Sweetwater IPA | SweetWater Brewing Company

BA SCORE
90
outstanding
3,481 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:
3,481
Reviews:
923
Avg:
4.01
pDev:
11.47%
 
 
Wants:
195
Gots:
1,027
For Trade:
8
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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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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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Sweetwater IPA from SweetWater Brewing Company
4.01 out of 5 based on 3,481 ratings.
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