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Sweetwater Road Trip Ale - SweetWater Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
79
okay

456 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 456
Reviews: 152
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 14.2%
Wants: 8
Gots: 37 | 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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2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of John1985
4.04/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ale pours a cloudy yellow with a white two finger head. Pleasant herbal hop aroma. Brisk hop forward taste balanced nicely with bready malts and a crisp aftertaste. Very refreshing, quenching summer ale. Not sure if it is a true pilsner but I enjoyed this very much.

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2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of KevinGordon
4/5  rDev +15.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of godlessape
3.65/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I had this one in a Samuel Adams pint glass. The crystal golden body reminds you of most American pilsners, lagers, and adjuncts but unlike a lot of them, the creamy white head stays for keeps.

The aroma is bready, and yeasty, with just a faint touch of lemon zest. I had to get 2 thirds down the glass before I could discern any malt.

The flavor is crisp, clean, and all about the hop bite--which is less than subtle, and rather formidable.

The mouthfeel is light, with medium carbonation and very refreshing.

Overall a great summertime brew. An interesting twist on a pilsner from the brew wizards at one of my favorite breweries.

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4.25/5  rDev +23.2%

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3/5  rDev -13%

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3/5  rDev -13%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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4/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of shand
3.53/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Road Trip is a bright tasty beer. Bright citrus and spicy hops are the rulers of the roost on both smell and taste here. There's some pilsner malt that isn't quite as sharp as is typical, but the spicy hops make up for that. The mouthfeel is light and moderately carbonated, and the drinkability is solid - but probably not sessionable. Overall, Road Trip is a solid pilsner-style beer.

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4.25/5  rDev +23.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +23.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Sweetwater Road Trip Ale from SweetWater Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 456 ratings.