Sweetwater IPA | SweetWater Brewing Company

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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:
3,471
Reviews:
923
Avg:
4.01
pDev:
11.47%
 
 
Wants:
194
Gots:
1,018
For Trade:
8
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 3,471 |  Reviews: 923
Photo of Gawz
4.17/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Huhzubendah
3.53/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Draft at Hooters in Atlanta, GA.

Copper orange body with an inch of white collar. Steady effervescence. Earthy hops, pine, spiced bread. Hop forward, moderate alcohol presence. Medium body. Medium-high bitterness. This is ok.

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Photo of Gotti311
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HermitDan
3.81/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerDreadz
3.44/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of nick_perry
3.74/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy yellow appearance. Hoppy flavor, although not as strong as some IPAs. Notes of coriander and orange peel. Smooth finish. Gotta get this on tap. I had in from a bottle and the hop flavor was almost gone.

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Photo of DraconusDesanctus666
4.34/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz bottle (05/08/17) ,into a Funky Buddha snifter.

Thick frothy white colored head that stands 1 finger tall,with good retention and sticky lacing.Hazy gold colored body,with low clarity and distorted light showing through the glass.Heavy amount of sediment,and low carbonation.

On the nose I get heavy amounts of citrus hops,mango and pineapple,along with piney hop notes.These are balanced by sweet biscuit and caramel malts.This IPA has a very nice,very pleasant aroma to it.

On the palate I get tropical hops,mango and pineapple up front,and bitter piney hops on the back end,with sweet biscuit malts balancing throughout.This is a very good tasting,very well balanced hop forward IPA with a bit of a dank taste.Very nice beer.

The body is medium heavy,with a sticky mouth feel and a medium dry finish.Good amount of oxidation on the tongue.

This is a very good IPA.Nice bitter backbone with a good balance of citrus and pine hops,and sweet malts.Very smooth,very drinkable.One I will definitely revisit in the future,and would recommend to any hop head to at least try.

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Photo of nashvillefil
4.77/5  rDev +19%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

My go to favorite IPA

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Photo of TheStauff
3.69/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hoptometrist
4.2/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zekenyce
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MikePacheco12
4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Z-man
3.66/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of duvel1979
4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JuiceMan818
4.15/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beermerica
4.99/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My favorite Ipa

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Photo of mike22ne
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of acmurphy696
4.34/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a pleasant IPA that I can best describe as solid. It smells and tastes fine. It's definitely a good beer to keep handy, meaning that because it's available in pint cans, keeping it at the back of the fridge makes it a great substitute when you run out of various beers that you like to keep in a regular rotation. You could do much worse.

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Photo of kbrown
4.03/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Vetbidder
4.11/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Im really liking the scent of this beer, sweet and citrus with some melon and malt on the edge. The nose is a bit better but the taste follows fairly well with initial bitterness flowing into citrus and malt flavors with the ever so slight bitterness lasting through the finish of this beer. Fairly well balanced. Not very bitter for an IPA. This has a bit less carbonation than your normal IPA and decent flavor coating on the palate. Good solid beer where the overall might be a bit better that the individual parts.

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Photo of Satorn
3.83/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BGCoon
4.14/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Noelito76
3/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of RHF711
3/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of tzieser
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle into pint glass. Dark gold in color, clear with a fluffy wheat head that settles into a thin lacing. Citrus/lemon hop aroma with a bit of sweet toasted malt. Lots of citric hop bitterness nicely balanced by more toasted malt sweetness. Pleasantly dry finish.

A really solid American IPA that can distinguish itself in a beer market that is now flooded with American IPAs. Good stuff.

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Sweetwater IPA from SweetWater Brewing Company
4.01 out of 5 based on 3,471 ratings.
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