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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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2,599 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,599
Reviews: 650
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 13.74%
Wants: 72
Gots: 359 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of sommersb
3.83/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Tasted On: 07-09-2012
Freshness: Unknown
Packaging: Draft
Glassware: Pilsner glass
Purchased: On tap at Gibson Café, Nashville Airport

Had this while waiting for a delayed flight.

Pours a clear copper color. The average head shows good lace and retention.

Aromas are grainy and hoppy with some citrus character.

Taste is spot-on for a pale ale -- good amount of hop bitterness balanced with some malt grain notes.

Feel is medium bodied with an average level of carbination. Finish is bitter but not over the top.

Overall a solid pale ale offering.

Photo of nasa60
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of Slatetank
3.73/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

thanks to carlos for sharing this! enjoyed chilled in a 1/2 pint glass.

The color is lightly hazed golden with amber hues and substantial white cap with small bead. The lace collects well and retention is good. The smell is mostly floral but there is a nice citrus and herbal compliment with mild sweet malt esters. The feel is decent with light body and mild sweetness moderate carbonation maybe on the low side, very clean and finish is smooth.

The taste is tangy, slightly lemony with subtle malt tinge which is slightly toasted with some floral hop tastes which verge on tea-like with light astringency and nice creamy element from the yeast in the background. I was happy to try this as it is a drinkable pale, I would not be opposed to having this again.

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of donmonkey1
3.78/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours golden/brown with no head, no lacing, mediocre carbonaton. Incredibly horrible and pathetic appearance. At least it's not cloudy with bugs floating around. That's worth a half point. Maybe.

Smell: Nice floral hop with a touch of pine.

Taste: Same as smell.

I'm extremely dissapointed in the way the beer looks. However, This is a really good tasting beer, and taste is what counts the most. I'd recommend it to all my friends, provided they have a blindfold.

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

Photo of Dudeletter
4.08/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The idea of a table beer is the same as a table wine. It is generally pleasing, but nothing special. There needs to be wide appeal, it needs to be widely available year round, but not too strong or weak. The best table beer in Atlanta is….
Sweetwater 420: This beer is a West Coast Style Pale Ale. It is easy to find and easy drinking, perhaps a little too hoppy for some, but over all a great beer.


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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of mvanaskie13
3.7/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap at roasted in folly beach, sc: poured into plastic clear cup, color copper, with light off white head, decent lacing.

Smell is lots of pale malt, bread, overtaken by crisp hops, nice and floral.

Taste is a little sweet, good toast, bread and malt flavors. Hops are floral, light fruit; easy drinking solid flavors

Mouthfeel is a little drying, maybe the lingering bitterness or carbonation.

Overall, beer fit the moment on the beach, decent hop/malt balance.

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of charlzm
2.68/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Consumed March 14th, 2012 from a pint glass. Bottle labeled as good until June 2012.

Appearance: medium to light golden, plenty of carbonation. A one finger fine white head.

Lemony, grassy aroma with a hint of sweet malt. Light grapefruit aroma.

Flavor is slightly corny. Light and husky crystal malts up front. Mineral water aftertaste offset by grapefruit note. Low bitterness.

Mouthfeel is thin, watery.

Remarkable only in its unremarkability. Avoid this one.

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

Sweetwater 420 Extra Pale Ale from SweetWater Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 2,599 ratings.