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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

2,440 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 2,440
Reviews: 797
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 12.09%
Wants: 149
Gots: 297 | 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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3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

Zaphog, May 02, 2013
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3/5  rDev -24.4%

beerhan, May 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Mag00n, May 02, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

fuzzbalz, Apr 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

jshaw720, Apr 27, 2013
Photo of HopHeadRyan
4.59/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Picked up at the A-Plus Sunoco of all places in Mt Plseasan, SC. In SC they apparently know what they are doing...6 beers on tap at a gas station for growler fills and reasonably priced.

Picked up a sixer of Sweetwater IPA based on BA reviews...very good choice...

Great hoppy aromas, delicious hop flavors and malt sweetness, superbly balanced, a great example of an American IPA.

Try this one if you are ever in the Southeast. Would love to visit the brewery in Atlanta.

There APA is also excellent! Give sweetwater a try! Cheers!

HopHeadRyan, Apr 24, 2013
Photo of Roman5150
4.05/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

bottle best by 6/30/13

appearance: a semi darker amber orange, with a huge white foamy head that last for awhile.

smell: citrus, subtle grapefruit, lemon (perhaps accentuated by the yellow label?), earthy hops, wheat, hay

taste: hops are very smooth and earthy, very balanced and not a "super hoppy" ipa. smooth malt backbone, and i got notes of citrus, some grapfruit, and wheat. it tasted like a summer IPA, very refreshing but not much for the hop head.

Mouthfeel: not much carbonation at all, could really use a boost. a bit watery....

Overall: While I would prefer more hoppiness, this is just a single IPA and Sweetwater succeeded in making a well balanced drinkable summer IPA. Very subtle earthy hops, smooth malt backbone, and it's very drinkable. I like it better than most of Terrapins IPA offerings.

Roman5150, Apr 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

CMOrak, Apr 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Trish, Apr 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Bluecane, Apr 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

danwho, Apr 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

seplo, Apr 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

st9647v3, Apr 19, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

Jamison85, Apr 18, 2013
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4.14/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A - Golden body, white head has decent retention and lacing.

S/T - Tropical fruit hop character with grapefruit flesh, orange, some pineapple. Pine hop finish. Sweet caramel malts stay underlying throughout the drink.

M - Medium body, medium carbonation. Smooth, finishes moderately bitter.

O - Fine libation to find at an airport bar. I'd be happy if all airport bars had something this good on tap.

garuda, Apr 18, 2013
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5/5  rDev +25.9%

mechgt, Apr 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Beergelden, Apr 17, 2013
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SavvyStudent, Apr 16, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

captainbearcat, Apr 15, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

adamwn, Apr 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

thegerm87, Apr 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Bromine, Apr 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

Antonius08, Apr 13, 2013
Sweetwater IPA from SweetWater Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 2,440 ratings.