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Sweetwater 420 Extra Pale Ale - SweetWater Brewing Company

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Sweetwater 420 Extra Pale AleSweetwater 420 Extra Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
82
good

2,282 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 2,282
Reviews: 629
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 13.19%
Wants: 60
Gots: 245 | 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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Ratings: 2,282 | Reviews: 629 | Display Reviews Only:
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DmanGTR

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

02-02-2013 17:56:39 | More by DmanGTR
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EmpiresFall666

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

02-02-2013 08:55:09 | More by EmpiresFall666
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Justind04

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

02-02-2013 02:54:49 | More by Justind04
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harrymel

Washington

2.45/5  rDev -32.7%

Best by 13MAR13

Light grainy gold with a solid quilt of fine white foam. Smells faint - grain, sweet malts, some corn and a little grassy (dried grass). Taste is corn, resin, a little bitterness, really tastes cheap; almost reminds me of corn pops cereal. Medium bodied with moderate carb and a semi dry finish. Meh.

02-01-2013 05:38:43 | More by harrymel
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TorsHammer

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

01-31-2013 21:38:40 | More by TorsHammer
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ramblinwreck101

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

01-30-2013 17:01:37 | More by ramblinwreck101
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chickenflea

Florida

3.03/5  rDev -16.8%

Ap: The pour is clear and burnt orange in color with a small fluffy white head. S: The nose is somewhat floral with a light citrus component. Very light. T: The hop profile is almost all floral. Medium long finish that may be the most satisfying component of each sip. M: The body is on the light end of medium with a crisp and plentiful carbonation. O: This is one of my least favorite styles. However, the floral hops and the lightly sweet taste provide a refreshing brew.

01-29-2013 23:48:07 | More by chickenflea
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kjmass

Maryland

4/5  rDev +9.9%

01-26-2013 18:02:26 | More by kjmass
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C-Dog


3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

01-25-2013 21:54:15 | More by C-Dog
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Maximusmaximus

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

01-24-2013 04:49:18 | More by Maximusmaximus
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riverrat

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +3%

01-21-2013 23:59:10 | More by riverrat
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Scandalousmrt

Florida

4/5  rDev +9.9%

01-21-2013 02:10:09 | More by Scandalousmrt
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tbryan5

Louisiana

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

01-20-2013 23:27:26 | More by tbryan5
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CyBEERooster

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

01-20-2013 22:19:34 | More by CyBEERooster
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LooseMoose1978

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

01-20-2013 02:19:52 | More by LooseMoose1978
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Ravencrest

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

01-19-2013 22:37:30 | More by Ravencrest
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Dyce

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +3%

01-18-2013 04:32:12 | More by Dyce
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khargro2

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev +3%

01-18-2013 00:07:35 | More by khargro2
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mishtif

Illinois

4/5  rDev +9.9%

01-17-2013 15:18:30 | More by mishtif
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barczar

Kentucky

3.4/5  rDev -6.6%

Two months past the best by date.

Pours a slightly hazy deep golden color with copper highlights and a frothy one inch cream head that dissipates relatively quickly, leaving spotty lacing.

Grainy malt, mango, tart orange and a touch of cut grass form the aroma.

Flavor is initially subtle. Fairly sweet, lightly bready backbone has little malt character whatsoever. Tart citrus flavors underlie the weak malt, and the finish is a touch resiny and fairly bitter.

Body is worty and a bit full, with moderate carbonation. The stale malt character gives the impression of lower carbonation. Slightly astringent.

Fairly disappointing in both malt and hop presence. Pretty flat flavor.

01-16-2013 05:12:43 | More by barczar
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andant

New York

3.75/5  rDev +3%

01-14-2013 00:58:58 | More by andant
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bushwack

Alabama

4/5  rDev +9.9%

01-13-2013 19:15:29 | More by bushwack
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jtyson

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -17.6%

01-13-2013 01:23:40 | More by jtyson
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tjkramer95

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

01-11-2013 23:34:00 | More by tjkramer95
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FungusBrewer

Illinois

4/5  rDev +9.9%

Fours across the boards. Sweet Water Extra Pale Ale has all the qualities of a perfect session beer, but leaves you fishing for that acme note to greatness.

Taste: Floral sweetness with a lazy bitterness coming on soft and sticking around comfortably. Almost a tad too light for a "extra pale ale" in my opinion. In comparison Sierra Nevada Pale Ale is much more astringent and earthy. 420 is sweet, remarkably sweet and palatable. No hot alcohol bite here. Session, session, session-in need of a new six pack.

Aroma: Effervescent hops with dried sugar cane.

Appearance/Mouth-Feel: Honey-comb yellow with moderate lacing. Gentle carbonation suiting the style perfect.

Overall, 420 seems light on the hops and heavy on the sweets. This isn't a bad thing by any means, as the beer proves to be justly drinkable.

01-10-2013 06:36:46 | More by FungusBrewer
Sweetwater 420 Extra Pale Ale from SweetWater Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 2,282 ratings.