Sweetwater Dank Tank Fresh Sticky Nugs | SweetWater Brewing Company

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Sweetwater Dank Tank Fresh Sticky NugsSweetwater Dank Tank Fresh Sticky Nugs

Brewed by:
SweetWater Brewing Company
Georgia, United States

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
After 4 months of tilling and hoeing, Farmer MacDanknugs was cockeyed with anticipation, ready to reap his reward of fresh sticky nugs. Firing up his supercharged John Beere, ol’ MacDank blazed straight down to plow some primo Amarillo, Citra, and Simcoe, harvesting the funkiest hop buds to cap off this succulent unfiltered 8% Double IPA. Our farmer drifted into a happy haze from the aromas of grapefruit, passion fruit, and orange, daydreaming of the juicy brew to come.

Added by kzoobrew on 11-11-2011

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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Photo of oberon
4.3/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I have said it a million times Iam sucker for a big hopped up red and this fits the bill to a tee.Poured into an impy nonic a dee rich amber with a large blooming off white head atop that took a long time to settle.Fresh resiny and grapefruit hop aromas really jump out at ya,a lighter brown sugar-like malty sweetness comes into play as well.A medium to full almost creamy-like feel wich is odd for the style in the mouth,it glides down very easy.Resiny sticky hops and a hefty caramel malt base fight for supremacy until a bitter hop shot in the finish.a very good beer,nearly great,for me the best of the Dank Tank series.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of Franziskaner
3.59/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dark copper colored and lightly hazy. There’s a three quarter inch head of off white on top. The aroma is difficult to seek out, but there is some pine. I’m tasting pine and some grassy hops. The mouth is moderately carbonated and crisp.

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Photo of dsauter
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of nickthegun12
4.43/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

picked up this bomber in the atl at green's!

the appearance is super dark and danky just the way a double ipa should be

smells of a superb balance of malts and hops...maybe a touch of chocolate and a hint of coffee

the taste is very malty, but not over malted a nice balance with the hops...but the hops are almost don't make their presence known

the feel is the best ever!...super creamy and just coats your entire mouth

overall this might be one of the best double ipa's ive ever tried!

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Photo of pgr2ferrari
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of tdm168
4.2/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep, deep amber with a thin lacing of foamy head. It smells of intense, spicy, earthy, faint piney hops. You can just barely smell notes of toast and caramel malts underneath the intense hop aroma. The taste is also very hoppy. I get the hops immediately; spicy, earthy, mildly citrusy, floral, and piney - full spectrum. The malt comes through a little in the finish. It's toasty with faint notes of caramel. This is a medium bodied beer with great carbonation and is very smooth.

I happen to really enjoy this one, but I'm a hop head. If you prefer a more malty, less hoppy amber ale, then this won't be for you. A little more balance would probably make this more friendly to the masses, but for me though this was the coming together of an amber and an IPA, and it was an awesome marriage.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.13/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

SweetWater Brewing Co. "Dank Tank Fresh Sticky Nugs"
16 fl. oz. can, "BIEB date: 01/13/19 B1340"
$3.79 @ Total Wine & More, Cherry Hill, NJ

Notes via stream of consciousness: I don't normally break apart 4 or 6 packs at Total Wine but I made an exception for this one. Let's see... it says it's brewed from Strata, Denali and Mosaic hops. Mosaic are my current favorite, and I'm semi-familiar with Denali, but I don't think I've ever had a beer brewed with Strata. It's supposedly citrusy and berry-like, similar to Mosaic, but also "dank". We'll see. It's poured a cloudy orange colored body beneath a finger-thick head of creamy off-white foam. The aroma is not as bold as I thought it would be, but this is a double IPA and they tend to have less aroma than standard IPAs. I was expecting more though, it is dry-hopped. It's citrusy and berry-like, but not at all dank. Maybe once it warms a bit. On to the flavor... well that's nice. It's berry-like and gently citrusy, and somewhat "dank", not too much. Again, it's not a real bold hop flavor though. I kind of get some grapefruit out of it, but nothing else very specific. I think I might be getting some apricot, and it finishes with almost a dried, candied pineapple note. Ahh, and that's where you get most of the "dank", in the finish. It'not sweet but it's sweetish. As usual the malt is very basic and straightforward, you don't want to complicate it or it will interfere with the hops. It's balanced nicely, backed by a firm bitterness, and the alcohol helps it to dry in the finish as well. In the mouth it's medium bodied and gently crisp. It's an enjoyable beer, and it's hoppy but it's not mind-blowingly hoppy. I do like the hop combination though.
Review# 6,371

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Photo of hyoung41
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of Mavajo
4.52/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Deep mahogany color with decent cream colored head. Nice aroma of fresh hops with some bready caramel malt. Taste is excellent -- piney, fruity hops, resin, bread, caramel. Just a really top-notch blend of the hops and malt...excellent complements. Mouthfeel is good, with appropriate carbonation. Dry.

Really a pleasant surprise. It's been a while since either Terrapin or Sweetwater hit a home run with one of their one-offs, but this one is easily over the fence. Reminds me a lot of one of Bear Republic's beers -- either Hop Rod Rye or Red Rocket Ale...can't quite remember which one it was. Either way, that's great company to be in. Hoppy, tasty and easy-drinking.

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3.91/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a seidel. A deep red/copper color with a dirty-white finger of head. The color is perfect.

Smells like hops. Lots of fresh grapefruit and a little lemon.

Tastes more like an IPA. Moderate malt flavors: sorta sweet. Big bitter profile piled on right afterwards though. And it doesn't stop even after the drink is done. The biting bitterness of grapefruit is most prevalent.

Creamy and chewy texture. Surprising but really nice. Moderate carbonation.

Great and surprisingly unique red ale. The flavor was good but the look and texture were amazing.

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5/5  rDev +17.9%

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5/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of hophugger
3.81/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Hazy orange color with incredible amounts of fizzy, foamy head and tremendous sticky lacing. Aroma is a little weed forward, lol. with some orange and pineapple, both very ripe. Taste is citrusy and very sweet with an ok balance with the hops. Finish is clean with a sugary feel that lingers

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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5/5  rDev +17.9%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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5/5  rDev +17.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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