Sweetwater IPA | SweetWater Brewing Company

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Sweetwater IPASweetwater IPA
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3.96/5
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3,577 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:
#5,157
Reviews:
939
Ratings:
3,577
pDev:
11.36%
Bros Score:
3.92
 
 
Wants:
200
Gots:
1,099
Trade:
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Ratings: 3,577 |  Reviews: 939
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

Photo of Curt3
3.95/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of joemcgrath27
4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of spectru
3.69/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A hazy coppery golden color with a nice head, some lacing. Smells like a good beer. Mouthfeel is good but not remarkable. The flavor is mild for an IPA. Very drinkable.
I did a side by side taste test with Sweetwater 420 Extra Pale Ale and Sweetwater IPA. The 420 is similar, a little lighter in color and a little milder in flavor. The 420 had a more noticeable aroma, but maybe that was because I sniffed it first. Both are good. If you served me one and told me it was the other, I wonder if I would notice the deception. I think I would - the hops give it away.

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Photo of rsquared59
3.88/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jroof1
3.78/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of orcbuttholes
3.85/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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

I'm not that big of an IPA fan but this is a good beer.

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

Photo of Bark0707
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ilovegunsnroses2017
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | 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 3,577 ratings