Sweetwater IPA - SweetWater Brewing Company
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Reviews by mdvatab:
3.65/5 rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Received as an extra in recent trade w/ a GA BA.
Poured from 12oz bottle (best by 1/26/12) into imperial pint.
A: Hops come through as a mix of herbal and tropical fruit notes (particularly pineapple). Some honey sweetness underlies.
A: Slightly hazy copper, one-finger off-white head is a bit thinner than expected, but leaves good lacing.
F: Medium-strong, dry bitterness up front. Sweet, woodsy iced tea, and light graham cracker sweetness. Malt is dialed back, and lets the hops stand front & center. Nice bitterness on the finish, which is not overpowering. A bit drier than I would have liked.
M: Medium body and carbonation. Some drying tannins stick around after the finish.
O: A pretty decent, "sessionable" IPA. While it's not something I'd go out of my way to get my hands on, I'd like to try it fresh someday at the brewery. I didn't notice any real flaws, and would recommend you try it for yourself if you have the chance.
Serving type: bottle
01-14-2012 21:52:49 | More by mdvatab
More User Reviews:
4.25/5 rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
An old favorite from the ATL...
A. Copper gold, one finger of off-white head with good retention and lacing.
S. Pine, grapefruit, tangerine zest, traces of pineapple, rose petals.
T. Follows the nose with pine needles, grass, pineapple, some biscuit malt, and a slight sweet kick.
M. Packs a nice bitter punch but doesn't overstay it's welcome. A clean, balanced, and crisp AIPA.
O. An excellent American IPA that drinks like an excellent blend of both East and West coast versions. Certainly a dank, hoppy treat but balanced with sweet, grainy malt bill. Very enjoyable.
Serving type: bottle
03-09-2014 18:31:39 | More by siege06nd
Sweetwater IPA from SweetWater Brewing Company
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