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Sweetwater 420 Extra Pale Ale - SweetWater Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
83
good

2,128 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 2,128
Reviews: 621
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.15%
Wants: 56
Gots: 176 | 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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Ratings: 2,128 | Reviews: 621 | Display Reviews Only:
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JacketIPA

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

12-21-2011 17:37:28 | More by JacketIPA
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ericwilson54

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +9.6%

12-21-2011 17:04:20 | More by ericwilson54
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dowen44

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

12-21-2011 03:02:51 | More by dowen44
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hopmeister

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

12-20-2011 21:30:58 | More by hopmeister
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jeff430

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

12-20-2011 05:55:21 | More by jeff430
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dcs1548

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

12-19-2011 15:45:30 | More by dcs1548
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enginero

Florida

3/5  rDev -17.8%

12-18-2011 18:09:50 | More by enginero
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mhaugo

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

12-18-2011 16:54:42 | More by mhaugo
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eristicrat

Georgia

3/5  rDev -17.8%

12-18-2011 07:10:05 | More by eristicrat
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grandimperialc

Georgia

4/5  rDev +9.6%

12-16-2011 03:51:21 | More by grandimperialc
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poolnbeer

Georgia

4/5  rDev +9.6%

12-16-2011 02:18:46 | More by poolnbeer
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raymo55

Michigan

4/5  rDev +9.6%

12-15-2011 22:31:04 | More by raymo55
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tmm313

Georgia

4.21/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A- Copper color with a nice 2 finger head. Good lacing.

S- Big caramel with accents of bread and orange.

T- Bready malts, caramel, citrus, and light spicy, earthy hops.

M- Medium body, slightly drying, good carbonation.

O- I don't know if people outside of Georgia know the impact this beer has had in our state. It is one of the most widely drank beers here and has played a huge role in pulling people away from Bud/Miller/Coors. I'm not saying its the best there is, but its pretty damn good and has to be the most common gateway beer here. It was definitely one of mine.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2011 21:22:28 | More by tmm313
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KajII

North Carolina

3.33/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

[Best served in a Shaker glass]

The pour was a cloudy medium golden amber with an average sized (1-2 finger) white frothy head that had good retention and left behind some spotty residue that produced some nice sketchy lacing.

The aroma was a little on the weak side with some citrus and floral hops, grain and straw malts and a soapy yeast with notes of caramel, toffee, orange and grapefruit.

The taste was lightly sweet and a tad acidic with a hint of caramel and maybe some orange from the onset but quickly became very hoppy and bitter with a strong crisp citrus finish. The flavor only lasted a short while after the swallow and the taste mostly consisted of a hopped up grapefruit.

Mouthfeel was light in body and watery yet dry in texture with a medium carbonation.

Overall a nice light refreshing Pale Ale with a big dose of citrus. Most definitely could/would drink a few of these.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2011 16:49:29 | More by KajII
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jheezee

Texas

4/5  rDev +9.6%

12-15-2011 03:24:02 | More by jheezee
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Beeraucrat

Florida

4/5  rDev +9.6%

12-14-2011 14:36:01 | More by Beeraucrat
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Bwbkicks

Georgia

3/5  rDev -17.8%

12-14-2011 02:52:40 | More by Bwbkicks
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BaconIsLife

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +9.6%

12-14-2011 00:48:07 | More by BaconIsLife
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kmckinnon87

Texas

5/5  rDev +37%

12-13-2011 03:32:33 | More by kmckinnon87
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jak

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +9.6%

12-12-2011 00:08:32 | More by jak
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jenray

Texas

3/5  rDev -17.8%

12-11-2011 15:44:19 | More by jenray
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PhatAtUT

Texas

4/5  rDev +9.6%

12-11-2011 05:46:55 | More by PhatAtUT
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godlessape

Georgia

4.22/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a proper pint glass. Pure gold in color with a wee skim of a head that stays the course, leaving some serious lacing.

Smells inviting: all biscuit bready malt with a sharp citrus hop aroma on the tail end.

Taste like it smells. A great balance of biscuity malts, and citrus hop sizzle. Some breadyness in there as well, with a dry finish.

The perfect carbonation makes it a great thirst quencher.

Overall you can't go wrong with this brew. I'll never forget my first run in with SweetWater 420. I was at a outdoor summer concert in Hotlanta. The temperature was high enough to melt steel, the opening bands sucked and the only beer I could find was Coors Light in 24oz cans. Shameful I know. I wouldn't wash my feet in that shit now. But then later while the main band was playing (Slayer) I found a beer kiosk that was in the process of closing and they only had SweetWater 420. The guy poured me the beer--on the freaking house because he had already closed the register or something--and I thought I was the luckiest man on earth. I was blown away after the first sip. This is great stuff but imagine what it tasted like after a hot day, drinking nothing but Coors Light.

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2011 23:40:43 | More by godlessape
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jivecap

Colorado

5/5  rDev +37%

12-10-2011 22:35:06 | More by jivecap
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buckyp

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +9.6%

12-10-2011 20:12:39 | More by buckyp
Sweetwater 420 Extra Pale Ale from SweetWater Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 2,128 ratings.