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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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2,666 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,666
Reviews: 663
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 13.46%
Wants: 74
Gots: 416 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-29-2001

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Photo of syrupjoe
3.55/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle into pint glass. Deep gold color, slightly cloudy.

Nose is sweet, malty, and grainy with a definite hop zing and a red wine accent.

Taste is light, fruity, and well-balanced. I get some red berries, and almost a hint of Belgian yeast.

Moderate carbonation with a bit of a sweet finish.

Overall a good but not great pale ale with some interesting flavors (like red wine and red berries) that I've never gotten in a Pale Ale before.

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of deadonhisfeet
3.53/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear gold color (nice!) with a thin fluffy head that has decent retention. Nose has faint tones of sour apple and lemon. The taste is slightly sweet and grainy with notes of fresh bread a nice little lemony hop bite. The finish is nice and dry. The mouthfeel is a bit thin.

Overall, this beer is easy-drinking and enjoyable without being overpowering. It would make a nice addition to any tailgating session since it won't destroy your tastebuds for a wide variety of foods. However, if you want a really flavorful, more assertive pale ale to drink and enjoy, I'd suggest a Sierra Nevada. It is superior, possibly cheaper, and more easily found.

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of warnerry
3.58/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear golden brown with one finger of white head. Head has good retention and leaves rings of lacing down the glass. Smells and tastes of biscuit malt, a bit of pine and citrus. Slightly bitter on the aftertaste, but not that intense. Overall a good pale ale, but doesn't really stand out.

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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5/5  rDev +37.4%

Photo of Beer21
3.76/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I've had 420 many times. It is one of my staple beers. It is one of those beers that is perpetually inviting, excellent for warm summer days and the beach. It is an excellent Extra Pale Ale with an above average flavor and aroma. The mouthfeel is crisp, perfect for the thirsty soul. Enjoy!

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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2/5  rDev -45.1%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of harpo111
3.08/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a orange-yellow with a moderate head. Had a nice malty hay scent to it. As an APA I thought it would have more a hoppy bite..but no was a little smoother than I expected. Still has a good taste with a citris/orange peel note...followed by some hops and malt. Very drinkable. Some bite in the aftertaste..but still kinda mild.
Would I buy again...sure...not a bad beer with food. Would I plunk down 8 bucks for a 6...maybe. Overall not bad. I would like to see a little more boom..but we can live with that.

Sweetwater 420 Extra Pale Ale from SweetWater Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 2,666 ratings.