Sweetwater Ol' Faithful | SweetWater Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
SweetWater Brewing Company
Georgia, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by mikesgroove on 02-16-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 4
Photo of glid02
4.1/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Cask at Leon's Full Service in Atlanta. This is a double-dry-hopped version of the IPA, not an Amber.

Pours a hazy copper color with a large-bubbled off-white head. The head recedes into a thin layer on top leaving decent lacing.

Smells of heavy pale malts with moderate amounts of vanilla. Also present are earthy, floral, and citrus hops, in that order.

Tastes similar to how it smells, although the hops are less robust. Smooth pale malt flavors kick things off and are joined quickly by hints of vanilla. Earthy and citrus hop flavors join in midway through the sip and carry through to a moderately bitter ending.

Mouthfeel is good. It's got a slick thickness with soft carbonation.

Drinkability is very good. I finished my glass quickly and could easily have a few more.

Overall I was hoping for more from this beer as the original IPA is one of my stand-bys. Certainly worth a shot but I'd like to see them tweak this in the future to better showcase the hops.

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Photo of thagr81us
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had while at Brewvival. Served from firkin into a sampler Brewvival imperial pint. Poured yellow-orange with a minimal very slight off-white head. Maintained very slight lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, grapefruit, and sweet hop. The flavor was of sweet malt, grapefruit, sweet hop, and slight banana. It had a light feel on the palate with mild carbonation. Overall this was a pretty decent brew. The flavor and aroma going on in this was not very robust if I'm honest. Really wish that some of the flavors and aromas would have been more forward. A nice attempt, but definitely not my favorite from the day or for the style.

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Sweetwater Ol' Faithful from SweetWater Brewing Company
3.81 out of 5 based on 4 ratings.
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