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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

2,150 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 2,150
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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garthwaite

Virginia

4.28/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy orangish amber with a massive creamy head & an absolute crapload of floating debris. Nice floral hoppy aroma that also features loads of grapefruit some toasted caramel malt and hints of sweet fruit (apricot, peach). Muted base of pale malt lends some sweetness, but is outdone completely by the hopping. Moderately bitter with flavors of citrus & pine - great use of hops here, this is delicious stuff. Finishes slightly acidic with more fruity notes. Amazing creaminess to this IPA only adds to its delightfulness & makes it more drinkable & unique. Top notch.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2004 12:11:50 | More by garthwaite
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Sweetwater IPA from SweetWater Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 2,150 ratings.