Sweetwater IPA - SweetWater Brewing Company
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Reviews by sarahspat:
4.3/5 rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Ordered this one on-tap at the Vortex in L5P.
The liquid is a dark golden, edging toward orange. The white head was about an inch thick when the beer was served to me. Not a whole lot of lacing, but some. A few suds stick around on the surface after the head falls.
Grapefruit! The nose is all about grapefruit and I love it! Tastes very grapefruity as well; also some piney hops flavors. Not overly complex, but the hops flavors (especially the grapefruit) are outstanding and SO delicious. Like eating a ripe grapefruit. YUM! This keg must have been really fresh. The body is medium light; no carbonation problems.
To be honest I didn't have particularly high expectations for this beer. I think I had a bottle of it last summer when I was here (in Atlanta) visiting my parents and wasn't impressed. But I figured I should drink a local beer, and an IPA sounded good to me... Well, allow me to retract my earlier opinion. Sweetwater IPA is a delicious beer. When it's fresh, this beer can stand its ground against any American IPA I've had... Really, it's very good. However, if it's a old, it might only be mediocre.
Serving type: on-tap
06-11-2009 03:28:02 | More by sarahspat
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