SweetWater Brewing Company

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SweetWater Brewing Company
Georgia, United States
American IPA
Ranked #1,280
Ranked #12,555
3.96 | pDev: 11.36%
Jan 09, 2024
Feb 05, 2002
This mammoth IPA is defined by generous quantities of juicy American hops. The extensive dry hopping process contributes to its bright and flavorful character. This beer is unfiltered to leave all the natural flavors intact and bottle conditioned to stay super fresh.

Malt Bill: Munich, Wheat, 2-Row, 70/80
Hops: Columbus, Chinook, Cascade, Simcoe, Golding
Dry Hop: Simcoe, US Golding

50 IBU
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Reviewed by elNopalero from Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Can says to enjoy before two weeks from now. No idea if that means this is three months old or longer.
Pours like I mean it, leaving a nice cap of foam topping a light caramel colored beer. Low aroma, one I’m straining to find, with a faded citrus and pine hop profile. It seems like something I’d find 20 years ago, maybe longer.
Jan 09, 2024
Rated: 4.8 by jonhodges from Georgia

Jan 03, 2024
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Rated by jpmoery from South Carolina

4.15/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
my first review. well balanced, quick finish. A nice piny taste and well crafted. not much to complain about.
Oct 29, 2023
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Rated by jft944 from Tennessee

3.06/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
not an ipa fan
Oct 13, 2023
Rated: 3.74 by West_Chester_Ale_Tester from Ohio

Aug 23, 2023
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Reviewed by Gmann from New York

3.78/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Pours a toasted golden color with a big rocky off-white head. Some soapy lacing on the glass.

A mix of floral and piney hops in the aroma. A little bit of bud and perhaps mint. Bright.

A light toasted malt. A bit heavier than most IPAs. The hops are earthy with light pine notes.

The malt is a beefy on the palate. Fairly balanced but finishes with a earthy bitterness.

Misses the mark on style. More of a hoppy APA. The malt is quite substantial. Its good though.
Aug 18, 2023
Rated: 4.78 by soxfanben from Illinois

Jul 15, 2023
Rated: 3.91 by Timmmmaaayyy from Pennsylvania

Jul 08, 2023
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Reviewed by ATL6245 from Georgia

4.57/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Appearance: Slightly hazy amber. Big fluffy white head with good retention. Fast rising bubbles.

Aroma: Citrus, pine and grassy.

Flavor: Citrus, pine and grassy. Medium to low sweetness. Moderate bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Low Astringency, soft on the palate by finishes dry. Moderate length finish.

Overall: An iconic IPA out of GA. Initial aromas are of citrus (grapefruit-like) and pine; however, as it warms and aerates, you begin to pick up additional aromas, of which fresh cut grass was most noticeable. The tastes are just as complex. You get a nice malty sweetness intermixed with citrus, pine and herbs. None of which are powerful or offensive. It finishes semi-dry with a short, eloquent bitterness. Perfectly balanced and harmonized. Nothing boring or harsh in this IPA start to finish. One of my favorites.
Jun 14, 2023
Rated: 3.96 by TimDixon1964 from Maryland

May 20, 2023
Rated: 3.79 by HabaJohnTheReal1 from Illinois

May 17, 2023
Rated: 3.73 by OldGrover from Michigan

Apr 21, 2023
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Rated by GrumpyGas from Illinois

3.96/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Dank, drying, and tasty.
Mar 31, 2023
Rated: 3.63 by emiliobaratta from Venezuela

Feb 26, 2023
Rated: 3.67 by wisegreensoul from Idaho

Feb 04, 2023
Rated: 4.03 by not2quick from Missouri

Jan 17, 2023
Rated: 4 by timbocf from Arizona

Jan 08, 2023
Rated: 3.75 by iftcoach from Germany

Nov 01, 2022
Rated: 4.2 by Beergod420 from Michigan

Oct 30, 2022
Rated: 3.75 by flgimp from Pennsylvania

Oct 24, 2022
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