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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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2,736 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,736
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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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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5/5  rDev +37.4%

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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%

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4.2/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a proper pint glass. Pure gold in color with a wee skim of a head that stays the course, leaving some serious lacing.

Smells inviting: all biscuit bready malt with a sharp citrus hop aroma on the tail end.

Taste like it smells. A great balance of biscuity malts, and citrus hop sizzle. Some breadyness in there as well, with a dry finish.

The perfect carbonation makes it a great thirst quencher.

Overall you can't go wrong with this brew. I'll never forget my first run in with SweetWater 420. I was at a outdoor summer concert in Hotlanta. The temperature was high enough to melt steel, the opening bands sucked and the only beer I could find was Coors Light in 24oz cans. Shameful I know. I wouldn't wash my feet in that shit now. But then later while the main band was playing (Slayer) I found a beer kiosk that was in the process of closing and they only had SweetWater 420. The guy poured me the beer--on the freaking house because he had already closed the register or something--and I thought I was the luckiest man on earth. I was blown away after the first sip. This is great stuff but imagine what it tasted like after a hot day, drinking nothing but Coors Light.

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5/5  rDev +37.4%

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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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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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%

Sweetwater 420 Extra Pale Ale from SweetWater Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 2,736 ratings.