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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Fresh Dry Hopped Double Red Ale. Looking to drain the main vein on a 420 mile road trip, el Danko casually slipped into the dankest Nugget hop field known to man. Stupefied by the pungent aromas, his eyes rolled back as he fell into a sea of sticky buds. After 4 days of being pinned to the vines, he thought he was a goner. Believing he was hallucinating as every woodland creature, horny toad, and Sasquatch rushed past his stuck self, he suddenly became petrified as he witnessed a million army ants marching his way devouring everything in their path. He said one last Hail Mary as the ants began to chew on him and the vines. With one final gasp, he jerked free and hauled balls out of the field with biting ants and sticky hops covering his pruned body. Desperately in search of ant bite relief he belly flopped in the 1st oasis he saw, which was a fermenter at SweetWater. Fuddied up, el Danko’s teabag plunge turned this brew into a double red from the bleeding ant bites, and dry hopped this bad boy from the fresh Nugget hops that were stuck to his pitiful self.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
emarkd (100) - Georgia, USA - DEC 5, 2011
Pours deep reddish brown with a nice off-white head. Aroma is heavy on the citrus and grapefruit notes, with lots of pine resin also. Tastes bitter and resinous with a similar profile as the aroma, but lots of spicy notes and caramel and bready flavors, too. Full-bodied. Nicely balanced with a bitter but not dry finish. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 4, 2011
Bottle from Midtown for $12.99! Ouch. Pours copper brown with a nice light tan head, webby lacing. Aroma of chocolatly malts and hops. Medium bodied with semi soft carbonation and an earthy mouthfeel. Malt backbone gives of flavors of light chocolate and caramel with a hint of nuttiness. This is countered by a moderate citrus and pine bitterness. Reminds me somewhat of stone strong ales, but with a better mouthfeel. However, this was not worth the price tag, Maybe worth half of what I paid at best. What was I thinking?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (4598) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - DEC 3, 2011
Pours copper amber with two fingers of offwhite head. Nose is super hoppy and green, lightly resinous and kind of heavy on the spicy notes. Some buiscuty and toasted notes. Lightly citrusy with a hint of sweetness. Biscuity malt and spicy zesty hop balance up front. Dry with a light citrus rind character.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (12185) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 3, 2011
22oz bottle-@Tampa weekly shared by burg326-pours an offwhite head with copper color. Aroma is medium malt-caramel, orange/pine. Taste is pine/orange hops with some bite, medium malt-caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
burg326 (5368) - Florida, USA - DEC 2, 2011
22 ounce bottle that poured a deep dark amber red pour, with aromas of citrus, grapefruit, pine and some caramel. Taste is the same as aroma with a biscuity feel with some molasses.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wesyates (55) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - DEC 1, 2011
Tastes at a local tasting. Best of ’the bunch’. Lots of hops and well balanced between hops and malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (7887) - Georgia, USA - NOV 30, 2011
11/30/11. On tap. Dark red pour with a small khaki head. Very hoppy aroma, very compact and intense, but not all that complex, with a bit of citrus and leafy green aspects. Slightly sweet, malty flavor at first with chocolate and a bit of caramel as well, followed by lingering hops that are concentrated and slightly sour. Not bad, not great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DialSquare (4293) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 30, 2011
Just tried a small sample @ proof. Citrus and caramel hop aroma. Big resiny earthy finish that lasts. Tinny vibe. Need to try again. Good tho.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 29, 2011
shared bomber on 11/22/11. deep ruby pour with a 1 finger off white head. sweet citrus hop nose with caramel malts and light spice. medium body with sweet caramel, spicy bitterness and orange notes. smooth, spicy, bitter finish that lasts a good bit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrob21 (3433) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 28, 2011
Bomber. Pours a deep red with a long lasting frothy tan head. Flavor is slightly caramel sweet malt followed with a resiny pine hop finish. Aroma is slight citrus and grapefruit. Was expecting a much bigger c-hop presence on par with a lot of other offerings from these guys and in conjunction with the moniker but that does not materialize. Not a bad drink but to tout a hop bomb and deliver what it does is a little bit of a surprise. Good body and full mouth feel.

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