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Dank Tank Series - Border Hop-per by Sweetwater Brewing Company
American Double / Imperial IPA
8.60 % ABV


 
Review by everetends on 11/04/10  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
86 3 11 17 4 8 2010
22 oz bottle I just picked up from Hop City in ATL a few days ago. Served this one up in my Dogfish Head shaped pint.

A: Pours up a dark orange body from the bottle. Held to the light some lighter orange and some yellows start coming out. The body is absolutely hazy. The body has some plentiful but lazy carbonation activity. The pour got me about two fingers of tight and creamy off white head. It fades slowly to a chunky ring and top cap. Throws up a good amount of chunky lace. Looks awesome.

S: Smell is damned near perfect to me. Things start off with that big time tropical and citrus fruit burst. Getting probably the most pineapple I have ever gotten in a beer. It is big and just blatant. Finding some mango and grapefruit. Touch of orange. The malts are also there as well. Mostly pale but getting a touch of caramel sweetness in the nose.

T: Taste is a little more subdued than I was expecting but it is well put together. Starts of with the hops. They don't have as much bite as I was expecting, but they are incredibly fresh and clean. They are all flavor. Grapefruit, orange, mango, tangerine, grapefruit, and just a slight hint of pear. Malts really do come across more than expected. Either this faded fast or it was built for being closer to balance. Pale malts are coming through nicely and with a good amount caramel sweetness cutting everything else going on in here. Still very nice although not what was expected.

M: Medium in the mouthfeel with a lighter carbonation. Comes across a little creamy but still easy drinking and quenching. ABV cannot really be found to be honest. There is a touch of heat coming up on the throat but its minor. The beer has a little bit of bite to it on the palate, but its not going to wreck it. Aftertaste is all pineapple and grapefruit.

OA: This is very tasty indeed. This beer has an incredible execution of being balanced without losing all of the hop flavor. Just right on. So tropical coming out of those Citra hops. Well put together with an aroma to die for. Need more. Glad I opted for multiple bottles on this one.

Served In: Pint Glass

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