Dank Tank Johnny Hash | SweetWater Brewing Company

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Dank Tank Johnny HashDank Tank Johnny Hash

Brewed by:
SweetWater Brewing Company
Georgia, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by jburns301 on 04-16-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of M_C_Hampton
4.8/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A: poured from a 22oz bottle into a pint glass, orange amber colored with a huge white head that lingers leaving good lacing, clear

S: sweet cirtrus fruit salad, mango, papaya, tangerine, grapefruit, honey, orange

T: very sweet fruits up front, mango, tangerine, moves to a bitter grapefruit finish, juicy and resinous, mouwatering

M: full bodied and sticky with higher carbonation, alcohol well hidden

O: Very pleasantly surprised at how well this West Coast style DIPA from the craft brewery that I grew up alongside is done. I hope they make this again, because it is excellent.

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Photo of TheWholeMatt
4.78/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This beer was great. Those citra hops are very flavorful. Pretty sweet smell off the bat, got a lot of citrus. Served in a pint glass. Taste was great, very similar to the smell, sweet citrusy and very hoppy. The bitterness at the end was perfect. Overall I loved this beer, i was a big fan of sweetwater's regular IPA and this one was even better. Can't wait til they get it on tap

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Photo of Paincane
4.53/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Golden body topped by a generous white head and sticky lacing.
S: Floral, grapefruit and delicious Citra hop nose.
T: Malt backbone,citrusy bitterness & grapefruit flavors.
M: Balanced brew that is smooth and refreshing.
O: Excellent DIPA that is intensely hoppy and flavorful.

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Photo of BeerZombies1
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Johnny Hash
Sweetwater brewing
Double ipa
8.5% ABV
99 IBU

APPEARANCE: Pours a beautiful, bright golden honey color. Big two finger loose off white head. Had nice retention stuck around for a long time.

AROMA: Very aggressive nose, in your face dank cannabis , resin and sticky pine. Mouthwatering juicy citrus, nice amount of ripe tropical fruits that break away in time to let in a small amount of carmel malt.

TASTE: Follows the nose perfectly, you get the big juicy citrusy sweetness and then the bitter hop comes rolling over. That earthy dank, resiny flavors really stand out. A lot of flavors going on but balanced very nicely.

MOUTHFEEL: Medium body and a medium crispy snappy carbonation. Nice bit of oils that helps contains the long bitter finish.

OVERALL: I'll start by saying the name and art work are awesome! This was such a great beer, very drinkable. Flavors where all where they needed to be super bummed it only comes out limited would love to be able to drink this more often.

RATING: 4.5/5 Zombie Heads!

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Photo of BeerDawgs
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

A 220z bomber picked up back in April 2014. Its bottled in 6 packs now.

A - Copper yellow, with 1 finger of head and sticky lace left all over the glass. Impressive

A - Dank wet hops! Citrus and bitter. So well balanced. Well done!

T - Dank and hoppy up front. 2 row malt in the middle, and a citrus/bitter

M - Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Slick. Smooth.

O - Tasty as hell. Glad SW made this a year round brew. Apparently grabbing citra hop resin off the bottom of the pellet carton is easier done than expected. Well done!

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Photo of rajendra82
4.47/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

Beautiful, clear, amber body, with a perfectly proportioned two finger thick head, with some giant bubbles. The smell of the beer was citric with touch of herbal notes. The taste was quite a well balanced mix of bitter and sweet, but both flavors were very intense. So it was more of a battle than a melding. The bitterness was a mixture of herbal and grapefruit flavors, and the sweetness was very much like a hard candy with some watermelon. The finish brought out the alcohol, along with some pepper like spice. Very sticky in the mouth, which helped the flavors linger on. This is a very nice Double IPA, with toms of flavor. Highly recommended.

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Photo of ThickNStout
4.38/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle from Bullocks (Woodstock, GA). 5.99. No bottling date but this just hit shelves last week. Served in a Sweetwater snifter.

Pours brilliant orange gold with almost two fingers of white head. A hazy layer lingers throughout and deposits some sizeable sheets of lace.

Pleasing fruity nose. Oranges, peach, melon and a hint of sweet malt. Quite nice.

Flavors are in line with the nose. Mandarins, peach, cantalope, mild grapefruit, faint berries and sugar cookies with very little booze. The hops dominate and are refreshingly fruity. Very easy to drink.

Slightly resinous, medium body with soft but present carbonation. The finish it a little more bitter with citrus peel, a hint of pepper and some more of that cookie-like malt.

For my tastes this is the best Dank Tank to come along since Fresh Sticky Nugs. A slightly different hop blend from Sweetwater with a subtle sweet malt base. This will be a repeat purchase for sure. I have yet to see a Dank Tank return for a second round so get it while it's fresh everybody.

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Photo of cosmicevan
4.34/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Massive thanks to 2000drafts who slammed me with 2 rounds of extras, this being in round 2. Took this bomber down in a markintihar pour in my batch 2 TB snifter.

Brew pours a transparent orange with a thin bubbly head from my careful pour. The head never fully went away and lacing was streaky. Nose is dank. Fresh crisp citric, light and not resinous. Flavor is light hip syrup. Big citric notes, doesn't feel like a double. Really nice. Easy drinker abv is invisible. Really enjoyable. Glad to have tried it.

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Photo of fmccormi
4.33/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Straight pour from a 22oz pry-off bottle to a nucleated “can glass”; no bottling or freshness date that I can see, but this just hit shelves in this area and as far as I can tell it was released about three weeks ago, so I’d wager this beer is three to four weeks old, max. Purchased from a cooler and kept refrigerated since.

Appearance (4.25): A solid three fingers or more of ecru-colored foam rises from the pour easily, capping a clear, toasted golden-colored body with a steady stream of bubbles rising to the surface. The head dies down very, very slowly, leaving a pock-marked surface ringed by wide splotches of frilly lace, the highest and lowest of which are linked to form collars. As the body goes down, it leaves another collar on the far side of the glass, along with a nearly continuous stretch of a foamy layer over part of the far side. What can I say? I’m a sucker for lace.

Smell (4.25): Lots of juicy, nectary fruit tones (passion fruit flesh, mango juice, ripe pineapple) overlaying grassy, resinous, moderately dank hop tones with just a liiittle bit of the garlicky funk you sometimes get from Citra and similar hops. There’s a bit of malt backbone, too, characterized by lightly toasted, bready tones with a hint of sugar cookie. But it’s mostly fruit followed by more and more pronounced dank resin. No booze.

Taste (4.5): Holy hell, there it is. A pretty solid wallop of moderately bitter dankness leads the way, followed by sweet, juicy fruit tones (ripe pineapple, a little passion fruit, just sweet citrus nectar). Another wave quickly comes up behind this, however, characterized by a strong, somewhat piney resin flavor, along with a slightly astringent grapefruit zest flavor. There’s some malt, too, in the form of lightly toasted bread and some more sugar cookie than in the nose, but the toast blends well with the resinous bitterness and the cookie gets lost in the sweet fruit notes—very well executed. Some booze too, for sure, but like the malt it gets swept up in the hop profile—in this case, it’s lost in the resin.

Mouthfeel (4.0): A medium-ish weighted body with a nice viscosity is accompanied by a lightly tingling carbonation that foams gently on the way back before giving a nice prickle on the way down. It finishes nicely (but not too) dry, thanks to a hefty ABV and great hop load.

Overall (4.25): Honestly, I was worried that the hop hash thing would be something of a gimmick, but apparently it works, and works very well. This isn’t a ground-breaking DIPA in any way, in that nothing about it is particularly exceptional or novel—but it IS a well-crafted DIPA that hits all of the right notes, hitting every single one spot-on and with a good amount of force. I think what I like most about the beer is that the hops deliver a LOT of flavor, with just enough malt and body behind it, and unlike some other popular (D)IPAs right now that seek to avoid any bitterness, it retains that quality, but not too much—it leaves plenty enough to remind the drinker just how much hop is in it. Beyond that, it really just nails the style and does so in excellent fashion. A great beer from Sweetwater, and definitely worth purchasing.

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Photo of babaracas
4.31/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear gold with two fingers thick soapy white head, a few big chunks of lace left on the glass. Smell: fruit loops, grapefruit and orange slices in syrup, grapefruit rind, ripe apricot. Taste: peach and honey hold court for a split second and are then overrun by citrus and a resiny oomph... sweet orange into pink grapefruit into rind + resin. Delicious, well done Sweetwater.

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Photo of GarthDanielson
4.3/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bomber into a shaker pint, the beer is a crystal clear, golden-caramel coloring with a clingy, filmy, bright white head. Aromas of grapefruit, tropical fruits, pine resin, berry sweetness, and a caramel backbone. Very resinous and deep, rich nose. This beer engulfs your sense of smell. Flavors are resinous and bitter forward, with a dank, wet, green envelope over your palate. Moss, cut grass, cannibus, cedar, pine pitch, and earth all meld together on your taste buds, with a subtle caramel backbone to provide some momentary balance. Smooth, light, crisp body, with an insane hops characteristic throughout the aftertaste. Tropical fruit highlights on an otherwise dank, resinous, green aftertaste. The finish is slick, smooth, and fairly dry at the very end. Solid brew. I will be searching this one out again.

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Photo of wedge
4.23/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Clear gold, topped with some nice, white frothiness. Definite Citra fruitiness hits the nose straightaway: pungent, musky, pulpy fruit, pineapple, and sugary grapefruit. Big floral and super oily hop aromas too, with some herbal spiciness and a touch of dank. Big-time fruity hops in the flavor, which is no surprise. A ripe fructose sweetness, pink grapefruit juice, peaches, limes, melons, and passion fruit. Floral hops too, along with a light malt presence, but nothing that disrupts the hop blast. Fluffy, medium bodied mouthfeel leading to a dry finish. Super fruity and dripping with hop oils, though not much from the marijuana side of things, which is fine considering I think they were more using the hash and kief references to describe the look and feel of the pelletizer scrapings.

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.23/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

"Johnny Hash"- I get it. You've attached yourself to a rugged, raw and brash personality, and then matched that with the same renegade spirit in taste. "Is that marijuana? ...wait, what?"....

But upon the pour, there's no alerts to its questionable fashion. Bright golden, the beer's bright clarity is uncharacteristic of such boastfully hoppy ale. Yet, that brilliance sheds an eggshell-white foam that caps the beer with the confidence of a honeycomb sheet and trails with broken lace.

Bursting with vibrant hop aromas, the beer projects the tangy and pungent scents of citrus and tropical fruit while weaving together an herbal and floral roundness. Its perfume of grapefruit, orange, mango, apricot is pulled together with chive, catty, grassy tones to suggest the characteristics of cannabis. -no real surprise there.

Its taste opens with a dripping but thinned honey and caramel flavor taste. Prideful in its malt sweetness, the follow of pink grapefruit, mandarin orange, mango, apricot and passion fruit all gives the tasted a hop tilt. Its smooth and fruity finish is delicate with alcohol spice and minty all the while.

Medium bodied, lighter impressions are had despite the beer's sweeter upstart that clings to the mouth. Its round middle is playful starchy texture is rich malt, but it also fades to a dry and warm texture with no astringency.

I absolutely adore this beer, even though it's not the best IPA on the market; its sensible irritability links up with imaginative brewers with the same contention that real beer deserves.

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Photo of barczar
4.23/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy copper with apricot highlights and a lingering, frothy, dense cream head.

Notes of pear, mango, grapefruit, and pineapple counter resin and pine in the aroma. There's a bit of caramel sweetness and bready malt.

Flavor reveals lots of orange, tangerine, a touch of grapefruit...reminiscent of juicy fruit gum. The finish is very bitter and resiny. Malt definitely takes a backseat to hops, adding just a little bready sweetness, and though I love the flavoring hops, bittering dominate.

Body is a touch full, with moderate carbonation and a hint of alcohol warmth.

Flavoring hops are not the most complex, but have great character. Very fruit forward, though the bittering hops are a little too resiny for my liking.

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Photo of Jadjunk
4.23/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

"We are walking the line with this Double IPA! Not just another boy named Sue, this renegade would get us thrown into Folsom prison with the amount of Citra "hop hash" we scraped from the inside of the Yakima palletizes and fisted into this beer. This super concentrated hash is pure hop lupulin (ya know - the hop kief - the good stuff!) and will play a resinous riff with the pilsner, 2 row and wheat malt used to back up the man in black! With Amarillo on the drums setting the bitterness beat, Citra Hash takes the mic in the whirlpool, packing a sticky aromatic punch with potent lyrics creating a heavy hop forward set worthy of a July Carter finger dip." Brewed in the style of an American Imperial IPA. Available in limited run 22 oz. bottles and on limited draft.

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle to a SweetWater snifter. Served above 53º Fahrenheit.

(Appearance) Pours a frothy foamy head of a light cream color over a modestly hazy golden amber body with faint speckled sediment in tow. Carbonation is light and spritely. Retention is very good, lacing is light and tiered. 4.25

(Smell) What a unique hop aroma hop blocks make, very zesty tropical fruit notes of mango, papaya, and lesser pineapple with some lesser lemon, pepper, and resin. The hop bitterness is perceivably moderate. The malt profile is soft with a light pale syrup malt, a touch of wheat with a moderate sweetness. Potency is medium/high. Bonus points for a very unique, bright and original hop aroma, if not due to the hop choice itself than by the way it was integrated into the beer. 4.25

(Taste) Bright tropical fruit notes forward, moderate citrus, lemon and grapefruit with a moderate bitterness. Very pale malt syrup profile with a mild body, a slight fluffiness and chew from wheat malt. The hop profile again comes out very well in this Imperial IPA without the burden of a filling malt body that commonly comes with the style. It works very well. 4.25

(Mouthfeel) Texture is soft, lightly chewy and faintly dry. Carbonation generates a light frothiness for a soft mouthfeel. Body is shy of medium for the style, medium+ overall. Balance is slightly bitter over sweet. Alcohol presence is light and there are no off characters to note. 4

(Overall) I've had SweetWater's latest release, Hop Hash IIPA and it triggered this review. While I'm not certain how often breweries use hashed hops in their brews, it's clearly evident that these hops still have a ton of life and flavor in them and are still capable of producing a huge range of flavor. I find it a preferable use of hops for Citra over other styles and am hoping that SweetWater dabbles further into their experimental styles with hop hash. Johnny Hash is quite notably the finest release in their Dank Tank series to date. 4.25

SweetWater Brewing Company's
Dank Tank Johnny Hash

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Photo of Brackh
4.21/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 22oz bomber.

Good color, very small head.

The hops smell great. No idea what kind and I don't care.

Awesome taste all around. Very easy and drinkable IPA.


Wife's Review: "Smooth and drinkable, doesn't have a bad aftertaste, not as bitter as the other IPAs you drink"

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Photo of rangerred
4.2/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass out of a 22oz bomber.

Pours a clear medium gold with a fluffy one finger white head. The head fades away slowly leaving an abundance of lacing on the sides of the glass.

The aroma on this beer is just amazing. Tons of juicy citrus that is mouth watering. Loads of tropical fruit with just enough earthy dankness to make it interesting. A tiny bit of caramel malt is in the background.

The flavor is just a wonderful continuation of the aroma. A juicy, tropical, citrus bomb with a big shot of dankness. There is also a quick shot of alcohol that is just enough to remind you that this is a pretty potent brew. Bitterness is fairly high but it is not overwhelming. Maltiness is also on the light side with just a hint of biscuit and caramel. Mouthfeel is a little bit sweet but it is held in check.

Overall, this is a terrific brew and one that I wish was more readily available. I would buy loads of it.

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Photo of tastybeer
4.17/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Sweetwater johnny hash
Dank tank double ipa - citra hop hash

A: Golden amber and clear. Head is near white with a nice slick hoppy beer texture. Lace in the form of spots...

S: Aroma is very fruity, sweet, hoppy dank with farmy floral scents, and buttercreamy malt with a doughy smell. Grassy, light citrus rind, heavy piles of grapefruit juiciness, some apple, and an array of tropical goodness.

T: Nice bready malt body with sweet fruit all over. Nice bitterness through the finish... Fruits include passionfruit, apple, sweet grapefruit, mango, and perhaps pineapple. Sweet, juicy, and bitter enough to balance.

M: Mouthfeel goes on forever. Sticky, resinous, and clingy but even dryness throughout.

O: Good stuff.

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Photo of Immortale25
4.15/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Dogfish Spiegelau glass. No freshness date.

A- Pours a medium amber color with a 1/2 inch off-white head that retains well before eventually becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a full sheet of surface foam. Shimmery sheet of lacing.

S- Bright, crisp Citra hop aroma with little malt backing. Somewhat musty.

T- Lemony, orangey citrus notes step up first and then comes a hefty wave of bitterness that stays good and long. Again, not a whole lot of malt to back this up as the hops and their juicy flavor and lingering bitterness are the main attraction. Quite drinkable for the ABV.

M- Moderately sharp and tangy with medium carbonation and a lightish body.

O- Very good, but there are still others from the Dank Tank series I would go for before this one...*cough cough* Price is Wrong!

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Photo of Zach136
4.15/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Recently bottled, consumed on 4/17 from a Sweetwater Belgian Tulip. Reviewed from notes.

A - Crystal clear, straw body with a smallish head that surprisingly left great lacing.

S - Great citrus medley hop notes.

T - Pungent bitterness, great grapefruit notes peak through as well, but a bit of sweetness as it warms.

M - Medium bodied, with a sticky resinous quality.

O - A great DIPA, best Dank Tank in a while.

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Photo of Westmeister
4.1/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dank Tank Series comes back for a bit of a lull the past couple in force. Great laced white head and golden pour. Smell and taste is all citrus and resinous notes with a sweet hint towards candy like sweetness. Which I love. Heavily bitter that rides out for a lasting citrus/pine/resin finish. Very nice.

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Photo of brentk56
4.03/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a clear amber capped by a buoyant head that leaves a curtain of lace

Smell: Resinous, piney and need I say it - dank

Taste: Shortbread and pine jump right out, with the dank bitterness and tropical fruit tones building through the middle; after the swallow, the sweeter flavors return for another round but they are soundly walloped by the hop bitterness, in the finish; a bit oniony in the aftertaste

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: I have passed on a lot of Sweetwater beers over the last few years but this one is a good effort; it lacks the finesse of some of the better DIPAs out there but it is certainly a challenger

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Photo of mrfrancis
4.03/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear gold with a creamy, clinging white head.

S: Aromas of pine, spruce, lemon, lime, grapefruit, honey, grass, herbs, and biscuits are immediately evident on the nose.

T: Strong notes of lemon, lime, grass, bitter herbs, bitter orange, grapefruit, pine, spruce, carambola, biscuits, caramel, honey, and crackers throttle the palate. The finish is bitter, resinous, and intense with pronounced flavors of lemon, lime, grapefruit, biscuit, and caramel.

M: Medium in body and initially resinous, though it dries out a bit just prior to the fade. Carbonation is crisp and firm. Alcohol is well masked.

O: A very strong DIPA that should please fans of hoppy ales.

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Photo of oberon
3.99/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours into a small tulip glass a clear vibrant light golden with a large fluffy white crown that clings to the side of the glass it sellever so slowly,just a great pour.Alot of citrus going on in the nose and not a whole lot of sweetness wich is a good thing.Alot of tangerine and orange on the palate with a good amount of fusel alcohol,pretty raw and in your face really,it seems bigger than it actually is.Not overly sweet wich is good although the sweetness gets a little bigger as I drink more,the hops are fresh and the flavor profile is a little different wich I like,like i said the alcohol to me seems bigger than its 8.5% abv. that it is.Very good.

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Photo of zookerman182
3.92/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance is copper with a fluffy white head.
Aroma at first is pleasant. As it warms it's all onion.
taste at first is also nice. Reminds me of enjoy by. But then comes the onion.
mouthful is very nice. Lingering bitterness.
Overall it'san odd beer. If Iit never warmed up it would be great. Just way too much overpowering onion when it warms for me.

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Dank Tank Johnny Hash from SweetWater Brewing Company
4.17 out of 5 based on 206 ratings.
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