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Dank Tank Series - Wet Dream by Sweetwater Brewing Company
American IPA
7.50 % ABV


 
Review by everetends on 11/15/09  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
90 2 11 19 4 9 0
Had this last night.
22 oz bottle I picked up from Hop City in Atlanta a few weeks ago. I was a bit bummed that I wasn't able to make it out closer to the release to grab a bottle, and I was afraid I missed the boat on being able to try this one. The good news is that I walked in to see that Hop City got a huge shipment in and still had a bunch sitting around. Served up in my Dogfish Head shaped pint.

A: Pours a reddish hued amber in body. Held to the light, getting more of an orange hue coming out as well. The body is pretty clear . . . sad. For some reason I was expecting a good amount of cloud in here but alas. There is a very lazy carbonation activity in here as well. I got about a finger and a half of white head on the pour. The head is a bit thin, not being thick or fluffy at all. Sadly, there is no retention here at all. This fell to a very thin white ring. No lace here at all. Ah well, can't win em all I suppose.

S: Very nice and large hops aroma here. Very floral and has a good pine presence as well. Its very abundant and it does take over the aroma but it isn't insanely huge or in your face. It really does show how the wet hopping helps the aroma in such a huge way. There is a little bit of malt peeking through but it won't get through that hop aroma. Very nice. Dig this for sure.

T: Flavor is much different than what I was expecting . . . in a good way. The flavor is very hop forward but it isn't aggressive at all. Just a great amount of hop flavor but it doesn't kill you or wreck the palate. Very floral and pine going on here. It really showcases the hops but doesn't go over the top and think that is thanks to the malts in here. We have a lightly sweet malt presence with a light tinge of caramel that really cuts all these hops. Just a great balance that tilts towards the hops.

M: This beer has a good a good sized medium body but it doesn't weigh heavy on the palate. Carbonation is much lighter than expected, but still remains refreshing and drinkable. Alcohol is not really noticeable at all. I really had to take a double take when I saw this was over 7%. Just doesn't come across at all. Aftertaste is all hops with just a touch of sugar.

D: This beer was a big suprise. From reading about this beer coming out, I thought this was going to more like a West Coast style IPA. Although the smell is big hops, but the flavor really is subtle and enjoyable. This beer really is a fantastic crafting of the hops flavor. You get all the flavor without it being over the top or aggressive. I am really impressed with this beer. My only wish is that I picked up more bottles because I thought this was going to be one of those beers I would only want to have once. I screwed up, this is great. Damned good job by Sweetwater.

Served In: Pint Glass

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