Sweetwater IPA - SweetWater Brewing Company
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4.43/5 rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
12oz bottled Mar 1, 2010. Picked up a very fresh sixer of Sweetwater IPA after not having it in quite a while and man did I forget how great this IPA is, especially when ridiculously fresh.
Pours amber with a two finger off white head that leaves some nice rings and trails of lacing and maintains a nice cap.
Aroma is big on the grapefruit and citrus, simcoe hops, a little bit of pine, grass, and bread.
Flavor is more serious grapefruit, but there is that pine and resinous hops. Decent caramel malt to balance things out a bit. I love citrus-forward IPAs and this one delivers in a big way.
Mouthfeel is great, medium bodied, medium carbonation, finishes great, very drinkable.
Overall this is one of my favorite regular IPAs. Gets a bump for being a helluva bargain since it is a local brew. I think a lot of folks in the South take this one for granted, but it's a top-tier IPA and one I won't go so long without drinking again.
12oz. bottle, best by 10/15/07. Pours a pretty amber/orange with a small head that diminishes to a nice swirl that lasts quite a while. Aroma is a big 'ol grapefruit to the face, whole lotta hops goin' on here. Flavor is equally as strong. More grapefruit, tons of hops, some pine. Mouthfeel is excellent, medium carbonation, quite smooth. Finishes nice and dry. Very refreshing IPA that doesn't hold anything back. Tone it down a little? Hell no! This stuff is great and a relative bargain! Makes me glad to live in Georgia! :)
Aroma 4/5, Appearance 3/5, Taste 4/5, Palate 4/5, Drinkability 4/5: 3.8/5
Serving type: bottle
08-23-2007 01:56:01 | More by elgiacomo
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