Sweetwater IPA - SweetWater Brewing Company
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Reviews by zhanson88:
2.88/5 rDev -28.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Big thanks to Rbald42 for hooking me up with this.
Appearance: Pours a clear light copper color with moderate carbonation. About 1" of white head forms on the pour, and it has very nice retention and lacing.
Smell: Fairly malty smelling, a lot of caramel is prevalent. Some pine resins come out as well, and I would describe the hops as more floral than anything.
Taste: I get a lot of caramel up front. This beer is much maltier than I was expecting. When I drank this it was well before the best by date, but it seems to have dropped off a lot between now and when it was bottled. I also get some floral hops, and a bit of pine resin as well. Not overly bitter.
Mouthfeel/Overall: This beer is light bodied with high carbonation. Fairly smooth going down. Overall, not a favorite of mine based off this experience. If I ever get the chance to try this fresher, I definitely will. I still didn't find it bad by any means; just not what I was expecting.
Serving type: bottle
08-20-2011 20:22:19 | More by zhanson88
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4.25/5 rDev +5.7%
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
90 out of 100 based on 1,815 ratings.