Sweetwater IPA - SweetWater Brewing Company
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Ratings: 2,169 | Reviews: 781 | Display Reviews Only:
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
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
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
Sweetwater IPA from SweetWater Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 2,169 ratings.