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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

488 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 488
Reviews: 72
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 10.72%
Wants: 12
Gots: 31 | 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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Photo of KevinGordon
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

KevinGordon, Feb 06, 2013
Photo of unskinnyhop09
3.78/5  rDev +1.3%
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
Photo of slipangle
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

slipangle, Feb 03, 2013
Photo of godlessape
4.16/5  rDev +11.5%
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 +7.2%

Brianito, Jan 30, 2013
Photo of CitizenGrain
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

CitizenGrain, Jan 29, 2013
Photo of chickenflea
3.7/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured slightly hazy and golden. A small white head with minimal lacing. Aroma is tangerine and sweet orange on a soda cracker. Flavor does have a touch of spice on the finish with some grain and caramel malt mid palate. This drink works its way from the nose to the front of the tongue and back through the back of your throat in a deliberate and tasty fashion. The rye is unmistakeable and mutes the bitterness, smoothing out the finish as well. A tasty and highly drinkable brew. Medium texture with average carbonation.

chickenflea, Jan 29, 2013
Photo of Durge
3.95/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Grabbed one on my way through Atlanta Airport at their Draft House at
Terminal B. This IPA shows a clear, deep amber color with a modest white top and
similar lacing. The aroma is very nice with solid citrus and a hint of rye
grain along with a touch of caramel malt. The flavor brings an immediately
satisfying idea of crisp lemon/grapefruit hop, and a notable dry rye wheat
element. Nice graininess while offering lots of hop bite along with some orange,
fruit sweetness. The body is just about medium with a fine but very effective
carbonation that makes for a lively feel that works for this tasty, refreshing
brew.

Durge, Jan 27, 2013
Photo of OMsweetOM
4/5  rDev +7.2%

OMsweetOM, Jan 24, 2013
Photo of fields336
3.6/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A: cloudy peach, amber colored brew w 1.5 fingers yellowish head. lots of bubbles coming off the bottom of the glass.

S: sweet, pear, peach, spicey rye, sweet caramel malts

T: peach, pear, mango, spicey rye, bready malt, sweet caramel, toffee, could be more bitter

M: light-med bodied, dry finish nice

O: Nice rye IPA, I think i like Ruthless better though

fields336, Jan 22, 2013
Photo of John1985
4/5  rDev +7.2%

John1985, Jan 21, 2013
Photo of MAJ85
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

MAJ85, Jan 20, 2013
Photo of khargro2
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

khargro2, Jan 19, 2013
Photo of gregoryhersh
4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

gregoryhersh, Jan 18, 2013
Photo of Jsmercer
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Jsmercer, Jan 18, 2013
Photo of Slikpitt
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Slikpitt, Jan 16, 2013
Photo of oldvines
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

oldvines, Jan 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

bushwack, Jan 12, 2013
Photo of TheMarkE
3.69/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Different. The peppery rye and floral hops are well balanced, as are the sweetness and bitterness. Not one of their best, but it continues to grow on me the more I drink it. The 6.2% ABV probably helps.

TheMarkE, Jan 10, 2013
Photo of Thorpe429
3.79/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap at the Sweetwater location in the Atlanta airport. Pours a golden color. Fairly bitter with some rye spice and a touch of residual bready malt. Pretty drinkable, especially during a layover.

Thorpe429, Jan 09, 2013
Photo of AlexFields
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

AlexFields, Jan 08, 2013
Photo of avalon07
3.98/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a yellowish color and a clear consistency. There was a half inch of foamy head that dissipated after a fair amount of time. Pretty good lacing.

S: A sweet, enticing aroma of hops and light fruit.

T: Tasted of hops (an average amount), some light malt, and a good deal of fruit (seemed like a citrus element). The advertised rye was present, but not overwhelmingly so. A sweet, light, easy to like flavor.

M: A highly carbonated beer with a smooth finish. Light-bodied.

O: This is a solid beer that's very focused and really drinkable. A session beer if there ever was one.

avalon07, Jan 07, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

Mattybz28, Jan 01, 2013
Photo of ExtraStout
3.88/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Part of their 12 pack combo. Pours an okay size head. Color is a kind of a darker yellow, what I would expect when I think of rye. I smell a combo of rye, hops and malts. The tasted is rye up front with hops coming quickly and hanging behind with a touch of malts. The mouthfeel is decent. Overall I like this offering and think its the best of their 12 pack combo. One can taste the Sweetwater IPA backbone and because I like rye I'm really diggin this.

ExtraStout, Dec 29, 2012
Photo of Beezee
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Beezee, Dec 28, 2012
Sweetwater LowRYEder IPA from SweetWater Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 488 ratings.