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Sweetwater LowRYEder IPA - SweetWater Brewing Company

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Sweetwater LowRYEder IPASweetwater LowRYEder IPA

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507 Ratings

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Ratings: 507
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%

Duvel, Mar 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Apathetiq, Mar 08, 2013
Photo of AmitC
4.01/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a snifter.

A nice pale orange color. One finger thick off white colored head with decent retention. Excellent lacing. Hazy appearance. Juicy. one or two bubbles seen going up. Opaque.

Aroma is bursting with some citrus flavors - orange peel and grape fruit. A mix of malts and centennial hops create a nice earthy touch along with creating good aromatics. Strength is good. No booze and nice sessionable touch with a good amount of orange feel. A little hint of rye in middle of all that.

Flavors are equally good. Zesty filled with sap kind of flavor that seeps in slowly giving the taste of dry hopped brew. Orange peel, grapefruit and a complex citrus variety. Upfront is a mix of malty and aromatic flavor with the end as a nice and well balanced rye IPA. Rye bitterness and hop bitterness is well hidden. Finish is a lot pale ale like with very slight bitterness. In fact malt does an extremely good job of not dominating but suppressing all the bitterness.

Mouth feel is medium light bodied. Moderate to low carbonation. Easy to drink and with no astringency.

AmitC, Mar 07, 2013
Photo of coreyfmcdonald
4/5  rDev +7.5%

coreyfmcdonald, Mar 04, 2013
Photo of markallmon
4.5/5  rDev +21%

markallmon, Mar 02, 2013
Photo of Orancy
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Orancy, Mar 01, 2013
Photo of TequilaTom
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

TequilaTom, Feb 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

Dannynoonan123, Feb 27, 2013
Photo of UnderPressure
3.53/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Slightly hazy. golden straw colored. Momentary half inch head melts to a ring.

Mostly malt sweetness in the aroma. The hops have certainly faded, since this beer is not at its peak freshness. But I am picking up some floral hop aroma

More of the same in the flavor, with an added spiciness from the rye malt. Significant bitterness accentuated by the rye. Decent flavor. Nothin special though.

Carbonation feels nice, as well as the body of the beer. The finish is dry, bitter, and a little rough on the tongue for my taste. But not as bad as some other rye beers.

I feel like this beer would be much better fresh, so I won't knock it too much. But, I wasn't very impressed overall.

UnderPressure, Feb 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

jopezu, Feb 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

VeganUndead, Feb 24, 2013
Photo of Gerred
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Gerred, Feb 24, 2013
Photo of smcolw
4.04/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Starts with a fluffy, large-bubbled head, settling very slowly. It leaves some chunky lace throughout the tasting. The liquid is dirty gold and hazy.

The dryness of the Rye really shows up in the smell. There's no sweetness to the nose. It seems like this sucks up all of the potential floral hop aroma that might exist. It's pleasant but not IPA-like.

Good dry malt start. Almost lip puckering. The hop is far more pronounced on the tongue, coming across like white pepper. The aftertaste is a continuation of these two elements, providing good lingering flavor. The body is above average in richness. The carbonation is appropriate.

smcolw, Feb 22, 2013
Photo of MightiestBeard
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

MightiestBeard, Feb 21, 2013
Photo of anjah
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

anjah, Feb 17, 2013
Photo of Santanna76
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Santanna76, Feb 16, 2013
Photo of HamGlade10
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

HamGlade10, Feb 10, 2013
Photo of Axnjxn
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Axnjxn, Feb 09, 2013
Photo of JHendu
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

JHendu, Feb 07, 2013
Photo of KevinGordon
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

KevinGordon, Feb 06, 2013
Photo of unskinnyhop09
3.78/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

had this offering at taco mac @ philips. have also had some bottles from sweetwater tackle boxes this winter.

best part = smell
least = mouthfeel

this brew looks great - solid craft brew pale ale.

the smell is amazing. the rye and hops really give this brew its aromatic identity.

the taste almost matches the aroma. it is crisp, hoppy, and peppery.

mouthfeel is the only weakness here. after having sn's ruthless, shmaltz's bittersweet lenny's ripa and br's hop rod, lowryeder's mouthfeel just doesn't compete.

overall - if you like hoppy, peppery ipas, then this brew is worth a try. i prefer sweetwater's ipa to this, but it is a pleasant experience.

oddly, i found the bottle better than the tap...could have been my frame of reference. try to drink it after 420.

unskinnyhop09, Feb 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

slipangle, Feb 03, 2013
Photo of godlessape
4.16/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured this from a bottle into a snifter. The body is clear and brassy, and the half inch creamy head fell to a thin skim and like all good IPA's hung on tenaciously.
The aroma is heavy with pine, like a fresh Christmas tree in a small room. I'm picking up a some grapefruit, orange, and lemon notes as well of course--and all of this is drenched in a subterranean deep rich caramel. Sublime.
The taste doesn't venture too from what your schnoz already told you to expect, thankfully. The spicy peppery rye adds to the whole mix in a winning way and the Mt Hood along with the Centennial hops make for a great combo.
The mouthfeel is smooth and creamy with light to moderate carbonation.
Overall this has to be one of my favorite rye IPA's. Anyone in or around Georgia should pick up a 6-pack or two.

godlessape, Feb 02, 2013
Photo of Brianito
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Brianito, Jan 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

CitizenGrain, Jan 29, 2013
Sweetwater LowRYEder IPA from SweetWater Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 507 ratings.