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Sweetwater Dank Tank Fresh Sticky Nugs | SweetWater Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
SweetWater Brewing Company
Georgia, United States
sweetwaterbrew.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by kzoobrew on 11-11-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews:
47
Ratings:
149
pDev:
11.76%
Bros Score:
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

"Looking to drain the main vein on a 420 mild road trip, el Danko casually slipped into the dankest Nugget hp field known to man. Stupefied by the pungent aromas, his eyes rolled back as he fell into a sea of sticky buds. After 4 days of being pinned to the vines, he thought he was a goner. Believing he was hallucinating as every woodland creature, horny toad, and Sasquatch rushed past his stuck self, he suddenly became petrified as he witnessed a million army ants marching his way devouring everything in their path. He said one last Hail Mary as the ants began to chew on him and the vines. With one final gasp, he jerked free and hauled balls out of the field with biting ants and sticky hops covering his pruned body. Desperately in search of any bite relief he belly flopped in the 1st oasis he saw, which was a fermenter at SweetWater. Fuddled up, el Danko's teabag plunge turned this brew into a double red from the bleeding ant bites, and dry hopped this bad boy from the fresh Nugget hops that were stuck to his pitiful self." Brewed in the style of an Imperial Red Ale, dry hopped with Nugget hops. This is SweetWater's November 2011 entry to the Dank Tank series, as a one-time, very limited bottle release. Available in 22 oz. bottles and on limited draft.

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

(Appearance) Pours a taupe-white head of a creamy foam consistency over a deep caramel brown body. Clarity is good with some visible varying sediment at the highlights. Retention is excellent, and lacing is thin and stringy. 4.5

(Smell) Strong peppery, herbaceous and lemony hop notes with a potent bitterness over a smooth, clean caramel malt body with some biscuity malt thrown in for enhanced body. Potency is medium. 4

(Taste) Big wet hop flavor with herbal and peppery hop flavor, very smooth, clean with a moderate bitterness, likely toned down by age, although it's still fairly assertive. The malt body is a simple grain caramel, mildly toasted with some additional graininess for a slightly edgier body. Combined with the strong hop notes, this is a heavy, filling beer but an enjoyable one at that. 4

(Mouthfeel) Texture is mildly sticky, smooth, slightly dry. Carbonation adds a mild crispness and creaminess to the mouthfeel maintaining a lighthearted texture. The body is medium/heavy for a Red Ale, medium+ overall. Alcohol presence is mild-medium, emerging a bit against the smooth hop and malt profiles. 4

(Overall) An excellent wet-hopped red ale that was a tough entry in the Dank Tank series to nab (I only got one), and not one that generates the least bit of regret, even at it's overripe age, the hop flavors hold up incredibly well. If you somehow come across this, it may be worth your trouble. 4

SweetWater Brewing Company's
Dank Tank: Fresh Sticky Nugs
4.03/5.00

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aged Bottle, kept at 34F. Poured into a snifter.

A: dark, with thin, white head, and some lacing.

S: grapefruit, faint pine, maybe some peaches???

T: not the "Fresh, Sticky Nugs" I remember, but not unpleasant. Much more mellowed, and a flatter citrus hop, with less resin than before. Almost a clementine flavor. And more malt than before.

M: Dry, slightly boozy, and residual hop. Not bad.

O: I definitely enjoyed this more in 2011, but the age has made it interesting.

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Beer rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 149 ratings
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