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Sweetwater IPA | SweetWater Brewing Company

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Sweetwater IPASweetwater IPA
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3,525 Ratings
Sweetwater IPASweetwater IPA

Brewed by:
SweetWater Brewing Company
Georgia, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-05-2002

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Tastes like a gross plant.

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2.25/5  rDev -43.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

This was disappointingly bland like a lager.

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2.33/5  rDev -41.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Medium color not a sting smell or taste but had to try it

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2.33/5  rDev -41.3%
look: 5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

What to say? Man North Carolina, you're killing me! I know this is a Georgia IPA, but trying to locate a good IPA in these parts is becoming a daunting challenge.
Can't blame the date on the bottle, drink before August 14, it's June 21st.

This IPA looked beautiful as I was pouring it, but appearance tells you little.

Upon smelling it, nothing. Second try, I may have dug out some piney notes.

Taste- Just bad off flavors. Would have rather had a Bud. Poured it out.

Hopefully, this was a "bad" batch, but with the date and my luck with the East Coast IPA'S, I am losing hope.

Thankfully, I can still get Lagunitas out here.

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look: 3.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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2.39/5  rDev -39.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

had this from a 12-oz bottle

A: pours a rich dark goldn color with a good head and good lacing. A good looking bier.
S: weird. it smells like those little bottles of lemon juice mixed with grapefruit. Very different.
T: follows the smell well. the grapefruit taste is a little overpowering and really takes away from any pale ale taste.
M: Not bad, but the taste is really overpowering and is not pleasing.
D: One, maybe two at the most.

overall, I did not really care for this bier. Not a typical pale ale. Try it if you want...

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Sweetwater IPA from SweetWater Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.97 out of 5 with 3,525 ratings
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