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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
A Fire-brewed Imperial IPA. The name is derived from the fact that it was brewed with an unlikely mix of malts stitched together with a hodgepodge of the stinkiest hops we could find. This one is destined to be quite dank with a starting gravity of 19.2 and colossal quadruple-hoppings. This is on of our famous rotating house beers fleetingly available only in the brewery's Tasting Room.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JPDIPSO (5669) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 24, 2016
Hazy orange to copper color. Tallish, fairly lasting beige head. Caramel and citric aromas dominate. Hints of toasted malt and pine. Fairly sweet start leading to a more acidic middle. Caramel and dark candi flavors. More acidity than bitterness. Mostly citric. Hint of licorice in the finish. Just a hint of heat in the stomach, otherwise the alcohol is well hidden.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BrewHaMeister (429) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 1, 2016
Poured a medium amber brown with a beige head and decent lacing. Aromas of pine resin, musty, caramel, and molasses. Flavor is bitter sweet. Not my cup of IIPA tea.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
islay (2276) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 15, 2014
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
packman86 (1) - De Pere, Alabama, USA - MAY 31, 2013 does not count
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 30, 2013
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gription79 (2838) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - MAR 2, 2013
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle. This is a big sweet IIPA, more like a barleywine. Notes of caramel, toffee, fruity, citrus, pine.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
douglas88 (8457) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 15, 2012
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (7064) - Utah, USA - NOV 12, 2012
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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bytemesis (6950) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 4, 2012
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 22, 2012
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.

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