Sweetwater 420 Extra Pale Ale - SweetWater Brewing Company
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3.45/5 rDev -5.2%
Poured into tulip glass.
Appearance: clear, golden straw color. No lacing.
Smell: earthy, hoppy, pine resin.
Taste: malty, caramel, toffee, sweet.
Mouthfeel: medium bodied, low carbonation, smooth, crisp.
Overall: A decent pale ale, lacking on the hops. Too malty. Drinkability is moderate.
11-16-2011 17:45:23 | More by phichifiji00
3.68/5 rDev +1.1%
A- pours an orangey amber color with a white finger of foamy head. Decent head retention. Very good clarity.
S- smells of biscuity pale malt orange citric peel and floral hop notes.
T- pale biscuit malt flavor bringing some balance to the hops the beer showcases. Citrusy orange peel, lemon zest and a note of spicy white pepper from the hops with a moderate hop bitterness. Crisp dry finish.
MF- slick straight forward mouthfeel with a light body and average carbonation.
D- pretty darn drinkable.
Overall a solid pale.
10-29-2011 03:31:50 | More by Viciousknishs
3.15/5 rDev -13.5%
A: Pours a completely clear golden-yellow color with a medium white head that falls quickly to leave behind a patchy, rocky head and a sticky ring. Moderate lacing left behind on the edges of the glass.
S: Despite what the label says, I wouldn't compare this to a west coast IPA. Subdued hops and a pretty solid malt backbone make this a pretty typical east coast IPA. Earthy hops and a malty sweetness is just about all that's there.
T: Taste follows the aroma quite well. Malty sweetness up front manifesting itself in the form of very subtle caramel. Earthy hops come out toward the end, but they are really pretty subtle too. A bit of a bitterness at the finish.
M: Lighter side of medium bodied with a lower level of carbonation. Pretty watered down in mouthfeel and flavor. Slightly sweet up front and slightly bitter on the back end.
D: Goes down pretty easily, but it's not completely pleasant. Pretty watered down and very subdued in flavor. Definitely not comparable to a west coast IPA and definitely a little disappointing. A Sweetwater beer for ya, though.
10-29-2011 02:37:37 | More by Mississipping
Sweetwater 420 Extra Pale Ale from SweetWater Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 2,274 ratings.