Sweetwater IPA - SweetWater Brewing Company
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Reviews by Cobrito:
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
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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