Dank Tank Series Eff 2020 Triple IPA

Review Date 3/22/2021     By John Staradumsky

EFF 2020! Now there’s a sentiment we can all get behind. I’ve been around the block for more years than I’d care to admit, but I can say this without hesitation: 2020 was, in my experience, the all-time year of suck. It’s over now though, and we’re on to 2021. In that spirit, Atlanta’s Sweetwater brewery wants to give 2020 the sendoff it deserves, and to do it, they have released EFF 2020 Triple IPA, part of their Dank Tank Series of beers.

I am always happy to see a Dank Tank release because they never let me down, and EFF 2020 Triple IPA is no exception. Sweetwater says about the beer:

Wash the taste of 2020 out of your mouth with this monster triple IPA. Packed with Citra, Sultana, Vic Secret and Azacca hops for notes of peach, pineapple and pine, this beaut is the first step in putting the soup sandwich that was 2020 in the rearview.

Cheers to better days!

Of the Dank Tank Series they say:

The Dank Tank is where our Brewers go to play. There's no rhyme or reason to what they brew, and the only requirement is that it be heady.

Sweetwater Dank Tank EFF 2020 Triple has an alcohol content of 9.2% by volume with 60 IBUs. What makes this a triple IPA and not a double/Imperial IPA? I’m sure I don’t know. I paid $11.39 for 4 pint cans at Target. They are stamped as Best by 05/16/21.

Sweetwater Dank Tank EFF 2020 Triple IPA pours to a very hazy yellow amber color with a very prodigious head of rocky cauliflower foam and a nose of tropical pineapple and grapefruity citrus. Taking a sip, the beer is medium in body and maltier than most with a touch of caramel. The beer is quite rich in its tropical fruity intensity with pineapple, papaya and a warming alcohol finish. That finish is less bitter than I would like. Not getting the pine they advertise on the label, but yes to the stone fruit peach.

Overall, I can say this beer is definitely a lot better than 2020 was. I enjoyed it, and though I would surely drink it again, I probably won’t get the chance aside from my remaining cans. Dank Tank beers are frequently one-offs, and afterall, how many times can you say EFF 2020? Let’s hope they don’t have to brew up a batch of EFF 2021 at the end of the year.

And remember, try a new beer today, and drink outside the box.

*Pricing data accurate at time of review or latest update. For reference only, based on actual price paid by reviewer.

(B)=Bottled, canned