Goin' Coastal | SweetWater Brewing Company

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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
Ratings:
318
Reviews:
62
Avg:
3.92
pDev:
8.16%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
112
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 318 |  Reviews: 62
Photo of basaywhat
3.49/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle. Clear golden yellow with off small white head. Smells of citrus and pine. Taste has very little pineapple, seems hidden by the bitter hops. Not bad.

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Photo of chrishiker1409
3.79/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Walleybeer
4.24/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bf_89
3.91/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TBonez477
3.74/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of freewill35
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of prost2hefeweizen
3.63/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of foghornleghorn22
4.29/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of dmorgan310
3.86/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Pens1967
4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of trxxpaxxs
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JamesLeung
4.56/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of zapiszak
4.49/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of secondtooth
3.89/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Clean amber, with a thick head of nearly white suds and spotty lace.

Aroma: Incredible pineapple essence all over the place. Delicious already!

Taste: Tropical fruit and pineapple right up front, hopped-up plentifully with a lingering near-bitter finish. Refreshing lighter body, and this is a remarkably drinkable IPA.

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Photo of bacher468
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wattie83
3.56/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jasobo13731
3.58/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jpro
3.93/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Retroman40
3.52/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A decent enough IPA. Nice color and head. Aroma and taste are much more grapefruit with malt background than pineapple. Very smooth mouthfeel. In fact, the pineapple was just marginally there in the finish. Perhaps a bit of a gimmick but nevertheless a decent beer that's worth a try.

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Photo of AndyJ23
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of godawgs
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of GarbageMan10
3.93/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TBoneJones
3.6/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Looks like a rich IPA after pouring the hazy golden liquid into a pint glass. Head is lacking but lacing is fair.
Smell is bready malts with some light pine/ pineapple notes.
Taste is tropical hops where pineapple is at the center. Decent mineral quality to the water.
Finishes medium and quite crisp.
Decent IPA that lacks more flavor than a basic profile of the fruit that's promised.

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Photo of nicholas2121
4.43/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Goin' Coastal brewed by SweetWater Brewing Company, with an ABV of 6.10% This American IPA pours out a hazy golden amber color with a nice white head. There is also a decent amount of lacing to this brew, it sticks to the side of the glass well. The smell is with sweetness and hop bitterness. You also pick up on some nice earthly grains and malts in the smell of this brew. So far this is one inviting brew. Now for the taste, it is bold with flavors. You first pick up on the hop bitterness, then a nice smooth sweet ending. There is a lot going on in Goin' Coastal. The pineapple is a real nice added touch to is American IPA. The body is a solid medium. There is nothing overpowering about this brew, it has a super nice balance to it. I can't get over how smooth this brew goes down, it is really hard to pick up on the 6.20% ABV in this brew. The mouth feel of Goin' Coastal is Hoppy, Sweet, Smooth, Clean, and Refreshing. Overall I'm giving this brew a 4.50 out of 5. I would look this brew up again givin the chance to. SweetWater Brewing Company, did a real nice job with this American IPA. If you are looking for something different in an IPA look this brew up.

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Goin' Coastal from SweetWater Brewing Company
3.92 out of 5 based on 318 ratings.
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