Sweetwater IPA | SweetWater Brewing Company

Sweetwater IPASweetwater IPA
BA SCORE
3.97/5
3,516 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
Ranking:
#4,199
Reviews:
928
Ratings:
3,516
pDev:
11.34%
Bros Score:
3.92
 
 
Wants:
195
Gots:
1,056
Trade:
9
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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Best by 5/17/14. Bought in a mixed threepack at a Publix market while in Florida.

a: Clear amber with an inch tall white head which receded to rocky surface foam and dense lacing. Lots of carbonation bubbles.

s: Mild fruit.

t: Fruit cup up front over moderate hop bite.

m: Light to medium.

o: An easy-drinking, refreshing IPA.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a semi-clear copper color. There's a finger worth of barely off-white colored head, with retention that's average for the style. Touches of lacing are left on the glass, also. Generally, it looks quite good.

S: There are some decent grapefruity hops on the nose, also taking on some piny notes as well. The malts aren't exactly timid, either - some caramel, honey, and toffee can definitely be tasted. Decent, but a bit too standard for the style.

T: Much like the nose, there are no surprises or amazing moments, just a rock-solid IPA. Herbaceous, grapefruity hops open it up, while caramel malts finish it off. The hop profile also takes on a slight tea leaf character on the aftertaste. It's definitely a balanced example of the style, maybe *sliiightly* erring towards sweet.

M: It has a light-to-medium body, with some lingering sweetness post-swallow to balance out the crisp bite. Carbonation feels restrained. I figured out what I like so much about this - it's so refreshing going down. In a way, it's just like drinking a glass of sweet tea...except it's a 6.3% IPA.

O: This one really hit the spot, more than I anticipated it to. It's one of the more refreshing IPAs I've drank in a while (I've drank many of them recently, keep in mind), and it's just so drinkable without having to resort to being hop water. I'd drink it again, absolutely.

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Sweetwater IPA from SweetWater Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.97 out of 5 with 3,516 ratings
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