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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
83
good

2,093 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 2,093
Reviews: 619
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.15%
Wants: 55
Gots: 164 | 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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FreshmanPour77

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -17.8%

12-03-2011 20:22:30 | More by FreshmanPour77
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agammon

Alabama

4/5  rDev +9.6%

12-03-2011 17:31:16 | More by agammon
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syrupjoe

Minnesota

3.55/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle into pint glass. Deep gold color, slightly cloudy.

Nose is sweet, malty, and grainy with a definite hop zing and a red wine accent.

Taste is light, fruity, and well-balanced. I get some red berries, and almost a hint of Belgian yeast.

Moderate carbonation with a bit of a sweet finish.

Overall a good but not great pale ale with some interesting flavors (like red wine and red berries) that I've never gotten in a Pale Ale before.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2011 19:38:28 | More by syrupjoe
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austinhensley

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +9.6%

12-02-2011 14:39:17 | More by austinhensley
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tripledbrew

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

12-02-2011 06:20:28 | More by tripledbrew
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UNCCTDawg

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +9.6%

11-30-2011 02:40:51 | More by UNCCTDawg
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Slikpitt

Georgia

4/5  rDev +9.6%

11-30-2011 02:38:46 | More by Slikpitt
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deadonhisfeet

Kentucky

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

Clear gold color (nice!) with a thin fluffy head that has decent retention. Nose has faint tones of sour apple and lemon. The taste is slightly sweet and grainy with notes of fresh bread a nice little lemony hop bite. The finish is nice and dry. The mouthfeel is a bit thin.

Overall, this beer is easy-drinking and enjoyable without being overpowering. It would make a nice addition to any tailgating session since it won't destroy your tastebuds for a wide variety of foods. However, if you want a really flavorful, more assertive pale ale to drink and enjoy, I'd suggest a Sierra Nevada. It is superior, possibly cheaper, and more easily found.

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2011 10:14:18 | More by deadonhisfeet
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akinsja

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +9.6%

11-28-2011 21:34:05 | More by akinsja
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TheSquire23

Colorado

4/5  rDev +9.6%

11-28-2011 01:32:48 | More by TheSquire23
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warnerry

Michigan

3.58/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear golden brown with one finger of white head. Head has good retention and leaves rings of lacing down the glass. Smells and tastes of biscuit malt, a bit of pine and citrus. Slightly bitter on the aftertaste, but not that intense. Overall a good pale ale, but doesn't really stand out.

Serving type: on-tap

11-27-2011 21:16:51 | More by warnerry
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cgarcer

Georgia

4/5  rDev +9.6%

11-27-2011 14:06:15 | More by cgarcer
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jmich24

Michigan

4/5  rDev +9.6%

11-27-2011 05:10:25 | More by jmich24
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planbee

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -17.8%

11-26-2011 05:54:47 | More by planbee
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JDizzle124

Colorado

5/5  rDev +37%

11-26-2011 03:39:28 | More by JDizzle124
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Beer21

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I've had 420 many times. It is one of my staple beers. It is one of those beers that is perpetually inviting, excellent for warm summer days and the beach. It is an excellent Extra Pale Ale with an above average flavor and aroma. The mouthfeel is crisp, perfect for the thirsty soul. Enjoy!

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2011 22:05:34 | More by Beer21
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Exiled

Texas

4/5  rDev +9.6%

11-25-2011 21:12:10 | More by Exiled
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drmarcusmobley

Kentucky

2/5  rDev -45.2%

11-25-2011 04:10:14 | More by drmarcusmobley
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +9.6%

11-25-2011 03:14:16 | More by nmann08
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wo87810

Florida

4/5  rDev +9.6%

11-24-2011 17:24:13 | More by wo87810
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beefandbean22

Washington

4/5  rDev +9.6%

11-23-2011 19:28:11 | More by beefandbean22
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mmcnaughton

Michigan

4/5  rDev +9.6%

11-23-2011 12:51:42 | More by mmcnaughton
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GHeinze89

Georgia

4/5  rDev +9.6%

11-23-2011 06:48:00 | More by GHeinze89
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +9.6%

11-22-2011 18:00:17 | More by Rochefort10nh
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freduardo

Alabama

3/5  rDev -17.8%

11-22-2011 17:34:26 | More by freduardo
Sweetwater 420 Extra Pale Ale from SweetWater Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 2,093 ratings.