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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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kp (10886) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (9830) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Suttree (5144) - 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 you’d expect an Imperial version of 420 to be. So, Sweetwater guys, why didn’t you name this "840"? Seems like a no-brainer to me...

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
decaturstevo (5035) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChainGangGuy (4376) - 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 children’s 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, isn’t 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 (4190) - 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. Don’t plan on tasting anything else after drinking this bottle, unless we’re 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SSSteve (3773) - - FEB 4, 2012
bottle. clear orange with a very small white head. stinky earthy piney hops(simcoe?) and sweet crystal malt nose. hop flavors are similar to the nose and the malts have a mix of caramel and tea flavors. the abv is hidden. tastes a little raw or green to me with some residuals. right down the middle for me.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - MAR 13, 2012
Sampled at the Trail Magic release party. Pours light copper with off-white head. The aroma is dank with herbal hops and some slight fruitiness. The flavor is general hoppiness with some fruit. The hop character seems more muddy than bright, but it’s still a pretty tasty beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
craftbeerdesign (2176) - 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, it’s 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.


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