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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

2,343 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 2,343
Reviews: 791
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 11.81%
Wants: 140
Gots: 258 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

skelton00, Nov 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

lockewoodfin, Nov 14, 2013
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4.58/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Very delicious fruity smelling ipa. I tried it because they were out of dogfish head so I figured I'd give it a shot. Wow I was shocked at just how good this ipa is! I'm a beginner when it comes to ipa's and beer in general really, but man I get alot of pineapple and some grapefruit with just a little pine on the back. I will definitely keep this in my fridge I need to try their other beers.

Talbott92, Nov 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

SnatchyMcPants, Nov 11, 2013
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4.01/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - poured into a pint with a burnt orange color and one finger head. lots of carbonation bubbles.
S - Carmel, pine and citrus, a hint of grapefruit
T - Mild pine taste up front. citrus a little pineapple and a grapefruit character. not very bitter. very balanced with the malt backbone.
M - light side on the body and moderate carbonation. A little creamy and crisp.
O - A bit of a different twist not as high ABV. and not very bitter, an easy drinking IPA.

patpbr, Nov 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

MisterFuzz, Nov 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

nasboy, Nov 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Shoesoccer, Nov 07, 2013
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Kevin72, Nov 06, 2013
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deadliest, Nov 05, 2013
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3.96/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle > Pint Glass

A - Pours a nice rich gold color, 1 finger of soapy white head, medium lacing.
S - Aroma is great, some dank pine, lush tropical notes of mango, papaya, and even some peach, a little pale malt.
T - Taste is good as well, just a little subdued you get more of the malt, slightly on the biscuit type, then some pine dry bitterness, and those tropical fruit notes.
M - Clean, balanced, not too try.
O - Good solid IPA that you could drink anytime.

Omnium, Nov 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Craigory, Nov 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

jonothehut, Nov 02, 2013
Sweetwater IPA from SweetWater Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 2,343 ratings.