Dank & Sticky IPA (The Hop Freshener Series)
The Hop Concept Brewing

Dank & Sticky IPA (The Hop Freshener Series)Dank & Sticky IPA (The Hop Freshener Series)
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Style:
IPA - Imperial
Ranked #273
ABV:
8.5%
Score:
93
Ranked #1,759
Avg:
4.21 | pDev: 7.36%
Reviews:
95
Ratings:
559
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The Hop Concept Brewing
 
California, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  54
Gots
  112
SCORE
93
Outstanding
Dank & Sticky IPA (The Hop Freshener Series)Dank & Sticky IPA (The Hop Freshener Series)
Notes: Released in Feb 2015. Dank & Sticky, India Pale Ale

Our inaugural release boasts aromas of citrus, and dank, resinous pine. As the flavor opens, huge notes of stonefruit and dank resin give way to a juicy malt backbone and drying hop bitterness on the finish.
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Psilo from California

4.31/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours deep golden with two fingers of dense white foam which reduce to a lasting cap. Sticky lacing.

Smells of pine resin and marijuana. Some fruitiness.

Taste is very resinous. Dank and sticky, indeed. Caramel malt adds to the overall sweetness.

Smooth mouthfeel, almost creamy. Long-lasting bitterness on the tip of the tongue. Dry, sticky, mouth-coating, and a real palate-destroyer.

Heck of an old-school WC DIPA.

Jun 21, 2018
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BeerAdvocate from Massachusetts

4.31/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Juicy, Citrusy, Dank, Sticky

Pours a haze-stricken gold with peach hues and induces a massive head with stick. The nose is packed with pine, grapefruit, freshly peeled citrus, and floral characteristics. Its mouthfeel is silky smooth and super creamy, with an underlying prickliness. Flavors pop with juicy, citrusy notes of oranges, grapefruit, rinds and young stone fruits. A bit sweet and bready underneath, with a slightly oily, resiny hop note that—as advertised—sticks and lingers. Some complain that this beer isn't dank or sticky enough, but in our book it's a damn tasty IPA that gets the point across.

STYLE: American IPA | ABV: 8.5% | AVAILABILITY: Rotating

Review from BeerAdvocate magazine issue #99 (APR 2015)

Aug 25, 2015
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meatyard from Florida

3.47/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Freshest by 8/10/18. What is it, 3, 6, 9 months old? To hell with “best by” dating. This lacked any hops, not dank or sticky. Use canned on or get bad reviews. This was poor.

May 17, 2018
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errantnight from District of Columbia

4.09/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Generally excellent, although on the palate the "dank" dips into some vegetal notes that hold it back, a bit. Still, a nice ragged bitterness and juicy hop flavors play well with a pretty hefty malt bill. Not as dry as some may like, but the fullness gives this some body and sweetness to play off the more aggressive hop characteristics. Dug it.

Feb 15, 2015
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Tdizzle from California

4.61/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Bottle reads "Best By 5/4/15" (Which means that is was bottled on 2/4/15).

A - An aggressive pour into a tulip glass yields a mostly clear golden orange color and a sticky two fingers of eggshell foam that clings to the glass. I say "mostly clear" because noticeable hop particles can be seen when held up to light. The head settles to a thin cap that lasts for the duration of the beer.

S - Pithy, fresh aromas of melon rind, resiny cannabis, earthy mushroom, and evergreen. Clean ale yeast. A faint, sweetish malt backbone provides a bit of balance. The high ABV yields some nice heat to the aroma.

T - Waves of intense bitter, "green" hop flavors blanket the palate. The subtle, bready malt character of the aroma peeks its way through at the mid palate before the hops resurface on the finish, which leaves flavors of plant-like bitterness and a bit of umami mushroom.

M - The mouthfeel is spot on for the style. Viscous and medium-thick, with mild carbonation that doesn't augment the bitterness of the flavor.

O - Profoundly bitter and extremely clean; in the true California IPA fashion. A pure pleasure to drink; and a great representation of the "Dank and Sticky" IPA style.

Feb 13, 2015
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justintcoons from Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bottle poured into a pub-style pint glass.

Appearance
Gold with 2+ fingers of creamy, off-white head. Lively carbonation with good clarity and retention.

Nose
Pine sap, green florals, dank grass, peach, and grapefruit zest.

Taste
Passion fruit, peach, and bright florals. Pine sap and dank greens. Light caramel and bread backbone. Finishes with sappy pine and some grapefruit zest.

Mouthfeel
Medium-plus bodied, juicy, smooth, and oily with a light bitterness.

Overall
Very juicy, plenty dank, fragrant, and floral with additions of stone fruit. Very easy drinking. I appreciate the restrained bitterness.

Feb 19, 2015
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JonnyUps from California

4.02/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A beautiful looking beverage with significant lacing. The nose was slightly underwhelming based on my expectations from the label (witch tells you to breathe it in). However, this brew is delicious. Not as dank as I'd expect, but it's VERY fresh right now. Slight malt flavor that is completely hidden by sweet grapefruit flavors. Glad I got a few of these, I'm going to want another one tomorrow.

Feb 10, 2015
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SawDog505 from New Hampshire

4.44/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

[IMG] Another thanks @2beerdogs for this really nice brew and will review it this time. Pours a very attractive mildly hazy orange with a 2 finger sticky white head that leaves plenty of stick thin lace as it slowly settles. 4.5

Smell is bold papaya, marijuana, tangerine, pine resin, and some fresh grapefruit rind. 4.25

Taste follows fairly dank weed, papaya, orange, pine, and a healthy dose of grapefruit assaults your palate. 4.5

Mouthfeel is big, moderate life with a slight creamyness to it, a little dry, and at 8.5% ABV I personally am getting on it without any issues. 4.5

Overall I still love an old school WCDIPA and this certainly is one, with some East Coast influence. Excellent beer. 4.5

May 08, 2018
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rawfish from California

4.37/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Amber body and rather hazy and opaque. Large two finger head with decent retention. The real kicker is in the lacing, completely coats the glass all the way down.

Very green aroma, caramel and tight cereal grains leak out with a touch of breathy alcohol. Predominant pine, very pungent and powerful with herbaceous and earthy backing. A touch of orange citrus. Dank indeed.

Rising orange citrus melds with the caramel malt int the beginning of the drink. Hop flavors of earthy greens, pine and dank herbs follow and flow well into the finish. The hops cling to the tongue bringing a powerful earthy bitterness that lasts and lasts.

The sticky is brought in equal parts malt and hops. Plentiful malt meant for balance also brings plentiful alcohol and the finish of this beer while quite bitter and flavorful leaves alot of that residual lip smacking sugar behind.

A really dank and green DIPA, perfectly executed as advertised, no second guessing with hops varieties, etc. Straight shooting. Looking forward to the next installment. The guys at Port really know how to handle their hops.

Feb 19, 2015
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rblib from California

4.34/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Crisp, bitter, with notes of grapefruit and tangerine lingering on the palette. Wow, I drank a Hop Henge earlier and followed up 4 hours later with the D&S. Dank & Sticky indeed. I popped the cap and it smelled like some pharmaceutical flowers.I didn't notice that with the first D&S I drank. Maybe the HH provided the cleansing to reveal the flavors. Looking forward to the Citrus & piney.

Feb 22, 2015
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Marius from Netherlands

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

May 28, 2015
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Drew_V_dt from California

4.42/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Feb 06, 2016
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jbaker67 from Pennsylvania

3.92/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mar 06, 2015
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MyLifeByThePint

4.52/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Wow. Dank and sticky says it all. Intensely hopped beer. Quite good. Piney, grassy, resins.

Apr 26, 2015
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Dizzy242 from Massachusetts

4.17/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Mar 12, 2015
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mytu420 from Romania

4.75/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

May 28, 2015
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JJStorm from Pennsylvania

4.3/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Mar 04, 2015
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Wheels2532 from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

May 31, 2018
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WDJersey from Colorado

4.09/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Mar 02, 2015
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Jsalz21 from New Jersey

4.11/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Jun 19, 2018
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Eden from New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nothing bad. Dank. Very good.

Mar 13, 2016
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Redgoatman from California

4.2/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Oct 28, 2015
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hollywood_15063 from Pennsylvania

4.45/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Mar 04, 2015
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jtk21351 from California

4.01/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Apr 08, 2016
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anon from California

3.97/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Feb 05, 2017
Dank & Sticky IPA (The Hop Freshener Series) from The Hop Concept Brewing
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 559 ratings