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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.


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4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 30, 2012
Bomber. Pours clear copper brown with a lingering white head. Very nice lacing. Aroma is a floral mixture of hops and fruit. The flavor is a perfect balance of floral and citrus hops with a nice backbone of malt. The alcohol bite is subtle and unassuming but no doubt in attendance. If this is an el dank mistake then letís toast to the hope that he makes many more. This would undoubtedly compliment a full platter of spicy nachos or hot wings. Bravo to the lads (and ladies) at Sweetwater.


4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
pharmassist (17) - Ohio, USA - AUG 20, 2013
Iím 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 IPAís 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

1.4
   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!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radarsock (1001) - Vermont, 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.

4.5
   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

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
LtDan (1796) - 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 didnít find the dank I was looking for.

4.1
   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

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 itís still a pretty tasty beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lowe1983 (1363) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - MAR 10, 2012
Pours an amber color with an off-white head. Aroma is strong of floral hops and caramel malts with not much else. Flavor is similar with some bitter finish. Overall I was hoping for more.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
osu97gp (663) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 10, 2012
Pours an orange color with a large off-white head. Aroma of citrus and malts. Flavor of sweet malts and light citrus and floral hops. Some decent bitterness at the finish. Easy to drink but not quite a DIPA or IIPA.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
GTAEgeek (1286) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 9, 2012
22 oz. bottle. Pours dark copper with a thin beige head and nice lacing. The aroma is strong hop notes of pine, resin and flowers. The flavor is very bitter, with nice malt balance. The palate is medium to heavy, a little astringent, and smooth. Overall, this is a great feeling, tasty IPA.


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