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Sweetwater Road Trip Ale - SweetWater Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
79
okay

429 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 429
Reviews: 152
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 14.16%
Wants: 7
Gots: 23 | 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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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
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jlindros

Massachusetts

3.33/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to JonnyGalt (Reddit) for this interesting beer. Best by 7/23/12... oops, looks like it's been in the fridge a bit too long, although I don't think I've had it THAT long, so it may have arrived a bit past its prime as well, so I'll have to take that into consideration.

Pours a light fizzy pasty white almost 1 finger head that fades at a med pace, with some soapy looking lacing, over clear slight chill hazed golden straw honey colored beer.

Nose has a light toasted malt, light straw and pilsner toasty malt with a touch of sweet malt, overall fairly light on the nose, light ale aroma, fairly clean with a touch of what could possibly be described as a hop aroma.

Taste starts with a big malt wallop, some pilsner, almost overly malted, vegetative, earthy raw malt straw and a bit of wheat, almost imperial pilsner like flavor that gets too much for the beer. There are some flavors that almost make it want to seem like unhappy yeast, light esters and a slight phenol like flavor. Then hops, that's where the herbal vegetative flavor is coming from, herbal earthy hops, a light sticky sweetness through all that, and a light fruity flavor probably from the yeast esters. Finish is fairly bitter with more earthy like hops, little grassy as well, with some light over done pilsner flavor again.

Mouth is med to lighter bodied, decent carb.

overall not quite my cup of tea. It's more like Americanized pilsner halfway between regular ale version of a pilsner and imperial pilsner, overdone in most of the things it tried to do. Not sure how much of that is age as it seems overdone and not attenuated too much on anything, maybe hops. I'll take most of the flavors with a grain of salt as it is a bit older, but still not a great beer IMO.

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2012 23:34:10 | More by jlindros
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swimfire

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +15.6%

09-15-2012 20:44:03 | More by swimfire
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grumpygerman

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

09-14-2012 02:55:32 | More by grumpygerman
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DioS

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

08-28-2012 17:38:41 | More by DioS
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AdamSekulow


4/5  rDev +15.6%

08-21-2012 21:24:42 | More by AdamSekulow
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JottaGibboo

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

08-16-2012 19:58:18 | More by JottaGibboo
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Keith_R

Georgia

3/5  rDev -13.3%

08-14-2012 22:22:41 | More by Keith_R
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mrandypandy

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

08-11-2012 01:35:15 | More by mrandypandy
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kendellmarie

California

3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

08-10-2012 23:53:14 | More by kendellmarie
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bcseda


4.25/5  rDev +22.8%

08-08-2012 22:08:51 | More by bcseda
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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

07-26-2012 05:01:08 | More by rolltide8425
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travismiller80

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +15.6%

07-12-2012 19:42:34 | More by travismiller80
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Jason_Quad


3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

07-09-2012 20:17:54 | More by Jason_Quad
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Fleeflam

Mississippi

2.5/5  rDev -27.7%

07-08-2012 04:44:50 | More by Fleeflam
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irish01980

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +15.6%

07-07-2012 17:42:13 | More by irish01980
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fatbatcat

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

07-07-2012 15:56:53 | More by fatbatcat
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JohnG1975


3/5  rDev -13.3%

07-06-2012 19:02:10 | More by JohnG1975
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Hyhat

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

06-30-2012 21:32:03 | More by Hyhat
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Drazilnc

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +30.1%

06-24-2012 03:11:38 | More by Drazilnc
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Cougar990

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -13.3%

06-23-2012 12:53:22 | More by Cougar990
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WynnO

Florida

3/5  rDev -13.3%

06-06-2012 04:05:58 | More by WynnO
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jonathaniler

Florida

3/5  rDev -13.3%

06-04-2012 23:13:01 | More by jonathaniler
Sweetwater Road Trip Ale from SweetWater Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 429 ratings.