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Sweetwater IPA - SweetWater Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

2,744 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 2,744
Reviews: 834
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.84%
Wants: 156
Gots: 465 | 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: 2,744 | Reviews: 834
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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a bright orange colored brew with a fine clarity. White head forms and leaves a bit of lace on the pint. Active carbonation rises busily to the surface.

Smell: The fairly strong aroma is of piney, resinous hops, grapefruit, almost metallic, floral, orange and other fruits.

Taste: Hop flavor upfront, quite nice and bitter. Good bite of hops with suggestions of pink grapefruit, pine, resin, and orange rind. To taper the hops there is a biscuity, neutral malt backing.

Feel: Light to medium bodied, quite smooth and crisp. Carbonation is high but not overly so. Refreshing and quaff worthy.

Overall: Sweetwater IPA is a solid interpretation of the style. Nice hop profile, and a lighter body. Thanks Scarci for sending me the samples!

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look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: 3.25: Nice 1/4" CO2 head quickly faded leaving swirls on top. Color is very attractive, a deep, opaque golden. I actually notice some particulate matter in here, which is a good thing!

Smell 4.0: Very nice, "snappy" bouquet. High in the nose, it accentuates the citrus hop aromas and is certainly not overpowering, but is, nonetheless, big and inviting.

Taste 4.0: Front is slightly sweet and the alkaline hops first hit you in this tasting zone. Middle is dry, but malty and very pleasant: big citrusy, grapefruit-rind tastes abound. Finish features another very nice malt/hop marriage that is difficult to unravel for the purpose of identifying individual tasting notes. Aftertaste is somewhat short and top of the palate, but features more hoppiness, this time a floral, somewhat clorophyll-tinged flavor. Nice.

Mouthfeel 3.25: A bit too much carbonation for this type of beer. The bubbles almost burn the throat.

Overall 4.0: Great IPA. Excellent balance of malt and hops. Also, the hops that were selected for this beer are an excellent and complementary blend. The label says it was dry-hopped, which no-doubt added to the excellent bouquet. This is definitely an IPA that IPA lovers should try. It may not appeal to non hop-heads due to its level of carbonation, but they should give it a shot, too.

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Taste- bitters up front followed by the pale malts and breadiness, there is a lingering sweetness and hop to it

Mouthfeel- medium/ light bodied with a quick fade, the hop oils keep it zingy

Overall- A very solid IPA that tastes even better in an airport

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Sweetwater IPA from SweetWater Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 2,744 ratings.