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Sweetwater IPA - SweetWater Brewing Company

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Sweetwater IPASweetwater IPA

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very good

2,690 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 2,690
Reviews: 827
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 12.09%
Wants: 154
Gots: 435 | FT: 7
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

No notes at this time.
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4.42/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Another brew Colby hooked up! Thanks dude.

Poured from bottles best by 3/27/12 the beer appears a brilliant golden brownish color with a nice 2 finger white head, some retention, and good lacing. Somewhat murky. The nose is fruity sweet with citrus hop character. Very appealing. The flavor is more powerful than the nose, a nice blast of citrus fruity sweetness and hop character immediately. Medium bitterness. As the beer warms it becomes more balances with the sweet malt and hops. Lighter end of medium bodied and a bit chewy. Easy to drink and refreshing. Overall, this was a pleasant surprise! It is a treat, I'd recommend it for sure!

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3.72/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours clear and dark, tawny copper, with a modest, fine, white head that leaves a thin coating of lacing.

Smells of sweet orange with background pine and caramel. Straw aromas come out with warmth.

Has a well-balanced flavor of caramel and clearly less bitter than most IPAs. There is a background flavor of ginger.

A surprisingly light body with no real sense of alcohol and light carbonation.

A fine summer afternoon beer to enjoy while watching a ballgame, but there is no real thrill here.

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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of CPDalton
4.48/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance: Golden brown with a two finger head and quiets down pretty quickly. Tons of sediment floating around. Looks yummy.

Smell: Very sweet, with a lot of fruit coming through, most notably a grapefruit like scent. Not as grassy or earthly as most IPA's, it's very unique.

Taste: Immediately you get the sweet grapefruit taste from the nose. It ends with a very nice bite of the hops, but the sweetness never really fades away. It balances out the hops very nicely.

Mouthfeel: It's pretty light with a little stickiness, which probably comes from the lacing. Very refreshing.

Overall: This is one of my favorite, if not my favorite, IPA's. It's lip smackin good, and I'd drink these all day if I could. Every sip leaves you wanting another.

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Sweetwater IPA from SweetWater Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 2,690 ratings.