Sweetwater Dank Tank The Price Is Wrong | SweetWater Brewing Company

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104 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Zach136 on 08-25-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
104
Reviews:
18
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
12.05%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
10
For Trade:
1
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Reviews by BeerDawgs:
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4.33/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The latest Dank Tank...

A - Dark yellow, almost copper with clarity. Nice 2 fingers of head and sticky lace left all over the glass

S - Like all dank tanks, huge citrus hoppy nose. Dominates

T - Belgian yeast, big cistrusy hops. Damn tasty! Wow.

M - Medium body, big on carbonation. Nice lingering aftertaste.

O - I think I read it in another review, but definitely a belgian IPA over a PA. Great brew! Definitely going to pick up a few more, maybe even age 1 or 2 and see what happens

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.73/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

22 oz bottle served in a goblet.

The body is clear, bright, orange-amber and is topped by a decent head.

Aroma: sweet and clean and a bit boozy; rather like some barleywines. Floral.
Flavor: lightly sweet but balanced by the end. Alcohol esters aplenty but not hot. Traces of yeast and hints of flowers, fruits and herbs.

O: a Belgian Strong Ale leaning towards an Amer. Strong.

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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4.47/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Had on-tap at Avenue Pub New Orleans. Served in a cask glass.

A- Pours a medium amber color with a 1/4 inch white head that doesn't retain long before becoming a thin ring around the edge of the glass and a small center patch of surface foam. Non-resilient lacing leaves a thin ring behind on the glass.

S- Big, bright citrusy hops come in and bring tropical fruit notes.

T- I've been waiting all day to get a taste of this and it's extremely satisfying. Fruity hop flavors rush in and ignite the palate creating a bittersweet sensation that's incredible. Just enough malt to balance out the intense hoppiness. Alcohol is noticed but not imposing.

M- Sharp and tangy as it should be. Medium carbonation and a body leaning toward the lighter side.

O- The Dank Tank Series never ceases to please me. Not sure why this one's classified as a BPA when it's really an IPA all the way...hey.

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.71/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle from Sprayberry Bottle Shop (Marietta, GA). 7.99. No noticeable bottle date but this was just released within the past month or two. Served in a Sweetwater snifter.

Pours golden orange with a half finger of pale head. Head fades fairly quickly without lacing.

Smells of citrus hops, apples and sugar with just a hint of yeast.

Much more yeast in the flavor. Apple tinged funk, peaches, orange, peppercorn, rind, perhaps a hint of banana and some white sugar with ocassional nips of alcohol.

Oily and medium heavy with low to moderate carbonation. Estery tropical finish.

Seems to me that this is a Belgian IPA masquerading as a Belgian strong pale ale. Not bad, no matter what you call it.

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5/5  rDev +28.2%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of DrMindbender
3.67/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of OrestesMethuon
4.13/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I really like this beer.

I'm not, generally speaking, the biggest fan of Sweetwater: I long-ago grew tired of their schtick, their main-line beers are either decent hits (Motor Boat, 420) or big-swing misses (Blue), and sometimes they feel more committed to image than brewing. But they often score reasonably well with their one-off Dank Tank series, and—to my tastes—the Price is Wrong is one of the exemplary iterations thereof.

It smells decent; but, along with a very minimally-moderate head, the aroma is the most underwhelming aspect: it's sweet, a little yeasty, with notes of hop florality—notes which don't appropriately presage what's to come. That's because this refulgently translucent, deep, leather-golden, almost browned-ghee-colored ale packs a wallop of delicious candied-hop notes along with mild, bright malt flavors. Indeed: sour grass streaks, a decent blast of Belgian sugars, delicate yeast esters and soft, yeasty stone-fruit taste-vectors, a bit of crisp bitternesss at the finish—all these things culminate in a drinkable yet complex, light yet unexpectedly boozy, very Belgian yet very American Pale Ale, sumptuous and well-conceived effort by Sweetwater.

Like I said: they aren't my favorite brewery, by far, but this one product—while maybe not perfect—I think they nailed.

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Sweetwater Dank Tank The Price Is Wrong from SweetWater Brewing Company
3.9 out of 5 based on 104 ratings.
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