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Sweetwater 420 Extra Pale Ale | SweetWater Brewing Company

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3.64/5
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3,682 Ratings
Sweetwater 420 Extra Pale AleSweetwater 420 Extra Pale Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-29-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#35,636
Reviews:
787
Ratings:
3,682
pDev:
12.91%
Bros Score:
3.53
 
 
Wants:
127
Gots:
1,155
Trade:
4
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Photo of 22Blue
3.85/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kojevergas
2.63/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Impression from a can:

Floral hop notes and 2-row pale malt combine to form an underwhelming pale ale with a flavour profile we've observed in a million other pale ales. Inferior even to a pale ale as widely distributed as Sierra Nevada's. Lacks hop pungency and depth of flavour.

A painfully simplistic rudimentary beer whose existence is tough to justify in the contemporary beer market. Who buys this regularly aside from local beer obsessed Georgians?

C- (2.63) / BELOW AVERAGE

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Photo of Mxsluis
3.69/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EOC
3.94/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TexasMofo
4.68/5  rDev +28.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jimpyle48
3.36/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sampled from draft

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Photo of TMM1983
4.16/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Pinginn
3.18/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gardner254
3.6/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dutchcraftbeergeek
3/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Bartpatton
3.55/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of shelby415
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WangFire
3.68/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HipCzech
3.67/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Serving: 12 oz bottle (“best if enjoyed by: 12/28/17”) poured into a 7 oz Libbey Gibraltar glass.

Appearance: Medium gold, just slightly hazy, with an airy, frothy head of white foam and dense, patchy foam.

Smell: Lightly grainy, spicy aroma with citrus hop aroma.

Taste: Light, biscuit malt body with lemony citrus and light pine. Closes cleanly with a bite of bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Light and clean with a fizzy effervescence.

Overall: Very drinkable, lighter bodied pale ale with a nice dose of West Coast hops.

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Photo of NeilSilber1
3.91/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Golden light haze with thin fading head, and light caramel aroma. Juicy hops with slight florar and hints of mango and passion fruit. Nice easy drinking all American Pale Ale.

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Photo of AccipiterofBeer
3.47/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ThePold
3.61/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A fresh bottle into a fresh glass. Very little head or lacing. Really a pretty average IPA, in my tasting. Not great , not awful, sorry, guys, just an average beer. Not one I'd buy twice.

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Photo of avery9997
3.83/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The initial smell of this beer is not a good indicator of what is to come. The smell is very plain and malty however after taking a sip I fell in love with it. It has a smooth front with a light sweetness, followed by a very hoppy grapefruit type bitterness at the end. Very easy beer to drink and is always in the fridge.

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Photo of wbizbot
3.02/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of rclangk
3.67/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A little too hoppy for a pale ale.
BOM 9-2017

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Photo of npendres
2.64/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of C_Adams
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chossboss
3.53/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hellpop65
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of austinlee0217
5/5  rDev +37.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

one of my favorite beers

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Sweetwater 420 Extra Pale Ale from SweetWater Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.64 out of 5 with 3,682 ratings
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