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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

2,250 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 2,250
Reviews: 786
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 11.53%
Wants: 140
Gots: 221 | 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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LukeGude

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

08-12-2014 01:39:35 | More by LukeGude
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Highbury09

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

08-11-2014 23:24:13 | More by Highbury09
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rayman2112

New Hampshire

2.75/5  rDev -31.1%

08-11-2014 19:34:55 | More by rayman2112
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JimmyFlatRock

Ohio

4/5  rDev +0.3%

08-11-2014 01:54:23 | More by JimmyFlatRock
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DrRei

Missouri

4/5  rDev +0.3%

08-11-2014 01:16:08 | More by DrRei
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PortLargo

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -6%

08-10-2014 22:43:27 | More by PortLargo
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gatornation

Minnesota

3.86/5  rDev -3.3%

A-pours a clear golden/amber color with a 1 finger off white head some adequate lacing and a nice collar
S-Citrus and pine hops with malt
T-nice citrus and slight tropical start to this some bitter pine plays here also a toasty malt presence mellows the hops
M-dry and sweet with a touch of bitterness
O-a solid IPA not great but one to look for and try

08-10-2014 21:58:27 | More by gatornation
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ALLISON01

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -6%

08-10-2014 19:42:55 | More by ALLISON01
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trxxpaxxs

New York

4/5  rDev +0.3%

08-10-2014 18:48:35 | More by trxxpaxxs
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shadlin


4/5  rDev +0.3%

08-10-2014 15:19:06 | More by shadlin
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SampsonOfRaleigh

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

08-10-2014 01:39:48 | More by SampsonOfRaleigh
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BucannonXC5

California

4.01/5  rDev +0.5%

Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Pint mug
From: Total Wine in Ballantyne (Charlotte), N.C.
Price: $15.99 for a variety 12-pack
Purchased: July 30, 2014
Consumed: July 30, 2014
Misc.: Enjoy by Sept. 22, 2014

Poured a caramel, amber, honey clear color with 1-to-2 fingers of khaki white frothy head. Lots of bubbles coming up from the bottom. Good spiderweb lacing along the sides of the glass. Good retention on the top of the glass all the way down.

Smelled grapefruit, piney, citrus hops, floral hops, caramel, bitter spices and orange rind. It all dried up late.

Tasted similar to the nose. Very good. Got piney grapefruit, citrus, floral, caramel, Simcoe, Centennial and Mosaic. It reminded me a bit of a session IPA.

Light-to-medium body. Oily texture. Average carbonation. Long, smooth finish.

Really enjoyed this IPA.

08-09-2014 23:29:17 | More by BucannonXC5
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boz7787


5/5  rDev +25.3%

08-09-2014 22:27:14 | More by boz7787
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joe_hurd


4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

08-09-2014 01:43:51 | More by joe_hurd
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jaredtp

Tennessee

5/5  rDev +25.3%

08-09-2014 01:40:19 | More by jaredtp
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SPlikesbeer


5/5  rDev +25.3%

08-08-2014 21:35:47 | More by SPlikesbeer
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tillmac62

South Carolina

4.15/5  rDev +4%

BBD 9/15/14. Clear medium amber pour with a very faint ruby tint. Excellent head, lacing and retention. Very nice nose of grapefruit and tropical (mango) with a touch of spice and pine over a very light biscuit. Medium bodied with a normal carbonation level that imparts a bit of effervescence on the finish. Nice balanced flavor profile with a bit of hop complexity in a blended fashion. It begins with the flavors of the nose then flows into a mild bitterness. The finish is dry, not quite crisp, and leaves you with a light grapefruit rind bitterness and a touch of spice.

08-08-2014 19:01:28 | More by tillmac62
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oldirtycaffrey

Virginia

3.74/5  rDev -6.3%

Pours a beautiful dark amber with a flurry of cascading bubbles and a one inch billowy foamy head. Leaves a slight amount of lacing along the glass. The smell -- grapefruit, grapefruit, grapefruit! Also subtle hints of mango in there. Really nice. Grapefruit is also the overwhelming quality of the taste. Nice level of carbonation. Really fresh tasting beer. I had one on 8/7 that had a Best Buy date of 8/17 and it felt like I was drinking this right at a brewery. Really solid IPA. For a 6.3% ABV, very easy to drink.

08-08-2014 15:21:48 | More by oldirtycaffrey
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moshea

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -6%

08-08-2014 14:10:12 | More by moshea
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tmneyer

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +0.3%

08-08-2014 01:28:57 | More by tmneyer
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TheWiredDJ

Indiana

3/5  rDev -24.8%

08-07-2014 20:51:09 | More by TheWiredDJ
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stevehagy

New York

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

08-07-2014 16:19:48 | More by stevehagy
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Clemsontiger81

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

08-06-2014 02:23:01 | More by Clemsontiger81
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C_Dom


4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

08-06-2014 01:50:52 | More by C_Dom
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Nickhagin

Georgia

5/5  rDev +25.3%

08-05-2014 23:39:05 | More by Nickhagin
Sweetwater IPA from SweetWater Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 2,250 ratings.