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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
TURDFERGUSON (3961) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 27, 2011
Thanks emacgee for sharing. Black cherry brown with a small ring of white lace. Nose is very light hops, bready, and sweet. Flavor is much the same. Like a watered down Arrogant Bastard. Expected more hop aroma and a bigger flavor. There is nothing dank about this beer, sadly. Minimal carbonation, slightly sticky and oily palate. No thanks.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
aracauna (3094) - Georgia, USA - NOV 27, 2011
Very dark beer with a good head. The maltiness is sticky and sweet, but that balances the bitterness and the fruitiness of the hops well.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rustyham (1728) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - NOV 26, 2011
Very bitter, caustic hoppiness, like a Californian double IPA. The maltiness only shines through in the color and aims, not flavor. Rough but good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dickcheaney (20) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 25, 2011
Overall too sweet. Hops may have faded. Low bitterness moderate aroma. Would like to find fresher bottle. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 25, 2011
Bottle. Pours copper with foamy off white head. Nose of tropical fruit, piney, grassy, with some sweet caramel malts. Flavors has some big malt base, sweet caramel, piney and citrus hop notes. Big body, some good balance but not really my thing.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
NachlamSie (2783) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 23, 2011
Bomber from McScrooge’s. Pours red with dense lacing and a white head. This smells dank, Sweetwater style. Great hop aroma on this with some biscuity malts. Solid, balanced, aggressive flavor. Hops are the highlight with strong citrus and herbs. Finish is refreshing. Seems like an Arrogant Bastard clone, not necessarily a bad thing.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Barrios (1243) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 22, 2011
Pours a thick, lasting tan head with a brown body. Aromas of pine, citrus, and roasty. Flavors of roasted malt, brown sugar, tropical hops. Finish is dry and bitter. Clean tho.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Suttree (5186) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 21, 2011
Very dark red, nice foamy beige head. Smells great - pine resin and a cookie-like sweetness. Really balanced, with a tasty, doughy malt base and a rough sticky hop bite. Lots of brown sugar, too. I could drink a lot of this...

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Cybercat (3375) - Georgia, USA - NOV 20, 2011
Aroma is strongly hoppy, like dry hops rather than evergreen, with hints of leaves, pine and cloves. It pours a dark, semi-transparent, muddy brown with a fairly thick pale golden-tan head. Rich flavor has firm tones of hops, molasses, caramel and malt along with fruity, earthy and floral hints. Smooth texture has full body and a fair amount of fizz. The wacky story on the bottle is a hoot!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Westmeister (1784) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 17, 2011
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with mahogany tint with light tan head and good splatter lacing. Smell is pine and resinous hops with grapefruit citrus as well. Quite potent. There are also some maltiness and a few nibs of chocolate. Taste Is hop forward with pine and citrus, but good balance on the sweet caramel malts. Certainly has the Sweetwater stamp - big hops and sweetness on the dank tank series. Whatever the classification is on this brew, it’s delicious.


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