Sweetwater Road Trip | SweetWater Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: German Pilsner

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
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

Added by CNeilP09 on 05-09-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#40,941
Reviews:
162
Ratings:
527
pDev:
13.91%
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
103
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 527 |  Reviews: 162
Photo of mothmanscott
3.97/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of hophugger
3.23/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Cuervo_PCB
2.75/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of psoriasaurus
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of CBrodbeck
3.38/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Squire
3.59/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JordanlikesAles
3.2/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DaPan
3.85/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sweetdemonsweat
4/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of fishguyac
2.59/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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

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Photo of TurboBrew
2.72/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Kubrickx
3/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ThomasAWilson2
3.49/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DiosMioMan
3.93/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of aussiebeer
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of norinco
3.61/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NateMac13
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of spycow
3.42/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of normanbeats
2.84/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of BPMeyer27
3.02/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of bubseymour
3.54/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of Roby923
3.72/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of DucksFan16
3.62/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of drewsdad08
4.36/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

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Photo of kjkinsey
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Sweetwater Road Trip from SweetWater Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.45 out of 5 with 527 ratings