So, let’s dive into this intriguing brew with the incredibly long name: Super Mega Dank 420 Chronic Kush Grand Daddy Supreme. First off, it’s a 7% ABV dank and hazy IPA, and according to the brewery’s description, they’ve put some serious thought into the ingredients. They’ve mixed in oats, flaked oats, and wheat, which all contribute to a delightfully fluffy and hazy foundation for this beer.

Upon pouring, I was greeted by a cloudy golden hue that was accompanied by a seriously persistent off-white foam head. It didn’t seem to want to settle down, which I found amusing. After a bit of patience (and a top-up), the head was still standing tall, which I took as a good sign – no big bubbles frantically rising through the haze, indicating a well-controlled carbonation level.

Now, onto the aromas – it was fruity and sweet, giving off hints of tangerines, peaches, and apricots. There’s a candy-like quality to it that’s quite inviting. Though, I must admit, I was on the hunt for the “dank” element, which, like a mysterious scent, seemed to be playing hide and seek with my senses.

And then, the taste experience hit me like a “WHAM!” Suddenly, the beer came alive with a rich sweetness that wasn’t overpowering. The fruity notes took center stage – I swear I could taste a medley of berries dancing over layers of mango, peach, orange, and more. It’s like a fruit basket in a glass! Oh, and don’t worry – the elusive “dankness” finally made an appearance, lending an extra layer of complexity to the party.

The texture? Oh, it’s something special. Velvety and smooth, with an undercurrent of funkiness that adds character once you delve in. You know they’ve played around with the malt bill – oats, flaked oats, and wheat – creating this fluffy, haze-filled canvas for the hops to work their magic.

A balanced bitterness brings everything together, and the finish is a rollercoaster of sensations – dry, raspy, fruity, piney, and a hint of earthiness. The alcohol content and a touch of hop burn keep things lively.

When it comes to the mouthfeel, it starts off effervescent, almost like a lively chat, and then transforms into a silky smooth conversation. Looking back at the glass, the head still stands tall, and while the lacing could be better, I’m not one to judge a beer solely on its appearance.

I’m going to stick my neck out and call this beer a bit of a unicorn – unique and captivating. It always leaves a lasting memory – every year now I make the trip to the brewery to buy a pallet of these for myself. I never regret this decision. With its playful name and complex flavors, this is one brew that’s worth seeking out. Cheers to exploring the unexpected!

Andrij Harasewych
Editor at The Craft Beer Diaries. Devoted husband and father. Excessively geeky. Comic books, video games, and craft beer are my vices. Favorite beer style easily the IPA. Growing love for the DIPA, specifically.
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