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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.7/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Tingling with excitement, el dank hopped the fur bus and rolled to the panic show at The Fox. Boogieing down to Chilly Water, he noodled into a cute little wookie that blew his mind and yanked him from some post show get down at the Clermont lounge. Stumbling and bumbling with blondie, he got booted, and went home for some shut eye. Dreaming of the wet wookie, he awoke to his dog licking his tongue, realizing he was late for his night shift at SweetWater. Fumbling through his brew and dry hopping duties, el danko hit the wall, and passed out mid-shift. Waking up to Nick Nock screaming WTF, he frantically ran around putting out fires. As the haze cleared he realized he had left the mill running, jacking up the OG and dry hopping the wrong tank. Fuddied up after the most insane 36 hours, el Danko pondered his delirious creation, a chubby 420 India Pale Ale! Huh??? Ducking trouble, he quickly swept the abominable snowman under the rug, as he sent the 420 IPA to the bottling line boys in an effort to hide his momentoustus F- up.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jsquire (3866) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - MAY 22, 2015
Burnished gold color out of the howler with a short off white head. Big sweaty hop resin, candied grapefruit and tropical fruit nose. This is a syrupy beer with tons of sticky hops. Candied grapefruit, Mandarin orange juice, canned peaches, pinching hop resin and some wet hop flowers all present themselves in this beer. There is a long, dry hop bitter finish. Very smooth hop head beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (9101) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 18, 2015
4oz on tap at Brass Tap - U Square. Half hazy orange amber color. Thin off-white head, leaving decent splotches of lace. Bready malt, kind of biscuity. Malt-forward, but the malt bill is solid. Some piney, kind of resiny hop beneath the big malt. Bigger sweet taste, lighter bitter. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, kind of soft lighter carbonation. An OK, maltier DIPA. Like the Lagunitas Waldo 420 DIPA i just tried before this, it seems to be a bit past it’s prime... But not grossly malty sweet, like the Lagunitas was.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christpuncher (2278) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 2, 2015
This one starts dank and malty. Has a strong malt backbone with a slightly hoppy start. Pours light orange in color with a white head. Had at home out of a bottle. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
adamnowek (908) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 14, 2015
Straw golden in colour. Very mild herbal aroma. Really, really bitter. Good but not special.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
pharmassist (17) - Ohio, USA - AUG 20, 2013
I’m not usually an IPA drinker but this is great. Smell is a little off at first even musty, but the flavor is great. It lives up to its name, most IPA’s are bitter and leave a bad after taste; but sweetwater 420 is really good and refreshing. If this is your first IPA, it might as well be your last. Good brew

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
robertashaw (7) - Blairsville, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 13, 2013 does not count
08/13/13 at Wild Wings, SC. The aroma is a little weak, the appearance was nice but the taste was a little lacking. To me tasted watered down with a little taste of the hops and a sweet after taste. Still a very drinkable beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radarsock (1143) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 5, 2012
Been saving a bottle, perhaps for this specific hot, humid New England summer day. Pours a burnt strawed golden into cognac snifter which was two-to-three fingers in length. Immediately I smell from the opened bottle, grass trimmings, wood varnish, grapefruit zest, conifer cones, fried apricot, and booze. Tastes of orange candies, tangerine, hops, sourdough, and plastic. Glad I had the opportunity to try it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mintygood (2) - Alabama, USA - MAR 24, 2012 does not count
What an outstanding beer. Certainly one of my favorites. Very hoppy, grassy, dry taste that no doubt came from the 420 line. It is such a shame that this beer is a one of a kind. It will be missed

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
LtDan (1806) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - MAR 18, 2012
Appearance: Pours a fairly clear yellow gold with white ring of head.

Aroma: Dank grapefruit and grain.

Taste: Spicy dry malt. Grapefruit. Sugar.

Mouthfeel: Rough with carbonation on the high side of medium.

Overall: I was very disappointed with this beer. SweetWater has done some fun and tasty stuff with the Dank Tank series, some of them were what I would be proud to call 420 IPA. I didn’t find the dank I was looking for.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 17, 2012

Name: 420 IPA
Date: March 09, 2012
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting
Appearance: clear copper, fine off white head, streaks of drippy lace
Aroma: sticky sweet pine aroma, sweet crystal hops, fruity tangerine
Flavor: sweet fruity flavor, orange and tangerine, light bitterness offers some balance without obscuring the flavor hops
Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 17/20
Rating: 4.1/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: **** /4

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