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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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of kell50
3.99/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed many times. This particular review is from s bottle version. Botting freshness date- 9-30-2013.

A- A bright orange, golden color brew that pours with much carbonation. Upon pouring, it appears to just attach to the glass. A one finger head with a small thin layer of bubbles sits a top.

S- A lot of citrus and pine on this nose. I'm noticing a lot of tropical notes as well as a hig crusty malt backbone. Very surprised by how "zesty" this beer smells.

T- Awesome blend of citrus, grassiness, and malt. A very heavy dose of pine. The hops are very lively with a lot of zest and crispness. It's quite surprising how easy drinking this IPA truly is until the glass is about half finished.

M- A medium bodied beer with a relatively thick level of carbonation. Large citrus punch that seems to almost attach to your tongue.

O- This is pretty damn tasty for $6.99 a six pack. I liked this one much more than I ever thought I would. The tropical hop notes and malt are very well balanced. This is an IPA I'll definitely select more often.

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Photo of ejohnson654
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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2.75/5  rDev -30.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Mikecap
3.53/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Medium golden amber with a small whitish head when poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Belgian style chalice.

Smell: Caramel malt, lemon peel and a bit of grapefruit sweetness come out first. This is followed with some earthy character but this is definitely an east coast style IPA.

Taste: Citrusy most with tastes of lemon, peach and grapefruit. A bit of hops and grassy character on the backend and some toasted notes.

Mouthfeel: A good balance pretty light bodied and easy drinking for an IPA. I could use a bit more bitterness personally but this is good.

Overall: A bit of a letdown as I had high hopes for this but this is a good IPA that all should try if they can.

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Photo of megamass
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of dwren89
4.13/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: golden amber orange with thick moussey off white head and great clarity

Aroma: toasted biscuit notes, slight citrus and pine and caramel notes

Taste: toasty, caramelly and biscuit with a nice thirst quenching bitterness and citrusy kick on the finish. Great balance and delicious blend of hops.

Mouthfeel: a delicious light-medium body that is a little lighter than most IPAs which aids in its overall drink ability. Crisp, biting and very thirst quenching with medium-high carbonation

Overall: A definite winner of as a go-to IPA because of its great balance and easy drinkability even with great bitter and hoppy finish.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.63/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

SweetWater IPA has a thin, off-white head, a mostly clear, orange-golden appearance, lots of powdery sediment seen throughout, and a little bit of lacing left behind. The aroma is of piney, sweet hops and grain sweetness. Taste is of pine, grapefruit, and semi-sweet malt. Bitterness is not so high. Mouthfeel is light to medium and a bit slick, and Sweetwater IPA finishes dry, sweet, piney, and mellow. Overall, this is nice and enjoyable.


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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Sweetwater IPA from SweetWater Brewing Company
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