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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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GMan

Tennessee

2.75/5  rDev -20.5%

05-29-2014 22:10:45 | More by GMan
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TylerHagler

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

05-29-2014 14:35:30 | More by TylerHagler
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cwd

Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

05-29-2014 01:58:52 | More by cwd
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ArchimedesSox

Georgia

3.6/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy orange color with a nice 1 finger head that leaves nice lacing in a 16 oz pub glass.

Smell is really nice. Orange, malts and a little pine hoppiness.

Taste is more hoppy than I expected. It is categorized as a German Pilsner but it has the hops of a pale ale, didn't see that coming.

Mouthfeel is good with a decent amount of carbonation.

Overall, not at all what I expected but still a good brew. Bottle says it started as a pilsner but ale yeast was added as a spare. Sounds like an experiment that went right.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2014 20:34:32 | More by ArchimedesSox
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clfrost

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

05-23-2014 21:33:28 | More by clfrost
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Mojo

Alabama

3.69/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce bottle -> pilsner flute

A - pours up a clear medium gold with a foamy two inch head, awesome retention, and incredible lacing. Beautiful beer!!!!

S - very weak nose, mostly grass and bread

T - honey like sweet malt profile with a pine flavored finish that is not horribly bitter. Well balanced between hops and malts.

M - a little thin, well carbonated

O - decent enough, well made, if unspectacular.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2014 02:54:50 | More by Mojo
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kybeerdrinker

Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

05-22-2014 02:55:21 | More by kybeerdrinker
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2dogbrew

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

05-22-2014 00:23:35 | More by 2dogbrew
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MorganH

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

05-20-2014 20:27:20 | More by MorganH
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JayQue

Virginia

3.55/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

As the proprietor of my favorite beer store would say "Its a Pils"....big deal. Not an exciting beer style but a good "go to" in the summertime, especially for mass quantities. I had this one with bratwurst for dinner and it went down easy, if uneventfully.

Pours a slightly hazy dull gold color with a medium sized white head. Head retention is fair, lacing is thick and plentiful.

Mild grassy hops aroma, nothing exceptional. Taste is grassy hops (mild) with a slight floral hops presence and a little yeast flavor.

Mouthfeel is about average richness, somewhat crisp and light with no alcohol presence.

Overall, not a bad Pils but nothing I would seek out on my own.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2014 01:04:33 | More by JayQue
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DustinSWB

Florida

1.25/5  rDev -63.9%

05-17-2014 16:40:51 | More by DustinSWB
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EinFesteBurg

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -13.3%

05-14-2014 23:12:59 | More by EinFesteBurg
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CorgiDad

Mississippi

3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

05-13-2014 02:28:49 | More by CorgiDad
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Danny1217

Florida

4/5  rDev +15.6%

05-11-2014 04:29:48 | More by Danny1217
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BrewCaveDweller

Nebraska

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

05-10-2014 22:02:21 | More by BrewCaveDweller
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markgugs

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -13.3%

05-09-2014 19:49:02 | More by markgugs
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FLBeerGuy

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

05-07-2014 23:16:38 | More by FLBeerGuy
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benloho

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

05-06-2014 17:21:01 | More by benloho
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drummerguy

Tennessee

3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

05-06-2014 02:58:27 | More by drummerguy
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Cameronc12

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

05-06-2014 02:35:57 | More by Cameronc12
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AndrewMichael

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

05-04-2014 19:17:42 | More by AndrewMichael
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richj1970

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Road trip

Poured draft into shaker pint glass

A: A clear pale yellow with soapy two finger white head that settled slowly. Heavy lacing.

S: Some hops mixed with buttered diacetyl.

T: Toasted bread, bitter hops, buttered popcorn. A little diacetyl in the back.

M: Fairly high carbonation and maybe a bit heavy body the style.

O: Pilsners are not my favorite style, and this one is probably an average pilsner. Glad I tried it once but would probably not buy again.

Serving type: on-tap

05-04-2014 18:10:35 | More by richj1970
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ubenumber2

Arkansas

2.75/5  rDev -20.5%

05-01-2014 15:15:56 | More by ubenumber2
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skelton00

Tennessee

3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

04-30-2014 19:31:57 | More by skelton00
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atrocity

Virginia

3/5  rDev -13.3%

04-29-2014 20:38:55 | More by atrocity
Sweetwater Road Trip Ale from SweetWater Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 429 ratings.