Sweetwater IPA | SweetWater Brewing Company

BA SCORE
90
outstanding
3,471 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:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-05-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
3,471
Reviews:
923
Avg:
4.01
pDev:
11.47%
 
 
Wants:
194
Gots:
1,017
For Trade:
8
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Ratings: 3,471 |  Reviews: 923
Photo of BallsDeep
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JBowenGeorgia
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dface
2.83/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of I3eer
3.64/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CharlesK
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Strohm
3.92/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of frankwynn
3.82/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours cooper into a snifter with a frothy white head that recedes down to a ring around the top. Smell is of citrus and some floral notes. Taste is balanced, didn't find the "dry hopped to the gills" to be aggressive or overpowering. Nice resinous citrus aftertaste. The more I drank of this beer, the more I liked it. Would go great with some fish and chips.

I would recommend buying this beer if you like: Balanced IPA's, Citrus Hop profiles.

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Photo of bkwhoppa66
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jschott75
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of soundaurora
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Narthax
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Greasy
4.02/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dreynolds1808
2.5/5  rDev -37.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of kojevergas
2.59/5  rDev -35.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Nabbed on-sale at a Whole Paycheck in Brooklyn for $8/sixer.

"Unfiltered." "IPA." "Bottle conditioned for fresher taste." "Dry hopped." 6.30% ABV.

Hop flavour is piney but balanced out by pale malt sweetness. Hop pungency is lacking, as is depth of flavour. Muddled, lacking a fresh taste. Coating resins make it stick to the palate, which is unpleasant in this beer's case. Very shallow and simple fare; I don't dislike it but it leaves a lot to be desired.

Smooth, wet, unrefreshing, medium-bodied, overcarbonated. Slightly oily. Coating.

OVERALL: I'm appalled this currently has a 90 overall rating on BeerAdvocate; it's mediocre at best. Perhaps this would have dazzled drinkers in 2003, but up against contemporary competition it's dreadfully lackluster. A shrug of an unremarkable IPA that I wouldn't recommend to others. Very forgettable fare from SweetWater.

C- (2.59) / BELOW AVERAGE

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Photo of Hopfenpeter
3.93/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cyber_phoenix
3.99/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of haines710
4.19/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Picked up a bottle at the local grocery cooler. Poured into a pint glass. Thin head and not much lacing as I drink it. This beer has a nice citrus smell, but taste is very dry and bitter. It is easy to drink and i enjoyed it more as i drank more. Not my favorite IPA, but still a quality beer.

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Photo of Ob512316
4.21/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look: copper, with a consistent thick white head
Smell: citrus, floral, and pine.
Taste: citrus, floral and pine, malt at the end
Feel easy to drink, medium carbonation. Would I buy again? Yes, I am going to try other beers made by this brewery first

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Photo of Creevo
4.75/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Very citrusy, floral tones and a nice aftertaste. Had in Destin, FL SB 2017. At 7% this would seem to be a new and great session brew. Very flavorful, nice job Atlanta, if only your highways were as smooth!

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Photo of Jmccanless
3.94/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gawz
4.17/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Huhzubendah
3.53/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Draft at Hooters in Atlanta, GA.

Copper orange body with an inch of white collar. Steady effervescence. Earthy hops, pine, spiced bread. Hop forward, moderate alcohol presence. Medium body. Medium-high bitterness. This is ok.

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Photo of Gotti311
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HermitDan
3.81/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerDreadz
3.44/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Sweetwater IPA from SweetWater Brewing Company
4.01 out of 5 based on 3,471 ratings.
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