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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

2,344 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 2,344
Reviews: 791
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 11.81%
Wants: 140
Gots: 259 | 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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4/5  rDev +0.5%

TheBeard89, Feb 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

tammy829, Feb 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

mbacon3227, Feb 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

kspongeworthy, Feb 17, 2012
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3/5  rDev -24.6%

gungoat, Feb 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Andlemc, Feb 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

murf1087, Feb 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

brasher503, Feb 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

marginalerror, Feb 16, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

HamGlade10, Feb 16, 2012
Photo of JoLight
4.35/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Golden/orange, with lots of sediment floating around, and an eggshell frothy head that leaves lots of nice lacing.

Smell: Citrusy orange, lots of pine and floral hops, and a tad bit of barley malt.

Taste: Floral and piney hops, clean water, and some light breadiness to finish it off.

Mouthfeel: Medium

Overall: It's a lot less flavorful than I suspected, but for what it is, it is very good. I might describe it as a watered-down Sierra Nevada Torpedo.

JoLight, Feb 16, 2012
Photo of JustinAniello
4.08/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours cloudy gold with a foamy one and a half finger head. Dissipates to a substantial cap and lacing that stays stuck to the glass.

S - Heavy fruity aroma of grapefruit and apricots, quite sweet. Light malty caramel in the background.

T - Starts out as sweet malt with decent amounts of apricot, though not as bold as the smell. Grapefruit begins to become more prevalent as you swallow. Bitterness throughout, strengthening in the aftertaste.

M - Medium body and carbonation. Almost a little syrupy.

O - This is a very excellent beer, though a bit more fruity than most would expect from an IPA. Still, nice flavors and enough bitterness to not disappoint. Very excellent aroma, makes it feel like a mid-summer night. Definitely recommend giving a try.

JustinAniello, Feb 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

DocAJ, Feb 15, 2012
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fatbatcat, Feb 12, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

robbrandes, Feb 12, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

3Hops, Feb 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

bhudlow23, Feb 09, 2012
Sweetwater IPA from SweetWater Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 2,344 ratings.