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Sweetwater IPA - SweetWater Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

2,165 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 2,165
Reviews: 781
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 11.53%
Wants: 137
Gots: 185 | 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)
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Reviews by Clydesdale:
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Clydesdale

District of Columbia

4.43/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a mostly clear amber color, with a little bit of haze. The tall, foamy head has a bit of a burnt orange tint. Retention is good, and some sticky splotches of lacing cling to the glass.

S: Some mild caramel maltiness up front. Some bright citric hop notes. I get a lot of orange - I'm guessing Centennial hops are used prominently here. A bit of lemon, grapefruit, and resiny aroma is also noticeable. Some nondescript fruitiness also lurks in the background,

T: A balanced maltiness starts this one off, with some pleasant caramel sweetness. Hop bitterness kicks in firmly, but it's integrated very nicely and not overdone. Citrus (orange, lemon, grapefruit) is prominent, with some lighter piney and fruity notes. A faint flash of tartness, even, as the bitterness gradually fades away.

M: Medium-firm body. Carbonation is a bit lighter than medium. Some faintly oily hop character before a fading, bitter dryness in the finish.

D: This is a very well-rounded IPA that showcases great American hop character with a sturdy malt backbone. Very drinkable and approachable, without compromising any personality.

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2012 17:05:00 | More by Clydesdale
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Sweetwater IPA from SweetWater Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 2,165 ratings.