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Sweetwater 420 Extra Pale Ale - SweetWater Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
83
good

2,535 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 2,535
Reviews: 646
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 13.46%
Wants: 72
Gots: 340 | 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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Photo of AC-Mivsek
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Pours a slightly hazy light orange, big thick head, tons of carbonation. Very pretty pale ale. Smells great, juicy pine hops, not overwhelmingly piney, just the right amount for a pale ale. Herbal and flowery as well. Goes down smooth and crisp, nice light mouthfeel. However, I'm picking up a slightly metallicy taste, which I don't expect out of any craft beer. Overall it's a good beer to compliment any meal or occasion, but there are better APA's out there.

AC-Mivsek, Dec 12, 2012
Photo of Shaw
4.03/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A new arrival in Florida.

Pours a nice gold in color with a shirt white head.

Citrus hop aroma.

As a hophead who's a big IPA fan, I like that this is bitter and hoppy, but not to the degree of an IPA. Light bready flavors attempt to provide balance to metallic hop flavors. That's not a criticism.

Solid body.

This is a rare example where I prefer the brewery's pale ale to its IPA. I can see why this beer has its good reputation.

Shaw, Dec 11, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

hansenme, Dec 11, 2012
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5/5  rDev +37.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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Sweetwater 420 Extra Pale Ale from SweetWater Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 2,535 ratings.