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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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2,741 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,741
Reviews: 681
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 13.46%
Wants: 75
Gots: 469 | FT: 4
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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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A solid enough beer, if not my favorite in the Sweetwater stable. Essentially, this is a transition beer, and in that sense it provides a nice entry into the world of craft beer for many a drinker. It serves as a better alternative than many another possibility for this role. Fairly light all around, with a modicum of bitterness, especially at the finish. Crisp, pleasant, good lawnmower beer with a bit more hops and character than the usual for the task. Fairly dry, and with a snappy finish. Serves its purpose.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours out a slightly hazy golden to light amber color. Has a nice two finger head that settles down to a lacing around the glass. The retention is pretty good too as it keeps a blanket of foamy head on the top.

Some citrus and mild pine hop notes. There is a good pale malt sweetness that help balance.

The flavor is a great blend of citrus, grapefruit, and biscuit malt. Fit the standard of an Pale Ale. Kind of west coast.

Medium bodied and slightly carbonated. Finished dry and balanced, nothing overdone.

Hands down this is just a great Pale Ale with great balance and goes down easy.

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5/5  rDev +37.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is by far my favorite beer.

Taste is set to please. An EPA that I can turn to all the time. Sweetwater releases many beers over time, but 420 is my all time favorite beer.

Great bitter up front with a nice mellow finish. I have been drinking this stuff since I moved to Georgia about 4 years ago. It was my first non-commercial beer and has been my favorite ever since.

Don't Float the Mainstream!!!

Sweetwater 420 Extra Pale Ale from SweetWater Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 2,741 ratings.