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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

2,335 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 2,335
Reviews: 791
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 11.81%
Wants: 140
Gots: 253 | 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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I got this in a trade with my local buddy, Sam Knocken, so I am delving into something other than CANs as is usually my wont.

From the bottle: "Don't Float the Mainstream!"; "This mammoth IPA is dry hopped to the gills, delivering a kick-you-in-the teeth hop chop. This beer is unfiltered and, as always with SweetWater's brews, unpasteurized to leave all the natural flavors intact."

The head that I initially created was a finger-and-a-half of tawny foam, but it fell as I was typing, leaving great sticky lacing in its wake. Color was a deep-amber with just the slightest haze (SRM = > 7, < 9). Nose had a pine resinous scent that was perfect for post-season baseball. Pine tar and baseball just go together. Mouthfeel was medium and the hops bite was immediate. It was not as much of a kick in the teeth as they might have liked (and I have had those, both literally and figuratively), but this hophead was getting his groove on. The lacing was ongoing and unabating. Finish was semi-dry, very pine-like and a welcome addition to my afternoon.

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Sweetwater IPA from SweetWater Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 2,335 ratings.