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

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3,801
pDev:
12.91%
 
 
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Photo of IntriqKen
3.59/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It's really a pretty medium golden orange in the glass...crystal clear with a slightly off-white head of dense foam that slowly melts to very sticky lacing.

Aroma is subdued fruits and pale malt sweetness. No hops to speak of in the aroma for me.

Taste is slightly sweet pale malt with a bit of breadyness and some fruity notes. Very light hop finish....orange in nature...too sweet still for any significant bitterness.

Aftertaste is fairly clean considering how much sugar I can taste...still leaves the mouth dry but with a reminder of the sweet orange and fruit characters.

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Photo of Backer2004
3.59/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This is definitely an example of a beer that tastes better than it looks. i know I've had the 420 in my past at one point, but apparently never reviewed it. Pours a nice head, but I see really no carbonation. Light golden color. Not really hoppy for a Pale Ale but well balanced nonetheless. Easy to drink, a nice starter for this style for those not as familiar. Could be a session beer, especially in the summer.

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

Photo of TurboBrew
3.59/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SicemWT
3.59/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of aprabhu
3.59/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Yeldarb92
3.59/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of shererjt
3.59/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Very citrusy hop nose with a fair amount of underlying crystal. Medium body, with a flavor that leans to the hops. Could use a bit more malt for balance. Pleasant-tasting. Fairly typical mouthfeel for a pale ale. Drinkability was good.

A standard a fairly high-quality APA. Hops-a-plenty.

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Photo of RockyM72
3.59/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Very good medium range beer, I was very pleasantly surprised, nice clean golden colour, with a clean white head, cabonation just right to make it a very easy drinkable beer, fruity smell, a little weak but ok, taste sweet, fruity and easy, with just a little bitter finish which I enjoy. Greatly surprised. Very good EPA

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Photo of otjenkins42
3.59/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

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

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

Photo of luke12345
3.59/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wattie83
3.59/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of warnerry
3.58/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear golden brown with one finger of white head. Head has good retention and leaves rings of lacing down the glass. Smells and tastes of biscuit malt, a bit of pine and citrus. Slightly bitter on the aftertaste, but not that intense. Overall a good pale ale, but doesn't really stand out.

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Photo of Beaver13
3.58/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can, dated 12/22/17. Pours hazy straw gold with a big frothy white head that quickly diminishes to a thinnish film that laces the glass some.

The aroma is sweet bready caramel malt with fruity hops.

The flavor is sweet bready caramel malt with some fruity resiny hops. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, a nice fruity hoppy pale.

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Photo of Jason
3.58/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The clarity is fine, brassy golden color. Good foaming with a stick lacing. Citrusy hop aroma with a hint of bready biscuity malt. Just as smooth as it is crisp, medium body. Citric peel hop flavor, solid bite of bitterness. Just enough malt to stay balanced, a bit bready. Semi-dry finish with a long lingering American hop flavor.

They aimed for west coast style and they did a good job at it.

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Photo of Mora2000
3.58/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Thanks to angrypirate06 for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a clear yellow-light orange color with a white head. The aroma is citrus and resiny hops. The flavor is grain and bready malts with lots of hop flavor including resiny and grassy hops. Thin mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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Photo of tdm168
3.58/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a pure gold with a 1/4" of head. Great retention. The smell is of faint malt and grassy, earthy hops. The taste is fruity and sweet up front followed by light malt with a faint toastyness, and it finishes with grassy, herbal, citrusy hops. The mouthfeel is smooth and clean with very light carbonation.

Overall, it's not bad, but the flavor profile is very light. For an APA it's inoffensive and drinkable, but hardly pushing the envelope for the style.

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Photo of thesyko56
3.58/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Golden copper color. Slightly darker than most full flavored pilseners

S: Nothing special. Citrus hint with slight hop aroma

T: Hop bitterness at first then nice pine taste with a malty finish.

M: Depending on freshness light to moderate carbonation. With a light taste.

D: Very drinkable. Not to heavy but still very flavorful.

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Photo of larryarms847
3.58/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow with a slightly orange hue and a frothy head of foam.

Biscuity toasted malt, grain, subtle citrus, slightly grassy/floral.

Grassy/earthy hop resin sits abed a bready toasted malt backbone.

Light-bodied, medium-high carbonation, lager-like smoothness, very creamy and refreshing.

Overall, while aroma and flavor are light, the creamy smoothness of the mouthfeel keeps this interesting and going back for another sip.

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Photo of ferociouswalrus
3.58/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Probable the "palest" pale ale I've ever had... it wasn't kidding about being "extra pale." Extremely crisp and drinkable with just a tiny hops edge, along with some pine undertones. Pours clear amber. Hit the spot on a summer day.

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Photo of Bigdoc91
3.58/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

420 Extra Pale Ale from SweetWater Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.64 out of 5 with 3,801 ratings