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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

2,141 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 2,141
Reviews: 779
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 11.28%
Wants: 136
Gots: 175 | 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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SuperWhite92

Colorado

4.03/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to mbudner for this gem (well, four of them). I love local beers!

Pours a great copper color- what I like to see from an IPA. Smellwise, I'm unimpressed- there's some citrus aroma coming through, but it's relatively subdued. Taste is much improved however- plenty of grapefruity citrusy hops. Very well balanced and not too sweet. Mouthfeel is great- substantial without being meaty. Very impressive IPA imo- up there with some of the best single IPA's I've had.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2009 23:54:00 | More by SuperWhite92
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Germany

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

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3.75/5  rDev -6%
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Appearance: earthy orange color. two plus fingers of a foamy white head that fades slowly and leaves a bit of a lacing behind. almost clear with just a touch of haziness

Smell: sweet bread and caramel malt flavors. strong citrusy hop with low bitterness

Taste: opens up with bready and slightly sweet caramel malts. end is full of citrus and leafy hops. a good amount of hop flavor with only a small amount of bitterness. lots of balance

Mouthfeel: light and drinkable, just a small amount of bitterness, even too little to be refreshing.

Overall: good malt backbone and good hop character, just lacking a little bit in the bitterness department. if it had more of a bold hop character this would be a top contender in the ipa world for me.

Serving type: bottle

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Sweetwater IPA from SweetWater Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 2,141 ratings.