Skyview (5927) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - AUG 10, 2008drpimento (3572) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 20, 2017
Sampled at GTMW ’08 via special tapping at 2:35. On draught pours a hazy caramel amber brew with a creamy off-white head that has some nice retention and sticky lacing. Aroma of grapefruit, orange zest, some caramel malt, a touch of white pepper and some grassy hops. Taste is medium bodied, light carbonation with flavors of grapefruit, lime zest, grassy hops, a touch of caramel malt and some dry golden malt. Finish is a semi-sweet bitterness that slowly disappears after the finish. From the description I was prepared for some real stinky hops but turned out to be a decent Imperial IPA.
Aroma is resiny hops, some spice, a little bit of orange citrus, and a hint of malt. Flavor it falls down some because it’s more like a barleywine then a double IPA. JPDIPSO (6216) - Wauwatosa, USA - JUN 24, 2016
Hazy orange to copper color. Tallish, fairly lasting beige head. Caramel and citric aromas dominate. Hints of toasted malt and pine. Fairly sweet start leading to a more acidic middle. Caramel and dark candi flavors. More acidity than bitterness. Mostly citric. Hint of licorice in the finish. Just a hint of heat in the stomach, otherwise the alcohol is well hidden.
BrewHaMeister (456) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 1, 2016
Poured a medium amber brown with a beige head and decent lacing. Aromas of pine resin, musty, caramel, and molasses. Flavor is bitter sweet. Not my cup of IIPA tea. islay (2645) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 15, 2014
2 oz. pour, on tap at the brewery’s taproom, as part of an 8-beer flight. Consumed on 5-14-14. Listed as "Pearl Street Dankenstein IIPA." Resiny aroma features a strong citrus (especially grapefruit) scent. Perhaps a bit dank in smell but not as much as the name implies. Pours a clear, deep gold with beige head. Produces good lacing. Flavors of grapefruit, other citrus, and malty sweetness (sweet biscuit or muffin). Bready and, yes, a bit dank in flavor. Booze noticeable in the taste. Dry aftertaste. Medium body. Overall, a good beer, although an average one by the standards of a style that I tend to rank as my favorite. This beer is substantially underrated on this site, in my opinion. packman86 (1) - De Pere, Alabama, USA - MAY 31, 2013 does not count
The Dankenstein IIPA falls short in almost all categories. The head is non-existent. There is no carbonation at all. The pour is perfectly flat. You would be lucky if you see any foam on the brim of the glass. The appearance is what you would expect from a decent IIPA, but the taste and aroma does not measure up to any other IIPA I have had.
1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 30, 2013
Pours to a hazy deep mahogany body with a light tan head. Aroma and flavor is very much like a barleywine. Marketing guy said they called it an iipa because it was more marketable. Call a duck a duck, not a chicken. Good barleywine, but a terrible iipa. Gription79 (2886) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - MAR 2, 2013
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle. This is a big sweet IIPA, more like a barleywine. Notes of caramel, toffee, fruity, citrus, pine. douglas88 (9051) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 15, 2012
12 ounce bottle thanks to Dallas. Pours a light copper color with a medium white head. A light caramel malty nose and some fruity hops. Nothing like a big IIPA: sweet , yes some light dankness, bitter orange peel, caramel, earthy. OK. Sledutah (7489) - Utah, USA - NOV 12, 2012
Bottle shared by Dallas, thanks bytemesis (8226) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 4, 2012
Appearance: Hazy golden with a small off-white head and good lacing
Aroma and taste of caramel and piney
Nice and smooth, tastes like a barley wine
Tap. Pours cloudy orange amber with a medium off-white head and nice lacing. Aroma is caramel, spruce, resin, very malt forward. Flavor is quite sweet with a medium bitter body and finish. Woody spruce notes. Body is medium, oily to the point of coating the tongue. Interesting try, definitely outside the normal IPA mold, but not my thing.