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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.75/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
decaturstevo (5002) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAR 9, 2012
Orange pour with creamy white head and lace. Citrusy orange hops and bread on the aroma. Sweet caramel malt, abv, and resiny hop flavor. Smooth carbonation and medium body. Nice beer.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeeriedEyed (211) - USA - MAR 7, 2012
Such a hoppy brew. 420 is great but this beer has so much more bitterness. Glad I got to sip on it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
arkurzynski (1507) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 29, 2012
Bottle thanks to GAManiac. Deep orange with off-white head. Aroma is floral grapefruit, light citrus, and bready caramel malt. Taste is citrus bitterness with a very solid caramel and biscuit malt backbone. Finishes lightly dry with some residual bitterness, but ultimately a lot of sticky, fruity caramel malt. Decent, but would prefer more hops.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (9724) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 24, 2012
Bomber courtesy of craftbeerdesign (thanks Geoff) poured a clear orange amber with a lasting ivory head and great lacing. Aromas of carmel, tangerine, tropical fruit, candied orange and light pine. Palate was medim bodied and crisp with a smooth dry finish. Flavors of carmel, pink grapefruit, tangerine, light tropical fruit and light pine withg a smooth dry bitter lingering fruity finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChainGangGuy (4370) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - FEB 13, 2012
22 ounce bottle - $5.99 at Olde Crabapple Bottle Shoppe in Alpharetta, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours out a hazed, coppery body with a solid inch of lasting, near white foam.

Smell: Brightly citrusy nose of citronella and tangerine-flavored aspirin with some additional florals and soap suds ahead of the cookie sugar sweet accents (though a bit of time helps bring the latter up a bit more).

Taste: Bready, lightly grainy maltiness, and lots of it, with a pop of sweetness that precedes the rolling citrus oils and chewable childrenís aspirin (again, tangerine-flavored). Medium-high bitterness. Thankfully, the aspirin edge eventually drops off from each sip leaving a fairly nice lingering of sweetish orange beyond the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium carbonation. Ever so slight oiliness present in the mouthfeel.

Overall: A big ole imperialized hoppy brew that, thankfully, isnít quite as harsh as anticipated. Not nearly as esteemed as the previous Dank Tank release, Fresh Sticky Nugs, though decent enough. However, all these hoppy this-or-that Dank Tank brews are really starting to run together for me.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
unclemattie (4169) - Georgia, USA - FEB 12, 2012
22oz bottle, blue and yellow label. Dark amber, fluffy head, nice lace. Looks like a 420. Smells like an Imperial 420. Hoppy citrus and pine, sweet pale malts. Aroma of cereal and hops. Yum. Tastes like HOPS. Soapy hop character, lots of fruit, mixed berries, apricot pit bitterness, sharp pine and wooded timber bite. Very hoppy. Period. Oily body. Malt sweetness adds some balance to the overall bitterness. Finishes with a green hop and resinous hop oily character that make me want to take the next sip. Donít plan on tasting anything else after drinking this bottle, unless weíre talking some spicy chili. Hearty, spicy food pairs perfect for this hop bomb. Out of all of the Dank Tank brews, this one has really got me.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Suttree (5134) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 12, 2012
I think I got the last bottle in Knoxville. Seems very familiar and yet not so much. Looks, smells ans tastes exactly what youíd expect an Imperial version of 420 to be. So, Sweetwater guys, why didnít you name this "840"? Seems like a no-brainer to me...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
craftbeerdesign (2175) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 10, 2012
bomber. pours an orange color with a 1+ finger white head - falls within a few minutes with a slim lacing left behind. balanced nose between some sweet malt notes and citrus hops. orange, pine, caramel and apricot shine. For a big IPA / IIPA, I would like more hops on the nose. med body with lots of malt sweetness, light fruits, peach, orange, apricot and lemon. the sweetness overshadows the bitterness too much for me. smooth and soft throughout. ripe fruit finish with some soft citrus bitterness at the end.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 8, 2012
22oz bottle. Pours a deep clear amber with a huge frothy off-white head that shows fantastic retention and lots of lacing. Really nice pour. Quite a few different fruity hop aroma including mandarin oranges and lemon zest. Light caramel malts in the background and some zesty herbal notes as well. The taste is mostly sweet juicy citrus. That said, itís not overly hoppy and certainly not very bitter. There are oranges and apricots, maybe some grassy hints. The malts are noticeable and add to the overall sweetness of the beer. The mouthfeel is smooth, well carbonated and very, very low on the bitterness as far as IPAs go. I like this beer though I personally like a little more zing from the hops. The citrus sweetness is big and juicy and the lack of bitterness does add a little to the drinkability though a bit more dry bitterness would mellow the sugary sweetness a bit.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Westmeister (1738) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 6, 2012
Bottle. Pours a clear amber/orange with a two finger slightly off-white head. Nice lacing. Smell is sugary tropical fruits, resin and citrus and a fresh green aspect. Taste is very big tropical (mango, apricot, mandarin orange, pineapple) with citrus and a big sweet malt component. Mouthfeel was full, slushy and oily. The flavor is so big on the tropical fruits itís almost a fault, but the mouthfeel was incredible for this brew. I say if the exotic hop flavor is your bag then this is a must try. Another great brew from the dank tank series.


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