Sweetwater IPA | SweetWater Brewing Company

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3,472 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:
3,472
Reviews:
923
Avg:
4.01
pDev:
11.47%
 
 
Wants:
194
Gots:
1,017
For Trade:
8
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Photo of BarwoodBonanza
3.67/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Rich copper color. Head retention leaves something to be desired, fading quickly with minimal lacing.

Powerful tropical fruit nose with mango and pineapple. A little note of citrus in the background.

Tropical fruits up front in the flavor but with a more prominent grapefruit and orange peel citrus. Finishes with a hefty dose of pine resin and a nice lingering bitterness. Pretty clean hop profile. Malts are noticeable but subdued and act more as a balancing note. I will say the hop aromas are much more powerful than the flavor which fades pretty quickly but while it's there it's really tasty.

Carbonation is lively and nice palate cleanser considering the pretty solid bitterness on the back end.

Overall a really nice IPA. The big hop aromas had me hoping for more than what the flavor delivered but still pretty solid in general. If I wanted an IPA this wouldn't be my first choice but I can see drinking it from time to time. Very drinkable.

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Photo of boomdigs
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of brewskifan55
3.84/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a tulip glass

A: Opaque, golden with an off-white half-finger head that dissipates fast. Low lacing.

S: Piney hops and grapefruit dominates. This could be a hop bomb.

T: But it wasn't. I get a really nice balance of grassy hops and sweet caramel malts. Smooth.

M: Light to medium with medium carbonation.

O: Now I see why this one is so popular. I like my IPA's well balanced between the bitter and the sweet and this one fits the bill. Recommended.

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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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5/5  rDev +24.7%

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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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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

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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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3.25/5  rDev -19%

Sweetwater IPA from SweetWater Brewing Company
4.01 out of 5 based on 3,472 ratings.
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