I See A Dankness
Cellarmaker Brewing Co.

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Cellarmaker Brewing Co.
California, United States
Imperial IPA
Ranked #30
Ranked #580
4.5 | pDev: 5.11%
May 08, 2021
Feb 07, 2015
Notes: Collaboration with Sante Adairius Rustic Ales. Hopped with Nugget, Simcoe, Citra, and Equinox.
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Reviewed by DefenCorps from Oregon

4.47/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
2021 canned release, thanks, Chris!

A hazy orange with a dense, white head with excellent retention and lacing, this looks great! The nose cracks me up. So dank! So sticky! So much weed! So much terpene character! There's some pine and a little fruit, but this is just absurdly dank. Gumdrops and gummi bears are present on the nose. The palate open dank, so dank with weed, pineapple, hash oil, dark herbs just ridiculously dank to the point where even the mild hop burn that's present is consistent with the flavor profile, as opposed to being an unwelcome, disjointed note. Mildly fruity but mostly dank on the finish, this beer is medium light in body and moderately carbonated. Dankness lingers on in the finish, and the hop burn complements it, calling to mind the last toke. Awesome
May 08, 2021
Rated: 4.14 by Spaceman_Jer from Colorado

May 13, 2019
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Reviewed by rodbeermunch from Nevada

4.45/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Enjoyed at the dipa bistro fest. Takes on some orange colors in addition to the usual yellow.

Aroma was great, massive amount of pungent fruity hop aromas, soft bitterness. Drops all that good proprietary hop goodness, tropical, citrus of the orange variety, pine.

Taste is phenomenal like the aroma. Real dry finish, clean, not heavily bitter, all the pineapple and tangerine you could ever want. Its first tier world class hoppy stuff. If you lined this up with the heavy hitters from Russian River, Boneyard, Societe, HF etc. . . there would be a lot of really similar, great beers you couldn't discern from one another in a blind test.

EDIT: Had this in the can, still awesome, perhaps not as great as that OG batch on draft.
Prior score: 4/4.75/4.75/4.5/4.5 = 4.63
Dec 30, 2015
Rated: 4.25 by SocalKicks from California

Oct 29, 2015
Rated: 4.8 by SFCraft from California

Oct 12, 2015
Rated: 4.5 by duceswild from Heard & McDonald Islands

Sep 05, 2015
Rated: 4.49 by IrishColonial from Texas

Sep 05, 2015
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.27/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
big thanks to claystation for bringing this back from california and for sharing it with me. another gem from these guys, looks like they dont miss. looks clear and golden and rich, very west coast under its thick white head. it smells like its from vermont though, that softer hop thing, without the bitterness and resin remains, i love the nose. juicy tropical hops, i get the equinox and simcoe for sure, the others less. the taste is more in the citra range, but also has that northeastern united states ipa vibe, mellow and juicy, fresh and balanced by grain in a way that isnt big or sweet. not neutralizing or canceling, but enhancing for sure. orange and pineapple come to mind, and its super fresh, which always makes a big difference in this style. i like how dry it is in the finish, the hops flavors all remain on the palate, but the beer is all gone, no sugar left or anything. no bitterness either. hard to believe this is as strong as it is, it felt more like a single ipa or even an american pale ale, never an imperial at all. very impressed.
Aug 30, 2015
Rated: 4.23 by largadeer from California

Aug 29, 2015
Rated: 4.7 by hwy395 from California

Aug 27, 2015
Rated: 4.34 by rhynosorus from California

Aug 26, 2015
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Reviewed by antoines15 from Indiana

4.65/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
This beer is so good that I am forced to give it a proper review. Had on draft @toronado in San Diego. Let's just get this out of the way...I prefer it over Pliny. There, I said it. It's like biting into a piece of a juicy fruit. So much tropical fruit going on its ridiculous. Smells like dope and tropic ale unit and follows thru on the taste. Never gets old throughout the entire pint. And to me, that's the real test. 16 ounces of deliciousness. Well done. #Cheers
Aug 23, 2015
Rated: 4.11 by mookihouse from California

Aug 22, 2015
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Reviewed by popery from California

4.51/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
The beer is a glowy glass of orange-yellow. It’s completely clouded over. Small white head. A little lacing, etc. The aroma is tropical fruit and citrus explosion. Juicy juice. Huge pineapple. Some mango and big tangerine. Guava. So, yeah, tropical fruit hops. Mild grain note, just a little pale malt. There’s a sort of coarse grain flavor and feel that I assume comes from water chemistry magic. Incredibly easy to drink. This is a really tasty beer.
Aug 07, 2015
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Reviewed by elNopalero from California

4.18/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
This pours a hazy gold/light orange. There’s a fresh, crisp orange-tangerine aroma with a sticky dank piney resiny citrus flavor and a long drying sticky finish.
Apr 26, 2015
Rated: 4.59 by JoeyStats707 from California

Apr 19, 2015
Rated: 4.54 by ChrisISO_SJ from California

Apr 13, 2015
Rated: 4.46 by DCLAguy11 from California

Mar 26, 2015
Rated: 4.48 by mctizzz from California

Mar 08, 2015
Rated: 4.57 by CheapBeerBuzz from California

Mar 04, 2015
Rated: 4.71 by aquazr1 from California

Feb 22, 2015
Rated: 4.15 by pisano from Massachusetts

Feb 21, 2015
Rated: 5 by BeerMoto from California

Feb 20, 2015
Rated: 4.58 by Hagbert from California

Feb 19, 2015
Rated: 4.5 by M_chav from New Mexico

Feb 15, 2015
Rated: 4.49 by mig100 from Texas

Feb 15, 2015
Rated: 4 by cherche from Washington

Feb 13, 2015
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Reviewed by Original_Gravity from Washington

4.91/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
This is one of the best, if not the best DIPA's I've ever had. It might even be better than Pliny the Elder, I'd really need to try them side by side to be sure.
Feb 12, 2015
Rated: 4.73 by sourdog from California

Feb 11, 2015
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Rated by raynmoon from Colorado

4.64/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Looks like murky orange juice. Taste is bright resinous hops with an almost creamy body. Truly great.
Feb 10, 2015
Rated: 4.71 by random846 from California

Feb 10, 2015
Rated: 4.75 by Oakhtar from California

Feb 10, 2015
Rated: 4.43 by westcoastbeerlvr from California

Feb 10, 2015
Rated: 4.84 by HaveUSeenMyCellar from California

Feb 09, 2015
Rated: 4.31 by Paccamacca from California

Feb 08, 2015
Rated: 4.5 by MrGone from California

Feb 08, 2015
Rated: 4.85 by LloydBobBoozehound from California

Feb 08, 2015
Rated: 4.39 by spark3148857 from Ohio

Feb 08, 2015
Rated: 4.7 by Jvrdz24 from Texas

Feb 08, 2015
Rated: 4.34 by kdown from California

Feb 08, 2015
I See A Dankness from Cellarmaker Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 97 out of 100 with 41 ratings