420 Extra Pale Ale
SweetWater Brewing Company

420 Extra Pale Ale420 Extra Pale Ale
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SweetWater Brewing Company
Georgia, United States
American Pale Ale
Ranked #1,010
Ranked #25,177
3.65 | pDev: 12.88%
Nov 08, 2023
Jan 29, 2001
Dry-hopped with a fat stash of Cascade.

Our most popular brew! A tasty West Coast style extra pale ale accentuated with a stimulating hop character. First conceived in our bat cave on 4/20, this kind of beer keeps the wheels on the bus going round and round!

Malt Bill: 2 Row, Munich, Wheat, Midnight Wheat

Hops: Centennial, Cascade

Dry Hop: Cascade

Flavor Profile: Herbal, floral, fresh
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Reviewed by Tofuteus

4.03/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Overall what I expect from a pale ale. A little on the mild side as far as hoppiness and bitterness. A very easy drinking ale. But has a kick that doesn't disappoint. A very nice beer experience.
Oct 20, 2023
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Reviewed by AzfromOz from Australia

3.6/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured at Black Taps in Singapore in October 2023.

L: Hazy, dark golden orange. Thin rim of bright white head. Lacing in the glass. No carbonation seen.

S: Mild, hoppy orange and peach.

T: Reminds me of an orange Berroca (which might just be an Australian thing for all I know...). Mild, bitter orange peel and flesh. A touch of tropical hops. Nice retronasal bitterness. Dry finish.

M: Full mouthfeel with low carbonation and a slightly chalky residual. Leaves a nice bitter coating on the tongue.

O: The overall mildness of the beer in the mouth surprised me as I had drunk the Sweetwater session beer the day before and expected more kick from this one. Not getting that outcome made me mark this one down.

Oct 17, 2023
Rated: 3.75 by Rainintheface from Florida

Jul 27, 2023
Rated: 4 by DerwinWentworth from Utah

Jul 01, 2023
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Rated by Beerguyyes

5/5  rDev +37%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Mmmmmmm yummy beer. Make me silly hehehe
Jun 17, 2023
Rated: 4.25 by jcarlosv from Florida

Jun 16, 2023
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Reviewed by burnonethird from Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +30.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
It's about a perfect Pale Ale as you can get. The beer has a spot between Sierra Nevada and an IPA. More flavor than Sierra but not as robust as a standard IPA. At 5.7% it is perfect for summertime drinking. Pale Ale are my favorite beers. If you're a pale ale fan, then take it from me, this is good.
Jun 04, 2023
Rated: 3.75 by bdlusa from Texas

Jun 04, 2023
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Rated by NateTrooper7 from Michigan

3.53/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
Slightly more hoppy than other pales ales I have tried.
May 22, 2023
Rated: 3.98 by Halllar3 from Illinois

May 14, 2023
Rated: 3.55 by RPBeerdude from Colorado

Apr 27, 2023
Rated: 3.01 by notchucknorris from California

Apr 25, 2023
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Rated by AZgman from Arizona

3.91/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A very nice pale ale, similar to Sierra Nevada but a bit less bitter in the finish. It would be even better if it was infused with Ganja!
Apr 22, 2023
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Reviewed by Griffin2 from Virginia

3.81/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a 12 ox can into a Willi Becher pint glass.
L - Pours a clear medium amber color with a significant whit head that dissipates slowly.
S - Smells of pine and grapefruit.
T - Taste matches the smell, pine, citrus and some maltyness.
F - Medium body & carbonation.
O - Easy drinking Pale Ale.
Mar 10, 2023
Rated by FRANKHAZE from Florida

2.85/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
It's pretty watery. Sweetwater just like the name. Faint aroma of hops. Grassy pale look. If budwesiser produced PA it would taste like this one.
Feb 07, 2023
Rated: 4.67 by foghornleghorn22 from Virginia

Feb 03, 2023
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Reviewed by BJB13 from Maryland

4.06/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
16 ounce draft pour into a tumbler pint glass.

L: Orangish-yellow, a touch cloudy, small white head (probably subdued by the server) fades to a ring in less than a minute,
S: Bright hoppy aroma, mostly citrus, almost juicy.
T: Hoppy, subtle orange flavor, pine comes through later in the glass, enough malt to balance the clean zesty bitterness.
F: Crisp feel, gives an overall light impression but does have a bit of heft, not thin or weak.
O: Quality APA, more American traditional but has some limited juicy character, haven’t had this out of a bottle, or can but this draft pour is pretty good.
Jan 29, 2023
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Rated by RFXD

4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
On draft at Dulles airport, no surprise it’s much better than from the bottle…think I’ll have another.
Jan 27, 2023
Rated: 3.75 by kuhndog from New York

Jan 25, 2023
420 Extra Pale Ale from SweetWater Brewing Company
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