SweetWater Brewing Company

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SweetWater Brewing Company
Georgia, United States
American IPA
Ranked #1,388
Ranked #12,971
3.96 | pDev: 11.36%
May 20, 2023
Feb 05, 2002
Very Good
Notes: 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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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 Texas

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
Rated: 3.98 by HopBelT from Belgium

Oct 23, 2022
Rated: 3.47 by CRObighit2 from Canada (ON)

Oct 09, 2022
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Reviewed by RedMiller1 from Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Yum, A refreshing and delightful IPA. Just the right amount of hops and a surprisingly light mouth feel. Tastes and smells like a well thought out IPA. The folks at Sweetwater have a winner!
Aug 24, 2022
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Reviewed by Specialmick from Connecticut

3.22/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Look...A copper brown yellow with a white carbonated head with no haze. With no born date just a BB date who knows how old this beer could be.
Smell...so light the hint of citrus and hop dank.
Taste...makes up for the lack of smell. A hop citrus juice. A definitive old school IPA taste. The heavy full and flavorful back end sets this up as a good one to throw back. a good full taste for a 6.3 percent ABV
Feel....Thin juice that is to be expected of a traditional American IPA. Medium carbonation with no lacing
Overall...A solid but not exceptional beer to me. Living in New England for many years, beers here tasted like this 20 years ago. With the age of the beers unknown maybe this would be better another time? It's Aiiiiight
Jul 19, 2022
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Reviewed by WYeates from North Carolina

3.96/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A turbid amber beer with a long-lasting foamy head. A bread grassy peppery aroma that doesn't overwhelm nor stimulate the senses. A slight malty taste with little to no aftertaste, light, but not watery flavor. A pretty good IPA without anything to disappoint or overwhelm. An easy-drinking beer.
Jul 07, 2022
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Reviewed by CarolinaCardinals from North Carolina

3.78/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Picked up a 12 oz single as part of a mixed sixer from the Ingles cooler on Spartanburg Highway 1-20-22 for $1.83. canned 9-2-21; consumed 4-25-22. Cold stored since purchase.

Beer poured golden orange with a very nice white head.

Nose is floral hops forward with a touch of grapefruit.

Taste follows the nose with a lighter pale malt base that has some grapefruit flavored hops and finishes pretty bitter with a nice piney bite; 8/10 on my scale.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and fairly smooth and refreshing.

Overall a pretty good IPA that i would have again.
Apr 25, 2022
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Reviewed by Jd333 from South Carolina

3.82/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
This is my go to IPA. Great balance of hops and malt. Reliably consistent bottle to bottle, year around. Reasonably priced and easy to find in upstate South Carolina.
Apr 23, 2022
Rated: 4 by tonystanhope from Florida

Apr 04, 2022
Rated: 3.97 by Electros from Canada (ON)

Apr 03, 2022
Rated: 3.97 by DOCRW from Washington

Mar 10, 2022
Rated: 5 by Dalkri from Massachusetts

Mar 10, 2022
Rated: 2.05 by wilfonzo from Florida

Feb 19, 2022
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Reviewed by Parmesan from Colorado

3.78/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
L: Pours a hazy lemon yellow with a pillowy white head and nice lacing around the glass.

S: Very tropical lots of pineapple, orange, mango and some sugary sweetness.

T: Tropical fruit, pineapple, orange followed by a stronger hop bitterness, juicy but still old school.

F: Smooth mouthful, medium body.

O: This is a nice old school IPA.
Feb 13, 2022
Rated: 2.84 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Feb 08, 2022
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Reviewed by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

4.09/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12oz can EB date 4/29/22 into a 16oz pint glass.
L: Pours a light sediment-hazed thick light amber gold w/a 2" off-white rocky head with decent retention. Med-low carbonation and light sticky lacing. It's look reminds me of Firestone/Walker IPAs with fine sediment in suspension.
S: Citrus fruits, gently spicy hops, orange, mango, a hint of banana.
T: Citrus, pine, grapefruit, lemon zest, caramelized malts, a hint of bread. Bitterness lingers and hops are slightly resinous and stay centralized on the tongue.
F: Med-bodied slick & juicy mouthfeel with a med-length finish that is gently drying and lingering.
O: Good bitterness and balance and is fairly easy drinking even at at cellar temps. A straight up no-frills American IPA that is very good in it's style.
Feb 04, 2022
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Reviewed by HoppingMadMonk from New Jersey

3.98/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Attractive clear amber appearance.
Around a medium body with carbonation that seems a little bit too much but still a pleasant feel.
Aroma is grapefruit, citrus, malt,floral earthy.
Taste is mildly sweet with a nice hop bite that doesn't dominate and take over.
Im not a big fan of ipas but this seemed to have enough of a malt taste to create a really nice beer.
Jan 11, 2022
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Reviewed by dkoehler42 from New York

3.42/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
This particular beer is described as a "go-to brew". It pours a light amber with a white head. The nose is full of malt and hops and the taste is the same. My chief complaint is the mouthfeel is thin for an IPA. If you were planning a session or wanted something quick and easy I suppose this could work, but I'd have liked a little more body. Otherwise it's a fine beer.
Jan 10, 2022
Rated: 3.89 by Seshin from California

Jan 07, 2022
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Reviewed by beergoot from Colorado

4.13/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Clear, dark amber body; excellent carbonation; thick, sculpted head, white and sticky; lacing weaves along the glass. Nice dank, pine-like aroma with a bit of citrus. Nicely balanced taste; unobtrusive malt backbone supporting a moderate, zesty hop bitterness; pine resin; light esters. Medium body; crisp and slightly prickly on the palate; semi-dry mouthfeel throughout.

A very nice American India pale ale, clean, crisp, balanced and tasty.

Pouring temperature: 52 °F; canning data: 03/31/22 (best before date)
Jan 03, 2022
Rated: 3.25 by Hellpop65 from Kansas

Jan 01, 2022
Rated: 3.71 by Giggy from Michigan

Dec 30, 2021
Rated: 4.16 by selekt0r

Dec 04, 2021
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Reviewed by Mdog from Minnesota

4.28/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
From a 12oz can:

Appearance: Clear gold, particles in suspension, big head.

Smell: Nice pink grapefruit aroma, some sweetness.

Taste: Mild sweetness followed by moderate citrus bitterness. Clean feel, dry finish, easy drinking.

Overall: Kind of an old school IPA here as beer #2 from the Sweetwater mix pack. I like it a lot, hits the right balance between sweetness and bitterness and is an easy drinker.
Oct 23, 2021
Rated: 4 by rdub from Pennsylvania

Oct 11, 2021
Rated: 4.26 by LXIXME from New Mexico

Oct 02, 2021
Rated: 3.47 by desint from Belgium

Sep 05, 2021
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