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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

2,530 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 2,530
Reviews: 805
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 12.09%
Wants: 149
Gots: 324 | 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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Photo of AC-Mivsek
4.39/5  rDev +10.6%

Pours a mostly clear orange, not too much carbonation, frothy pure white head. Smells delicious, very potent nose on this guy, very juicy pine hops, slightly citrusty with some grapefruit. Taste is very similar, mostly piney hops coming through, goes down nice and easy, very smooth. This is a good beer I really enjoy it.

AC-Mivsek, Nov 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

flipdog0, Nov 06, 2014
Photo of HeightsEats
4.38/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a great beer, but I am not getting the "hop bomb" angle on it. Hops on the nose and front of the palate are definitely there, with dominant grapefruit and a bit of sour apple. The beer's body is where it differs from a typical IPA, though. The hopping doesn't seem heavy in the boil, leading to a some sweetness after a couple sips. While the bitterness of many IPAs can get cloying, the balance of a sharp hop nose and sweeter body make this really drinkable. My wife, who typically tends towards sweeter beers and shies away from bitterness even in food, found the grapefruit element refreshing. A great beer and really unique.

HeightsEats, Nov 06, 2014
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4.24/5  rDev +6.8%

mjw3180, Nov 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

RavenForBeer, Nov 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Jkharris200634, Nov 04, 2014
Photo of joelechelberger
5/5  rDev +25.9%

I've been through two six packs of this yummy IPA so far. It's heavenly. Super hoppy. I love it.

joelechelberger, Nov 01, 2014
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3.92/5  rDev -1.3%

Miket13, Nov 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

GETTNCRUNKED, Nov 01, 2014
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4.52/5  rDev +13.9%

magic_swaggin, Nov 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

SCanthony, Oct 31, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

PaBeerLover, Oct 31, 2014
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4.52/5  rDev +13.9%

Bill-w, Oct 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Trashcat, Oct 30, 2014
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4.28/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Great IPA with intense fruity hops. Could smell it all day long.

Hophounddog, Oct 30, 2014
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4.52/5  rDev +13.9%

justin34, Oct 30, 2014
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3/5  rDev -24.4%

McClinton, Oct 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

TheRaven, Oct 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

WeizenGuy, Oct 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

MaximumYuks, Oct 29, 2014
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5/5  rDev +25.9%

BarkBrewing, Oct 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

etmur007, Oct 28, 2014
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3/5  rDev -24.4%

Roland, Oct 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

DrewLikesBeer, Oct 28, 2014
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3.28/5  rDev -17.4%

LoganMc, Oct 28, 2014
Sweetwater IPA from SweetWater Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 2,530 ratings.