420 Strain G13 IPA
SweetWater Brewing Company

420 Strain G13 IPA420 Strain G13 IPA
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From:
SweetWater Brewing Company
 
Georgia, United States
Style:
American IPA
Ranked #1,308
ABV:
6%
Score:
89
Ranked #11,976
Avg:
3.98 | pDev: 10.3%
Reviews:
151
Ratings:
378
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jul 16, 2022
Added:
Jun 07, 2018
Wants:
  15
Gots:
  136
SCORE
89
Very Good
420 Strain G13 IPA420 Strain G13 IPA
Notes: G13 IPA is a strange new strain, indeed. We took the dank hop profile you’d expect from a hazy IPA, and married it with terpenes and natural hemp flavors. The result is a big yet balanced IPA that mimics the aroma and taste of a heady, green G13. G13 IPA is a sticky super-hybrid that’s ready to rip.

Pungent and dank aromatics on this terpene infused IPA fill the room once the beer is opened. We went with an aggressive dry hop schedule which interlaces nicely with the unique flavors to bring forward citrus and earthy notes followed by a resinous finish. This one’s fire!

Colombus and Simcoe in the boil and dry hop!
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Rated: 3.75 by parkwood from Pennsylvania

Jul 16, 2022
 
Rated: 3.84 by tpauer from New Hampshire

Jun 26, 2022
 
Rated: 3.58 by dbauer from California

Apr 30, 2022
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Reviewed by Mindcrime1000 from South Dakota

4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured into a nonic.

Pours moderate gold and a bit cloudy or chill hazed with a pretty fluffy white head. Only a finger or two, but it lingers quite well and gives way to decent lacing.

A variety of hop notes present. Citrus, grass, chive, dank. A touch of green bottle skunk. It smells like beer. Not as powerful as suggested, but still nicely aromatic.

The brew is well balanced while definitely landing on the west coast side of the ledger. Some honey-kissed crackery pale malts balance out a solid hop presence. Weedy, herby, earthy, grassy, resiny--it hits all the notes. The aroma really provides extra boost here, as it's difficult to separate the aroma from the flavors.

Very drinkable. Medium and drying.

It is often difficult to find an IPA that is standard strength and not sweet or juicy. This is one.
Apr 24, 2022
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Reviewed by chikinhammr from Arkansas

4.55/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Delicious, Dank, Daring.

As a non 420 participant, I thought I might be put off by the weed adjacent connotations of this beer. I found this IPA to be a pleasant and well balanced blend of a nice bitter, hoppy West Coast IPA with a hazy, malty and citrusy NE Hazy. IPA.

SweetWater beers are finding their way into my personal Hall O’ Foam.
Apr 21, 2022
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Rated by fehrminator from North Carolina

3.79/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Old school ipa heavy on the dankness. Not a wow beer but a solid effort.
Apr 15, 2022
 
Rated: 3.75 by tonystanhope from Florida

Apr 04, 2022
 
Rated: 3.95 by Gerred from Missouri

Mar 20, 2022
 
Rated: 3.77 by MartyB8 from Indiana

Mar 19, 2022
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Rated by Denverbeerman21

4.33/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Pours gold, 1 finger white head, hazy, lots of sediment, strong hemp aroma, dank, piney, lemony. Would be great at a 420 concert. Not for everyone.
Mar 16, 2022
 
Rated: 3.91 by DOCRW from Washington

Mar 12, 2022
 
Rated: 4.25 by Stignacious from New York

Feb 26, 2022
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Reviewed by aleigator from Germany

4.35/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours a pale, unfiltered golden color with a medium sized, stable head.

Aromas on this are of skunky weed, a floral bouquet, papaya and a note of hay.

Drinks smooth and refreshing with a well nuanced, bubbly carbonation, making this utmost refreshing throughout.

Tastes of bread dough, lighter caramel and a slowly uprising, yet pungent lime bitterness with a balancing note of grainy, earthy toffee. Got a spicy, hop defined middle part with a glimpse of honey, coumarin and a floral darkness. Finishes with a resinous, caramel accompanied sweetness, which finds its balance in the uncompromisingly bitter hops, which provide a dry and long lasting aftertaste.

This is awesome in terms of balance and intensity with a well working malt backbone to it, making this even better.
Feb 05, 2022
 
Rated: 4.05 by PapaGoom

Jan 31, 2022
 
Rated: 4.08 by Segelstrom from Pennsylvania

Jan 24, 2022
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Reviewed by GratefulBeerGuy from New Hampshire

3.55/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
How could you not try something called 420 strain:G13 IPA?? My friend mentioned it and it appeared at one of my local convenience stores (DinkBee's)

It's decent mids, piney, slick, wet hops, maybe even just concentrate hops? Old school medium malt balance. Tart, earthy, slick and piney overall. Marketing is great, quality is mids.
Jan 18, 2022
 
Rated: 3.88 by Jjmj51 from Rhode Island

Jan 16, 2022
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Reviewed by beergoot from Colorado

3.95/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Clear, medium gold hue; excellent carbonation; thick, sculpted head, white and rocky in appearance. Pine resin scent with an undercurrent of grassy herbs; faint woodiness. Nice flavor; pine resin and zesty spices; very mild malt base, biscuit-like; moderate to bold hop bitterness starting midway into the taste and lingering through the finish. Medium body; mildly coarse on the palate; semi-dry mouthfeel with a touch of glassy sweetness to round things out.

A very nice, straight-forward west coast style India pale. Clean, crisp, satisfying.

Pouring temperature: 45 °F; canning data: 03/27/22
Jan 11, 2022
 
Rated: 2.82 by Seshin from California

Jan 07, 2022
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Reviewed by alight98

4.55/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Dank beer central

Pours dark yellow with slight haze
Smells dank right away with some citrus in there
Tastes quite dank but not too overpowering, also some pine and citrus
Not crazy bitterness
Just an overall great IPA, love the Dank
Jan 04, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by RichardOrmiston from North Carolina

Dec 16, 2021
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Reviewed by Singlefinpin from North Carolina

4.06/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Drinking this at home.
Poured from a twelve ounce bottle into a pint glass.
Looks golden yellow with a nice white foamy head that dropped quickly to a thin ring.
Smells dank! Danky! Dankiness!
Weedy and the dank dies down leaving me with nice citrusy notes.
Taste follows the nose nicely.
Mouth feel is medium for the style.
Overall this is a far different beer than most due to the dank weediness and if you don't like dank? You won't like it.
Don't bogart that joint my friend.....
Cheers!
Dec 10, 2021
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Rated by irishblood from Pennsylvania

4.61/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Just about everything I look for in an IPA. Grassy, bitter & great taste.
Dec 09, 2021
 
Rated: 2.99 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Dec 09, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by Dalkri from Massachusetts

Nov 10, 2021
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Reviewed by arizcards from North Carolina

3.97/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Picked up as part of a mixed six pack for $10.98 from the Ingles cooler on Spartanburg Hwy in Flat Rock 8-19-21. Bottled 5-27-21; consumed 11-1-21. Cold stored since purchase.

Beer poured golden with a beautiful long lasting white head.

Nose initially came across as skunky but now is coming across as decently citrusy.

Taste is a lighter malt base infused with grapefruit and finishes with a decent pine hop bitterness; 6/10 on my scale.

Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied and refreshing.

Overall a nice old school ipa that is pretty close to being sessionable. Would not hesitate to have again!
Nov 01, 2021
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Rated by rclangk from West Virginia

3.74/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
9/2021 BOM
Oct 28, 2021
 
Rated: 4.08 by cbcrunch from Wyoming

Oct 23, 2021
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Rated by davidward from Florida

4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A straightforward, bold IPA.
Oct 19, 2021
 
Rated: 3.98 by blissfulNemo from Michigan

Oct 16, 2021
 
Rated: 3.85 by DeFender from Maine

Oct 10, 2021
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Reviewed by akaizer from Virginia

4.08/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
From a beer of the month club can poured into a pint glass. Look has a floofy white foam head with a clear pale apricot color. Scent initially hits you as a blast of hops (citrus, earth, pine) before something quite interesting happens -- the dank-ness comes through and persists. The more hoppy notes are still evident but something distinctly 420-based is evoked and it really is darn impressive in both how close it smells to the real deal and how well it works by taking the edge off the hops. Taste matches well with a bit of malty backbone countered strongly by the bitter hops. Feel is on the lighter side with ample bitterness in the aftertaste (but never too bitter nor too overwhelming). Was not expecting to enjoy this as much as I did, but it was an excellent brew.
Oct 02, 2021
 
Rated: 3.17 by AmatuerSurgeon from Missouri

Sep 11, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by BeerMe8 from Florida

Sep 06, 2021
 
Rated: 4.25 by Can_if_you_can from Minnesota

Aug 19, 2021
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Reviewed by milkshakebeersucks from Maryland

3.93/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Lightly hazed golden amber appearance with an average size off white head and a fair amount of lacing. Herbal aroma along with some late arriving citrus. Bitter, resinous, weedy taste. Herbal, spicy aftertaste. Medium bodied, well carbonated long lasting finish. Had to go back and double check the abv. Seemed stronger.
Jul 25, 2021
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Reviewed by Peach63 from New York

4.2/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours pale yellow with a 1.5" white head, which lasts. Moderate lacing to the end. Slight haze.

Aroma is strong pine, grapefruit, herbal, grass, dank.

Taste is pine, grapefruit, orange, herbal, dank.

Medium bodied, lively carbonation. Dry, resinous finish.

Very good funky tasting IPA.
Jul 22, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by Dentist666 from Russian Federation

Jun 25, 2021
 
Rated: 3.82 by LXIXME from New Mexico

Jun 15, 2021
420 Strain G13 IPA from SweetWater Brewing Company
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 529 ratings