Sweetwater IPA | SweetWater Brewing Company

3,491 Ratings
Sweetwater IPASweetwater IPA

Brewed by:
SweetWater Brewing Company
Georgia, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-05-2002

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4.05/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap, poured into a pint glass.
Appearance - very cloudy orange, some carbonation bubbles that build a thin, off white head. Lacing is minimal.
Smell - mostly grapefruit, with some sweet bread possibly.
Taste - bitter grapefruit with a nice malt backbone!
Feel - highly carbonated with a powerful bitter finish.
Overall - good value and worth a shot if you find yourself with a chance to try!

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1.75/5  rDev -56.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of neenerzig
3.95/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got a single 12 oz bottle of this from a Publix in Osprey, FL, as I am currently on vacation there. Poured into a pint glass. This beer pours a mainly clear, slightly cloudy, medium golden/copper/amber color. The white head was only about 1/2 inch thick when first poured, settling all too quickly to a thin to medium sized ring lining the inside of the glass with bits of foam dotting the beer's surface here and there. Not much lacing at all either. Aromas of some sweet caramel malt and zesty citrus hops and not much else really. The aroma is a bit weak overall, it needs to be more pungent for sure. The taste is much better, with flavors of caramel malt sweetness that gives way to nice zesty, citrus, piney, and earthy hops. Good balance between the malty sweetness and the hop bitterness here. Has a crisp yet smooth, medium to full bodied mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. Easy to drink in a good way. A pretty solid IPA here indeed!


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Photo of JoeyBrightside
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of Stevedore
3.74/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A- Hazy orange body. One finger white head, good retention, solid lacing.

S- Citrus, a bit of pine, biscuits. Not terribly complex or interesting but not exactly a one-note brew either. Solid.

F- Grapefruit, oranges. Biscuits, a bit of caramel malt. Altogether balanced in my opinion; not overly hoppy but not overly sweet either.

M- Medium body, a bit on the lighter side with good carbonation. A bit of grapefruit rind bitterness on the backend.

O- Pretty good southern shelf IPA that isn't terribly bitter nor sweet.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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3/5  rDev -25.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

Sweetwater IPA from SweetWater Brewing Company
4.01 out of 5 based on 3,491 ratings.
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