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

On tap in Atlanta.

A - Medium yellow/orange; somewhat cloudy. A small layer white head and good lacing.

S - Grapefruit, pine and light peach aromas with some malt sweetness in the background.

T - Good bitterness up front with grapefruit, pine and orange peel flavours. A light malt sweetness and some caramel flavour in the background.

M - Light to medium body. Moderate carbonation.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

copper colored, crystal clear, lots of carbonation. It has a two finger bubbly and white head with some nice lacing.
I really only smelled grapefruit with this but it still smelled good.
It tasted much like it smelled, with grapefruit being the first flavor I picked up, followed by toasted bread and then a small presence of caramel.
It's medium bodied, mouth coatingly smooth with citrus upfront followed by some toasted malt.
This is a very solid and tasty IPA and is very reasonably priced. I would buy this again and would really enjoy the opportunity to have it on draft.

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A: Pours a burnt sunset, orange color. It's unfiltered but not overly cloudy. About a finger of off white head. Sticks around a little bit. Good carbonation.

S: Hops are still there. Might be a little subdued with age. I get overripe peach, mango, papaya, etc. Some sweet maltiness.

T: Hop bitterness on the tip of the tongue. You get those fruity hops that I took from the nose. Definitely that peach. The bready malts come in to balance in the middle. It is nicely balanced. Finish is dry and bitter. Very drinkable IPA.

M: Medium bodied.

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The hops bitterness is well-balanced by malty sweetness. Citrus fruit and an astringent dryness. Delicious.

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