Sweetwater IPA | SweetWater Brewing Company

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90
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3,491 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:
3,491
Reviews:
927
Avg:
4.01
pDev:
11.47%
 
 
Wants:
195
Gots:
1,031
For Trade:
9
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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Citrusy unfiltered IPA that tastes like an above average West Coast IPA. Delicious with a decent head, hop with grapefruit forward and a great finish. Clean in appearance despite being unfiltered. One of the few east coast IPAs that can compete with the left coast.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I got this in a trade with my local buddy, Sam Knocken, so I am delving into something other than CANs as is usually my wont.

From the bottle: "Don't Float the Mainstream!"; "This mammoth IPA is dry hopped to the gills, delivering a kick-you-in-the teeth hop chop. This beer is unfiltered and, as always with SweetWater's brews, unpasteurized to leave all the natural flavors intact."

The head that I initially created was a finger-and-a-half of tawny foam, but it fell as I was typing, leaving great sticky lacing in its wake. Color was a deep-amber with just the slightest haze (SRM = > 7, < 9). Nose had a pine resinous scent that was perfect for post-season baseball. Pine tar and baseball just go together. Mouthfeel was medium and the hops bite was immediate. It was not as much of a kick in the teeth as they might have liked (and I have had those, both literally and figuratively), but this hophead was getting his groove on. The lacing was ongoing and unabating. Finish was semi-dry, very pine-like and a welcome addition to my afternoon.

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