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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

2,264 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 2,264
Reviews: 626
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 13.19%
Wants: 60
Gots: 237 | 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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cantstandya65

Georgia

1.5/5  rDev -58.8%

03-12-2012 20:29:58 | More by cantstandya65
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JustinAniello

Connecticut

3.33/5  rDev -8.5%

A - Pours a clear gold with a one finger head. Quickly dissipates to a light cap and foamy lacing.

S - Sweet malts with a blend of grapefruit and floral notes.

T - Lightly sweet breadiness followed by a heavy citrus. Decent bitterness in the aftertaste.

M - Medium body, medium/high on carbonation.

O - Overall a decent beer, but nothing too spectacular. Nice aroma, but the taste could use a little more depth. Not bad if get the chance to try it, but there are better pale ales to have regularly.

03-11-2012 21:07:38 | More by JustinAniello
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UltimateLivewire

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

03-11-2012 16:06:26 | More by UltimateLivewire
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Jim_DemonDeacon


4/5  rDev +9.9%

03-10-2012 23:11:38 | More by Jim_DemonDeacon
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iL0VEbeer

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +9.9%

03-09-2012 05:07:49 | More by iL0VEbeer
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beerFool28607

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

03-08-2012 23:58:07 | More by beerFool28607
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OldTime

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

03-08-2012 07:06:51 | More by OldTime
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mgobrew10

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +3%

03-08-2012 03:16:55 | More by mgobrew10
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sd123

Louisiana

3/5  rDev -17.6%

03-06-2012 18:02:27 | More by sd123
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Hopstimatic

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +9.9%

03-06-2012 02:16:39 | More by Hopstimatic
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GoodOmens1986

Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

03-06-2012 00:54:10 | More by GoodOmens1986
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MoDunc


4/5  rDev +9.9%

03-05-2012 04:52:15 | More by MoDunc
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carrollmel7

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

03-05-2012 04:17:59 | More by carrollmel7
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Beerontwowheels

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

03-05-2012 00:29:11 | More by Beerontwowheels
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bhawk1

Georgia

3/5  rDev -17.6%

03-04-2012 20:49:31 | More by bhawk1
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Redglimmer


4/5  rDev +9.9%

03-04-2012 03:13:55 | More by Redglimmer
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TippySelenoid

Missouri

3.95/5  rDev +8.5%

Poured into a mug.

Deep gold in color with a white head. It leaves a nice ring of foam.

It's got a citrus rind smell. Tangerine?

It's pretty bitter. The hops leave a crisp bite on the back of the tongue. There is a malty sweetness as well.

Pretty crisp with a light medium body. Drier than I expected.

Overall, this beer is good. It's easy to drink, but I'm not sure I want to drink a bunh of these.

03-03-2012 22:14:13 | More by TippySelenoid
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pgr2ferrari

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

03-03-2012 01:52:09 | More by pgr2ferrari
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hopfacebrew

Colorado

3.85/5  rDev +5.8%

A hook up from Colby, thanks man. Bottled dated best by 3/28/12 poured to pint glass. The beer pours a translucent pale straw color with a small 1/2 finger white head with virtually no retention and minimal lacing. The nose is rather mild, more of a sweet crystal malt presence than hops, which is odd considering the name of the beer. Hints of earthy hops but mostly malty nose. The flavor is more inviting than the nose lets on, a gentle blend of crystal malt with a light earthy bitter together with a fruity sweetness. Nothing is all that pronounced rather well balanced. A mild bitterness and lingering fruity character remain on the tongue. Light bodied and decently carbonated. Overall, a treat to try. I've been wanting to try this on name and label alone. I know it's won some awards so it was nice to try. Not earth shattering but solid.

03-02-2012 17:00:37 | More by hopfacebrew
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BlueFeetAndBeer

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +9.9%

03-02-2012 02:55:25 | More by BlueFeetAndBeer
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mmmIPAs

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

03-01-2012 06:55:30 | More by mmmIPAs
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LvanB

Colorado

1/5  rDev -72.5%

02-28-2012 17:48:43 | More by LvanB
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ShaunNewman

Florida

3.8/5  rDev +4.4%

A- standard golden for a pale ale
S- light hoppy smell a smell I typically enjoy in a pale
T- sweet upfront with a light hop in the middle
M- smooth upfront with a little carb at the end

A better than average American Pale Ale and I would have another.

02-27-2012 23:41:42 | More by ShaunNewman
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Bubbalito

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

02-27-2012 00:33:20 | More by Bubbalito
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BeerMeBrah

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +3%

02-25-2012 19:39:35 | More by BeerMeBrah
Sweetwater 420 Extra Pale Ale from SweetWater Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 2,264 ratings.