Sweetwater Road Trip | SweetWater Brewing Company

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81
good
526 Ratings
THE BROS
82
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Sweetwater Road TripSweetwater Road Trip
BEER INFO

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

Style: German Pilsener

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
Ratings:
526
Reviews:
161
Avg:
3.55
pDev:
13.8%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
100
For Trade:
0
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1.25/5  rDev -64.8%

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1.5/5  rDev -57.7%

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1.5/5  rDev -57.7%

Photo of dqsg22
1.75/5  rDev -50.7%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Tastes more like an IPA than a pilsner. Not in a good way.

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2/5  rDev -43.7%

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2/5  rDev -43.7%

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2/5  rDev -43.7%

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2/5  rDev -43.7%

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2/5  rDev -43.7%

Photo of Gote
2.23/5  rDev -37.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

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.

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2.25/5  rDev -36.6%

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2.25/5  rDev -36.6%

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2.25/5  rDev -36.6%

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2.25/5  rDev -36.6%

Photo of ktrillionaire
2.35/5  rDev -33.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Thanks to McDiddypop for re-gifting this brew in my direction. It is least worth a tick, I’d think.

A - It pours with an identical appearance to any golden BMC brew. Not impressive; a plea for conformity marketed as a special take on a brew.

S - The nose is basically sweaty pils, with some off-flavors in the vegetal dept.

T - This is a bad excuse for a one-off special beer; about as lame as it gets. It tastes like they made a poor lager and decided they couldn’t just dump the batch, preferring to see if people are stupid enough to buy this. It was given to me, so I wasn’t stupid enough.

M - Not impressive. Felt flat after just a few minutes.

O - Just bad beer; I don’t know what else to say about it. This beer has diminished my view of Sweetwater’s standing as a brewery.

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2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

Photo of Reaper16
2.58/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12oz. bottle served into a pint glass

Pours a pretty typical golden yellow for a pilsner. It looks fairly bubbly like a pils should, but the amount and activity w/r/t the head is unimpressive. Barely a finger at its peak, the white foam dissipates very quickly. Average looking pilsner.

This seems like an average pils on the nose as well. I can make out a generous portion of Saaz hops, and some biscuit like crisp malt aromas. That's about it. Well, there's some unexpected yeast aromas coming up. I say unexpected because usually pilsners don't come across as obviously yeasty. This is less clean than most proper lagers, and it suffers in score as a result.

OK, I'm not crazy. There's a definite ale yeast flavor here. This beer tastes like a pale ale that's been single-hopped with Saaz. Despite the pilsner malt base, it tastes like its been fermented with American pale ale yeast. It's got the proper hop level of a pilsner, but there's fruity esters that shouldn't be there. As a pilsner, this beer is too muddy and confused to succeed.

Road Trip feels fine enough on the tongue, though it does nothing to distinguish itself. Overall, this is a below average pilsner, primarily because of the spurious decision to ferment the beer with ale yeast of some kind. This is a fine enough summer drink when it comes in the Sweetwater variety pack, but this is certainly nothing to seek out on its own.

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Photo of OhYesILoveBeer
2.58/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

SweetWater Road Trip 12oz into pint. Pours yellow, like a bit of real beer into a glass of water.. Has a small 1/4" white head that doesnt stick around. Smells of steamed veggies and other adjuncts in the corn department. Tastes like a adjunct lager, honestly one of the lower grade ones. A touch of pale and crystal malts, and a bit of noble presence. This is another that I wont be getting again from SW, these summer creations just aren't up to par with the rest of the others. Overall, if you get it from a pal, or an extra in a trade its worth a shot, but if you see it in the store and are pondering on purchasing, your best bet is to grab whatever is sitting beside it, even if its a pack of swill in my opinion. Cheers!

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2.59/5  rDev -27%
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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Sweetwater Road Trip from SweetWater Brewing Company
3.55 out of 5 based on 526 ratings.
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