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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3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of TwelveOunces
4.14/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a tulip

A- A slight haze on a brilliant orange. A slight white head.

S- A dank and resinous hop bomb. A load of citrus and a perfectly balanced sweet malt. Really nice stuff.

T- A sharp citrus at first. A bold orange and lemon flavor. I get a lot of onion and spicy herbal notes as well. More on the bitter side then sweet. A hop focused flavor profile but an overall balanced beer.

M- Kind of bitter but easy drinking.

O- A very solid IPA with a bold hop flavor.

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4.52/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Excellent looking, rich orange color. Smell is fruity, a bit orangy.

Taste is very citrusy with a bitter and dry finish.

Not an over the top IPA but very very solid. I really love the citrus notes in this one. Orange and lemon with a grapefruit type finish. Very solid and refreshing IPA. A regular for me.

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.59/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This beer was a complete surprise. This proves convincingly that a world class AIPA doesn't have to come from CA or VT. First, when uncapping the bottle the first thing that hits you is the aroma. There is hop cloud released with citrusy, resiny notes. No doubt dry hopped at a high level and certainly with a Cascade, Simcoe blend. The appearance was good clarity, a deep golden color, little head retention and no noticeable lacing on the way down. On the tongue it starts with a grassy presence, leveling out to a little alcohol tinge and finishing with a lingering grapefruit bitterness. Well balanced and extremely drinkable. One of my top 5 all time AIPA examples. Excellent!!

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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Sweetwater IPA from SweetWater Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 3,543 ratings
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