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Sweetwater 420 Extra Pale Ale - SweetWater Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
82
good

2,447 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 2,447
Reviews: 639
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 13.46%
Wants: 66
Gots: 298 | FT: 3
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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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle best by 12/28/14 poured into a pint glass
A: Transparent light orange with a 1/2-finger head
S: Light notes of floral, citrus, pine, caramel and sweet malt
T: The notes largely match the nose, though not to the same depth. Not much finish
F: Light, crisp and refreshing
O: A bit simple compared to many of the bold ales out there these days but at the same time it's nice to be able to relax with a beer that's tasty and not over the top

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

Appearance: golden with a hint of orange color; big frothy off white head with good lacing; cloudy yeast sediment throughout the body

Smell: hints of fir tree aroma with a touch of orangey citrus

Taste: hoppy bite right up front that continues through to the end; on the hoppier side of balance, so an accurate example of APA; dry finish due to the hops overpowering the lingering malts

Mouthfeel: a bit juicy with good amount of carbonation.

Remarks: not bad overall; I got it while camping and was happy with it.

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

Deep copper color and cream colored head goes together nicely!

Aroma has floral notes with a touch of pine!

Flavor had bitter floral and pine needle citric movements nothing is smooth or creamy on the palate just abrasive hops so far.

Mouthfeel is dry from front to back a bit off putting with ample carbonation,

Overall it is what is I'm not sure if I care that their in Ohio now!

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Sweetwater 420 Extra Pale Ale from SweetWater Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 2,447 ratings.