Sweetwater IPA - SweetWater Brewing Company
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Reviews by 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
More User Reviews:
3.91/5 rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Poured from a pint can into a tall tulip.
A - Nice amber color with about a finger of light tan soap bubble head. Short retention and sticky lacing.
S - Nice and balanced citusy hop aroma.
T - Tastes like an IPA. Bright and citrusy up front with a bitter hop finish. Nothing life changing or Earth shattering, but not bad by any means.
M - Crisp with a nice dry finish.
O - A good IPA. Nothing more, nothing less.
Serving type: can
07-23-2014 01:43:08 | More by FocusDave
3.13/5 rDev -21.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Transparent orange with a single finger of fuzzy head. Not a particularly strong scent but a pleasant fruitiness. Probably the beers strongest trait. Not a harsh bitterness but reminds me of tree bark. A bit sour. Not so fruity for an IPA. Dry mouthfeel. Decent but odd.
Serving type: bottle
07-21-2014 23:19:16 | More by sfprint
Sweetwater IPA from SweetWater Brewing Company
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