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Sweetwater IPA - SweetWater Brewing Company

Sweetwater IPASweetwater IPA

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

1,879 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 1879
Reviews: 762
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 10.97%


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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Reviews by phattysbox:
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phattysbox

New York

3.15/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got as an extra from a trade with tjbartjr, thanks Tom!

Poured into Duvel tulip glass with a nice orange/amber shading. Nice one inch head that retreats very slowly into long-lasting lace. Nice looking brew.

The nose went downhill for me unfortunately. It has a muted hop profile that is there but much subdued. Some pine notes but a bit raw and damp in the smell - does not smell fresh. Taste brings the brew down for me even further. Same as the nose, the hop profile is quite muted but there may be a bit of oxidizing in the brew (wet paper). Not terribly oxidizied, just not that fresh. There was also a bit of metallic taste as well, though very small. Mouthfeel was OK and as expected for an IPA.

In my impression, an average IPA. Good to try, but thats about it. I might have had an old bottle so will try again.

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2008 18:11:44 | More by phattysbox
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Sweetwater IPA from SweetWater Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 1,879 ratings.