1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

Sweetwater IPA - SweetWater Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Sweetwater IPASweetwater IPA

Educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

2,749 Ratings
very good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 2,749
Reviews: 834
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.84%
Wants: 158
Gots: 472 | 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

No notes at this time.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
to view all ratings, reviews and sorting options.
Ratings: 2,749 | Reviews: 834
Photo of CypriotPhilosopher
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of freethehopspc
4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

Photo of zonker17
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of illini4x4
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of Stevie_Janowski
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of GallowsThief
4.09/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured out of a bottle into a tulip.

A – Pours out a fairly clear light caramel brown color with a small white head that left a slight lacing down the glass.

S – Very nice aroma with a big hit of bitter hops along with a grapefruit smell. Tiny bit of sweetness in the nose.

T – Not nearly as hoppy as the nose would suggest but still get a nice hoppy bite. The citrus is there with the flavors of grapefruit and lemon. Sweet malts balance out the bitterness. Caramel like at the finish before it dries out.

M – Light to medium bodied with ample carbonation and a nice creamy feel.

O – Really nice IPA here. It has a excellent aroma followed by a creamy bitter to sweet flavor palate. Easy drinker. Well worth a try and I will be having more of these.

Photo of locckdown
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of redcap45
3.63/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours bright orange with a foamy beige head. The aroma is intense resin, pine and floral hops, with some hay and bread notes. The flavor is very bitter and well balanced up front, with the bitterness dominating the finish. The palate is medium to heavy, sticky, acidic and astringent. The aftertaste is long, very bitter and acidic. Overall, this is a good IPA.

Photo of augie
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of BeerMeBrah
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of 2378GCGTG
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Clinton
5/5  rDev +25.9%

Photo of JohnRioux
5/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is my favorite beer, hands down! I haven't yet tasted anything better. I may be partial because I'm from Atlanta, but I can't find anything better!
This was the beer that opened my eyes to IPAs. Bell's Hopslam and Intuition Ale Works' Rail Spur are about the only beers that can compare.

Just had another Sweetwater IPA! Incredibly smooth. Reminds me of home.

Photo of BMMillsy
4.05/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at Dragonfly in Gainesville. Pours a beautiful clear golden color with a nice white creamy head. Aroma is nice light citrus and honey, very pleasant and seems nice and light and easy drinking. Flavor follows that trend with light pale malt sweetness and pleasant citrus notes and lemon peel on on the palate. Medium high carbonation with a crisp clean finish. Very nice brew, really easy drinking, and great southern warm weather beer.

Photo of AaronBurr
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of dmorgan310
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of TGamble
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Jeffani
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of Mattybz28
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of bhawk1
2.5/5  rDev -37%

Photo of Crimsontider22
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Zachb4au
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of Hattie
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of KyleBatten
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of robieobie1
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

to view all ratings, reviews and sorting options.
Sweetwater IPA from SweetWater Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 2,749 ratings.