Sweetwater IPA - SweetWater Brewing Company
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4.03/5 rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a brilliant deep golden with copper highlights and a lingering, frothy ivory head.
Resin, fresh cut grass, citrus, and that Amarillo savory note form the initial aroma. Earthy hop character, pine, cannabis, and body odor emerge later.
Flavor reveals more fresh cut grass, with a citrusy background, on a bed of lightly nutty caramel malt, which becomes resiny and slightly bitter at the finish. Muted grapefruit and sour orange contrast the toasted bread notes well. Bitterness is not overpowering, but lingers.
Body is moderate, with moderate carbonation and a touch of harshness from the hops.
More earthy and grassy than citrusy, it's like a Chilean sauvignon blanc vs a Marlborough sb. There's enough citrus to add intrigue, but not dominate. Malt is present and identifiable for somewhat more than support. Probably the best I've had from Sweetwater.
Serving type: bottle
08-04-2013 19:27:53 | More by barczar
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