Road Trip
SweetWater Brewing Company

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SweetWater Brewing Company
Georgia, United States
Pilsner - German
3.45 | pDev: 13.91%
Nov 11, 2018
May 09, 2007
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Notes: Bikini Season – a fiery Pilsner fermented at ale temperatures for a fuller flavor, capped by and intense spicy-hop finish. Nobody Rides for Free
Specs – 5.7% alcohol available in six packs, Liter bottles, 15.5 Gallon ½ bbl kegs (US Sankey) and 5 gallon torpedo kegs.
Grain – Pilsner and Vienna Malt
Hops – Sterling and US Golding
Available – March through May
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3.97/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by mothmanscott from Georgia

Pours a clear gold producing 2+ fingers of white, finely bubbled head that leaves a fine webby coating of lace. Aroma is lemon and grassy hops, grain and something toasted malt-like (even though it has no toasted malts in it) with undertones of yeast. Taste is malt, grainy sweetness, faint yeast throughout, lemon and grass. There is a hint of something akin to the flavor of muscadine grapes, a metallic hint with some hop bite and bitterness in the finish. An aggressive lingering bitterness is predominant in the aftertaste. A slightly toasted pilsner!!! Refreshing, pleasant and very good.

Nov 11, 2018
3.23 by hophugger from Virginia on Apr 03, 2017
2.75 by Cuervo_PCB from Florida on Aug 28, 2016
3.25 by psoriasaurus from Thailand on Jun 30, 2016
3.38 by CBrodbeck from Florida on Jun 03, 2016
3.59 by Squire from Mississippi on May 22, 2016
3.2 by JordanlikesAles from Georgia on May 01, 2016
3.85 by DaPan from Canada (ON) on Mar 25, 2016
4 by Sweetdemonsweat from Germany on Dec 26, 2015
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2.59/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
by fishguyac from Virginia

A little to hoppy for my taste. Not a fan of hops in everything like a Pilsner.

Nov 30, 2015
2.72 by TurboBrew from Michigan on Oct 06, 2015
3 by Kubrickx from Illinois on Aug 08, 2015
3.49 by ThomasAWilson2 from Georgia on Aug 04, 2015
3.93 by DiosMioMan from Georgia on Aug 01, 2015
3.75 by aussiebeer from Illinois on Jul 20, 2015
3.61 by norinco from Ohio on Jul 11, 2015
3.5 by NateMac13 from Illinois on Jul 04, 2015
3.42 by spycow from Illinois on Jul 03, 2015
2.84 by normanbeats from Georgia on Jun 30, 2015
3.02 by BPMeyer27 from Ohio on Jun 20, 2015
Photo of bubseymour
3.54/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by bubseymour from Maryland

All I'm getting is a bitter and bitey finish that throwing this beer off. If there were more sweet or bready flavors to mix in a blend with the bitter that would be fine, but its really rather void in flavor with a bitter finish. West coast IPA fans may be ok with this, but I'd rather not revisit.

Jun 05, 2015
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3.72/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by Roby923 from Canada (AB)

An interesting take on the pilsener/IPA concept. Highly drinkable and clean tasting. Not overly memorable but worth the try. Could use more distinct flavouring.

Jun 04, 2015
3.62 by DucksFan16 from Tennessee on Jun 02, 2015
Photo of drewsdad08
4.36/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by drewsdad08 from Virginia

Awesome beer. Unusual to have a beer that tastes this good to leave a positive impression that I think tastes better than it smells.

May 31, 2015
3.5 by kjkinsey from Texas on May 30, 2015
Photo of abastias
3.46/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by abastias from Tennessee

A: Light tangerine yellow body with thin persistent bubble fountains. Hazy translucent, moderate visibility. Ample cream white (yellow hue) foam with mixed size small tight bubbles. light lacing.
S: Almonds, orange peel. Mild.
T: Orange, bready, light bitter.
M: Lightly sticky to watery. Bitter medium dry finish.
O: Easy drink with light, mild features and refreshing bitter bite.

May 28, 2015
3.52 by Jason_cs from Florida on May 24, 2015
3.42 by SmellsofMahagony from Texas on May 23, 2015
3.4 by WesM63 from Ohio on May 21, 2015
Photo of secondtooth
3.85/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by secondtooth from Indiana

Appearance: Pours a semi-cloudy golden, with a substantial head of white suds and detailed, frilly lace.

Aroma: A balanced blend of malty grains and floral hops. Subtle but nice.

Taste: Very much malty and lagery up front, and appropriately light in body and easy to drink. This initial taste is then followed by a rush of citrusy, bitter hops that leave a sharp taste on the back of the tongue. A wonderful blend of light lager body with extensive hopping. A superlative and enjoyable drink.

May 20, 2015
3.25 by tmryan21 from Illinois on May 18, 2015
Photo of Gote
2.23/5  rDev -35.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2
by Gote from South Carolina

Blech. Before I tasted it this beer seemed to have something to offer. I think it might just be a bottle of low quality hops. I'm not a huge fan of pale beers but there are quite a number of them that I would drink again and again. This is not one of those beers. It's got one note and I think it's off key. No depth. No complexity. No excitement. Just hops and water.

May 18, 2015
3.4 by Pens1967 from Louisiana on May 08, 2015
3.19 by ManUtdSooner from Alabama on May 07, 2015
Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by RonaldTheriot from Louisiana

Sweetwater Road Trip has a thick, frothy, white head, a semi-hazy, yellow-gold appearance, powdery sediment, and heavy lacing left behind. The aroma is of sharp, sweet, white bread, some lemon, and pungent yeast. Taste is of sweet, bitter, lemony, sourdough bread. The bitterness, in fact, is quite pronounced. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Sweetwater Road Trip finishes crisp and refreshing.


May 05, 2015
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3.46/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by M_C_Hampton from Georgia

A: poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass, straw colored with a large foamy white head that lingers leaving some lacing, clear

S: slight grass and grain

T: nice citrus hops up front mixes with sweet biscuity malt, finish is crisp with a mild lemon hop bitterness

M: light and bubbly

O: hoppy lager with light grain flavors

May 03, 2015
3.4 by Mikestaf from South Carolina on May 02, 2015
3.77 by AC-Mivsek from Ohio on May 02, 2015
3 by lanciloti from Illinois on Apr 30, 2015
3.24 by CraigTravor from California on Apr 26, 2015
Road Trip from SweetWater Brewing Company
Beer rating: 79 out of 100 with 527 ratings