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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

2,422 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 2,422
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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Photo of jc1112
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

jc1112, Feb 11, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

3Hops, Feb 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

bhudlow23, Feb 09, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Brianito, Feb 08, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

rickards9, Feb 08, 2012
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3/5  rDev -24.4%

Snapps, Feb 08, 2012
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5/5  rDev +25.9%

jonathaniler, Feb 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

mdillon86, Feb 05, 2012
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3/5  rDev -24.4%

gomejar, Feb 05, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

whittw, Feb 05, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

stampfler07, Feb 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

UAyeroc2425, Feb 05, 2012
Photo of illidurit
3.58/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle courtesy of markwise. Pours a bruised peach color with a solid ecru head. Aroma is fruity and malty, pineapple and grapefruit at the fore with canned peaches and cornbread. Flavor is also pretty fruity, with the peaches coming on a little stronger alongside the emergence of crystal malt. Somewhat lacking in bitterness. A pretty decent beer, but one that might be better off calling itself a pale ale.

illidurit, Feb 03, 2012
Photo of bcsbeer
4/5  rDev +0.8%

bcsbeer, Feb 03, 2012
Photo of ssimpson89
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

ssimpson89, Feb 02, 2012
Photo of Jennings
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Jennings, Feb 02, 2012
Photo of facundoCNB
3.98/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - deep honey / orange in color with a slight head that quickly disappeared, lots of sticky lacing

S - very floral in smell, not abundantly hoppy like most ipa's, smells like it's going to be a sweet one!

T - perfect amount of bitterness, sweet citrusy hops, tastes sweet like honey, slightly earthy mildly bitter after taste

M - perfectly carbonated leaving a nice fizzy sensation on the tongue making it hard to resist going for another sip

O - this is a very tasty, sweet ipa which is something i'm not used to. light tasting and easy flowing with nice abv% makes it perfectly balanced.

facundoCNB, Jan 29, 2012
Photo of Cluker
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Cluker, Jan 29, 2012
Photo of DrStiffington
3.9/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was psyched when I saw this beer included in my beer-of-the-month selection! I've read such good things about it. Pours a golden orange, tons of sediment floating around in it. Nice. Smells slightly of citrus. Taste follows the nose. Not overwhelming, but a very solid IPA-ish taste. Overall, a very good IPA. I would buy a sixpack if it was available. Nicely balanced between hops and malt.

DrStiffington, Jan 29, 2012
Photo of KajII
2.95/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

[Best served in a Shaker glass]

The pour was a medium hazy amber with an average sized (1-2 finger) white frothy head that had awesome longevity, lasting throughout thus producing some really excellent sticky sheets of lace.

The aroma was a little mild with a citrus hop, a grain malt and a soapy yeast with light notes of caramel and citrus (grapefruit).

The taste was not as strong as I expected it to be, but had a mild maltiness and a hint of caramel early on and then became slightly bitter with a mild citrus note at the end. The flavor lasted an average duration after the swallow with the taste of hops growing slightly as time went on.

Mouthfeel was light in body and had a dry texture with a mild carbonation.

Overall a very light hopped IPA with the complexity kept to a minimum. That being said it was nice and refreshing and had a great drinkability.

KajII, Jan 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

blibby05, Jan 29, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

ygtbsm94, Jan 29, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

stafford2, Jan 27, 2012
Photo of EricCioe
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to my sister for the beer of the month box this came in.

This pours medium bronze with a nice two finger head that rises and falls with a bit of lace. On the nose there is a huge floral hop component, very fresh and citric, similar but not as deep as something like Two Hearted. In the mouth there is evidence of a little bit of caramel malt. I generally prefer a drier malt base but this works here. There is a bitter attack at the front and then it lingers on well after any sweetness has dripped away. The finish is quite long.

Overall, I like this beer a good deal. I've tasted it before with a marketeer from Sweetwater, but I think this bottle is fresher. A very solid IPA that I'd be buying in quantity if I lived in the South.

EricCioe, Jan 27, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

attackplanr, Jan 27, 2012
Sweetwater IPA from SweetWater Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 2,422 ratings.