Sweetwater IPA - SweetWater Brewing Company
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4.22/5 rDev +6%
From BeerAdvocate Magazine Volume II, Issue II:
The brewery states that it's unfiltered, unpasteurized, with an intense hop character. Crafty sounding to say the least. Sunrise orange hue, nearly crystal clear. The froth clings well. Sticky sweet pink grapefruit with some herbal and wild flower aromas form the hops. Not a whole lot of malt in the nose as the hops are clearly dominant. Exceptionally smooth with a creamy medium body. The prickly sharpness from the hop bitterness needles the taste buds with a clean, spicy character. Heavy and deep herbal and citric rind flavor wrings out the taste buds with each sip. Spikes of malt pop up here and there with dry biscuity flavors, alcohol drops a clean fruitiness that resembles pears and Red Delicious apples. Puckering dry finish with a long dragging trail of hoppiness.
The label deceives, or perhaps we were not ready for the hop onslaught that was delivered from this bottle. A hophead's beery dream. Without a doubt this a good call when it comes to American IPAs.
11-13-2009 19:18:05 | More by BeerAdvocate
4.25/5 rDev +6.8%
Pours an amber color. Pine and citrus smell. Smells great. Great taste that lines up well with the smell. Smooth and easy to throw back a few of these without thinking twice. One of the first IPAs I have ever had. I Love Sweetwater brews. An overlooked beer that I don't drink often enough.
Wife's Review: "It is one of the more drinkable IPAs. I could enjoy that if it was my third or fourth drink of the night."
08-31-2014 21:35:56 | More by Brackh
Sweetwater IPA from SweetWater Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 2,290 ratings.