Sweetwater IPA | SweetWater Brewing Company

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Sweetwater IPASweetwater IPA
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3.96/5
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3,587 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:
#5,349
Reviews:
944
Ratings:
3,587
pDev:
11.36%
Bros Score:
3.92
 
 
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Ratings: 3,587 |  Reviews: 944
Photo of sirspins
3.99/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours hazy orange, string notes of pine and floral off the nose. Followed up by slightly bitter and earthy tasting notes. Overall a smooth and easy drinker, a classic IPA and good introductory beer for the style for new consumers.

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

Photo of Servenvolley
4.05/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of depechemode1983
4.13/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light honey amber in color. Head is off-white and foamy. Retention was minimal and no lacing.
The nose is tropical. Orange, lemon, a bit of pineapple and some piney bitterness. This one is very aromatic.
Bitter hops and citrus peelings. Absolutely delicious.
Mouthfeel is clean and smooth with great carbonation.

A solid IPA for sure.

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Photo of Thankin_Hank
3.95/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Good looking beer, somewhat hazy orange color. Nice thick head. Very good aroma. Not overpowering hop aroma. It follows suit with the taste . Nice hop but not too strong. Makes for a nice creamy smooth IPA. I get citrus, oranges and maybe some lemon. I’ll look for this at home. On draft at Fish on Fire, Orlando.

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Photo of nonnie864
4.17/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Coryk133
3.94/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Solid IPA nice hoppy taste

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

Nice smooth easy drinker.. Not super bitter like a lot of single ipa's , plenty of malt to back up the hops..

Also easy to find at gas stations and such.

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Photo of upsbeernut
4.93/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

Photo of Jstarr2517
3.94/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Nearly clear golden copper pour with 1 finger of foamy white head. Fell fast... reasonable lacing.

S: Citrus and pine... lightly toasted grains.

T/F: Pretty tasty stuff... crackery grains and lemon/citrus forward hops. Solid bitterness... balanced.. a little bit of pineapple but mostly lemon/tangerine. Light and crisp.

O: A tasty IPA... easy drinking... and one that could easily be a 'go-to' in terms of quality and price point (assuming availability.. only just now seeing it regularly in the northeast).

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Photo of porters4life
4.14/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheCrowsEye
3.8/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LarrysDeerGut
4.15/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MisledTitan
3.47/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Apellonious
3.99/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle, best if enjoyed by 5/29/18, poured into an IPA glass, a rubbish orange with visible floating sediment (unfiltered) and three fingers of white head. Smell is initially dank hop with some onion, and some citrus peeks through eventually. The taste is much more grainy/bready up front; the hops more in line with pine and lemon, but very much still intact. The feel is medium heavy, somewhat smooth due to carb release on the pour and the sediment, but there is still a medium low level of carbonation to hold it together. Overall, a good solid IPA, will have to check into their dating to see how old this was.

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

Photo of DAS30
3.54/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Grthka
4.06/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zenboy99
3.74/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Bought this at a gas station in Tennessee. Decent IPA, easy to drink

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Photo of Tdnarba
2.79/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Wasn't a fan of this. The smell was repulsive really. Taste didn't make up for it

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Photo of dooman
4.2/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of VoxRationis
3.84/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Decanted from a 12 oz (355 ml) bottle into a conical pint glass; best by 04/10/18.
A: Pours a hazy, dark amber tp light copper color with a half inch, white head, spotty retention and soapy lacing.
S: Tangerine > pineapple aromas predominate, overlaying cracked grains.
T: Palate largely follows the nose, although tangerine is, by far, the most notably fruit, and caramel malt backbone much more evident. Light, refreshing bitterness.
M: Light to medium bodied with a light effervescence.
O: A very respectable, enjoyable, relatively light bodied IPA from SweetWater. Very, very drinkable. I will be looking forward to their other offerings, if this is representative.

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

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Sweetwater IPA from SweetWater Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 3,587 ratings