Sweetwater Road Trip | SweetWater Brewing Company

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81
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526 Ratings
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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
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 526 |  Reviews: 161
Photo of Jason_cs
3.52/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.42/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WesM63
3.4/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of secondtooth
3.85/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of tmryan21
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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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Photo of Pens1967
3.4/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ManUtdSooner
3.19/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

RJT

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Photo of M_C_Hampton
3.46/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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

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Photo of Mikestaf
3.4/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AC-Mivsek
3.77/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lanciloti
3/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of CraigTravor
3.24/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ThisWangsChung
2.88/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

12 oz bottle into a teku. Hehehehe, ale.

Appearance: Pours a clear golden color. The head is two fingers high, and white in shade. For a pilsner, the retention is quite good.

Smell: REALLY damn mild. I mean, almost nothing is popping. The pilsner-esque character and the hops are there, but like I said, it's so mild. Kind of hard to judge this nose, frankly... (2.5)

Taste: The flavor profile pops more vividly, but there's an immediate problem: it's too bitter. It's grassy, but not in a balanced manner. As I consume more of this, the bitter bite luckily calms down, being replaced by a crackery character typical of a good pilsner. In general, though, the balance just isn't here, making it pretty boring.

Mouthfeel: Like a lot of Sweetwater brews, it has a fairly sweet finish, albeit in a thirst-quenching manner. However, while it's somewhat dry, the flavor profile is simply too uninteresting to make it drinkable. Maybe the carbonation isn't high enough, I don't know. (3)

Overall: Just like Sweetwater's other pils, this is quite bland. With no standout characteristics, I think I'll stick with their regular IPA in the future. (2.75)

2.88/5: It's a bit like driving through Nebraska

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Photo of rypkr
3.84/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TMoney2591
2.93/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

There once was a semi-spontaneous road trip in college up to Windsor, Ontario. Good times. Anyway, this stuff pours a clear brass topped by a finger of dirty white foam. The nose comprises flowers, mild sweetbread, and a hint of grass. The taste brings in more of the same, with more grass, a bit of hard water, and a slightly tinny aftertaste. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a crisp finish. Overall, a middle-of-the-worn-road pilsner at best, one that just comes across as inherently faulty.

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Photo of drsarver
2.76/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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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Photo of MisledTitan
3.77/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lerxst110
3.63/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of riverbear
3.61/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cjohns73
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tuck_leepulin
4.06/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of animal69
3.64/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Sweetwater Road Trip from SweetWater Brewing Company
3.55 out of 5 based on 526 ratings.
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