msante79 (2187) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - APR 24, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Mac’s Speed Shop Steele Creek. Pours clear dark golden orange with white head. Aromas of grapefruit, tropical fruits, little pine, and caramel malts along with some hops. Flavors of some tropical fruit and citrus with some hop bitterness and caramel malts. Nicely balanced but not overly flavorful.
jrob21 (2184) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 17, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Color is a nice deep orange. Nice fruity orange and slightly bubble gummish hop aroma. Flavor falls a little flat unfortunately and I would like a bigger hop presence there. The malt is nice and gives a good body with some caramel and toffee notes. Finish is slightly bitter and a little orange peelish.
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 16, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle(thanks Wes!) at Morrie’s tasting(12Nov10)pours bright gold with a rocky medium white head. Aroma is dank citrus hops. Flavor is dry stale pale malts, hay, grassy citrus finish if juicy grapefruit and earthen hops. Nice stuff.
Huhzubendah (2162) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 2, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle shared by Thorpe429. Thanks Mike!
A: Hazy orange with a half inch or so of head that generates a fair show of lacing on the glass.
S: The aroma is OK, with scents of alcohol, hops, and pine.
T: Although I wasn’t as huge a fan of the aroma as the other guys, I’m even less impressed with the taste. The flavor just isn’t doing it for me. Hop and citrus notes seem muted and blurred by alcohol intensity. In addition, the beer is just too sweet. Overall, it was out of balance and just not that impressive.
M: Under carbonated and too sweet. Could be much better.
D: A small serving of this was more than enough. Unless the next batch of this is drastically different, this was my first and last rendezvous with Dank Tank Border Hopper.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 12-04-201
dcschiller (2154) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 21, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(22oz bottle courtesy of Fata2683!!). Pours hazy orange/apricot color with white head. Active carbonation. Aroma has some herb (mint?), dank hops, hard candy and some citrus. Taste is sweet malts with some bitterness. Medium bodied with a slick/oily texture. Finish is bitter. I didn’t think I would enjoy this based on the nose, but the flavors are much lighter than expected. The spiciness/mint notes really add a different dimension that I like quite a bit. The alcohol is pretty well hidden also. Thanks Keith!!!
craftbeerdesign (2132) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 6, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
on tap at Taco Mac, Windward. arrived to the table as a dark orange with a firm 1 finger white creamy head. the fresh citra hops really shine on the nose with big citrus and fruity aromas. medium smooth creamy body with more citrus hop notes along with some peach, apple and banana notes lingering through. there is a nice sweet malt backing to keep things balanced. bitter, sweet finish. wonderful fresh hop IIPA from Sweetwater.... check this one out.
Fred82 (2069) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 28, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
bomber thanks to aaronwhit
Appearance : Clear light amber with a small head.
Aroma : Great complexity. Nice fruits and fresh hops. Light honey. a bit grassy.
Taste : Fruits and fresh hops. Leafy and a bit resinous. Finish is a bit sticky and leafy.
Overall : Rather dry and easy drinking. Nice honey on the finish. Well balanced. Maybe a bit too sticky on the palate.
DialSquare (2046) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 14, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from Liquor Loft. Orange-brown pour with a thin off-white head that leaves a ring. Juicy tropical fruit in the aroma - much like their regular ipa. Tastes are pineapple, caramel, sweet honey and earthy orange. Texture was oily medium with very little carbonation. Overly sweet, sticky and flat for my tastes.
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 28, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear copper with a white head. Aroma is caramel, some honey, a touch of pine, and nice fresh juicy hops. Flavor is honey, some caramel, really fruity citrus hops, and a nice juicy citrus finish.
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 1, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy golden amber with a big fluffy white head that recedes to a rocky collar with little lacing.
Aroma is very sweet with tart green apples, spicy belgian yeast and definitely hints of flowers.
Taste has a more biting and astringent tartness. Earthy, grassy yeast flavors mixed with pears and the hibiscus. The whole thing had a rose wine character.
The mouthfeel is bubbly and effervescent, light bodied and dry and yeasty in the finish.
This is an interesting Belgian style beer but it doesn’t come together completely for me. Like I mentioned earlier, tastes almost like a rose wine.