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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

2,441 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 2,441
Reviews: 798
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 12.09%
Wants: 149
Gots: 297 | 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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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. November notes.

Pours medium amber, sticky white foam. Layer stays on top. Strong grapefruit nose. Very grassy. Bitter forward hoppy malt, lighter layer next, with a relatively clean finish. Some remains after. Hints of grapefruit. Very flavorful IPA.

KTCamm, Dec 29, 2013
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a tulip

A- A slight haze on a brilliant orange. A slight white head.

S- A dank and resinous hop bomb. A load of citrus and a perfectly balanced sweet malt. Really nice stuff.

T- A sharp citrus at first. A bold orange and lemon flavor. I get a lot of onion and spicy herbal notes as well. More on the bitter side then sweet. A hop focused flavor profile but an overall balanced beer.

M- Kind of bitter but easy drinking.

O- A very solid IPA with a bold hop flavor.

TwelveOunces, Dec 13, 2013
Sweetwater IPA from SweetWater Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 2,441 ratings.