Sweetwater IPA | SweetWater Brewing Company

Sweetwater IPASweetwater IPA
BA SCORE
3.97/5
3,516 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
Ranking:
#4,200
Reviews:
928
Ratings:
3,516
pDev:
11.34%
Bros Score:
3.92
 
 
Wants:
195
Gots:
1,057
Trade:
9
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Photo of Kettle1
4.03/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nace4
4.19/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MTGoeltz
4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jkblr
3.76/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle bb 9/24/17 poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass at fridge temp 6.3% ABV. The beer pours a somewhat bright honey amber color with off white head and quite a bit of lacing. The aroma is citrus and pine with a hint of caramel. Old school and solid but not overpowering. The taste is more citrus and pine with some caramel malt in the finish. The bitterness is subtle but there. Mouthfeel is soft bodied with moderately high carbonation. The finish is undry, possibly a combo of hop oils and malt. Overall, very good. I don't know for certain the age of this beer but I imagine the experience might have been better fresher. An old school IPA with promise.

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Photo of bdevilbullet
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Got this while visiting relatives down in the Southland. I always try to buy local craft beers when we travel and this one was another one of those successful stabs at picking out a good one.

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Photo of Jonnyboyharris
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Excellent hoppy flavor with strong hints of grapefruit. Bright carmel color and buttery feel to drink. Very drinkable IPA

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Photo of SaltofOH
3.94/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle best by 6-28-17; just over! DFH Tulip.

A: pours a rusty copper orange with 1 finger white head that recedes to a nice thick skim with a ring of bubbles. Lots of visible carbonation. Good lacing and excellent retention.

S: delightful sweet citrus. Very traditional IPA, nothing over the top.

T: much like the aroma, sweet and citrusy arrival; ruby red grapefruit, navel orange peel. Mid palate is bready and not too sweet, but sweeter than most IPAs you find these days. Ending is lightly bitter. Training wheels IBUs, which suits my taste just fine, thank you very much.

M: lighter end of midweight, active carbonation, and significant but not unpleasant slickness.

O: Sweetwater Blue and 420 were some of the first craft beers I ever had. I don't know why it took me 15 years to get around to drinking this one. This is a really satisfying IPA. It does not push the envelope; this represents the outer limits circa 2003. But this flavor profile is solid and really enjoyable, and getting harder to find. Brewers who have been at it for this long can really fine tune a beer, and this has perfect pitch. This is a great classic IPA, even two days after its best by date, and is worth giving a try.

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Photo of RTaylor5
4.52/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of zombles222
3.8/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.82/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes. The appearance has a hazy orange/amber colored body with a one finger white head that dies fairly quick, clingy lacing is left in rings. The smell has citrus, pine and floral tones combined and are up front, ever so light malt in the background, the smell stays that way all throughout the brew. The taste is bittersweet through the previously mentioned flavors and combined thoroughly. The palate is about a light to medium. Carbonation is felt just right, very sessionable, dry bitter aftertaste and finish. Overall, this is a very good American IPA that I would definitely come back to.

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Photo of omahawk
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of USMC_ATLTrader
4.11/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of arr3388
4.36/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of JintheHam
4.41/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Elneely88
3.89/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Dharmelink
4.14/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerCon5
3.56/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Acforster2
4.02/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BallsDeep
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Dface
2.83/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Sweetwater IPA from SweetWater Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.97 out of 5 with 3,516 ratings
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