Sweetwater Second Helping - SweetWater Brewing Company

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11 Reviews
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Reviews: 11
Hads: 68
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 2.11%
Wants: 5
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
SweetWater Brewing Company visit their website
Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.40% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerDawgs on 01-16-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 11 | Hads: 68
Reviews by BeerDawgs:
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3.91/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A fresh 22oz bomber picked up at Total Wine at the Perimeter

A - Amber with some clarity, 1 finger of head that sticks to the top of the brew, and sticky lace left all over the glass. Looks just like the regular IPA

S - Big and hoppy, west coast style hoppy. Smells great! Not catching any Juniper berries, but oh well. Smells good.

T - More bitter and less well balanced than the IPA, and definitely takes on more of the west coast style. Very tasty none the less! Bitterness lingers a long time in the aftertaste

M - Light bodied, oily and slick, and high in carbonation.

O - A great brew and all proceeds go to a great charity. Definitely worth checking out! (667 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of Jason
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of dankjohn
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of TylerHagler
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of ajb3333
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of waddellc2
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Pookie
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of SLewis
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CUbeerfan
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of DerekCarruth
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Fievel
4.41/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bigben0328
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of 100200300
3/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of Immortale25
4.16/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on-tap at Thirsty Monk Asheville. Served in a goblet.

A- Pours a medium amber color with a 3/4 inch off-white head that retains well before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a full sheet of surface foam. Resilient lacing slides slowly down the glass.

S- Semi-pungent nose of grassy hops plus some grapefruit notes.

T- Juicy hop flavor with a firm but controlled bitterness. Just the right amount of malt backbone. Very drinkable for the ABV. Lingering hop resins.

M- Sharp and a bit dry with medium carbonation and a body leaning toward the lighter side.

O- Such a nice-drinking IPA. The bitterness starts to catch up after a bike but, other than that, I could see myself buying a 12-pack of this especially if it was in cans. (762 characters)

Photo of DerrickW
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of ThickNStout
3.36/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

22oz bottle from Hop City (Atlanta, GA). 5.99. No bottle date but this was just released within the past couple weeks. Served in a Sweetwater snifter.

Pours clear redish orange with a half finger of pale head that lingers and leaves a good bit of lace.

Smells of citrus, pine and (perhaps just because I know they're in there) faint berry.

I get a sweet berry syrup flavor initilly but that is quickly pushed back by grapefruit, orange rind and piney hops. There's also mild pepper and hint of cracker. Overall bitter but some noce notes in there.

Fairly light body but with a bit of oily precense and moderate carbonation. Bitter grapefruit zest and berry skins in the finish.

A decent beer for a good cause. I prefer Sweetwater's standard IPA but this is still worth at least a try. (794 characters)

Photo of GTJayG
3.52/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of TheRock7755
3.79/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is like most of the other Sweetwater Limited Brews. It is good, but I have had better. (92 characters)

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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of GABrew
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of rrski198
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of mpalestino
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of M_C_Hampton
3.86/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: poured from a 22 oz bottle into a pint glass, orange red colored with a huge white head that lingers leaving good lacing, clear

S: hint of gin (juniper berries), and light hops, orange, pineapple

T: pine hops up front, bitterness of juniper berries present but don't overpower hops, slightly sweet malt in the middle, finish is pine bitterness

M: sticky

O: flavor is unique but not overly powerful (404 characters)

Photo of bigfnjoe
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of casualchaos89
4.05/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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Sweetwater Second Helping from SweetWater Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 11 ratings.