SweetWater Dank Tank Some Strange II Black India Pale Ale | SweetWater Brewing Company

BA SCORE
88
very good
116 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by CampusCrew on 04-19-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
116
Reviews:
25
Avg:
4.02
pDev:
9.2%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
5
For Trade:
0
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of ThickNStout
3.57/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle from Sprayberry Bottle Shop (Marietta, GA). 7.99. 04/2013 release. Served in a Sweetwater snifter.

Pours cola brown with about one finger of sandy head. The head fades to a ring and leaves large sheets of nice lacing.

Smells of oranges, pine and sweet roasty malts.

Orange leads the flavors, followed by pine, grapefruit rind, roast, chocolate, pepper and a decent nip of alcohol. Much less booze presence than expected for 10% abv. All in all it's quite nice.

Medium heavy body, bordering on chewy with fairly light carbonation. Citrus and roast in the bittersweet finish.

A slightly different black ale with the orange flavor predominant and the chocolatey malts much more subtle. Dangerously smooth and easy drinking for the alcohol content. I couldn't really taste it but I sure did feel the booze by the time I finished the bomber by myself.

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of rangerred
3.98/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Pours pitch black with a very solid two finger tan head. Amazing head retention that leaves behind very stout lacing. Very impressive.

Aroma of pine and some citrus along with grass, orange peel, and smoke. Coffee and roasted malt are underneath but marry perfectly with the pine and citrus hops. There is also a dark fruit, port-like quality.

The flavor brings out more of the stout characters with coffee and roasted malt but the hops are still very much forward. Pine is quite prominent but is solidly supported with orange and pineapple. Some chocolate rushes in late along with a moderate to high bitterness. One complaint I do have is that the malt flavor is a little soft and falls off too quickly. Still, the alcohol is well hidden and the beer is not too sweet.

Overall, a very nice Black IPA and quite drinkable for being so strong. Another hit in the dank tank series from Sweetwater.

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of Georgiabeer
4.04/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very solid beer, and a good example of a well made American Black Ale. Some nice roastiness as a base for a solid hop profile of mostly citrus, but with a piney finish. Well balanced and well integrated. Juicy, and roasty in parts- which melds very well together. Really well done!

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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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3.68/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

22 ounce bottle - $5.99 at Charlie's II in Acworth, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a very dark brown body with a finger or so of loose, light tan-hued foam to evaporates at a leisurely pace.

Smell: Roast, toasted grain with a faintly sweetish touch of charred caramel with hop notes smelling of florals, citric fruit juice, and pine-esque resins.

Taste: Well-roasted malts, a little sharp, with staunch resinous, citrusy tones. Secondary toastiness. Relatively subtle blackened caramel sweetness, a little rustic baker's chocolate. Floral, citrusy (Valencia oranges, grapefruit), resinous hops. Moderately bitterness. Some peppery alcohol, some spearmint, slight zesty woodiness, with a lingering bitterness into the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium carbonation.

Overall: Not quite as dense or as bitter as expected, but, it's still fairly good.

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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

SweetWater Dank Tank Some Strange II Black India Pale Ale from SweetWater Brewing Company
4.02 out of 5 based on 116 ratings.
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