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Sweetwater 420 Extra Pale Ale - SweetWater Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
83
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2,155 Ratings
THE BROS
80
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Ratings: 2,155
Reviews: 622
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.15%
Wants: 56
Gots: 189 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
SweetWater Brewing Company visit their website
Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-29-2001)
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Baraka

Missouri

3.85/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

(reviewed from notes)

Very citrusy hop flavors abound in this beer. It seems rather hoppy and unbalanced for an APA (I suppose this is the "extra" in the title). It has a certain sweetness to it that meshes really well with the hop character but doesn't really temper the hop flavors with a malty balance. Certainly an interesting take on the APA as well as a very crisp and sessionable beer. Certainly worth trying if you find yourself in the southern states that Sweetwater distributes to.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2010 21:08:15 | More by Baraka
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Purchased at a grocery store in Birmingham Alabama. Served at 5deg C in a draught glass

A- Opens well and pours a pretty good head. Golden unfiltered goodness

S- Lots of hops here. A bit of caramel

T- Very good with a lot of finishing hops. Super easy drinking and not bitter like other IPA's

M- Dry and crisp

O- Very good. Like this one a lot. Wish I could get it in Canada

Food Pairing

I tried this wonderful IPA with... smoked beef brisket, it didn't go well at all.

Enjoy

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Sweetwater 420 Extra Pale Ale from SweetWater Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 2,155 ratings.