Sweetwater IPA - SweetWater Brewing Company

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Sweetwater IPASweetwater IPA

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BA SCORE
89
very good

2,594 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 2,594
Reviews: 808
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 12.09%
Wants: 150
Gots: 345 | 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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3.7/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A new arrival in Florida. Impressed that bottle has a best-by date.

Pours a deep amber in color with a sticky off-white head.

Herbal hop aroma mixed with sweet tropical fruit like pineapple.

Sadly, the taste doesn't live up to the very good look and smell. Grainy, metallic flavor with an earthy hop bitterness. I'm not getting much more than that.

Fine body.

Overall an above-average IPA. There are better options out there. And while I'm drinking this almost two months before its best-by date, I can't help but wonder if this bottle isn't as fresh as it could be. I'd love to try a really fresh bottle and re-visit my review.

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4.2/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Let me just say first that this is my first beer to review. I have started trying many different beers over the past 6-8 months, but just decided that I should try and think about them a little more deeply than "I like it," or "it isn't my thing"

I picked up a six pack of this in Alabama (along with two others I will review soon) when I was there visiting my girlfriend.

Appearance: Brown-orange color with some clarity and a thin head that disappeared fairly quickly.

Smell: Nice citrus smell.

Taste: Strong citrus taste, followed by malt right after being poured. After having warmed a couple of minutes, the citrus taste mellowed a bit and became very smooth.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, light carbonation, slightly bitter but not overpowering.

Overall: IPAs have very recently grown on me, and this is one of the better ones that I have tried.

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Sweetwater IPA from SweetWater Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 2,594 ratings.