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Sweetwater IPA - SweetWater Brewing Company

Sweetwater IPASweetwater IPA

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

1,897 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 1897
Reviews: 764
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 11.22%


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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jkrich

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

11-30-2013 23:53:21 | More by jkrich
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jbaker67

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.2%

04-24-2014 21:04:05 | More by jbaker67
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benloho

Tennessee

4.05/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear copper color. Almost reddish. Good head that dissipates. Good lacing on the glass.
S: Strong grapefruit and citrus. I could smell this beer while it was sitting on the table before I even put a nose on it. Great aroma.
T: Bitter grapefruit with some piney and earthy notes. Pretty refreshing taste. Just dry enough on the end to want more.
MF: Clean and crisp. Could use a bit more carb. Doesn't leave a bad feeling on my palate. Bitter but not overpowering.
O: This is the best year-round beer I've ever had from Sweetwater. A little bit of West Coast dankness pairing with Southern sweetness.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2014 17:28:33 | More by benloho
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Filthyfloor

Virginia

3/5  rDev -25.2%

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OMsweetOM

California

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

04-23-2014 01:54:49 | More by OMsweetOM
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mrk829

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

04-22-2014 14:07:15 | More by mrk829
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PA-Michigander

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.2%

04-21-2014 23:54:00 | More by PA-Michigander
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sweemzander

Illinois

3/5  rDev -25.2%

04-21-2014 23:20:14 | More by sweemzander
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Florida

1/5  rDev -75.1%

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RaphaelJ

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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cp45

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -0.2%

04-19-2014 01:26:38 | More by cp45
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DaveMiller

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +6%

04-18-2014 03:49:36 | More by DaveMiller
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Filabee

Michigan

1.75/5  rDev -56.4%

04-18-2014 01:54:40 | More by Filabee
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sunofneurot

New York

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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elkinbrown

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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glf60

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

04-17-2014 00:41:42 | More by glf60
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HopHog87

Kentucky

3.64/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sweetwater IPA

Serving- bottle from a friend who brought one over the other day when we were trying some homebrew. Into a pint glass it goes. Glug, Glug!

Appearance- Certainly filtered and force-carbonated, as most readily available IPA's seem to be. It's that clean type of IPA. Not the down and dirty, hazy, cloudy, sediment I prefer but it looks good.

Nose- Very nice with emphasis on the lighter notes- sweet, juicy fruit punch and light, floral hops.

Taste- Very clean and crisp. The malt is balanced well with the hops. I'd probably prefer an IPA with more assertive hop characteristics. Grapefruit was the one taste that shines through. It finished a bit sweet on the lips after about half of the glass was gone.

Overall- A pleasant, easy and smooth drinking IPA. Not an IBU or high alpha stronghold but not a wash, either. At 7% it's really not a session ale for me and doesn't have quite a unique or bold taste for a beer I'd relax with at the end of the day. So, for me, it doesn't have a place in my fridge as a regular resident but it's not a bad choice if you're on the go and looking for something less expensive and yet enjoyable. Probably good for a day in the sun or on the lake when you just don't want a massive IPA.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2014 18:53:15 | More by HopHog87
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Burt

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev -0.2%

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robebo44

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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SawDog505

New Hampshire

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LaurenGuy

South Carolina

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Florida

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Virginia

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Sweetwater IPA from SweetWater Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 1,897 ratings.