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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Whoa! I guess itís pretty obvious we arenít able to hide our excitement about this Dank Tank offering. Our Wet Dream makes its mark with a full 420 pound load of dripping wet Chinook hops that were hand picked FRESH from the fields at Vinny Van Hornís family farm in Washington State. We overnighted these bad boys to our bat cave in Georgia, and within 24 hours of those juicy little suckers dangling on the vine, we brewed dem up, defining this beautiful 7.5% alc/vol red ale with explosive crazy FRESH hop flavors never seen in these parts before! Wake Up! Cause the Wet Dream in your hand is best enjoyed as FRESH from the brewery as possible. So good itís embarrassing!


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cybercat (3384) - Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2009
Pours an appetizing clear coppery amber with a fairly thick, if not too persistent, cream-white head. Aroma is strongly fruity, somewhat hoppy, and a little sweet. Flavor is quite hoppy and a little malty, but only a tiny bit bitter and a little fruity-sweet. Texture is silky smooth, a little thick, and quite tingly and fizzy - it literally dances on the tongue and on the way down. Another winner from Sweetwater!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bvc (1159) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - DEC 16, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2009 22oz bottle shared by scrizzz...thanks bro! Alright man, 420lbs of wet hops...woooo! Malty, caramel, reduced orange juice nose...the hops are really hidden here. Body is a bit soft on the carbonation an kind creamy or chewy...if you will. Really malty and under attenuated for a fresh hop. Really, they need to up the abv a touch and call it a fresh hop barley wine.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - DEC 14, 2009
bomber. Really nice looking bronze/amber w/ a slight haze. Nose is sweet and more subtle in the hop department than I expected. Its prickly on the tongue w/ the alcohol & the hops. Herbal citrus w/ a hint of biscuits. Slightly sour. Itís not aggressive at all thou, yet still is solid & hop driven.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
maltdog (618) - Colorado, USA - DEC 10, 2009
Bomber pours hazy pale brown with tawny "poofy" foam. Charming "sweet" citrus aroma- mainly grapefruit- also tangelo and necatrine- and Elmerís glue (WTF?!). Shortbread-y barley. Uberfruity flavorÖ instant iced tea with lemon, apple juice, mangoÖ sourdough malt taste. Peachy finish; clean and barely bitter aftertaste. Thinnish, creamy palate. Despite boasting the arguably nastiest hop on the planet, this APA displays remarkable restraint and daintyness. Far, FAR too underhopped to ever be considered IPA. It should be served with a cherry and a little paper umbrella in the glass.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
aracauna (3094) - Georgia, USA - DEC 1, 2009
First off, this isnít a bad beer, so donít let my slightly negative review scare you off. Itís actually a downright chugger. Iím just unhappy with what I expected. You know Sweetwater, I can dig the mellow malt flavors and the candied hop aroma and flavor. Thereís even a little apricot floating around in that palate here. But hereís my problem. Any time I notice that the name of the beer is hop related, I expect some freaking hops. This is not a hoppy beer. I want hops, dangit!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - NOV 30, 2009
22oz bomber from bruisiní ales. pours a clear, medium ruby-copper with a solid, half-inch white head and a thin ring of lace. aroma is very nice with fresh herbal, piney hops with plenty of floral esters and citrus notes of lemon, white grapefruit, and orange with an interesting sweet, green gummy-bear note and and a hint of caramel malts. flavor is quite good as well and i agree with kinz that it matches the aroma very well with fresh herbal, and slightly tart citrus notes of orange and grapefruit with hints of tropical fruits, along the lines of white gummy-bears this time, and a touch of berry balanced very nicely by sweet caramel malts. palate is medium bodied and juicy on the tongue with a lingering, fresh hop and citrus finish. overall, a very well done and underrated fresh hop brew from the dudes in ATL.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kinz (3307) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - NOV 27, 2009
Clear medium amber, nice head. Aroma is pine accented hops, slight grapefruit, a touch of cat, some gummy caramel malt. Flavor is a dead on match. Nice balance on the finish between sweetness and bitterness. Rather amazing that the typically aggressive Chinook hop comes off comparatively restrained when it is a wet hop. Nice stuff. Really good IPA, not sure why the ratings arenít higher on this. Get it, "higher." Ha ha. But really, this is underrated.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Teege (375) - Orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 18, 2009
Bomber from Greenís in Atlanta. This is surprisingly good for what it is. Pours a bright amber with a frothy off white head. Notes of fresh lemon and pine in the nose. In the background tiny hints of caramel malts. Very smooth and refreshing. The hops are subdued but very fresh. Bright amber ales flavors as well. Not exactly bold but very enjoyable.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - NOV 16, 2009
22 oz bottle from Grant. Pours a clear deep amber with a small off white head that fades away to nothing. Aroma is perfume and floral hops with plenty of sweet caramel. The flavor is a great balance of sweet caramel malt and biter hops, the alcohol is completely hidden. Medium body with very mild carbonation and a syrupy mouth feel. This is a very nice fresh hop IPA, drinkability is great. Thanks for another great brew Grant.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
iowaherkeye (2692) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - NOV 16, 2009
Photo submitted. Thank you Grant (GAManiac) for the 22oz bomber, no date. Clear medium deep orange with a one finger light yellow brown head, fading to a thick ring and thin film before long. Floral citrus nose with some nicely sweet cotton candy/caramel malt goodness. Light herbal hops and alcohol are kinda hanging in the background--overall good hoppy nose--Iím glad to find this beer in good shape. The flavor turns a bit tropical--pineapple dominates with almost a canned pineapple-ness--just a little too sweet. The finish is semi-dry with bitterness only at a 3, with just a little bit of alcohol burn. Medium body with light to moderate prickly carbonation. Aroma actually got a 7.5. Not too bad, but still a hair of a let down. Also, being named Dank Tank, I was hoping for a big herbal/weed aroma, but got nothing of the sort--not that that hurt the rating.


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