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Sweetwater IPA - SweetWater Brewing Company

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Sweetwater IPASweetwater IPA

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BA SCORE
89
very good

2,180 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 2,180
Reviews: 781
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 11.53%
Wants: 137
Gots: 192 | 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 Cobrito:
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Cobrito

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2.38/5  rDev -40.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Thought I'd give one of the more popular, highly-touted local brews another chance. Didn't much like it the first time, but reviewers who like it describe it as citrusy and hop-forward, a style very much to my liking. Made sure I got a fresh bottle--best by date of March 13, which means it's only two weeks old. Here goes.

Not much head for such a fresh beer. Standard amber-copper, mostly translucent.

Aroma is of grapefruit peels. Did they actually put them in there? Some earthy smells, but faint. Aroma pretty one-dimensional and kind of un-beerlike in a way.

Ok this is no different than my first try. Beer is not only one-dimensional, but also rather thin; ingredients don't hold together well. There is something clearly off about this beer. There is grapefruit, yes, and there are two or three other flavors, one is earthy, the other is almost artificial chemically, I hate to say it.

A down-the-drainer, I can't believe it gets so many good reviews.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2012 03:20:59 | More by Cobrito
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Sweetwater IPA from SweetWater Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 2,180 ratings.