A Dank IPA under 7% ABV

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by pro45, Aug 18, 2017.

  1. pro45

    pro45 Initiate (0) Sep 11, 2016 New York

    This is a hard find. Stone IPA at 6.9% would be my winner. Any others??
     
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  2. SmashAdams

    SmashAdams Zealot (535) Feb 3, 2015 New Jersey

    I would say Troegs Hop Knife.
     
  3. moreandfaster1987

    moreandfaster1987 Initiate (0) Aug 14, 2017 Pennsylvania

    Julius or blind pig. celebration ale is pretty good but I wouldn't really call it dank
     
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  4. WolverineShorts

    WolverineShorts Initiate (18) Aug 17, 2017 Illinois

    Julius...dank? thats about the last thing id describe it as. better have a friend ship me some to get to the bottom of this! ha.
     
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  5. AZBeerDude72

    AZBeerDude72 Meyvn (1,428) Jun 10, 2016 Arizona
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  6. Badfish

    Badfish Initiate (87) Sep 6, 2013 Tennessee
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  7. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (1,659) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    LT Dank from Wicked Weed ar 6.5 Abv . It's far better than the 88 ba score IMO, I'm thinking its unfairly or subconsciously being compared to the big fruity IPAs. If it's fresh it's really a pleasant surprise, well worth buying a 6.
     
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  8. drtth

    drtth Poo-Bah (3,688) Nov 25, 2007 Pennsylvania

    I know a local bottle shop that has cans in their cold case. I've just added it to my to-try shopping list for my next trip in there.
     
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  9. jakecattleco

    jakecattleco Poo-Bah (1,893) Sep 3, 2008 California
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    Had Dankosaurus recently, definitely fits your criteria.
     
  10. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (1,659) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    Just check the dates, but I suspect this style might be a bit more forgiving on a bit of age.
     
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  11. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (1,659) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    Really an outstanding beer, IMO trade worthy in and by itself.
     
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  12. Uniobrew31

    Uniobrew31 Zealot (513) Jan 16, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    Budweiser and a bong hit
     
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  13. moreandfaster1987

    moreandfaster1987 Initiate (0) Aug 14, 2017 Pennsylvania

    to enjoy Budweiser you'd have to make it a massive crack hit. then I'd have to drink the bud to try to slow my heart down
     
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  14. SammyJaxxxx

    SammyJaxxxx Poo-Bah (2,248) Feb 23, 2012 New Jersey
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  15. hillind

    hillind Aspirant (235) Apr 24, 2010 Pennsylvania

    Tropical Torpedo is very dank IMO
     
  16. The_Kriek_Freak

    The_Kriek_Freak Poo-Bah (1,913) Aug 18, 2014 Pennsylvania
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    Dankosaurus by Cedar Creek Brewing. Full of dank and just under 7% (6.8%). But then again, it's a beer that's hard to find outside TX.
     
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  17. drtth

    drtth Poo-Bah (3,688) Nov 25, 2007 Pennsylvania

    Yeah, good point.

    What's been your experience with freshness relative to when it was canned?
     
  18. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (1,659) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    Fortunately the deliveries to my beer store are always current on WW beers. They're all usually under 30 days old. I was assuming Pa stock might lag a bit, whether this is true I don't know, just an assumption. But the dank, piney beers I've had that have had some
    age seem to be pretty damn good. So it's a extrapolation over actual experience on LT Dank. These type of hops seem to age better than the fruity hops or beers that are aggressively dry hopped. They seem to fade much quicker.

    Good beer, the earth won't spin, you won't howl, but it's better than most of stuff on the shelf. IMO of course. In this style I'd opt to Chinookered from Lawson's and Pure Hoppiness when it was from SD as the best in class. But my palates a bit strange sometimes.
     
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  19. DucRacer900

    DucRacer900 Initiate (72) Aug 13, 2013 Massachusetts

    Drinking a Double Dry Hopped Fort Point Pale Ale from Trillium right now and it's pretty dank....
     
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  20. BrewsOverHoes

    BrewsOverHoes Defender (632) Nov 17, 2013 Georgia
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    Seeing this pop up fresh here in ATL I need to pick up a six on your recommendation!
     
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  21. Urk1127

    Urk1127 Meyvn (1,300) Jul 2, 2014 New Jersey

    Spellbound IPA. Best way to describe it is bitter as hell and aggressive.

    Their pale reminds me of trillium also.
     
  22. donspublic

    donspublic Poo-Bah (1,622) Aug 4, 2014 Texas
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    The one that really stands out is probably a one off from Whole Foods brewery in Houston. They did a version of their Hop Explorer series (VIII) and made it with hop hash. Man it was unbelievably dank.
     
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  23. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (1,659) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    Nice its getting closer, it's a great beer IMO.
     
  24. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (3,764) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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    Tom, I was doing some chores and I stopped by my local Beer Distributor for a short walk about. I took note they had cans of Lt. Dank in one of their refrigerators:
    • The good news is those cans were fresh: canned 7/17/17. So basically a month old.
    • The bad news is that it is priced at 16 bucks!! This is a no purchase for me.
    Cheers!

    @nc41
     
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  25. drtth

    drtth Poo-Bah (3,688) Nov 25, 2007 Pennsylvania

    Thanks.

    Fortunately my primary bottle shop has the packs broken up so it's possibly to just by one can and they will probably be charging $3-3.50 for a can which I'll be willing to spend if only out of curiosity.

    I'm interested in this one also because both the brewers and others use the word dank to name/describe it and I'm thinking that particular flavor/character is what I typically describe as resinous.
     
  26. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (3,764) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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    Please report back your impressions.

    FWIW when I use the word "dank" I mean a marijuana type aroma/flavor.

    Cheers!

    P.S. I use "resin" to describe a resin flavor.
     
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  27. drtth

    drtth Poo-Bah (3,688) Nov 25, 2007 Pennsylvania

    Probably NBS. (Next week, not tomorrow since I still don't have the can in hand.)

    For a variety of reasons to complex to explain here I've never dealt with MJ so am not at all familiar with that aroma/flavor. But my tasting experience with pine resin seems to be broader and more developed than most on here. Again for reasons I won't detail but have a lot to do with where I grew up and some of our family wintertime activities, etc.
     
  28. donspublic

    donspublic Poo-Bah (1,622) Aug 4, 2014 Texas
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    Nowadays you don't have to have had any experience with it. Walking the dog late at night in my subdivision I can flag the houses where people partake. Go to New Orleans on bourbon street, where it isn't legal, and people are smoking it on the street, right in front of the cops (they choose to pick their battles).
     
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  29. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (3,764) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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    I could claim that I never partaked but...:wink:

    The reality is that most of my palate experience is via attending concerts where it was quite a smokey environment. Much of our flavor associations are via memories of smell. I have perceived an aroma/flavor of petroleum products in beers; not from taste but by the smell of gasoline, kerosene, diesel, ...

    Cheers!
     
  30. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (3,764) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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    And attending concerts!!

    Cheers!
     
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  31. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (1,659) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    Ahhhh, no.
     
  32. devilmakesthree

    devilmakesthree Disciple (301) Nov 27, 2013 Oregon

    I love the Vicious Mosquito IPA from Sunriver Brewing. Always hits the spot. in fact I'm gonna crack one as soon as I get home. Cheers!
     
  33. ecpho

    ecpho Aspirant (234) Mar 28, 2011 New York

    This is the correct description of dank - that is all.
     
  34. jakecattleco

    jakecattleco Poo-Bah (1,893) Sep 3, 2008 California
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    Was disappointed by that one. TETO
     
  35. jakecattleco

    jakecattleco Poo-Bah (1,893) Sep 3, 2008 California
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    A tick over 7%, but the current Revision Brewing seasonal, Leafy Greens, would be another suggestion.
     
  36. BottleCaps80

    BottleCaps80 Defender (621) Jan 12, 2013 Iowa

    Zeelander is earthy and dank AF and under 7%.
     
  37. SudsDoctor

    SudsDoctor Zealot (522) Nov 23, 2008 New York
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    Glad I'm not the only one! I've gotten a vaguely asphalt-like aroma from 2 or 3 different hazy DIPAs I've had over the past few months. Thankfully it's subtle and usually dissipates after the first few whiffs.
     
  38. Daveshek28

    Daveshek28 Initiate (186) Nov 10, 2015 New York

    Damn, I was about to say Modern Times Orderville, but it's 7.2%
     
  39. citizencane

    citizencane Devotee (458) Feb 5, 2015 Pennsylvania

    Cosmic Nod by South County is only 5% and it is amazing.
     
  40. Ranbot

    Ranbot Zealot (547) Nov 27, 2006 Pennsylvania

    Dale's Pale Ale... at 6.5% the only thing separating it from an IPA is a name.
     
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