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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

508 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 508
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)
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

SocalKicks, Apr 16, 2013
Photo of sd123
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

sd123, Apr 15, 2013
Photo of adamwn
3/5  rDev -19.4%

adamwn, Apr 14, 2013
Photo of ColSanders123
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

ColSanders123, Apr 05, 2013
Photo of bigfnjoe
3.99/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle into a Delirium tulip

A- pours a transparent shade of orange with a one finger pure white head that fades quickly and leaves a solid trace of white. Looks great

S- a little bit of rye and some tropical fruit. Solid albeit unspectacular

T- the rye punches you early on, and the finish is the juicy tropical fruit coming through.

M- medium bodied. Solid average

O- good beer. I liked the Crank Tank Rye much more, though

bigfnjoe, Apr 05, 2013
Photo of Celtics76
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Celtics76, Apr 01, 2013
Photo of ncpoa
5/5  rDev +34.4%

ncpoa, Apr 01, 2013
Photo of dbrauneis
3.73/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a hazy golden apricot in color with light amounts of gentle visible carbonation and some orange highlights. The beer has a finger tall creamy off-white head that slowly reduces to a very thick film covering the entire surface of the beer evenly. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of caramel malts with some slightly stronger aromas of citrus/orange and herbal/floral hops.

T: Moderate flavors of pale + caramel malts along with moderate flavors of rye - there is a nice spicy element to the upfront flavors of this beer. Just a touch of sweetness in the malts. That is followed by some light to moderate flavors of herbal and citrus/orange rind hops. Light to moderate amounts of bitterness but it fades rather quickly.

M: Slightly heavier than medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth upfront with some light amounts of dryness in the finish.

O: This beer is enjoyable but the combination of the rye spiciness and bitter hops make this one that I probably would only have a single of in a session. It is definitely beer I would have again but is a little more intense than easy drinking.

dbrauneis, Mar 31, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

derekfilcoff, Mar 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

irish01980, Mar 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

HiWire, Mar 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

DoomVM, Mar 28, 2013
Photo of joefuzz
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Pours hazy honey gold with a very small off white head. Smells of strongly of citrus hops. Taste is kind of muted hops with a good amount of crystal malt. Mouthfeel and carbonation are about right for the style. Overall pretty decent beer.

joefuzz, Mar 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Magery, Mar 27, 2013
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5/5  rDev +34.4%

Antonius08, Mar 26, 2013
Photo of Ryan011235
4.2/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Rockmill tulip on 3/25/13

Best if enjoyed by: 04/18/13

This is lighter in color than I was expecting; a softer shade of honey gold. The beer sits clear with one thumb of sticky foam atop. Ample gobby lace.

Really nice play between the hops and rye; deep citric tones (tangerine, orange marmalade and peach) are paired with lively pine and rye. Semi-doughy biscuit notes as well.

The hops and rye kick even more come sippin' time; resinous, bitter pine and crackling grapefruit rake from the tip of the tongue on back. Rye is a willing participant in such a raucous foray. Floral sweet and tropical peach hops linger, calming the toasty finish.

The medium-light body and carbonation a-plenty add to the chaotic aspects of the beer. Oh, and what wonderful chaotic aspects they are.

LowRyeDer is legit. I picked up but one single. I should have bought a whole six pack. One of the best Sweetwater 12 ouncers I've had - it easily rivals SIPA.

Ryan011235, Mar 26, 2013
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3.94/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a slightly hazy copper pour with a finger of white head, nice retention. smells of grapefruit, pine, caramel. a nice citrus hop profile, piney bitterness, earthy notes, a nice sweet malty profile. medium body with high carbonation makes his a very refreshing drink. a crisp and refreshingly flavorful hoppy ipa. not the best rye ipa i've had, but one of the better ones.

facundoCNB, Mar 26, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

immobileman, Mar 24, 2013
Photo of KTCamm
3.68/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Pours light to medium copper with white foam. Clingy around the edges. Light malty nose, hints of rye. Taste has a lot of rye, firm hoppiness. The body is light but the bitter is prominent. Blended nicely, smooth easy IPA with a thread of rye. Pretty good.

KTCamm, Mar 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

thebouch01, Mar 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

waiting4lunch, Mar 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

LibrariansLoveBEER, Mar 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

WillKillem, Mar 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

wmobley, Mar 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

JohnBender, Mar 09, 2013
Sweetwater LowRYEder IPA from SweetWater Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 508 ratings.