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Sweetwater IPA - SweetWater Brewing Company

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Sweetwater IPASweetwater IPA

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very good

2,587 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 2,587
Reviews: 806
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 12.09%
Wants: 150
Gots: 339 | FT: 6
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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look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Hazed tanned leather with a solid fine sheet of light tan foam. Smells like mangoes, light malt, some bits of bubble gum, and more mango. Although pretty one dimensional, the fruity character of the nose is really nice. Flavor follows through a bit more malt balanced with some light bitterness, hints of wood and still plenty of fruity sweet mango with a touch of grapefruit pith. Medium on full bodied for the style with a light, fine carbonation and a wet finish. I bet this hits the spot on a hot southern day.

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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.

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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.

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Sweetwater IPA from SweetWater Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 2,587 ratings.