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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

2,720 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 2,720
Reviews: 677
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 13.46%
Wants: 77
Gots: 459 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-29-2001

No notes at this time.
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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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2.88/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Appearance: Amber or copper color; the head is very white. Transparent beer, looks pretty carbonated.

Smell: Not much here. Few hints of pine but not strong, and not much else.

Taste: Again, not much here. Nothing is really standing out, I get a bit of the pine I smelled but no strong hops or malts. If I had to pick a flavor I'd go with the pine but really just beer flavor that comes through.

Mouthfeel: Light, crisp and carbonated. Easy to drink.

Overall: Nothing really stood out for me with this one. Not sure what else to say about it, guess I'm uninspired.

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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3.29/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a bready golden color with a small tight white head that settles into a sparse cap.

The aroma is bready with a slight honey sweetness. There are some faded citrus notes from the hops. A bit grassy. Light hop aroma but a step up from an American blonde ale.

The flavor is sweet from the malt but not overly so. The malt also has a light lemon tea flavor. The hops seem to be there for balance but there is a grassy flavor to it. For a beer that labels itself 420 it doesn't really bring the icky or any significant hop flavor.

The feel is moderate with moderate carbonation. Sweet on the palate with a grassy bitter offset. Kind of dry in a tart lemon sort of way.

A decent beer just not very hoppy. No off flavors but misses the mark on style.

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Sweetwater 420 Extra Pale Ale from SweetWater Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 2,720 ratings.