Sweetwater IPA | SweetWater Brewing Company

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Sweetwater IPASweetwater IPA
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3.96/5
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3,633 Ratings
Sweetwater IPASweetwater IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
SweetWater Brewing Company
Georgia, United States
sweetwaterbrew.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
This mammoth IPA is dry-hopped to the gills, delivering a kick-you-in-the-teeth hop chop. This beer is unfiltered, as with all SweetWater's brews, to leave all the natural flavors intact.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-05-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#9,835
Reviews:
950
Ratings:
3,633
pDev:
11.36%
 
 
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201
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1,124
Trade:
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Photo of CanConPhilly
3.74/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L - 2.5 finger creamy white head atop a near-transparent yellow body.

S - herb, floral, grass, orange, caramel.

T - follows the nose. Floral and grassy. Low bitterness. Moderate-low sweetness. Low booziness.

F - medium body and carb.

O - very decent for the price.

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Photo of KMcGrath
3.96/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Unclevince
3.98/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Z_isSleeping
3.91/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of J10Murphy
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mothmanscott
3.74/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From notes 6/1/13: Pours an orange/amber gold producing a finger of white, chunky, moderately lasting head and nice clumpy lacing. Aroma is pine, citrus (particularly grapefruit), grass, some caramel with hints of black tea and roses. Taste has a low malt profile and sweetness, grapefruit and pine heavy hops. Starts and finishes bitter with a half sweet, peppery finish. Some sweet taste and syrupy feel in the finish and aftertaste.

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Photo of Mase8
4.11/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of cryptichead
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of spongebob2
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of suenoderazon
4.27/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JohnDon
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BigMac59
3.94/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kdouble
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Abe_Froman
3.9/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JayQue
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good solid AIPA. Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Nice hazy light amber color with a medium size foamy, bubbly white head. Head retention is about average but there is plenty of lacing on the glass. Aroma is sweet, beady malt, piney hops and a little grapefruit. Flavor is more of the same with a nice balance between the piney hops and the malt, The grapefruit/citrus kicks in at the back end. Good bitterness. Mouthfeel is crisp and somewhat bitter. A good balanced beer rather than a hops blast. This would be a great every day, go-to IPA in areas where it is readily available.

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Photo of EMH73
3.77/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy golden color with a half inch, poorly retained white head that left some spotty lacing. Smells of citrus fruits ,pine, malt and earthy notes. Tastes of orange, orange rind, lemon, some sweet malts, pine and earthy notes. Light to medium bodied, medium carbonation, light to medium bitterness that lingers on the finish.

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Photo of HopsForBrains
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ljbivona
3/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of MizzouBrew
3.88/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Mark-Leggett
3.48/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dannycohen62
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RabbleRouserRye
3.68/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bshaw22
3.63/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This probably would have been a great ipa about 15 years ago. Now it’s just pretty good.
I could drink a lot of them.
Not much on the nose
Piney and a little sweet on the finish.
Lingers bitter - old school
Good beer overall

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Photo of Thirstygoat
3.94/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DavetotheB
3.29/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

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Sweetwater IPA from SweetWater Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 3,633 ratings