Dank Demon Imperial Dank IPA
Great Lakes Brewing Co.

Dank Demon Imperial Dank IPADank Demon Imperial Dank IPA
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Style:
IPA - Imperial
Ranked #2,673
ABV:
8%
Score:
87
Ranked #17,851
Avg:
4.04 | pDev: 5.69%
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
17
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Great Lakes Brewing Co.
 
Ohio, United States
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87
Very Good
Dank Demon Imperial Dank IPADank Demon Imperial Dank IPA
Notes: Leafy layers of heady hop aromas lurk in every wicked whiff of Dank Demon’s hauntingly full-bodied brew.
Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 17 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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mvanaskie13 from Pennsylvania

4.24/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a grip shaped goblet: color is copper, transparent, head is light tan/off white with fine bubbles, head presents 1+ finger thick and then dissipates to thin top with some lacing on the glass sides.

Smell is big resiny, piney hops, dankness is there but not overdone, but the resinous, pine, and grapefruit pith is big; some sweet, caramel malt, some toffee, light booze.

Taste is resinous, piney, more dank hops with some grapefruit pith, earth, herbal notes, light spice and wood; then the sweetness emerges with caramel, toffee, base malt just general goodness.

Mouthfeel is moderate carbonation, moderate + sweetness, strong bitterness, drying bitterness and light boozy presence.

Overall a very good DIPA in classic DIPA fashion, are i say retro at this point - big resinous hops, light 'dankness', moderate sweetness AND bitterness.

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ZebulonXZogg from Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Pours a clear dark orange, a big frothy eggshell head left a moderately laced glass.
S: Aroma has some spice, caramel and some dank resiny hops.
T: This is quite "hoppy", some caramel and some malt sweetness.
F: Medium Bodied, nicely carbonated.
O: Another really nice beer from there Imperial IPA Series

Nov 24, 2021
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RSchenosky from New York

4.46/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Date on the very cool looking can, with a great name, is 1/16/22. I'm not sure what that date really means, but I love the reddish, amber color which pours with a thin lacy head. Beautiful aroma, that's sweet and spicy. The taste also is sweet and spicy and has hints of caramel and pepper, which compliments the hops, which is nice for an IPA. Mouthfeel is very smooth. It has a little punch due to the ABV, but it's an Imperial IPA, what do you expect? I like Great Lakes Brewing products and this is no exception. I would buy it again.

Nov 24, 2021
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schoolboy from Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I'm glad I bought four of these. I recently posted how I won't necessarily even buy an IPA or other fresh style with a best by date. I stand by that posting. The useless date on this can is 2-14-2022, not quite three months from now. So maybe this IS fresh, and I like it a lot.

It pours a serious IPA color, a little orange. Very dignified, and clear. The aroma is strong, bitter, and pungent, but not offensive, more alluring. It tastes bitter and dry, but not overly so. It hides the alcohol and maltiness. Just an excellent brew and I can't wait to have another.

Highly recommended. A big IPA that is a pleasure to drink. It's fresh if it is 80 days before the best by date.

BTW, it isn't dank. Maybe the end of the can, but not in the glass. The can is worth a whiff. What a beer pervert.

Nov 23, 2021
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BB1313 from Ohio

3.8/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Best by 1/16/22. 16oz can poured into a tulip.

Pours a burnt golden with nice clarity and transparency; fluffy off-white head that fades leaving nice retention and sticky lacing.

The aromas are malt forward. There's a decent amount of caramel and toffee. Hints of citrus.

The flavors basically follow the nose. More caramel and toffee. More citrus, especially grapefruit. Some hop leaves coming through. Some rye and black pepper in the mix. Slightly spicy. Slightly sticky. Solid bitterness. Subtle sweetness. Solid malt backbone. Finishes warm, but it's not hot or boozy at all. It drinks a bit bigger than it actually is.

Mouthfeel is full-bodied with moderate to active carbonation. It's fluffy, smooth and slightly sharp.

This is a pretty solid DIPA. It's pretty enjoyable and fun to drink. The craftsmanship is on point. It almost has a "Red IPA" vibe going on. It might not scream "dank", but I can see it. There's no doubt that it's "leafy". Either way I do like it. Well done.

Nov 07, 2021
Dank Demon Imperial Dank IPA from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 17 ratings