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Sweetwater 420 Extra Pale Ale - SweetWater Brewing Company

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2,543 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,543
Reviews: 646
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 13.46%
Wants: 71
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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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

31donzi, May 16, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

ncstateplaya, May 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

ryancuth, May 14, 2012
Photo of Hoptometrist
3.58/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap at Broadway Brewhouse into a shaker glass

A- Poured a very pale yellow, very clear with a frothy head that left some glass coating lace

S- Kind of dank and fruity aroma, a little subdued in the aroma

T- Some dank flavor and candy like fruitiness, with a big cream ale type backbone. Kind of a muted cream ale with some hop character

M- Smooth, prickly carbonation, finishes dry

O- A very drinkable beer, some really nice sweet hop flavors, but the overall flavor profile of the beer is reminiscent of a cream ale.

Hoptometrist, May 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

dmargittai, May 11, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

davidblack, May 11, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

hgbpro, May 10, 2012
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3/5  rDev -17.6%

avisong, May 09, 2012
Photo of GallowsThief
3.18/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Gift from Brent at The House of Brews in Jensen Beach. Thanks Brent! Poured into a pint glass.

A – Poured out a medium to dark golden color with a finger of crisp white head that receded quickly. No real lacing.

S – Light and sweet malts with same amount of hops in the nose. Touch of citrus.

T – A lot more citrus in the taste then was in the nose. Very subtle maltiness. Nice bitterness with a touch of sweet that balances the flavor. Has just a bit of herb and grassy flavors.

M – Light bodied, crisp with dryness mixed in. Easy drinker. Nice carbonation.

O – Good brew here and a solid APA. Ice cold on a hot summer day this would be perfect.

GallowsThief, May 08, 2012
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3.55/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Taco Mac in Perimeter. Pours a lighter yellow color with a flimzy white heading. Very little lacing and heading after a minute or two.

Very little aroma here. Some slight doughy bread mix with a touch of pine hops. Nothing really standing out here.

Heavy carapils makes me think of a decent macro ale. Very sweet and almost like cereal grains and then a nice solid pop of pine hops. Some slight lemon zest to finish things up.

Good carbonation, nice medium body and good balance.

Not to impressed with this one. Nothing really stood out to me.

TheFightfan1, May 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

Metal4Breakfast, May 05, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

kmfreeman1, May 04, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

robo90124, May 04, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

jlordi12, May 03, 2012
Photo of rangerred
3.88/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at the brewery.

Pours a clear dark gold with a one finger frothy head.

Aroma of citrus hops along with some bready malt.

Hops are first on the taste being light grapefruit and pine. A nice bready, biscuity malt props up the rest of the beer nicely balancing out the hops. Bitterness is on the moderate side.

Overall this is a really good brew. Easy enough to have several of in one sitting but still plenty of flavor.

rangerred, May 01, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

drtth, May 01, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

BillyTWilliams, Apr 30, 2012
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3.68/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The one-inch, fluffy white head lasts a long while, leaving a webbing over a chill-hazed, dark gold beer in a Harp nonic.

Sweet malt with apricot, caramel and honey.

A light, bitter bite greets one on opening and lingers through to the finish. Otherwise, one will find lemon tea. The finish is modest and long.

This is a full-bodied beer with lively carbonation, no alcohol, and clings to the tongue. There is a light metallic note and light residuals left on the lips.

This is an easy drinking beer with decent character. I would classify this as a “go-to” beer for an afternoon of relaxation after work. It would easily stand up to wings or fried foods.

SLeffler27, Apr 29, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

yaksurf, Apr 29, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

LexShaw89, Apr 29, 2012
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3/5  rDev -17.6%

Fufsackbandit, Apr 29, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

AdamV481, Apr 29, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

amrozga, Apr 28, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

mrsimm, Apr 28, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -38.2%

olbubba, Apr 27, 2012
Sweetwater 420 Extra Pale Ale from SweetWater Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 2,543 ratings.