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Sweetwater IPA - SweetWater Brewing Company

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Sweetwater IPASweetwater IPA

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89
very good

2,176 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 2,176
Reviews: 781
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 11.53%
Wants: 137
Gots: 190 | FT: 5
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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markallmon

Tennessee

5/5  rDev +25.3%

06-23-2013 22:25:18 | More by markallmon
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Pumpknrdge

Florida

5/5  rDev +25.3%

01-02-2013 00:43:00 | More by Pumpknrdge
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jheezee

Texas

5/5  rDev +25.3%

12-15-2011 03:24:53 | More by jheezee
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jmhart

Georgia

5/5  rDev +25.3%

11-14-2011 21:03:57 | More by jmhart
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Clinton


5/5  rDev +25.3%

03-22-2012 18:40:36 | More by Clinton
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matt82gill

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +25.3%

12-30-2012 18:44:00 | More by matt82gill
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IDrankWhat


5/5  rDev +25.3%

06-26-2012 22:44:17 | More by IDrankWhat
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Rkimbrough25

Mississippi

5/5  rDev +25.3%

06-30-2014 01:44:14 | More by Rkimbrough25
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KnoxBrew1

Tennessee

5/5  rDev +25.3%

05-30-2013 20:28:43 | More by KnoxBrew1
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67couple

South Carolina

5/5  rDev +25.3%

11-18-2011 00:27:09 | More by 67couple
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jivecap

Colorado

5/5  rDev +25.3%

12-10-2011 22:35:36 | More by jivecap
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kjmass

Maryland

5/5  rDev +25.3%

01-26-2013 17:59:40 | More by kjmass
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Hophead21

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +25.3%

09-19-2013 14:02:57 | More by Hophead21
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thebrood1987

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Smells of intense lemons, nice citrus and some deep resinous flavors. Smells awesome. The very juicy citrus comes in following with a hint of some lemons and ending with the herbal floral resinous bitterness. Its not too bitter though the flowing citrus flavors from the hops washes away the bitterness which is pretty awesome.. The malt mixes in with the deep resinous taste real well with a dark bready flavor.

I wish this beer came around in New Jersey because it'd be a regular for sure. The citrus and lemon quality to this beer is unreal. Its almost as juicy as juice and thats all from the hops. Very impressive beer. This beer is a perfect IPA in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2012 02:27:01 | More by thebrood1987
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ZeroFX7

Florida

5/5  rDev +25.3%

07-22-2014 15:52:03 | More by ZeroFX7
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MadHoppyPrincess

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +25.3%

12-30-2011 05:47:27 | More by MadHoppyPrincess
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cpinto6

Georgia

5/5  rDev +25.3%

11-17-2011 19:33:18 | More by cpinto6
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jonathaniler

Florida

5/5  rDev +25.3%

02-06-2012 03:26:53 | More by jonathaniler
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DeliriumTremens13

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +25.3%

06-30-2014 15:02:15 | More by DeliriumTremens13
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Viking_Bob

Alabama

5/5  rDev +25.3%

08-21-2013 21:49:09 | More by Viking_Bob
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JohnRioux


5/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is my favorite beer, hands down! I haven't yet tasted anything better. I may be partial because I'm from Atlanta, but I can't find anything better!
This was the beer that opened my eyes to IPAs. Bell's Hopslam and Intuition Ale Works' Rail Spur are about the only beers that can compare.

Just had another Sweetwater IPA! Incredibly smooth. Reminds me of home.

Serving type: on-tap

03-22-2012 15:21:14 | More by JohnRioux
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buckyp

South Carolina

5/5  rDev +25.3%

12-10-2011 20:14:00 | More by buckyp
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chrisale

Georgia

5/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This American-style IPA should be a go-to beer for IPA enthusiasts, especially those from the Southeast.

Served from a bottle at room temperature or refrigerated, you can't go wrong with this flavorful brew. Poured into a 25th Anniversary Samuel Adams Boston Lager Glass, the thick, lacey head develops along the inside of the glass as poured and sits about 2 fingers thick on top. The deep, copper hue contrasts wonderfully with the off-white head.

The initial smell is grapefruit, lots of grapefruit. If you are a citrus fan, you will enjoy the beer. Also, floral aromas come through balancing the citrus qualities.

The best part is this beer is produced year-round and makes a great warming brew in the winter while also offering true refreshment in the heat of the summer months. The taste is healthily hoppy with a true grapefruit character.

Mouthfeel is where this beer wins my go-to status. If you want a beer that enters the mouth mildly and offers a great warming aftertaste without being overly dry, this is a winner.

I can drink these all day and all night and at any occasion. You never get that sick feeling that comes from most macros when you indulge, and that is one of the best qualities of quality brews. Sweetwater IPA is great session beer for sure.

Cheers

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2010 01:26:46 | More by chrisale
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UNCCTDawg

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +25.3%

11-30-2011 02:43:15 | More by UNCCTDawg
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planbee

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +25.3%

11-26-2011 05:55:59 | More by planbee
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Sweetwater IPA from SweetWater Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 2,176 ratings.