Sweetwater IPA | SweetWater Brewing Company

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Sweetwater IPASweetwater IPA
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3,584 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:
This mammoth IPA is dry-hopped to the gills, delivering a kick-you-in-the-teeth hop chop. This beer is unfiltered, as with all SweetWater's brews, to leave all the natural flavors intact.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-05-2002

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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3.73/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A-Pours clear and light orange in color. Medium head and retention.

S-Has a nice fruity smell.

T-Fruit, especially grapefruit, hit right away with a nice hoppy finish. Some malt and light carbonation also. Hop finish sticks around.

M-On the lighter side for ipas and relatively smooth.

O-Very good ipa with great flavor and finish. Definitely top 5-10, but a notch below Celebration Ale. At $15-$16 for a 12-pack, this beer is in my regular rotation. This beer also scores above average on the hangover so drink your fluids.

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4/5  rDev +1%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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3.81/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I acquired this as part of a "Tackle Box" consisting of three bottles of four different SW beers.

Bottle poured into a pint glass.

A - Poured out a slightly hazy golden color with a good head that retreated to a nice lace throughout.

S - Pine and citrus.

T - Pine and citrus and malt on the tongue with a good citrus finish.

M - Very rich and tangy with good carbonation.

O - A pretty good IPA worth keeping in a rotation.

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4.33/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured on-tap into shaker pint glass.
A: Pours a nice clear golden yellow with 1 inch white head with excellent retention.
S: Wonderful citrus, floral hop aroma. Pineapple, passion fruit, grapefruit, and sharp orange notes create a beautiful bouquet.
T: Nice grapefruit, pineapple, and orange hop notes. Still solid, but doesn't quite live up to the promise of the aroma.
M: Light body. Very smooth and softly sweet. The typical hop bitterness of the style is nicely subdued...which makes this eminently more drinkable in my opinion.
D: A wonderful IPA, especially for those who don't want an abrasive feel to their hops. Nicely complex and extremely drinkable. Seek it out!

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.66/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Medium amber, fast dissipating head.

S: This beer has the most distinctive smell of any beer, in my opinion. It has a massive fruity/zesty/hoppy scent that's unmistakable.

T: Not as hoppy as it smells. The zest is there with lemon and grapefruit coming through most. It finished clean and slightly bitter. Great balance and ton of flavor.

M: Light to medium with relatively high carbonation.

O: The taste is nearly perfect to me, a very interesting beer overall. This is my #2 everyday favorite behind Centennial Ipa. If it had a nicer looking bottle (and cost more $$) it would probably be rated even higher on this site... j/k

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5/5  rDev +26.3%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Sweetwater IPA from SweetWater Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 3,584 ratings