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Sweetwater 420 Extra Pale Ale - SweetWater Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
83
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2,103 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 2,103
Reviews: 619
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.15%
Wants: 55
Gots: 168 | 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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JimKal

North Carolina

3.9/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at Harper's Restaurant in Greensboro. Pours a golden amber with a minimal head. There is decent lacing. I always have to tell myself this isn't meant to be an IPA so I shouldn't mark it down for not measuring up to the mouthfeel I like in an IPA.

Decent carbonation with a hoppy taste. It isn't overstated but it is there.

It was certainly a better choice than the other brews they had on tap

A very good beer to pair with the food offering at Harper's. A nice Pale Ale from the boys in Atlanta.

Serving type: on-tap

01-22-2012 19:53:11 | More by JimKal
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Chopman50

California

3/5  rDev -17.8%

01-22-2012 03:09:26 | More by Chopman50
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MTNboy

Germany

3.53/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: It is orange with a light yellow hue. The head and lace are ivory colored and average. The laces and the foam are rocky.

Smell: It has a grassy citrus aroma.

Taste: It is a little bitter but not as strong as I thought it would be. There are some malty, sour citrus tones in every sip.

Mouthfeel: A little bit sticky at the end but for the most part clean.

Overall: I had no issues drinking it and would drink it again.

Serving type: on-tap

01-21-2012 04:29:36 | More by MTNboy
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mfigueroa713

New York

4.33/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

yum yum, this extra pale is very satisfying. I haven't tried many extra pale ales but this was an excellent example what an extra pale should taste like.

Clean taste and very well carbonated but not over the top.
Pours a clear amber into a beer mug served at 40 degrees F.
Fair lacing with a brilliant and refreshing nose. Hops are alive but not dominating.
Could drink many of these guys quite easily.
A must try.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2012 21:03:01 | More by mfigueroa713
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RKel888

Alabama

4/5  rDev +9.6%

01-19-2012 20:55:20 | More by RKel888
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jriggins6

Colorado

3/5  rDev -17.8%

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edwardkersh

Oregon

4/5  rDev +9.6%

01-17-2012 21:02:16 | More by edwardkersh
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andymeadows

Georgia

4/5  rDev +9.6%

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MuscleConfusion

Ohio

3/5  rDev -17.8%

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timahood32

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +9.6%

01-17-2012 04:49:02 | More by timahood32
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jrohrbacher

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -17.8%

01-16-2012 02:50:08 | More by jrohrbacher
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Jack53

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

01-14-2012 20:57:07 | More by Jack53
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tatums1984

North Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

01-13-2012 08:08:03 | More by tatums1984
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BrownNut

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

01-12-2012 02:20:17 | More by BrownNut
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gratefulbeerhead

Indiana

4/5  rDev +9.6%

01-11-2012 23:29:24 | More by gratefulbeerhead
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GBPackers

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +9.6%

01-09-2012 04:37:25 | More by GBPackers
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Naamandroid

Alabama

2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

01-08-2012 20:54:36 | More by Naamandroid
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mecmd

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

01-08-2012 02:19:47 | More by mecmd
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Bigbandito

Georgia

3/5  rDev -17.8%

01-06-2012 20:09:28 | More by Bigbandito
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IrishColonial

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

01-06-2012 19:03:13 | More by IrishColonial
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livewire05

Georgia

3/5  rDev -17.8%

01-06-2012 04:12:53 | More by livewire05
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RandyBoBandy

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

01-06-2012 02:02:08 | More by RandyBoBandy
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jpotocik

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +9.6%

01-05-2012 19:42:06 | More by jpotocik
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richbrew

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

01-05-2012 19:14:18 | More by richbrew
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Kavon

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

01-05-2012 16:15:35 | More by Kavon
Sweetwater 420 Extra Pale Ale from SweetWater Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 2,103 ratings.