1. Extreme Beer Fest tickets go on sale Sat, Sep 27 @ Noon EDT.
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Sweetwater IPA - SweetWater Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Sweetwater IPASweetwater IPA

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
89
very good

2,351 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 2,351
Reviews: 791
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 11.81%
Wants: 140
Gots: 260 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
SweetWater Brewing Company visit their website
Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-05-2002)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Sweetwater IPA Alström Bros
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 2,351 | Reviews: 791 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of BeerAdvocate
4.22/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From BeerAdvocate Magazine Volume II, Issue II:

The brewery states that it's unfiltered, unpasteurized, with an intense hop character. Crafty sounding to say the least. Sunrise orange hue, nearly crystal clear. The froth clings well. Sticky sweet pink grapefruit with some herbal and wild flower aromas form the hops. Not a whole lot of malt in the nose as the hops are clearly dominant. Exceptionally smooth with a creamy medium body. The prickly sharpness from the hop bitterness needles the taste buds with a clean, spicy character. Heavy and deep herbal and citric rind flavor wrings out the taste buds with each sip. Spikes of malt pop up here and there with dry biscuity flavors, alcohol drops a clean fruitiness that resembles pears and Red Delicious apples. Puckering dry finish with a long dragging trail of hoppiness.

The label deceives, or perhaps we were not ready for the hop onslaught that was delivered from this bottle. A hophead's beery dream. Without a doubt this a good call when it comes to American IPAs.

BeerAdvocate, Nov 13, 2009
Photo of kurtispopp
2.75/5  rDev -30.9%

kurtispopp, Yesterday at 09:30 PM
Photo of JeffTheJuice
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

JeffTheJuice, Yesterday at 07:34 PM
Photo of dheldman
3/5  rDev -24.6%

dheldman, Yesterday at 06:15 PM
Photo of TroyFerris
5/5  rDev +25.6%

TroyFerris, Sunday at 11:34 PM
Photo of AndyEdgar
4/5  rDev +0.5%

AndyEdgar, Sunday at 07:00 PM
Photo of Sanmn420
3.94/5  rDev -1%

Sanmn420, Sunday at 04:15 PM
Photo of Tyler_Cox
5/5  rDev +25.6%

Tyler_Cox, Sunday at 06:11 AM
Photo of tjcamm
3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

tjcamm, Saturday at 11:48 PM
Photo of Seanhand_atl
3.96/5  rDev -0.5%

Seanhand_atl, Saturday at 07:19 AM
Photo of bodey62
3/5  rDev -24.6%

bodey62, Friday at 11:00 PM
Photo of bcgeiman
3.36/5  rDev -15.6%

bcgeiman, Friday at 10:11 PM
Photo of Tilghman
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

Tilghman, Friday at 04:06 AM
Photo of ManWithNoName
4.16/5  rDev +4.5%

ManWithNoName, Friday at 12:30 AM
Photo of Gregaroo
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Gregaroo, Thursday at 11:35 PM
Photo of coopdog
3.48/5  rDev -12.6%

coopdog, Thursday at 10:14 PM
Photo of kruky
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

kruky, Thursday at 01:20 AM
Photo of Sambo4
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

Sambo4, Wednesday at 11:29 PM
Photo of Spence7103
3.96/5  rDev -0.5%

Spence7103, Wednesday at 09:05 PM
Photo of Hopheadhiker
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Hopheadhiker, Sep 16, 2014
Photo of chadwicktorres
1/5  rDev -74.9%

chadwicktorres, Sep 16, 2014
Photo of Brams17
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Brams17, Sep 16, 2014
Photo of ryanflc
4/5  rDev +0.5%

ryanflc, Sep 16, 2014
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Sweetwater IPA from SweetWater Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 2,351 ratings.