420 Strain Trainwreck Hazy Double IPA
SweetWater Brewing Company

420 Strain Trainwreck Hazy Double IPA420 Strain Trainwreck Hazy Double IPA
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Style:
IPA - Imperial
ABV:
8%
Score:
88
Avg:
3.89 | pDev: 6.68%
Reviews:
21
Ratings:
48
From:
SweetWater Brewing Company
 
Georgia, United States
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Retired (no longer brewed)
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Gots
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SCORE
88
Very Good
420 Strain Trainwreck Hazy Double IPA420 Strain Trainwreck Hazy Double IPA
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Reviews by rajendra82:
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rajendra82 from Georgia

4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The body of the beer was golden amber in color. There were larger floating particles in here, but not a lot of fine haze, making this beer look mostly transparent. The aroma of the beer was quite lemony with herbal notes of hops upon deeper smelling. The taste was heavy on the lemon too with the herbal bitterness influences in the finish. The body of the beer was medium thick, with a sticky texture. The beer was enjoyable, but nothing stuck out as truly memorable, except perhaps the lemony and bitter combination in the taste not usually found elsewhere.

Jul 04, 2020
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Explorer_Bill from Kentucky

4.04/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On a prolonged stay in the peach state and Sweetwater beers are just about everywhere; especially the 420 strains. This one is probably not my favorite among the 420 options (their Mango Kush wheat takes the price among the weed variants), nevertheless this one is a solid double IPA. L: pours a rust orange, only slightly hazy with a decent creamy head. S: orange peel and weed. T: orange, lime, and a hoppy, dank, weed bite. Finishes bitter like a good double IPA should. O: a good double IPA but not the best 420 twist among Sweetwater’s options (if you’re looking for the weedy essence).

Mar 06, 2020
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BeerDawgs from Georgia

4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A 12oz bottle picked up in early March at Total Wine, Atlanta

L - Golden with a touch of clarity, not as hazy as I expected. 1 full finger of head

S - Tropical hops, with some dank aroma

T - Very similar to their standard IPA, just packs more punch. Very tasty

F - Medium body, well carbonated

O - A G13 strain DIPA, which is a bit stronger IPA than their standard with some funk aroma. Excellent!

Mar 07, 2020
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DS31 from New Jersey

4.09/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Feb 29, 2020
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Euphoria69 from Missouri

5/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Apr 23, 2020
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Act25 from New Jersey

4.07/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Loved this series.
a) barely hazed, totally laced, massively lasting head and lace round the amber body.
s) straight ahead hops/malt/caramel, candied orange rind aroma, classic API/DIPA.
t) Slightly sweet, definitely hempy follows the smell and delivers pleasure at cask temp. Bud & bite.
f) Good weight, tongue teaser.
o) Everything I look for in a DIPA without being over done.

Mar 27, 2020
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Monkeyknife from Missouri

4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

May 22, 2020
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epterina from Florida

3.39/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Jun 28, 2020
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chinchill from South Carolina

3.99/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz cans with a 16 August 2020 BB date stamp on the bottom. Purchased in a mixed 420 Strain 12 pack in SC. Served in a lager glass.
Look. pours with a slightly hazy amber colored body that is covered by a semi-durable white head.
Aroma. Skunky, dank weed, oranges and other citrus notes and piney hops with a faint bready note.
Flavor. While the flavor suggests weed more than hops, the flavor is dominated by dank hops and sports less citrus and more toasted grain s. Moderately bitter and strong for the style with well hidden ABV.
Feel. Medium-full body with lively, medium+ carbonation. Well hidden ABV.
Overall: a unique DIPA that's worth seeking out.

Jun 03, 2020
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JohnniEMc from Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Lovely almost clear amber liquid with lots of carbonation. A nice fluffy white head is maintained, but glass lace is slight. Not particularly aromatic, but what there is hoppy. The taste isn't much bolder than the aroma, mostly a dry hop and alcohol blend. The mouth feel isn't bad for the 8% ABV, but not nearly up to the standard of a truly hazy IPA.

Jul 03, 2020
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KensWorld from Florida

3.73/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Jul 12, 2020
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Zigzach from Florida

3.69/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Jan 10, 2021
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russpowell from Arkansas

3.87/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours an effervescent bronze with 3 fingers of cream colored head. Nice head retention & lacing

S: Smells of weed and then a little orange peel once warm

T: Sweet orange, a touch of lime, some bready dryness, plus a little guava up front. More sweet orange, some cattyness & little green melon as this warms. Finishes catty, dry with just a little lime and sweet orange

MF: Medium body, delicate carbonation, pretty good balance

A decent take on the style, I kind of consider these weed-like IPAs a fad that has lost relevance, but this beer is plenty drinkable on its other merits

Feb 09, 2020
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evostudios12 from Florida

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dec 30, 2020
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tgdavis from Tennessee

3.57/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

May 22, 2020
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DoubleRRs from Massachusetts

4.11/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Oct 18, 2020
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TripelMark from North Carolina

4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jul 15, 2020
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coopdog1000 from Florida

4.04/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Aug 26, 2020
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markallmon from Tennessee

3.77/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Jan 18, 2020
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animal69 from Louisiana

3.66/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Aug 11, 2020
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Nass from Florida

4.06/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The pour is somewhere is between golden yellow & orange. The taste is orange, grains, slight skunk, mild papaya, mild dank, & mild hops. This hazy IPA is surprisingly smooth & tasty not to say that there original 420 strain isn't smooth in it's own right either. I'm utterly impressed with what Sweetwater Brewing has been doing in the craft beer industry during the last few years. Cheers! A-

Jul 27, 2020
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spectru from Florida

3.8/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Yes, it is hazy, straw color with a nice big foamy white head, lacey; Has a rich no doubt about it aroma; the taste is nice, a little unusual, citrusy, not really sweet but definitely not sour, tart. Mouthfeel -It has a slight sharpness. I'd like more carbonation. A little different. Good, not great. Glad I got it, not disappointed. It's a one-off, so I may never see it again.

The description on the can is apt. "The Strain keeps rolling along with this hazy double IPA.Aromas of citrusy orange hit first with a caboose full of vanilla and pine notes following. Billowing dank aroma and strain-specific terpenes jump the whole thing off the rails."

Apr 23, 2020
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hoptheology from South Dakota

4.04/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 oz can, best by 7/20/20, into Ploughshare glass.

Has a west-coast like appearance with a distinct clarity but the clarity only permeates halfway and then the other side is hazy, as in, shadow-fingers, not fingerprints. So in that regard I guess it is "hazy". Color is honey-blonde, and has a tall creamy cap of 2 fingers. Recedes to 1/2 finger.

Aroma is distinctly bud/cannabis, with underlying tones of very green melon, tangerines/rind, and grapefruit. I'd say the cannabis aroma is not as loud as Mango Kush and B-Real, and perhaps not as strong as G13. Shrug. It's not a big deal to me. Still impressive what they've done with this strain.

Flavor brings an interesting un-sweet melon note but as stated it's not particularly sweet, it's just there, like towards the rind part; then I get orange peel and sweet tangerine, with slight nips of grapefruit on the finish but all of this is wrapped up in an herbal cannabis blanket. At first it was kinda, "meh", but it's growing on me, big time.

Feel is resiny, sharp, JUICY (yusss), and has a wonderful carbonation level and moderate alcohol heat.

Overall, a very well-crafted WEST COAST India Pale Ale, I wouldn't call it NE in the slightest, but has a lot of wonderful sharp hoppy fruity notes wrapped up in the signature cannabis strain that is this line's signature.

Price paid : part of variety 12 pack, $15.99
Would buy again : yes, even on its own

May 05, 2020
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Justinprintz from New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nov 03, 2020
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ItsBeer4Me from Pennsylvania

3.82/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Sep 01, 2020
420 Strain Trainwreck Hazy Double IPA from SweetWater Brewing Company
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 48 ratings