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Sweetwater IPA - SweetWater Brewing Company

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Sweetwater IPASweetwater IPA

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BA SCORE
89
very good

2,111 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 2,111
Reviews: 778
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 11.28%
Wants: 132
Gots: 168 | 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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Josiah2729

Tennessee

4.2/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Serving type: Bottle poured into pint glass.

Appearance: Bright hazy orange, Tall white head, nice lacing, some floaties(yeast?) present in bottle.

Smell: HOPS! Citrus hops, with hint of graprefruit, slight malt scent. Nice bitter hop smell.

Taste: Hops and citrus orange/grapefruit. Some malt taste present. Nice West Coast style hop flavor.

Mouthfeel: Smooth easy drinking texture. This beer has a small to medium thickness that goes well with the style.

Overall: Delicious IPA. I am liking what this brewery has to offer.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2012 05:21:12 | More by Josiah2729
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Kmccabe33

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

07-28-2012 21:40:25 | More by Kmccabe33
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TheSeeker61

Georgia

4.35/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

In my opinion this is epitome of what an IPA should fundamentally resemble. It's not the greatest but a very good example of the style. It has a good appearance with a half inch head and lacing that hangs around throughout. The nose is a combination of hops and malts that's blended very well. The tongue gives way to hops with a hop/malt backbone. The mouthfeel is moderated with a dry finish. Really like this IPA and will indulge these more. Can't wait to get a growler of this soon. Cheers.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2012 19:41:21 | More by TheSeeker61
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LibrariansLoveBEER

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +0.3%

07-28-2012 17:24:27 | More by LibrariansLoveBEER
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.3%

07-28-2012 12:08:43 | More by ejimhof
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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.3%

07-26-2012 05:00:54 | More by rolltide8425
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RHIN0002

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

07-25-2012 23:52:19 | More by RHIN0002
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lupercmda

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

07-24-2012 13:39:07 | More by lupercmda
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Sjorge3442

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +19%

07-23-2012 23:07:36 | More by Sjorge3442
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travishardy929

New York

3.75/5  rDev -6%

07-23-2012 22:10:36 | More by travishardy929
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khargro2

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

07-23-2012 00:19:40 | More by khargro2
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soulfly1492

Pennsylvania

4.23/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aroma: Bold, sweet and bitter red grapefuit. Sweet pale malt in the background. Some orange citrus.

Appearance: Bold and bright orange. Medium-high haze. Head is off-white with an orange tint and pours very tall. Great retention and tons of lacing.

Taste: Bold bitter grapefruit followed by sweet orange citrus. The hops are strong, but don't linger harshly like many other IPA's. Decent malt backing, nothing too prominent. Light pale malt. I don't taste and pils malt.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body. Finishes mildly dry. Mild to moderate carbonation.

Overall: Immensely pleasant. Not over the top like most California IPA's, and not bitter piney like many others. There are not too many IPA's that I would want to sit down with a 6-pack of, but this is one of them. Impressive for an unfiltered IPA.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2012 23:19:36 | More by soulfly1492
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freakpower

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

07-21-2012 16:07:52 | More by freakpower
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Coopersbeer

Kansas

4/5  rDev +0.3%

07-21-2012 02:06:17 | More by Coopersbeer
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geekxnerd


4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

07-20-2012 16:05:32 | More by geekxnerd
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BCash

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +0.3%

07-19-2012 07:39:39 | More by BCash
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tmm313

Georgia

3.45/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Best if enjoyed by 12/23/2013
Drank on 10/17/2013

Appearance: Dark amber color. Very little head/retention.

Smell: Mainly light citrus. Some pine. Sweet.

Taste: Bitter hops with a touch of malt and oily pine. Grapefruit and citrus rind. Bitterness lingers.

Mouthfeel: Sticky, oily, crisp carbonation. A bit thin.

Overall: Seems like it would be an ok session or lake beer. The word that kept popping into my mind while drinking it was "muted" - muted smells, muted flavors, muted mouthfeel. Everything was there, only weaker than most IPAs I've tried. Almost watered down.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2012 20:57:19 | More by tmm313
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lowfatevan

New York

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

07-18-2012 18:17:28 | More by lowfatevan
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DrinkSlurm

Connecticut

4.15/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from tap into pint glass at mellow mushroom panama city, fl.
Pours a slightly hazey orangey color with nice foamy head. Really amazing citrus and cotton candy aromas. Fantastic taste...again citrus and cotton candy hops with nice smooth malt base. Great smooth mouthfeel. Overall a really great IPA...too bad its not available in NY!!

Serving type: on-tap

07-16-2012 22:10:50 | More by DrinkSlurm
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ChaseTheAce

Texas

4/5  rDev +0.3%

07-13-2012 03:21:57 | More by ChaseTheAce
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travismiller80

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

07-12-2012 19:32:40 | More by travismiller80
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Hubes

Alabama

4/5  rDev +0.3%

07-11-2012 04:49:46 | More by Hubes
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GalinBama


3.75/5  rDev -6%

07-11-2012 00:57:49 | More by GalinBama
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Jason_Quad


4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

07-09-2012 20:17:27 | More by Jason_Quad
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jaminjohnson

Yukon (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

07-06-2012 06:13:31 | More by jaminjohnson
Sweetwater IPA from SweetWater Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 2,111 ratings.