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Sweetwater Road Trip Ale - SweetWater Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
79
okay

452 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 452
Reviews: 152
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 14.2%
Wants: 8
Gots: 33 | 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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4/5  rDev +15.9%

Chmpgn36, Jun 01, 2012
Photo of AlexM
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

AlexM, May 31, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

wtmcnulty, May 30, 2012
Photo of LouDogg114
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

LouDogg114, May 27, 2012
Photo of JeffreyJDavis
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

JeffreyJDavis, May 25, 2012
Photo of ArrogantB
3.53/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle . Bright yellow color, fizzy, small head. Smells a little sweet oddly, bit of malts. Flavor is crisp, slightly sweet (very slight), mouthfeel is a little slick which kind if makes it less drinkable. Overall not bad but not the most refreshing pilsener and not one I would buy again, glad I got a single.

ArrogantB, May 24, 2012
Photo of twizzbeatz
4/5  rDev +15.9%

twizzbeatz, May 24, 2012
Photo of Tnkemist
2.5/5  rDev -27.5%

Tnkemist, May 24, 2012
Photo of Cane4Beer
4/5  rDev +15.9%

Cane4Beer, May 22, 2012
Photo of pebbs
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

pebbs, May 21, 2012
Photo of Josiah2729
3/5  rDev -13%

Josiah2729, May 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev +15.9%

mbacon3227, May 17, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

ncstateplaya, May 15, 2012
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3/5  rDev -13%

rabiddawg, May 13, 2012
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3/5  rDev -13%

davidblack, May 11, 2012
Photo of rangerred
3.88/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a clear light gold with not much of a head at all. A tiny amount of lacing on the sides of the glass.

Smells lemony and orangy with a decent bready-ness underneath. Maybe a touch of cereal grain.

The same citrus from the hops comes through on the taste but there is a nice, thick malty backbone propping it up. A fairly strong bitterness, more than I was expecting, takes hold at the end leading to a dry finish.

This is a really nice and unique take on a pilsener. It isn't as "clean" as a lager might be but the ale yeast adds a little extra character. A perfect summer beer.

rangerred, May 09, 2012
Photo of NCLorax
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

NCLorax, May 06, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Ungertaker, May 05, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

robo90124, May 04, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

fisherbray, May 03, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

ortie, May 02, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -34.8%

CamM, Apr 29, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Lantern, Apr 27, 2012
Photo of mscudder
3.2/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A - A almost clear yellow, similar to bud light, with a fair sized pale head.

S - Some citrus, hops and grass. Nothing that I would ever enjoy subjecting to my nostrils to.

T - Smooth easy drinking pilsener. Nothing remarkable going on here, just some herbal/earthy notes with a nice malt backbone and some wheat inspired characteristics. Nothing crazy here, but not bad.

M - Nice big malt body for the style. Some solid carbonation compliments the hops. I would even go as far to say this is a creamy pilsener.

O - Sadly Sweetwater has yet to truly impress me with any of their brews and this is no different. An average pilsener with some fair balance is all to be had here.

mscudder, Apr 26, 2012
Photo of sansho
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

sansho, Apr 21, 2012
Sweetwater Road Trip Ale from SweetWater Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 452 ratings.