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Sweetwater IPA - SweetWater Brewing Company

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Sweetwater IPASweetwater IPA

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very good

2,470 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 2,470
Reviews: 801
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 12.09%
Wants: 147
Gots: 305 | 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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4.22/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

BeerAdvocate, Nov 13, 2009
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Great IPA with intense fruity hops. Could smell it all day long.

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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

This was the first Sweet Water beer I've had. To be honest I was expecting more. There's nothing off with the beer but it's lacking in the flavor and aroma that I expect in an American IPA. The nose was very muted and it appeared to be hopped along the lines of a pale ale. I perceived the flavors I expect in an IPA, but it didn't burst with flavor. Not a bad beer, but nothing warrants another buy.

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Sweetwater IPA from SweetWater Brewing Company
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