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Sweetwater IPA - SweetWater Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

2,746 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 2,746
Reviews: 834
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.84%
Wants: 158
Gots: 470 | 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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Ratings: 2,746 | Reviews: 834
Photo of JVan
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Buck89
4.21/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CityofWind_brew
3.77/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of larryarms847
3.96/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a crystal clear golden amber with a little bit of chill haze that quickly goes away as it warms and finger of straight white foam.

Citrus rind, resin, lemon, grapefruit, and little bit of a toasted biscuit sweetness.

Has a great citrus meets pine flavor, worth noting is the grapefruit, lemon, resin, pine combo that's not too bitter and matches well with the biscuity malt backbone.

Light-bodied, medium-high carbonation, soft, smooth, but the subtly leaves the palate wanting a bit more from the mouthfeel.

I've long wanted to sample some of the offerings from SweetWater, but their non-presence in Chicago left that want unsatisfied. However, SweetWater distro just reached the Chicagoland area and I'm glad they did! This is a very solid IPA, nothing that screams mind blowing, but well balanced and interesting enough to make this adding to my list of go-to IPAs.

Photo of Bearshawks85
4.21/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Guinnsslvr
3.92/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerLover99
3.8/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Yrecon
4.73/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Great IPA! Safe bet when you want a great tasting beer at a decent price.

Photo of gruss004
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jgunther71
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BTodd
3.88/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of cduffy201
4.3/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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4.14/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kristinruney
4.33/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.27/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.39/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of lattydaddy07
4.09/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mattyrubes
4.03/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nodder
4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chip26
3.74/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cafu912
2.89/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

2 months past best by date

Photo of BeersAndBears
3.92/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Sweetwater IPA from SweetWater Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 2,746 ratings.