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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

2,425 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 2,425
Reviews: 796
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 12.09%
Wants: 149
Gots: 293 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

estlinska, Mar 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

irish01980, Mar 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

AlbertVogler, Mar 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

mobrockman, Mar 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

VonZipper, Mar 28, 2013
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3/5  rDev -24.4%

FlemingVSKing, Mar 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

DoomVM, Mar 28, 2013
Photo of Billolick
4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 ounce bottle, best before 4-23-13 faintly printed on the label. Purchased and enjoyed on a mini vacation to Florida

A. Pours lightly hazed orangey amber. Lite tan head nice looking scattered sheeting

S. tropical fruit nose, with resiny hop undertones

T. Pleasingly loaded with pineapple and grapefruit notes. Hop resins present but not overwhelming things

M. Smooth and pleasing

O. High quality IPA. This is a fine example of the American version of the style.

Billolick, Mar 28, 2013
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4.29/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This isn't my first time with this beer. I've had it on tap and bottle before and just got a sixer. Its a tad old but still pretty fresh. It pours a hazy orange brown with a two finger head of large bubbles. There are hints of carbonation rising to the top. Nice lacing. Head fades within a couple of minutes. Right from the start you get a combination of sweetness and hops. The hop bite isn't quite as large as other times I've had it, but has a large body to it. Hints of lemon and grapefruit. The finish has more of the hop bite. It has a very refreshing feel to it and should be best enjoyed after a lot of man sweating. Overall a seriously good IPA.

csparace, Mar 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Porter, Mar 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

spedprof, Mar 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

skriv, Mar 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

smg, Mar 25, 2013
Photo of bsp77
4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into wine glass.

Appearance: Clear amber with decent off-white head and lacing wisps.

Smell: Grapefruit, orange, pine and toasted malt. Standard but good IPA aroma.

Taste: Just like the aroma, it is a standard mix of grapefruit and orange with a toasted malt backbone. Finish has pine, spiciness and some bitterness.

Feel: Moderate carbonation, hop oily medium body, nice dry finish.

Overall: My first beer from Georgia, and a damn fine one at that. Fairly straightforward IPA, but execution matters the most, and this is well done.

bsp77, Mar 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

michaeljstraub, Mar 15, 2013
Sweetwater IPA from SweetWater Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 2,425 ratings.