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Sweetwater IPA - SweetWater Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

2,151 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 2,151
Reviews: 781
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 11.53%
Wants: 137
Gots: 179 | 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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botham

Illinois

3.9/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

bottle poured into a tasting glass. pours a rich orangish amber with one finger of white head that lasts a minte or so. nice.

aroma is full of tropical hop notes, with passionfruit, citrus and grapefruit notes. nicely fresh with a unique hop quality (apart from a typical IPA).

taste is more of the same with a mellow and easy-going character. the hops are flavorful and not bitter, except for a semi-dry note on the back end.

mouthfeel is medium bodied with a semi-dry finish and a residual dryness that creeps up on the rear of the palate.

drinkability is good. an easy-going IPA with a very drinkable aura. the tropical hops are very fresh and the aftertaste is solid. cheers!

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2009 19:22:40 | More by botham
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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.

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Sweetwater IPA from SweetWater Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 2,151 ratings.