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Art Of Dankness | Ritual Brewing Co.

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Art Of DanknessArt Of Dankness
Very Good
38 Ratings
Art Of DanknessArt Of Dankness

Brewed by:
Ritual Brewing Co.
California, United States

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

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Ratings: 38 |  Reviews: 6
Photo of JonBoy23
4.55/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Joshpu
3.9/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Furlinator
3.78/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IceAce
4.45/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of EdTheEdge
4.08/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Richard927
3.76/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Reema
3.95/5  rDev +1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Serving type: on tap at the brewery

Pours a hazy orange amber color. Smells of dank earth, heavy bread like malts, and wet grass. Taste reflects the smell though not as well. Initial hop bitterness leads into an almost barley wine like bread malt flavor (which isn't bad). Finishes slightly bitter that lingers for a while. Feel is medium fluffy thick, which isn't off putting but is slightly odd. Overall this is a good DIPA (barleywine) that smells better than it tastes.

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Photo of Rollzroyce21
3.74/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

- 4oz. pour off tap at Back Bay Tavern (Newport Beach, CA) on 20-Jun-15

Tasted this against Stone's Enjoy By 7-4-15 and Noble's Wakatu Showers. This one was my least favorite due to the dominant malt presence, but overall a decent DIPA. The higher abv should be taken into consideration as well.

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Photo of 2beerdogs
3.93/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of x0darap
4.49/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Treyliff
3.7/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle poured into a tulip glass

A- pours a deep Amber color with a creamy two-finger off-white head that retains long after the pour, eventually leaving some nice lacing behind

S- fruity up front with aromas of red berries, cantaloupe & a hint of citrus. Brady and sweet malt tends to take over the hop aroma

T- very sweet and malty up front with notes of fresh bread and sugar, u see lying fruity sweetness gives flavors of red berries and fresh grass, more sweet malt on the finish

M- viscous body with low carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel and a creamy finish

O- this drinks more like a barley wine, it's too malt forward for a DIPA and didn't live up to the label on the bottle

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Photo of sillyhed8
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SLubeski
4.52/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bomber into a 10 oz Ritual goblet. Beer was bottled less than 24 hours ago.

L: Pours a beautifully deep orange/copper with a very minimal off white head, that barely exists and recedes very quickly. I wish it ahd slightly more head, but otherwise very nice looking beer.

S: Wowzers. The experimental hops (just named Eureka hop) are all over this thing, its dank and sticky and smells of rainy grass or mulch with slight tones of citrus, earth finished with malt. Smells fantastic.

T: Just a great DIPA, initially you get the same taste as the aroma, all experimental hops and wet, danky earth. As it washes over your palate you get bitterness from the hops as well as a wonderful malt backbone that leaves your mouth watering for more. If you're not into aggressive beers, you will not like this (you should also go get some big boy pants and drink better beer). Damn this is what I look for in DIPA.

F: Sticky, resinous, leaves a coating on the sides of your mouth and tongue. The carbonation is minimal and it leaves you thinking it could use a touch more, but it makes this beer very drinkable. Not as great as the taste and aroma, but nothing to say negative about.

O: If you don't like this DIPA well than I have to seriously question the kind of beer drinker you are. This is a beer drinkers beer, something that pushes the envelope with new and aggressive hops and different flavor profiles. It's a different kind of DIPA, not just a hop bomb, not too malty. it straddles the line oh so well. As I said previously if you think this beer isn't good, you probably don't drink enough great beer, and you should expand your profile.

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Photo of RobertConway
4.41/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wethorseblanket
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of Zac_Plaid
1.25/5  rDev -68%

Photo of DeanMoriarty
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of kmanjohnson
3.88/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of Keananmichael5
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of DCLAguy11
3/5  rDev -23.3%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.59/5  rDev -8.2%

Bottle I brought to share at Wowcoolman's tasting.

Pours a murky dark orange with a foamy orange-tan head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, citrus zest, and slight herbal hop aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus fruit and citrus zest flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that has a better hop presence in the smell to me.

Serving type: bottle.

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Photo of xxglassjawxx
4.44/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of drewone
3.15/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of Wowcoolman
4/5  rDev +2.3%

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Art Of Dankness from Ritual Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.91 out of 5 with 38 ratings