Goin' Coastal | SweetWater Brewing Company

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3.84/5
Very Good
430 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
SweetWater Brewing Company
Georgia, United States
sweetwaterbrew.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.10%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by The_Snow_Bird on 02-07-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#14,006
Reviews:
92
Ratings:
430
pDev:
8.59%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
155
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 430 |  Reviews: 92
Photo of NastyNorseman
3.89/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Thickensj
4.46/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GunnerJim
3.72/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of schoolboy
3.58/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This Sweetwater looks pretty good in the glass, with nice lacing and a deep golden color (that falsely says I'm strong). The aroma is a nice fruit enhanced hops smell. The taste is a combination of bitters from hops and fruit, I think, that does not totally work. The grapefruit is just OK. The aftertaste is bitter mostly from fruit.

Not recommended. There are plenty of better fruit enhanced AIPA's.

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Photo of Chilmer
3.68/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bigskyjim
4.38/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ImperatorScab
4.03/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

the flavor here is tasty, but it definitely tastes a little artificial and cheap, like the pineapple is sort of candied and heavy in here, but its cool that its an ipa and not a blonde ale or something super light, the hops are really nice with it, also rather tropical which gives this a real summery and vacation sort of vibe, but a more natural pineapple profile would lend a lot to drinkability, and if it were on the drier side it would be a better beer. hard to be too critical though, this is a mass appeal summer thing that is well hoppy and pretty distinctive, very pineapple forward but its real compatible with the hops too. i think its cool that its a little stronger too, sturdy for something warm weather. its not as sweet in the finish as it is in the middle, and the pineapple lingers long with the hops which is kind of neat. well carbonated and best when ice cold, short of fully refreshing, but good overall and in line with a lot of the other sweetwater stuff in terms of quality. everyone should like this, its rad thats its hoppy!

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Photo of PuffySAJ
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Whitey_from_Remedy
3.79/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DaveMaciolek21
3.48/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

I was prepared not to like this beer, as often with the infusion of a sweet fruit like pineapple, hop bite is replaced with cloying sweetness. But the Sweetwater team went easy on the sweetness, leaving a pleasant light, hoppy effort with just a touch of fruit sugar. Nice job!

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Photo of JayQue
3.94/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very good IPA!!!! Had two on tap at the Surf's Up restaurant in Emerald Isle, NC. Poured a slightly hazy, mostly golden color with a fairly big frothy white head and good rings of lacing. Strong aroma and flavor of citrus hops (orange and pineapple) and a nice level of bitterness. Mouthfeel is crisp and dry, featured more biscuity malt rather than caramel. No major alcohol presence. I lke this one and would have it again!!!!

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Photo of nickfl
4.06/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TerryMills
4.06/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pineapple is mostly in the smell and after taste but its there for sure. This is a very smooth easy drinking ipa.

I would buy again.

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Photo of Hayley_86
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dpotter1991
3.92/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DougT
3.89/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bdiiorio
3.8/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of nonnie864
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hozersr
3.99/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of upsbeernut
4.89/5  rDev +27.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of MKrauss
3.94/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DigitGrowler
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mrfrancis
3.24/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Goin' Coastal from SweetWater Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.84 out of 5 with 430 ratings