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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

2,169 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 2,169
Reviews: 781
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 11.53%
Wants: 138
Gots: 185 | 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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dwoolley1

New York

4/5  rDev +0.3%

07-12-2013 17:25:08 | More by dwoolley1
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2Xmd

New York

3.75/5  rDev -6%

07-12-2013 11:05:11 | More by 2Xmd
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JamesMN

Minnesota

3.7/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Enjoy by 8/6/13.

Appearance: Caramel/orange and basically opaque. Thin off-white frothy head. Some lacing.

Aroma: Tons of citrus and a bit of grapefruit. Hop-forward like an IPA should be.

Taste: Starts with all that hop character from the aroma and a creeping bitterness that turns up the intensity halfway through. Finish adds in some bready malt flavor and long lasting dry bitterness in the aftertaste. Good amount of flavor for 6.3% ABV. Just off-balance enough to conform to the style.

Mouthfeel: Just under medium in body with a bit of resin on the back end. A tad overcarbonated in my opinion but still decent drinkability.

Final Thoughts: Not sure how long ago this was bottled but I'd bet it's explosively flavorful when fresh. Lots of bitterness and good citrusy hop flavor. Would I drink it again? Yep.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2013 01:45:50 | More by JamesMN
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delta490

Virginia

3.71/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A- a light clear copper color with a very short-lived white head

S- a little bit of hops, mostly pine

T- mild pine hop notes balanced against the malt backbone.

M- thinner feel with a little carbonation

O- not a bad beer by any stretch. An above-average easy drinking IPA

Serving type: on-tap

07-11-2013 22:12:38 | More by delta490
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Dope

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Best by 09/15/2013

A: Pours a hazy amber with a huge fluffy white head. Great head retention, moderate thin but widespread lacing everywhere.

S: Nice sweet caramel malt melds with citrusy hops. Gives it a distinct orange marmalade-type aroma.

T: Citrus and tropical fruits. Very nice. Orange, mango, maybe pineapple? Decent caramel backing it up. Bit grainy in the finish. Not hugely bitter but there is a still a decent wave of it in the finish. More of a drying finish than a bitter finish. A well balanced IPA, not so much an in-your-face west coast style IPA.

M: Nice smooth medium body - fairly dry.

O: Good hop flavor, not overly bitter. Well balanced. Easy drinking. Smooth and tasty. Pretty solid across the board but nothing stands out as extraordinary.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2013 04:05:18 | More by Dope
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Zbeetleman

California

3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

07-10-2013 01:46:38 | More by Zbeetleman
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abernethyj

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

07-09-2013 22:49:01 | More by abernethyj
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GoGata

Florida

4/5  rDev +0.3%

07-09-2013 01:01:39 | More by GoGata
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2dogbrew

Virginia

4/5  rDev +0.3%

07-08-2013 22:32:22 | More by 2dogbrew
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GABrew

Georgia

4/5  rDev +0.3%

07-08-2013 00:00:31 | More by GABrew
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Ivegotmule

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +0.3%

07-07-2013 22:24:52 | More by Ivegotmule
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kristougher

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

07-07-2013 20:53:05 | More by kristougher
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tfsimpkins

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

07-07-2013 19:39:38 | More by tfsimpkins
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Arcman

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

07-07-2013 17:54:13 | More by Arcman
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hellhammermario

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

07-07-2013 03:21:56 | More by hellhammermario
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Stumpy29er

New York

4/5  rDev +0.3%

07-06-2013 05:17:24 | More by Stumpy29er
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Atomicskis5

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

07-05-2013 16:10:50 | More by Atomicskis5
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IPAchris

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.3%

07-05-2013 14:22:29 | More by IPAchris
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asull238

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

07-05-2013 02:30:46 | More by asull238
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Buck6196

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -6%

07-04-2013 02:35:18 | More by Buck6196
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MidwestBA

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

07-04-2013 00:29:13 | More by MidwestBA
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100200300

Georgia

3/5  rDev -24.8%

07-03-2013 03:10:58 | More by 100200300
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DruClark

California

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

07-01-2013 21:43:56 | More by DruClark
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anticipation23

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -6%

07-01-2013 02:07:39 | More by anticipation23
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dt_gbpackersfan

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

06-30-2013 23:42:05 | More by dt_gbpackersfan
Sweetwater IPA from SweetWater Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 2,169 ratings.