jbruner (1982) - Athens, Georgia, USA - FEB 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2013 Bret Bordeaux barrel aged version on tap at the sweet 16 party; Sweetwater made a sour! Pours a clear golden orange with no real head or lacing. Aroma of the funky bret and sour tart fruits, taste follows with a hint of sweet malt character. Really thin on the mouth and easy to drink for the abv. This version was pretty damn good, happy I got to try it.
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 8, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a pale golden yellow color with a white head. Aroma is pilsner malts, vanilla, yeasty, clove, banana, and very spicy peppery hops. Flavor is pilsner malts, a hint of clove, some banana, and very spicy peppery hops.
SSSteve (3661) - - APR 30, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap at brewery. hazy orange under a medium sized white head. big hoppy aroma and flavor. honestly, i didn’t really notice much "belgian" ..just the 2ipa. good anyway.
unclemattie (4034) - Georgia, USA - MAR 5, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap, summits cumming. Half pint pour, draft. bright golden color. Very attractive cascade of bubbles rising to the thin white head. Classic belgian aroma. Yeasty dough. Fizzy mouthfeel. sweet malt, some straw. lots of hops. Spicy. Kinda strong, feel the burn. Overall, two words. duval clone. Tweeked and hopped. 13 dec 08.
Oakes (11798) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 4, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Straw colour. Bright simcoe nose with lots of candyish notes. Bitter with bright hops, a sweeter middle and a high alcohol finish. Doesn’t quite come together.
Beershine (5195) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - FEB 2, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught. Warm golden, clear with nice head and lacing. Sweet malt with hop overlay. Hops came out more at first and as it sits, the strength throws it off. A disjointed brew with sweet sitting in one pocket, floral and pine hop in another, and alcohol in the next without coming together.
ChainGangGuy (4280) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - FEB 1, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Hazed, yellow-gold body with a small, white head.
Smell: Lightly sweetish nose chock full of citrus, pineapple, and wind-blown grass. The malts player a minor role in the aroma along with a faint waft of peppery alcohol in the background.
Taste: Delicate, light pale maltiness with a pinch of sweet table sugar and a few careful drops of clover honey. This is proceeded by a synthesis of American hop flavors, particularly tropical citrus fruits and a grassy herbacceousness. Bold moderate bitterness. Tiny pinch of clove. Small peppery hints at the tail-end. Finishes dry, bitter, and a tad warming.
Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium carbonation.
Drinkability: A solid, somewhat Americanized tripel. I look forward to trying more Dank Tank brews in the future, which seems to be Sweetwater’s answer to Terrapin’s Side Project series.
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 21, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap in my basement...ain’t life grand, poured into a tulip.
Pours a crystal clear gold with a huge three-finger fluffy white head that hangs on forever and leaves sheets of lacing.
The aroma has lots of fruity hops with lemons, oranges and a little bit of grassy hops as well. Some Belgian yeast sweetness in the background with hints of spices as well.
The taste also starts with some light lemony hops. Ever so slight bubblegum sweetness. Very crisp tasting overall and dry in the finish with a little pepper.
This is a very drinkable tripel with a big hop profile. I’m really excited about the new Dank Tank experiment at Sweetwater and this is a very good start.
jhumphries69 (1034) - Tyrone, Georgia, USA - JAN 19, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at The Porter. Pours a deep, cloudy gold. The aroma is floral and perfumey. The flavor starts with malt sweetness and perfumey hop flavor. The beer is dry with lots of ester, including notes of licorice (a lot like a beer I made using Wyeast 3276 - Farmhouse Ale Yeast). The finish is perfumey and peppery with a firm, hoppy, bitterness. Mouthfeel is full but vigorously carbonated to give it lightness on the tongue. Overall, an interesting, bitter, Belgian-style ale.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 18, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Name: The Creeper
Date: December 12, 2008
Source: Porter Bar, L5P Atlanta
Appearance: cloudy dark gold, fine off white head
Aroma: sweet candy malt aroma with lots of spicy phenolics mixed with lots of hops
Flavor: big hoppy flavor, lots of spicyness, plenty of bitterness rolls out of the spicyness, sweet candied malt underlies all the hops and spices
Overall: decent take on the style
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20