Sweetwater IPA | SweetWater Brewing Company

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Sweetwater IPASweetwater IPA
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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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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A-pours a clear golden/amber color with a 1 finger off white head some adequate lacing and a nice collar
S-Citrus and pine hops with malt
T-nice citrus and slight tropical start to this some bitter pine plays here also a toasty malt presence mellows the hops
M-dry and sweet with a touch of bitterness
O-a solid IPA not great but one to look for and try

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Pint mug
From: Total Wine in Ballantyne (Charlotte), N.C.
Price: $15.99 for a variety 12-pack
Purchased: July 30, 2014
Consumed: July 30, 2014
Misc.: Enjoy by Sept. 22, 2014

Poured a caramel, amber, honey clear color with 1-to-2 fingers of khaki white frothy head. Lots of bubbles coming up from the bottom. Good spiderweb lacing along the sides of the glass. Good retention on the top of the glass all the way down.

Smelled grapefruit, piney, citrus hops, floral hops, caramel, bitter spices and orange rind. It all dried up late.

Tasted similar to the nose. Very good. Got piney grapefruit, citrus, floral, caramel, Simcoe, Centennial and Mosaic. It reminded me a bit of a session IPA.

Light-to-medium body. Oily texture. Average carbonation. Long, smooth finish.

Really enjoyed this IPA.

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BBD 9/15/14. Clear medium amber pour with a very faint ruby tint. Excellent head, lacing and retention. Very nice nose of grapefruit and tropical (mango) with a touch of spice and pine over a very light biscuit. Medium bodied with a normal carbonation level that imparts a bit of effervescence on the finish. Nice balanced flavor profile with a bit of hop complexity in a blended fashion. It begins with the flavors of the nose then flows into a mild bitterness. The finish is dry, not quite crisp, and leaves you with a light grapefruit rind bitterness and a touch of spice.

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Sweetwater IPA from SweetWater Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.97 out of 5 with 3,529 ratings
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