Dankenstein IIPA | Pearl Street Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Pearl Street Brewery
Wisconsin, United States
pearlstreetbrewery.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by rockwell on 12-28-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
68
Reviews:
31
Avg:
3.42
pDev:
19.59%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
6
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 68 |  Reviews: 31
Photo of Corey_Graven
2.9/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Aaron_Kerkvliet
3.61/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of vette2006c5r
3.68/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Overall, not too bad. Nice hop flavors but still has an earthy flavor. Nice alcohol flavors come through near the end.

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Photo of elmore
3.2/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of AirZombie
3.97/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

good double dipa. nothing really different than most

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Photo of Wortman1998
3.52/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of nate19red
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

This double IPA should only be enjoyed from a tap. This beer is funky and unique and can offer the drinker a pleasant experience. Just avoid the bottles and go get your growler filled at the brewery.

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Photo of PickwickHopz
2.75/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of Demon_Lung
4.5/5  rDev +31.6%

Photo of sgttibbs
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of EdTheEdge
2.75/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of KarlHungus
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Sconi_tom
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Endeavor11
2.06/5  rDev -39.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Weird strong immediate aftertaste that's not pleasant. I'm up to three drinks now seeing if the taste improves. I'm at the forth and no improvement. I can't keep it in my mouth long enough to determine what the aftertaste is. Just not a beer to my liking.

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2.75/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of derkfromwi
3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of Powderhornphil
2.6/5  rDev -24%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Pretty much feel this less than OK in every catagory.

For attempting to claim to be a dank IIPA the nose is pretty lifeless. Perhaps a little butter.

Taste is buttered popcorn and malty dark fruits. A hint of hop bitterness kicks in at the end but it's not nearly enough to redeem this. Almost more of a barleywine on the palate.

Proceed with caution.

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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Pellinore1
2.75/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of Ri0
2.63/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

poured 12oz bottle into Duvel tulip.

A - looks like a dark rusty brown color with almost no head at all. I poured this very aggressively into my tulip. A few spots of lacing.

S - Malt bomb with syrup. I detect only the slightest amount of hops.

T - Malt bomb with butter and syrup. Hops almost non existent. WTF. Hint of bitterness on the finish and alcohol.

M - Medium bodied with very low carbonation. Syrupy and buttery.

O - So far this is the worst IIPA I have ever had. Not sure if it was old or this is standard. Reviews for this are all over the place. May as well be a barleywine, at least it was free. Based on this I may never try another PSB beer again.

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3.25/5  rDev -5%

Photo of Kevin79
2.75/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of anticipation23
3.25/5  rDev -5%

Photo of Nachos4two
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of parejkoj
3.3/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Picked up a 4 pack of 12 ounce bottles from Casanova in Hudson, WI.

Appearance: Dark amber, almost mahogany, very clear. Decent head that lingers. Good carbonation.

Smell: Nothing remarkable. Was expecting more hop aroma, the caramel/amber malts overpower any possible hop aroma. A little 'dankiness' can be found though. Almost smells oaky. Can smell a little toffee (oxidation?).

Taste: I like it. As other reviewers have mentioned, it's clearly a barleywine hidden behind a IIPA facade. Perceptible alcohol up front, but lots of caramel malt come through quickly. Noticeable bitterness toward the end, but I wouldn't describe it as 'dank'. Although, I'll admit I haven't had that many dank IPAs. It's not bad, but not what one would expect as an IIPA.

Mouthfeel: Fairly smooth, although the noticeable alcohol is upfront at first.

Overall: I don't think it's too bad. I think it could be a lot better if they eased off on some of the caramel/amber malt and bumped up the late-addition aroma hops, if they want to stick with IIPA. Otherwise, it could be a solid barleywine. I enjoyed their other beers while in undergrad at La Crosse often (Downtown Brown and El Hefe) so I'd really like to see Pearl Street Brewery do well. La Crosse deserves a good brewery.

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