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Sweetwater Road Trip Ale - SweetWater Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
79
okay

426 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 426
Reviews: 152
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 14.16%
Wants: 7
Gots: 20 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
SweetWater Brewing Company visit their website
Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: CNeilP09 on 05-09-2007)
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JHendu

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

04-10-2013 22:51:39 | More by JHendu
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Ryan011235

Ohio

3.78/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into an Olde Hickory glass on 4/9/13

Recommended by PDXHops

Light, hazy pale yellow/dull gold. Fizzy head with minimal retention. Scattered lace.

Punchy noble hop aroma; lemongrass and prairie grass. Clean, toasted grains behind the hops. The taste and feel are comparable crisp and lively; grassy hops aplenty with a hint of pine and citrus underneath. Not much in terms of malt; that is, it doesn't really come across in comparison to the nippy hops and ample carbonation. Slightly grassy on the finish, but pretty clean overall.

Road Trip is a nice little treat after a six mile bike ride.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2013 02:36:03 | More by Ryan011235
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Jadjunk

Georgia

4.09/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

"Road trips are carefree adventures that usually take unexpected twists, like when we crafted this beer. It started out as a pilsner recipe, but halfway through it blew a tire and ale yeast was put on as the spare. The result was so good, it never could have been planned!" Brewed in the style of a German Pilsner/Ale. Released as SweetWater's Spring/Summer Ale release.

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle to a pint glass served north of º Fahrenheit.

(Appearance) Pours a thick creamy white head with good retention over a slightly hazy golden yellow body. Lacing is thin and streaked. Carbonation is plentiful. Appearance is solid for the style. 4

(Smell) A clean pale malt base with a mild grassy hop character. No offensive adjunct aromas here. Mild aroma overall; the beer is not very potent but approachable and smells enjoyable. 3.5

(Taste) Tasty pilsener malt flavor is a key element to this beer. It's simple and enjoyable overall- clean, a touch tart, but with a sufficient body of flavor. Crisp, grassy hop bitterness on the end accents a mild dry finish. Highly quaffable, very enjoyable. 4.25

(Mouthfeel) Light carbonation, really ideal for the style. Texture is very mildly chewy with a touch of biscuit malt and a very mild dry finish. Body is a well-balanced with a subtle sweetness and moderate bitterness to pair, alcohol is well concealed. Ideal pairing, no notable texture or body flaws that I can find. 4.75

(Overall) Local pilsner beers are somewhat of a rarity these days and SweetWater proves that these deserve much more recognition than they receive. Amongst German Pilsners, this one has a lot of flavor and character and is one of my go-to beer choices for a light option during the spring months. 4

SweetWater Brewing Company's
Road Trip Ale

4.09/5.0

Serving type: on-tap

04-08-2013 21:02:40 | More by Jadjunk
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dmorgan310

Panama

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

04-07-2013 17:59:28 | More by dmorgan310
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RedneckBeerz

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

04-07-2013 01:45:40 | More by RedneckBeerz
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blackie

California

3.68/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

single from WF Raleigh

a: lager cylinder, golden straw color, nice thick white head with good retention and some lace

s: bready pils malt nose - crisp and clean, dried cut grass hops, lightly herbal, a touch of yeast, soft lemon aroma, simple but nice

m: carbon around medium - small, smooth bubbles, body light

t: white bread lager malts, crisp with a clean grain flavor, mostly dry but with just a touch of sweetness, ale yeast seems to add a touch of yeasty flavor - but the beer remains mostly in-line as a whole, dried grass hop flavor, finish clean with a touch of bitter

o: a nice if unexceptional pils, good flavor set with a nice refreshing structure

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2013 03:53:57 | More by blackie
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Shaw

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

04-04-2013 02:34:26 | More by Shaw
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BlueMoon10

Mississippi

3.21/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

I had this one while touring the brewery. In fact you get 3-4 tickets to test the beers there and get to keep the pint glass at the end. I think the the tour is $7. The brewery is a really cool place that I would highly recommend to any beer lover.

A: Light yellowish color with a small amount of head.
S: Malty, earthy smell
T: Had a hoppy bitterness to it but with malty flavor with spices
M: Smooth, medium bodied
O: A nice, drinkable beer. Perfect for a day outside

Serving type: on-tap

04-02-2013 20:07:29 | More by BlueMoon10
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babaracas

Florida

3.98/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Hoppy pils with ale yeast. Pours a slightly hazy (sediment) gold color with one finger thick fluffy white head. Smell: light pils malt sweetness, floral and spicy. Taste: spicy, grassy, lemon, biscuit. Medium body, feel is prickly into creamy. Nice quaffable pils-ish beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2013 05:03:28 | More by babaracas
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Cvescalante

Texas

3/5  rDev -13.3%

03-11-2013 19:45:42 | More by Cvescalante
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JohnBender

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

03-09-2013 23:52:59 | More by JohnBender
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Alek

California

4/5  rDev +15.6%

02-17-2013 03:55:15 | More by Alek
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beernads

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

02-08-2013 10:54:10 | More by beernads
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MAJ85

Georgia

3/5  rDev -13.3%

01-20-2013 14:01:08 | More by MAJ85
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Slikpitt

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

01-16-2013 15:15:47 | More by Slikpitt
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TheMarkE

California

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

01-10-2013 22:29:00 | More by TheMarkE
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4runner4ever

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

12-02-2012 04:31:23 | More by 4runner4ever
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jucifer1818

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

11-30-2012 19:53:24 | More by jucifer1818
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GeoCait

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

11-21-2012 01:58:46 | More by GeoCait
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RBorsato

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +30.1%

11-06-2012 20:46:53 | More by RBorsato
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HairyHood

Alabama

3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

10-23-2012 22:23:44 | More by HairyHood
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ceberly

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +30.1%

10-05-2012 00:33:56 | More by ceberly
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tmm313

Georgia

2.75/5  rDev -20.5%

10-03-2012 01:05:55 | More by tmm313
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jaswilson2

South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

10-02-2012 23:50:52 | More by jaswilson2
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zacncheese


4/5  rDev +15.6%

09-28-2012 18:29:08 | More by zacncheese
Sweetwater Road Trip Ale from SweetWater Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 426 ratings.