverBlaze
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assman79

Wisconsin

2/5  rDev -39.4%

03-05-2013 02:42:28 | More by assman79
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Dankenstein IIPA from Pearl Street Brewery
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