Beer Review: SWEETWATER CRANK TANK RYE’D ALE

Beer Review: SWEETWATER CRANK TANK RYE’D ALE

The pour introduces a murky amber gold liquid crowned with a small, frothy white head. It deposits a pattern of webby lacing as it settles.

Aroma: Wafting from the glass, the fragrance unveils notes of tangerine, pineapple, and the earthiness reminiscent of rain-soaked soil.

Taste: Initiating with a robust surge of hops and earthy malts, the beer takes an unexpected nosedive, plunging abruptly into a void of flavor. The initial strength dissipates swiftly, leaving a void that even a sizable palate struggles to fill.

Mouthfeel: The texture registers as thin and watery, accompanied by a modest level of carbonation.

Overall: While the aroma and the first sip showcase promise, the overall experience disappoints. The beer’s thin profile and the abrupt disappearance of flavor leave much to be desired. Perhaps revisiting the 2011 version might yield a more satisfying experience, as these tasting notes are a reflection of last year’s encounter.