Dismiss Notice
We're celebrating 10 years of BeerAdvocate magazine with $10 print subscriptions for US residents.

Subscribe now!

Sweetwater IPA Aged In Jim Beam Barrels | SweetWater Brewing Company

Log in or Sign up to start rating.
BA SCORE
-
no score
Awaiting 10 Reviews
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by glid02 on 08-18-2011

BEER STATS
Reviews:
1
Ratings:
3
Avg:
4
pDev:
14.5%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
0
For Trade:
0
User Reviews
Reviews: 1 | Ratings: 3
Reviews by glid02:
Photo of glid02
4.12/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at the brewery during International IPA Day.

Pours a hazy golden-copper color with a slightly off-white head that leaves decent lacing.

Smells of soft pale malts with huge amounts of vanilla and bourbon. Also present are softer amounts of oak and very slight amounts of citrus hops.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Crisp pale malts up front are joined quickly by boozy vanilla and spicy bourbon flavors. Midway through, moderate amounts of citrus hops even things out a bit and hints of breadiness work their way into things, fading out into a moderately bitter ending. Mouthfeel is good, with solid carbonation.

Overall this was the booziest of the barrel-aged treatments available (Woodford Reserve and JD being the other two) but even as such it didn’t completely take away from the base beer. Worth a shot if you see it around.

 853 characters

More User Reviews:
Photo of dbrelsfo
4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of jophish17
3/5  rDev -25%

Sweetwater IPA Aged In Jim Beam Barrels from SweetWater Brewing Company
4 out of 5 based on 3 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • Extreme Beer Fest® Cometh

    February 3-4, 2017. Boston, Mass. Limited tickets available. Prepare for epicness.

    Learn More
  • 10 Years of BeerAdvocate Magazine

    We're celebrating 10 years of BA mag with $10 print subscriptions for US residents!

    Subscribe