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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

2,748 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 2,748
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

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Ratings: 2,748 | Reviews: 834
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2.89/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

2 months past best by date

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3.92/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cdwil
4.08/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JOldewurtel
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ninaturner
4.18/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jharmon
3.54/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hopportunistic
3.55/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hoppy91
4.01/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Mwb
3.27/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Nlawrence301
4.18/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dur921
4.11/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of petewheeler
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lanypany88
3.76/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Great beer the after taste for me is weird, although it's great.

Photo of jngrizzaffi
4.74/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours a clear amber color with a thick foamy head. Head retention is decent. Lacing is good. There is a lot of precipitate. Has a fresh citrus aroma; grapefruit, lemon, resin. Malty taste up front with a piney hop burst at the end. A grapefruit/lemon aftertaste predominates. Mild soapy astringency but not overwhelming. Perfect amount. Great beer. Glad to have them in Texas now.

Photo of let8it8grow
4.08/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Cburcky
3.78/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Colin32
4.24/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mikus
3.38/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured into the Spiegelau. 4/19/15 enjoy by date. Weed joke, or actual freshness date, I don't rightly know... but I do know that I can't pick fresh IPAs with a gun to my head. 3 fingers of beige head on a golden body, crystal clear (despite being marketed as unfiltered). Astringent pine on the sinuses, bitterness, and an alarming savory hop note (comes off as a cheese aroma to me, more interesting than off-putting, but definitely from the 'dank/earthy' hop varieties; have gotten the same aromas in Six-Point Hi-Res and a couple of others that escape me at the moment; more of a headscratcher than a deal breaker). Clean bitterness on the front of the palate, bit of that dank hop note on the finish. Average IPA mouthfeel with a couple of slightly odd lingering flavors (yeasty bit). Nothing special in the wide world of IPAs, but I wouldn't refuse a fresh bottle at a BBQ. Wouldn't trade my firstborn for one though.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gatorlove
4.07/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of slay
4.13/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of chuckcurrin
3.21/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of cherche
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.91/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BKotch
3.94/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Sweetwater IPA from SweetWater Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 2,748 ratings.