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Sweetwater LowRYEder IPA - SweetWater Brewing Company

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Sweetwater LowRYEder IPASweetwater LowRYEder IPA

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BA SCORE
84
good

515 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 515
Reviews: 72
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 10.48%
Wants: 14
Gots: 46 | 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:
Beer added by: dpodratsky3 on 06-26-2012

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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.52/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

In my mind, I think of southern California and all of those boat-looking cars from the seventies that are a half inch off of the ground and the fine and upstanding individuals driving them drinking rye IPAs! Cause that's how they roll, right?

LowRYEder IPA kicks off with a deep gold and bright copper hue that's void of any haze. Its filtered appearance highlights steady streams of carbonation that fuel a short statured head of off-white foam and decorative lace.

Grain aromas are softly of caramel, husk and earth. That earthen sweetness trends toward sweet tobacco herbal components and something of orange marmalade. Grapefruit citrus notes provide the hop overtones.

Then to taste, the spiciness of rye strikes the tongue as early as the malt sweetness does. That balance and blend is even keel and chases the flavor profile over its grainy-sweet upstart, its herbal and fruity middle, and then past its husky earth finish. Its crisp and refreshing taste excels despite its unusual earthy spice.

Brisk and bitey from sip to finish, the crisp ale sheds its early sweetness and is aided by carbonation that not only keeps the are creamy but dries the palate equally. Arid and somewhat light in the middle, the beer nears watering before ending with dry spice, earth and pepper.

LowRYEder is a fantastic little rye IPA. But it is so light, so dry, and so crisp it actually rejects richness, complexity and variety in favor for refreshment and crispness.

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4.05/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours to a nice creamy 1/2 inch permanent head and gold-amber color. Aroma is citrus hops and sweet malt with a creamy buttery note. Flavor mirrors smell with strong hop flavor upfront, malt to balance on the middle, which is good because the bitterness kicks in toward the end. Mouthfeel is light-medium and moderate carbonation. I appreciate hops when there are other complexities involved. Good one.

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3.46/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: 3.25: Not much of a head ever really developed and I cranked the pour. Just kind of a generic amber color in appearance.

Smell 3.50: Good bouquet. Hops, barley...some slight spiciness present from the rye.

Taste 3.50: Front is dry, but some hoppiness seeps in. Middle is also dry, but a nice hop blend swims to the surface. Also, you can taste a few glimmers of a slightly spicy rye hint in this taste level. Finish is almost empty. It actually cascades back to the middle with more of the barley and the hops, but finishes very abruptly. Aftertaste is, strangely, of medium length and finishes on a dry and somewhat cumin-like taste that is very subdued.

Mouthfeel 3.25: Good, but like the rest of their beers, too many bubbles.

Overall 3.5: A pretty solid offering. The label has a few señoritas and a Tommy Chong-esque character in a low-rider with a suspicious substance in his hands...better hope Wal-Mart doesn't find out, guys. Regardless of the usual Sweetwater foolishness, this is a good beer for sessions. Would also go pretty well with food as it is not sweet at all and the rye is not overpowering. Try it out.

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3.8/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A. It is relatively clear with some hints of sediment. It has a caramel color with a limited head and some lacing. A good deal of bubbles coming up throughout.

S. It has a very sweet, honey scent.

T/M. It has a sweet malt taste. There's some caramel taste to it. A mild hoppy bite. There's some dark fruit taste in there, a very mild tart lemon taste underneath. Light body.

O. THis is an easy to drink, enjoyable brew. It has a nice balance and a fairly complex taste.

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Sweetwater LowRYEder IPA from SweetWater Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 515 ratings.