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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

2,274 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 2,274
Reviews: 627
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 13.19%
Wants: 60
Gots: 241 | 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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Ratings: 2,274 | Reviews: 627 | Display Reviews Only:
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BeerNoobNC

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +9.9%

11-17-2011 10:08:21 | More by BeerNoobNC
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jeffthepony

Georgia

3/5  rDev -17.6%

11-17-2011 04:44:08 | More by jeffthepony
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coreyfmcdonald

Georgia

3/5  rDev -17.6%

11-17-2011 02:24:29 | More by coreyfmcdonald
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phichifiji00

California

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
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joshuastew

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +9.9%

11-16-2011 17:23:01 | More by joshuastew
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UncleWesticles

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +9.9%

11-16-2011 15:55:39 | More by UncleWesticles
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rjknyy

Georgia

4/5  rDev +9.9%

11-16-2011 03:04:34 | More by rjknyy
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harryhood41

Georgia

4/5  rDev +9.9%

11-16-2011 02:50:10 | More by harryhood41
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ColSanders123

Georgia

4/5  rDev +9.9%

11-15-2011 16:42:40 | More by ColSanders123
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eerbayman

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +9.9%

11-15-2011 10:51:42 | More by eerbayman
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mjtiernan

New York

4/5  rDev +9.9%

11-15-2011 05:05:09 | More by mjtiernan
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EasyReader

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +9.9%

11-15-2011 02:11:43 | More by EasyReader
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Hands22

Florida

4/5  rDev +9.9%

11-15-2011 01:22:41 | More by Hands22
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Lawnboy33

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +9.9%

11-15-2011 00:45:23 | More by Lawnboy33
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Adamostella

Washington

4/5  rDev +9.9%

11-14-2011 23:24:23 | More by Adamostella
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NCbeerpirate

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +9.9%

11-14-2011 22:14:34 | More by NCbeerpirate
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jmhart

Georgia

4/5  rDev +9.9%

11-14-2011 22:14:29 | More by jmhart
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kkrez

Colorado

4/5  rDev +9.9%

11-14-2011 21:45:45 | More by kkrez
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Jspriest

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

11-14-2011 18:13:41 | More by Jspriest
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TEAMHOLT

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -17.6%

11-14-2011 17:28:40 | More by TEAMHOLT
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Janderson91

Alabama

4/5  rDev +9.9%

11-14-2011 16:30:44 | More by Janderson91
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jophish17

Georgia

2.5/5  rDev -31.3%

11-14-2011 14:03:18 | More by jophish17
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Josiah2729

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +9.9%

11-14-2011 08:44:23 | More by Josiah2729
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Viciousknishs

Virginia

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
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Mississipping

Mississippi

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.