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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

2,713 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 2,713
Reviews: 673
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 13.46%
Wants: 77
Gots: 455 | 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 chrismattlin
3.57/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gonzoillini
3.52/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Corburk
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of apasternak
3/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.91/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I am really surprised to see this one rated as low as it is. I mean, a nice crisp citrusy low alcohol American pale that's balanced without being heavy, distinct on the hops, and about as refreshing as one could imagine. Deliciously fresh, bursting with lemony hop aromatics and a hint of orange zest to the taste, great hot weather session beer, and I think easily my favorite beer I have had from these guys. No caramel malts getting in the way, it stays nice and light. Pale, like a pale ale should be but so few really are anymore, not trying to do too much, while simultaneously doing it all. Love it!

Photo of themegamancave
3.64/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of greg4579
3.52/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of norinco
3.63/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DavidHume
3.69/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wapcap
3.83/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ESchweers
3.35/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of masonstorm
3.52/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GOBLIN
3.41/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of StanleysCup
3.57/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of misternebbie
3.56/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.82/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Miller's Ale House in Jacksonville, FL.

Pours a golden amber, with a one inch head, and a little bit of lacing.

Smells pretty potent and tasty, with grapefruit, pine, and bready malt.

This isn't the most complex pale ale ever, but it gets the job done. Crisp and refreshing, with ample hop flavor, and just enough malt to balance it out.

Like I said above, this one has a really crisp and refreshing mouthfeel, and a higher level of carbonation.

First SweetWater beer- I'm intrigued and want to try more.

Photo of afsdan
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hotpauko
3.68/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This is decent offering for the style. It is very good on a hot summer day. No significant aroma, slightly hazy, with a foam that sticks around. A little extra hoppy with some florally taste, it's got a bite as it settles in the mouth. Almost sessionable if you need to pick up a 12 or case.

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.48/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tuck_leepulin
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Boomer4ES
4.09/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SirBrandonofMaltANDHops
3.62/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Wonderfully sweet but not oversweet pale ale with a hop bite that almost anyone can enjoy.

Photo of JDWVURx
3.41/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of 18Beers
3.79/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Unique and great tasting Pale Ale. Lighter and more hoppy than some other Pale Ales. Love to see the unfiltered sediment. Gets me excited to get to the bottom of the bottle. I would recommend letting the beer warm up if it was in the fridge. Much better at around 45-50 degrees.

Photo of Gtwreck45
3.88/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sweetwater 420 Extra Pale Ale from SweetWater Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 2,713 ratings.