Sweetwater Dank Tank Wet Dream | SweetWater Brewing Company

Sweetwater Dank Tank Wet DreamSweetwater Dank Tank Wet Dream
53 Ratings
Sweetwater Dank Tank Wet DreamSweetwater Dank Tank Wet Dream

Brewed by:
SweetWater Brewing Company
Georgia, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by RustyDiamond on 10-02-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 53 |  Reviews: 39
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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5/5  rDev +32.3%

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2/5  rDev -47.1%

Photo of brentk56
4.03/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a clear amber color with a massive head that sheets the pint glass

Smell: Caramel malt with a vague piney aspect

Taste: Opens with a lot of bready/caramel flavor but by mid-palate, the herbal/piney hops balance out some of the sweetness; after the swallow, the bready malt returns and lingers in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: Found this one in the back of the fridge and didn't realize how old it was; I marked up the score a little higher as the hops have faded somewhat but it is still a decent beer, though the name is rather juvenile (but that is Sweetwater for you)

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Photo of mtstatebeer
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz. bottle. Pours a hazy copper color with a fizzy off-white head. Aroma is sweet, caramel malts, big amount of earthiness, and a touch of citrus. Flavor is caramel malts, grass, wood, toffee, grapefruit, and bread. Mouthfeel is medium, dry, and bitter. Good beer.

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Photo of mikesgroove
4.1/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had not had a chance to get a hold of some of the older one offs from Sweetwater but thanks to the generosity of a very nice and fine trader I was able to track these all down. Served cold and poured into a pint glass, this one was enjoyed on 04/17/2010.

Dark amber pours with lots of reddish highlights along the sides and the bottom of the glass. Nice head of around two fingers in height then rose up from the bottom of the glass to cap it off quite well. Dripping down the sides the lacing really thickened up the further down you went. Aroma is piney hops, rich with loads of caramel malts thrown in as well. Not as pungent as I would have hoped but it still had a lot of depth and character to it for sure. Nice balance here as it warms some notes of orange mix in. Creamy, very, very full body for the style and this really grabbed my attention. The flavors were able to really just lay across the tongue and really soak up through the palate. Again very well done and I have to admit I am really liking what I am seeing here. Smooth, lightly dry finish is capped by piney hops and a nice touch of caramel flavor.

Overall very solid. Obviously the hops have faded a touch but I really think as a red ale it is working even better now. I would love to see this in six packs, could really work on a fall night.

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Photo of maximum12
3.47/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to TimmyP for a nice winter-time trade that included this bottle. The look of it freaked my wife out a bit, so it's sat for longer than I intended in the fridge until I snuck it out tonight. Even without the, ah, artwork, she's not digging it much.

Ach, vell. Nice looking amber color, nothing wild, just a touch of haze from the dregs of the bottle. Smells very good, sweet, bready malts tangled in citrus.

Wet Dream isn't quite what it's cracked up to be. There's a seamy, metallic flow in this that distracts & detracts from the other qualities. Very malty, bready, with a cascade of sweetness. The hops show themselves only at the end & with a quick, unfocused slash of bitterness. I suspect the wet-hopping would have been more pronounced three months ago. If it weren't making my fillings sing, I could drink this while someone painted my picture.

Pretty good beer, but as noted, the metallic quality knocks this down a notch or two. Remove that & you'd have a nice amber. As is, just pretty good.

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Photo of Buebie
3.99/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Thanks to gford217 for keeping my sweetwater needs fulfilled.

Poured from a 22oz bomber into a pint glass. A semi soft pour produced a solid 1 inch off white head. Receding to leave a very generous collar of retention and thick sticky lace coverage.
Color is a hazey reddish amber, not exactly red, but not exactly not red.

Aroma is super malty and sweet, bready buttered biscuits, a touch of cotton candy, distant hops in a grassy minty aroma with mild bittering.

Mouthfeel is terrific, full thickness feel with modest carbonation, quite laid back too and very smooth with a sticky finish.

Taste is a bready blasting of malt and grain busting at the seams. Sweet flavors build, but do not overwhelm in a awkward annoying way. Desirable delicious sweet malt.
Hops do not bite here, they have that whole cone, low alpha flavor, providing a freshness that cannot be denied as well as a mild mint and herbal tea flavor.
Finishing with sweet malt and hops that pucker only slightly in a light bittering fashion.

This is a hugely drinkable brew that can be enjoyed by all types of beer drinkers. Very clean and easy going down. Loved that part of it. The color though does not seem completely intact with the style.

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Photo of Kegatron
3.65/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle into a tulip glass.

Pours a deep clear copper, with a finger of frothy off-white head. Real sturdy flareup here that spreads a thin layer of creamy foam across the surface, throwing a big foamy cascade of lacing up on the sides of the glass. The aroma is dank and herbal smelling, with a gritty and spicy feel in the nose. Some citrus and roasty caramel malt notes give the hops a bit of an extra backing tang at times.

The taste is earthy and mellow across the tongue at first, before more aggressive notes of pine, bitter citrus, and spice spreads across the back of the throat. The malt backbone on this is sticky and sweet feeling, with caramel and bread giving a deep roasted burnt edge to the profile at times. Earth and pithy fruit hangs well back the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a slick and oily texture to it that lends this an almost lighter feel in the mouth at times. There is a touch of warmth to this. Not a whole lot but enough to put off a bit of a medicinal character when mixed with all of those herbal hops.

This was pretty decent. The hops came off as a little more earthy and mellow than aggressive but still maintained a fairly fresh pop to it. The only really holding this back was the warmth in the body but even that wasn't too big of a deal. Solid entry here from the Dank Tank series.

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Photo of JohnGalt1
4.03/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 from GeezLynn ... Awesome trade Geoff!!

Nice pour into my Delirium goblet produced a fantastic long lasting 2 finger lite khaki head... the brew is a polished orange/lite amber.. great lacing.

Nose is surprisingly hoppy for a fresh hop beer.. maybe the most "grassy" hop nose I've ever smelled.. bits of citrus zest with some lite caramel and toasted maltiness... some nice floral notes show with warmth.

Hops still come across as grassy... even minty.. there is a great oily mouthfeel that is normally there in the uberhopped double and triple IPA's.. in this glass, the hop flavors are abundant while still retaining a nice "fresh" expectation.. the malts are much more integrated than the nose.. here the sweetness helps with the hops.. herbal finish is long and lingering... great medium body with a smooth yet very present carbonation..

as I finish my 2nd glass, a real earthy component permeates all aspects of this beer... adds a bunch of complexity to an already well made beer.

Thanks again Geoff for the proper trade... you are a welcome addition to the addiction.


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Photo of barleywinefiend
3.65/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a nice, hazy light amber color, good carbonation with a nice off-white head. Nose is malty, slight hop note, with lots of caramel. Taste is sweet, malty, slightly hoppy, bitter, with some caramel. Medium body. Drinkable, but is this really an amber or a big pale ale??

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Photo of Tiklmelmo
3.46/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

22oz poured into a pint glass.

Thanks to gford217 for this Secret Santa gift.

A - Clear copper with an inch and a half of foamy off-white head that lingers for a long time. Lots of lacing.

S - Piney hops with a little bit of slightly sour orange zest. Some toasted malt and caramel as well. Hint of something almost soapy though that brings it down from a 4.

T - Nice juicy piney hops with a hint of sweetness. Reasonably malty backbone with some biscuits and a hint of toffee. Pretty good, but not amazing.

M - Full-bodied with moderate carbonation, but with a little slick oiliness to it that's not entirely pleasant.

D - Started out high, but after I got through most of a pint, I wasn't ready to chug the rest of the bottle.

Had a lot of potential going for it but there was just enough of something slightly off to it that kept me from giving it much above average.

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Photo of ffejherb
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz. bomber on 1/4/10.

A - Emerged from the bottle a hazy deep amber/bronzed copper-colored body with a bubbly patchy of beige head that flared back up into a creamy cap with each swirl of the glass, yielding spotty lace around the sides.

S - Pretty fresh, dank earthy hop aroma with citrus and spicy notes, but pretty tame overall. Malt base is comprised of slightly burnt sweet caramel and sugar.

T - Spicy initial flavor with an earthy hop flair and plenty of sweet caramel malt. Finishes with a toasted grainy character and a hint of alcohol warmth amidst a mild grassy and herbal hop bite.

M - Medium bodied with a syrupy texture and very soft carbonation. Finish is bittersweet with a touch of alcohol warmth on the palate.

D - Good but not too terribly exciting in the grand scheme of things. While Wet Dream does have a decent amount of fresh hop flavor, nothing really leaps out either, resulting in a pretty tame yet tasty brew.

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Photo of dpodratsky3
4.03/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bottle poured into pint glass

A: Amber orange with a decent head, stays a thick film all the way through the glass

S: Good dose of malt, citrusy hops too, but not huge grapefruit

T: Mild grapefruit with a strong bready taste, balances very well, the malt provides some good flavors instead of just providing a backbone for all hop flavor

M: Really smooth, lighter side of medium

D: High, nice flavors, not too strong though, smoothness helps

Notes: I really like this beer. If you like your IPA's bready than this beer is for you. It has both flavor and balance.

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Sweetwater Dank Tank Wet Dream from SweetWater Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 53 ratings
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