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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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mitchgt (65) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 27, 2009
On tap @ Proof here in Tallahassee. Amber red with big frothy head. Nose floral hoppy pine. Fresh and vertical. Maybe the best Sweetwater Iíve had.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 27, 2009
Bottle courtesy of bhalter8. Pours a generally clear amber color with a one finger white head that settles slowly. Aroma is sweet and floral with notes of citrus, grapefruit, caramel, pine, hay, some light spice. Flavor is sweet and floral with notes of honey, caramel, light citrus, floral esters, light hops. Generally light body with a watery finish. Not the best IPA, but drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JBVatkeens (47) - Florida, USA - OCT 26, 2009
Had this beer on tap, the taste is bitter. It also had a nice coloration to it, and was rather clear.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - OCT 24, 2009
Wow, this is not good. I canít remember the last time this brewery made a good beer. What a waste of hops. Should be called dank mess.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hank1980 (942) - Athens, Georgia, USA - OCT 24, 2009
Poured a clear amber with a creamy head. Aroma is grassy and hoppy, with some nice sweet malt notes. Some mild citrus and pine notes are also detectable in the hop aroma, but grass is predominant. Taste is bitter grass and citrus hops, with some mild malt backing, which provides a light amout of sweetness. Mouth is mostly creamy and smooth, with a fair amout of carbonation, and a little bit of stickiness as well. Overall, a fair fresh hop brew. Hop profile wasnít my favorite, but a nice brew nonetheless.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LtDan (1784) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - OCT 20, 2009
Appearance: Pours a deep clear amber with visible rising carbonation. The head is a beautiful, dense creamy eggshell white. Aroma: Of note, I can smell this bad boy from a far. Aromas include grapefruit, orange zest, and some dank resinous buds. Taste: Grapefruit, orange, a touch of pine, dark sugar in the initial generous sip. Finishes with grapefruit bitterness, but itís definitely not abrasive. The bitterness balances with the sugary sweetness quite well. Mouthfeel: Sticky and creamy. Overall: Very fresh, very tasty, very balanced. Almost reminded me of something I would get from the Pacific North West, but with a bit more in the aroma department.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrob21 (2559) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 18, 2009
Pour is reddish amber with a crazy expanding above the lip of my glass kind of white head. Creamy texture mostly from that head but from a smooth malt profile as well. Very floral and herbal hop aroma. A little bit of pine resin as well. Flavor is a little thin with a faint caramel malt body. Finishing hop profile is a touch of citrus followed by a long slow pine bitterness. Funkiness from those fresh hops adds a different dimension than your standard ipa and the profile is a little varied for the sweetwater guys as well. Nice divergence from the typical offerings.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jhumphries69 (1034) - Tyrone, Georgia, USA - OCT 16, 2009
22oz bomber. Pours orangey-brown/copper with a light haze and a medium-thin light tan head that leaves a few big swaths of lace on the glass. The aroma, after swirling the beer a little to release the smells, reveals a strong hop aroma - resiny and grassy with light notes of evergreen. The aroma also has some tangy malt character and soft notes of dark fruit. The flavor is quite pleasant: nicely balanced with awesome hop flavor and lightly sweet, rich, bready malts. At mid-palate, a wonderful light caramel sweetness emerges along with a strong hop flavor - a little funk, a good bit of earthy resin, with some pine needles. This beer is surprisingly balanced with a delicious bitterness. The finish starts full but ends dry as it finally washes past the tongue. Hoppy excellence. The mouthfeel is medium-full in body with a light creaminess and an appropriate level of carbonation. Overall - a fantastic brew. Hoppy but balanced. Very tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
NachlamSie (2764) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 16, 2009
On tap at Brick Store. Pours dark orange with a fine white head. The aroma is pretty dank with a lot of herbal bitterness, grapefruit, wood, and copper. The mouthfeel is medium heavy. This is a strongly bitter beer with a grapefruity bite and hints at apples and pine. I didnít think this was as clear and defined as their standard IPA and I donít get a lot of the typical flavors I associate with wet hops. That aside, this is still a highly enjoyable IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
craftbeerdesign (2175) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 15, 2009
on tap at Taco Mac, Windward... arrived in a pint glass with a deep orange color with an average white head... some light pine hop aroma... I really wanted more on the nose... big round body with some deep wet hop notes.... a touch of apple and some lingering caramel notes... I really donít feel all 420 pounds of wet hops in this one... the finish is nice but abrupt... a really focused round bitterness but finishes somewhat short.... overall the hops have a very pine driven fresh bitterness... nice body... but feeling a bit underwhelmed.


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