420 Extra Pale Ale | SweetWater Brewing Company

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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

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-29-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#38,290
Reviews:
806
Ratings:
3,768
pDev:
12.91%
Bros Score:
3.53
 
 
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3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Whasha
3.78/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.92/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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4.18/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brewerburgundy
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can, tulip, best by 8/27/18. I’m not sure if they use a six month shelf life or another length of time; use a canned on date!

Glorious yeast-flaked haze, have mercy! This orange gold beauty has a triple finger head that sticks around.

Grapefruit rind, marmalade, oats, warm cereal. It’s zesty.

It’s got that juicy hoppiness that we all strive to find. Lightly acidic, like a fresh navel orange slice that’s a little dank.

The body is thin, but still satisfies with a balance against small, creamy carbonation.

This is a great example of the American pale ale in the modern craft beer school. It may be better than the most well known, Sierra.

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Photo of kevin3046
4.21/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pretty hazy gold in color with a thin head and very good lacing. Has a fruity floral smell that is pleasant to the nose. I'm picking up fruity sweet flavors on the tongue and light maltiness with mild to moderate hoppiness. Delightful light creamy mouthfeel and the carbonation is just right. This is a wonderfully sweet fruity beer that is perfect for a hot summer day. Light bodied in the right way. I highly recommend this beer!

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4.03/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.62/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.42/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Golden straw color with a fluffy head of 1 finger.

Aroma of caramel malt, piney hops, and slight citrus peel.

Flavor washes out a bit lending forward faint caramel grains, a bitter yet funny-sweet pine hop character, and hints of apple and orange peel.

Feel is crisp but not entirely clean. Light hop resins fade.

Overall not a beer I look forward to visiting again but people seem to love this brew.

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4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.19/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the can into a nonic pint glass. Best Before July 5th 2018… ooo getting close.

Frothy and big soapy bright white head that forms out of the can, into a real fist tall height, and thick shampoo bubbles. Some pretty good staying power with very little retention, even forms an island surprisingly. Clear bodied, with a pale amber color. Quite an excellent looking pale ale.

Soft nose, perhaps faded hop, but still a good sense of light dank quality. A touch of brown sugar like caramel smelling malt hits as well, a bit lighter and not as bold or crisp sensing. Good and solid aroma.

Very impressive palate. Light bodied, but with a sense of creamy texture and feel, giving to a nice malt sweetness. Hop angle is actually more citrus orange tasting, mixing with touches of earth and a little bit of mint, particularly on the finish. Excellent peppy mouthwash like flavor, but with a good sweetness.

Why have I put off giving this brew a proper review? Man this is a very solid impressive American Pale Ale.

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3.71/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

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4.05/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Served on Delta international flights. Free tick. Pours out with a nice rocky head. Golden body, light hoppy aroma. Taste picks up more of the hops, hemp notes, earthy. Not bad.

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3.79/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

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3.85/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.59/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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3.09/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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420 Extra Pale Ale from SweetWater Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.64 out of 5 with 3,768 ratings