Sweetwater IPA - SweetWater Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

2,924 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 2,924
Reviews: 870
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.84%
Wants: 166
Gots: 586 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
SweetWater Brewing Company visit their website
Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-05-2002

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Photo of Glanzman
4.21/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

An okay iPad. Nothing special and won't buy again.

Photo of Beerma
4.15/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Very nice smooth ipa not bitter!

Photo of RBrock16
4.59/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

I really like this beer. Nice color, awesome smooth taste and feel. Plus the bottle is cool. Try it

Photo of jordanian2
2.25/5  rDev -43.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

This was disappointingly bland like a lager.

Photo of dbnarley
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good IPA smooth not too better. Nice. Very easy to drink.

Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.96/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy amber with a reasonable head. Well balanced IPA. Easy to drink.

Photo of cbutova
4.24/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A- Golden pour from the bottle into two glasses. The crown is white, thick and creamy with good retention. Large lace sheets.

S- Citrus hops off the top with a dank and fresh floral edge. Mostly those hops but also a light Crystal grain sweetness. Warmth brings slight mango.

T- All of the elements really balance out here and flavors seem to cascade on and off the taste buds opening up for each other. Citrus fruits, mango, flowers, oranges, sweet zest, dank herbs, yeast bread, pale malts and a light sweetness.

MF- Creamy consistency to the medium bodied brew. Carbonation isn't quite on the high side but it is close and finds a sweet spot with the flavors present.

An impressive effort for a balanced IPA and especially a bottle conditioned one. Hits tones of citrus, stone fruit, floral hops and just enough pale grains. Never heard much about this and wish I could drink it more often as an end of the day relaxer.

Photo of Caveworm
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sweetwater IPA - SweetWater Brewing Company. Poured from a tall can into a weizen glass, this beer's head is two fingers thick and rather frothy with secular lacing, and hazy amber body.

I smell a fair portion of west coast style hops, only can detect a small malt complex.

Tastes like a nice portion of citrus-like grapefruit-y hops that get rounded off just before getting too sharp for the beer's own good by the witbier aspects included. This a very enjoyable balance of attributes, in my opinion.

The mouthfeel I'm getting here is clean and crisp. It would certainly hit the spot on a hot day.

Overall, I'll give Sweetwater IPA - SweetWater Brewing Company a 4.5. This is a refreshing unfiltered American IPA that will probably be enjoyed by me throughout the summer months.

Photo of nicholas2121
4.47/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sweetwater IPA brewed by SweetWater Brewing Company, with an ABV of 6.30% This brew pours out a nice cloudy light brown color, with a nice off white head. This is an unfiltered brew. The smell of Sweetwater IPA is rich with hops, grain and malts. There is also some citrus in the smell of this brew. Now for the taste, it is bitter , sweet. You pick up the bitterness in the hops , but there is a nice sweetness at the end of this brew. There is a lot going on in Sweetwater IPA, it has a nice balance to it. SweetWater Brewing Company did a nice job with this one, there is nothing overpowering about this brew. I like how Sweetwater IPA is different from most IPA's on the market. The mouthfeel is full bodied with hops and grains. This is a nice drinking brew, I would buy this brew again. Overall I'm giving Sweetwater IPA a 4.5 out of 5.

Photo of beerboy21
4.22/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Juicy hops in the nose, with some malt sweetness once the head dissipates. Carbonic acid, followed by hops and malt. Finishes with citrusy hops flavor. Solid brew.

Photo of JLaw55
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This one was right up there with Jai Alai for me. Very similar in the respect that it was all fruit and hops. This one was more about the citrus flavors though, with a huge grapefruit presence, while Jai Alai was more on the tropical fruit flavors side.

Would absolutely purchase again.

Photo of WellsWay
4.14/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Drinkable, easy feel & tasty. Enjoyable for masses

Photo of JLed
4.44/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very good! smooth, tasty and EZ to drink more than a few. My wife even likes it and it makes her britches disappear!!

Photo of Extol
4.11/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is solid. Nice tropical flavor, not even really all that bitter. The smell is better than the taste, but nonetheless, it is good shtuff.

Photo of WineGuy3000
4.06/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a pint.

A: Nice, slightly hazy gold with 1 1/2" foamy white head that recedes slowly. Lacing & retention looking good.

S: Citrus & fruity hops. A bit of caramel. Slightly floral notes, spring-like aromas.

T: Lemon, then lime, then grapefruit. Consistently balanced throughout the mid palate, the finish is more on the resinous, slick side with a nice little hop-bitter bite. Not much in the way of malt notes here beyond a bit of wholegraininess that sits underneath everything else.

M: High-ish carb & a body on the ever-so-lighter side of medium. I actually like the level of carb in this brew. Overall pretty dry.

O: This is just a really nice, well-balanced, citrusy IPA. Super quaffable.

Photo of theBIRD
4.2/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Good tasting IPA. Cool picture.

Photo of FreshEsh
4.77/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Deserves higher ratings, this IPA is very well balanced. Nice sweet malty notes with some assertive hops. For the money, I'd make this a regular session beer for my fridge. You know how IIPAs usually have that stronger malt backbone, kind of reminds me of that, just in a lower ABV brew. Cheers!

Photo of knotes1963
3.07/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Relatively mild, low on hops, but drinkable.

Photo of BlazinPhoenixLeopardLexy
4.75/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Great every day ipa! Very drinkable. Easy to have more than one.

Photo of secondtooth
4.05/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Clean golden amber with rich head of nearly white carbonation. Thick head of loopy lace.

Aroma: Pungent grapefruit and tropical hops. Quite nice.

Taste: Citrus-hoppy with virtually no bitterness at all. I get some tropical notes (pineapple) in the mix, too, which is certainly welcomed. A very delicious and worthy IPA, and one I’d enjoy more often if it were available in my area of Indiana.

Photo of Spamtastic
3.01/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pour was a 16oz from tap at Mellow Mushroom. This is a very serviceable session IPA. A little lighter and less hoppy than most IPA's, this beer is easy to knock back and is a goo summertime beer to enjoy outside or with a burger or slice.

Photo of Jimmybeer55
4.28/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Grapefruit floral notes, smooth, nice bitterness

Photo of Beerds
3.91/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Good beer and for the money can't be beat. Brewery is just a state away and enjoy most of their brews. Suggested a trip to see them if in the ATL area.

Photo of Ricochet
3.36/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From the 16oz can dated 12/31/14
L: Cloudy and lively. Lots of carbonation and nice head that broke into a moonscape rather than flat. Bubbly like a soda. Chunks as well.
S: Faded grapefruit scent, not much else
F: Foamy with slight bitter, a little sweet like candy
T: Subdued. Balanced without any flavor really taking control. They say on the can it's a "kick-you-in-the-teeth hop chop". I wouldn't put it in that category except to people new to the IPA. Grapefruit hops.
O: Good IPA, but nothing really deep or above average. Solid.

Photo of RedWeizen83
5/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Very good beer, I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Sweetwater IPA from SweetWater Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 2,924 ratings.