islay (1124) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2 oz. pour, on tap at the brewery’s taproom, as part of an 8-beer flight. Consumed on 5-14-14. Listed as "Pearl Street Dankenstein IIPA." Resiny aroma features a strong citrus (especially grapefruit) scent. Perhaps a bit dank in smell but not as much as the name implies. Pours a clear, deep gold with beige head. Produces good lacing. Flavors of grapefruit, other citrus, and malty sweetness (sweet biscuit or muffin). Bready and, yes, a bit dank in flavor. Booze noticeable in the taste. Dry aftertaste. Medium body. Overall, a good beer, although an average one by the standards of a style that I tend to rank as my favorite. This beer is substantially underrated on this site, in my opinion.
packman86 (1) - De Pere, Alabama, USA - MAY 31, 2013 does not count
1.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
The Dankenstein IIPA falls short in almost all categories. The head is non-existent. There is no carbonation at all. The pour is perfectly flat. You would be lucky if you see any foam on the brim of the glass. The appearance is what you would expect from a decent IIPA, but the taste and aroma does not measure up to any other IIPA I have had.
1FastSTi (3336) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours to a hazy deep mahogany body with a light tan head. Aroma and flavor is very much like a barleywine. Marketing guy said they called it an iipa because it was more marketable. Call a duck a duck, not a chicken. Good barleywine, but a terrible iipa.
Gription79 (2263) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - MAR 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle. This is a big sweet IIPA, more like a barleywine. Notes of caramel, toffee, fruity, citrus, pine.
douglas88 (6021) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 15, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle thanks to Dallas. Pours a light copper color with a medium white head. A light caramel malty nose and some fruity hops. Nothing like a big IIPA: sweet , yes some light dankness, bitter orange peel, caramel, earthy. OK.
Sledutah (4686) - Utah, USA - NOV 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Dallas, thanks
Appearance: Hazy golden with a small off-white head and good lacing
Aroma and taste of caramel and piney
Nice and smooth, tastes like a barley wine
bytemesis (3157) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 4, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap. Pours cloudy orange amber with a medium off-white head and nice lacing. Aroma is caramel, spruce, resin, very malt forward. Flavor is quite sweet with a medium bitter body and finish. Woody spruce notes. Body is medium, oily to the point of coating the tongue. Interesting try, definitely outside the normal IPA mold, but not my thing.
Ughsmash (7136) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 22, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Poured clear, very deep reddish brown (especially for the style) with a short cap of sticky, dark beige head. The aroma picked up very heavy orange, black pepper, and pine resin hoppage over molasses and licorice malts.. very strong and very boozy. The flavor found syrupy molasses and licorice again at the core, paired with some drawn caramel.. bitter, spicy, and hot around, with pine resin, black pepper, and grapefruit leading.. dank as advertised.. strong, belly-warming finish. Heavy-bodied, bitter, and messy on the palate.. this wasn’t terrible, but it lacked direction.
hopheadsbrew (142) - Illinois, USA - OCT 6, 2012
0.8 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Dark tan. Nearly no head. Very malty smell with slight oakyness. No detectable hops. Very sweet.
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - SEP 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Rating #34. Very dark amber color with a tan head, it was unusually dark for a dipa. Interesting aroma, picking up a lot of barley wine characteristics, rich dark fruits and malts with a nice pineiness, very dank. Very bitter, dark roastiness with a rich malt profile. I still say I’m getting more barley wine than dipa, but still tasty. (2484)