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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2,609 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,609
Reviews: 653
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 13.74%
Wants: 71
Gots: 367 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.56/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I got this bottle from my bro-in-law last December, and am just getting around to it. Was hidden in the back of my fridge. Best by date of 10FEB13. Ooops!

My nonic now contains 12oz of a bright golden brew. It has some slight haze to it, along with a good amount of steady, fine carbo. The head is a fluffy white layer, about 1/4", and it lasts fairly well, leaving solid lacing. The nose is a bit restrained, with some toasty malt and citrus showing up. Body is good, medium all the way, and it is fairly smooth overall.

Flavor has some toasty malt as well, with a nice little touch of sweetness. Hops are there, but have a rindy bitterness. It's not overly citrussy, again much more rindy, pithy and bitter than anything else. Not bad... Better fresh? Well, if offered one I would try another, but I won' t seek it out. Prosit!

3.56/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5


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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.68/5  rDev +28.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a very clear orange with a half finger of white head.

Smell is earthy, citrus, slight pine, caramel, Simcoe hops maybe?

Taste is really, really good, malt and citrus hops play off each other the whole way down. Lemon, tangerine, floral notes, citrus rind, bready, caramel, just really complex stuff for being 5.4 abv.

Mouthfeel is a little fuller then most pales, still goes down easy, medium dryness on the finish, went down quick.

Wow if I could get Sweetwater here this would be a regular pick up for me. Really well done stuff. I guess this goes to show that BA ratings are all subjective... This gets a 83???? I enjoyed this a lot more then some of the top APAs I have had. My hat is off to you Sweetwater!

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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1/5  rDev -72.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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3.68/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 FL.OZ. bottle
Served in a perfect pint glass
Enjoy by 09/04/13

A - It pours a clear amber color with golden highlights. It is topped with an inch of white head.

S - I get a combination of citrus and caramel malt. I also get some floral notes.

T - The taste has some nice citrus aspects. The flavor grows with each sip. The malt is mostly hidden, but does emerge just enough to provide a little balance.

M - Moderate and pretty smooth.

O - This is a tasty pale ale. It has enough hops to make it noticeable, but not so much to confuse it with an IPA. Very enjoyable.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.3%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

Sweetwater 420 Extra Pale Ale from SweetWater Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 2,609 ratings.