1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Sweetwater LowRYEder IPA - SweetWater Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Sweetwater LowRYEder IPASweetwater LowRYEder IPA

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
84
good

511 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 511
Reviews: 72
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 10.48%
Wants: 13
Gots: 39 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
SweetWater Brewing Company visit their website
Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: dpodratsky3 on 06-26-2012)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Sweetwater LowRYEder IPA Alström Bros
Ratings: 511 | Reviews: 72 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of BMart
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of Jackgannon
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of xShoWTeKx
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of Cazlo
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of RamboDog
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of AMCPhD
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of ncstateplaya
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of addiwilliams
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of woooobeer
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.86/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sweetwater LowRYEder IPA has a medium, off-white head, a hazy, orange-gold appearance, a few streaming bubbles, and some thin lacing left behind. The aroma is faint, but one can detect citrus, hop oil, and bread crust. Taste is very much of mild grapefruit, with some white bread, white bread crust, sweetness, low bitterness, and a shade of peppery rye. Mouthfeel light to medium and a bit slick. Sweetwater LowRYEder finishes dry, refreshing, sweet, and easy going. Overall, this is very good, but not particularly different.

RJT

Photo of CottomanEmpire
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of Mikecap
3.45/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Poured a medium copper from a 12 oz bottle into my Founders snifter. Nice one finger fluffy white head and solid lacing, good looking beer.

Smell: Citrus forward, with some grapefruit, tangerine, and peach coming to mind. Also some pine and earthy notes, can sense the rye as well.

Taste: Moderate hoppiness with some pine and spiciness coming through, notable citrus with some lemon and grapefruit coming through, decent tasting.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with low to moderate bitterness and a decent kick. Could use a bit more balance I think, but not bad.

Overall: This wasn't great, but I'd drink it again. I like their traditional IPA slightly better but this is worth a try.

Photo of dmorgan310
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Wrex68
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of crbnfbr
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of Noisia
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of WDJersey
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of brinkdeer
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of BeerImmediately
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of Immortale25
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Dogfish Spiegelau glass. Label says Best if Enjoyed by: 11/07/13

A- Pours a dark amber color with a 1/2 inch off-white head that retains quite well before slowly settling at a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a full sheet of surface foam. Resilient lacing leaves a trail of clots behind.

S- Somewhat citrusy hop aroma blends with the spicy, malty rye.

T- Hops have a mild bite for an IPA as the rye malt lends a good balance to the profile. The bitterness and spice make for a vibrant combo. Easy to drink and minimal alcohol flavor.

M- A tad oily with medium carbonation and a body leaning toward the fuller side.

O- I used to really like RIPAs because of the balance the rye usually brings, but lately I've been prone to enjoying more straight-up versions of the style. Nonetheless, this one is certainly recommended.

Photo of bcoutu
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of tbryan5
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of animal69
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of ramblinwreck101
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of jpaulsen
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Sweetwater LowRYEder IPA from SweetWater Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 511 ratings.