Sweetwater 420 Extra Pale Ale | SweetWater Brewing Company

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Sweetwater 420 Extra Pale AleSweetwater 420 Extra Pale Ale
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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

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-29-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#36,318
Reviews:
794
Ratings:
3,704
pDev:
12.91%
Bros Score:
3.53
 
 
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Ratings: 3,704 |  Reviews: 794
Photo of misternebbie
3.56/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of syrupjoe
3.55/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle into pint glass. Deep gold color, slightly cloudy.

Nose is sweet, malty, and grainy with a definite hop zing and a red wine accent.

Taste is light, fruity, and well-balanced. I get some red berries, and almost a hint of Belgian yeast.

Moderate carbonation with a bit of a sweet finish.

Overall a good but not great pale ale with some interesting flavors (like red wine and red berries) that I've never gotten in a Pale Ale before.

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Photo of TheFightfan1
3.55/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Taco Mac in Perimeter. Pours a lighter yellow color with a flimzy white heading. Very little lacing and heading after a minute or two.

Very little aroma here. Some slight doughy bread mix with a touch of pine hops. Nothing really standing out here.

Heavy carapils makes me think of a decent macro ale. Very sweet and almost like cereal grains and then a nice solid pop of pine hops. Some slight lemon zest to finish things up.

Good carbonation, nice medium body and good balance.

Not to impressed with this one. Nothing really stood out to me.

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Photo of allistermcg
3.55/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jason_cs
3.55/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gcamparone
3.55/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A - Pours a hazy, dull orange body with a smallish white was that doesn't leave much lacing.

S- smells pretty sweet, caramel malt with some earthy, floral hops in the background.

T- earthy and floral, sweet with grainy, caramel, malty notes. Not much bitterness on the finish.

M- somewhat watery and over carbonated

A mediocre "extra pale ale". I'd pass on it next time.

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Photo of dirtyharry2489
3.55/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Bottle into a snifter appears clear copper with a white cap.

Aroma is citrus hops, slightly fruity with alcohol and neutral maltiness.

Taste is decent balance between fruity hops/alcohol and cereal grain sweetness. There is almost a pink bubblegum flavor to this before grassy bitterness fills out the finish.

Light in body with modest carbonation. Not bad.

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Photo of Beerdsley419
3.55/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Flounder57
3.55/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle was poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: This beer poured a minimal head that has reduced to a thin layer. It is a pale orange color with a slight haze to it and a few bubbles coming up through the glass.

Smell: Slight citrus aromas and slight caramel and bready malts.

Taste: citrus is a little more noticeable, but a light taste of hops here. Sweetness and chewiness from the malts are nice.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, medium bodied, low to medium carbonation, and easy to drink.

Overall: A nice offering from Atlanta, but Terrapin's pale ale is more enjoyable. It was good to have tried another brew from this Southern brewery.

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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 Jcorn
3.54/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of scootny
3.54/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A hazy dark straw gold. Lots of good stuff on top that leaves good lacing and stays quite a while. Aromas of caramel and citrus. Some roasted grains. Taste is a bready front with a fast transition to a tight bitterness. Finish is short and clean with a light linger of bread. Crisp medium feel perfect carbonation. A hold solid brew. You can keep this one on hand for whatever.

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Photo of kbuzz
3.54/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rutager
3.54/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Billydoughnuts
3.54/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Perfectly fine when at Disney and the other choices are Bud Light and Angry Orchard. Thoroughly enjoyable when pitted against these foes but not one I'd choose over some better offerings. A decent beer

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Photo of ejk99
3.54/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of maddogruss
3.54/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: pours hazy golden body with small white head with nice retention and lacing
S: sweet floral smell with some biscuits notes
T: earthy and floral notes with a subtle biscuity aftertaste
M: smooth and pretty crisp
D: nice mouthfeel and taste combination; nice session pale ale

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Photo of lochef81
3.54/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of delta490
3.54/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours out a clear medium amber with a creamy white head. The head has moderate retention but leaves some nice lacing, aided with moderate carbonation. The aroma is mild, with mostly caramel sweetness dominating. The taste is also pretty mild, with some fruit and stronger, if less defined bitterness. There's a pretty good weight to the body and a little bite from the carbonation. A good pale ale.

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Photo of dbl_delta
3.54/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle dated Enjoy BY 03/08/16. Pours a clear, pale gold with an eggshell-white head. Initial impression is a little citrus, a little resin, a little malt sweetness, but not much memorable stuff going on. Kind of thin mouthfeel; carbonation is on the high side of moderate. Almost tastes like an IPA lite, if there were such a thing. Very neutral finish - slight hops bitterness, but all in all a quite unremarkable beer.

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Photo of jshusc
3.54/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of lordofthewiens
3.53/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A 2+ hour layover in Atlanta, found this place in Terminal B.

In a pint glass the beer was a gold color with a small white head that left a bit of lace.

Sweet malt aroma, faint citrus hops.

Biscuit taste, a bit of grapefruit.

Crisp, medium-bodied. Nice enough beer to get me ready for my flight.

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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 glid02
3.53/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Cask dry-hopped with Glacier at the brewery.

Pours a hazy light copper color with a one-finger off-white head. The head recedes into a patchy layer on top leaving solid lacing.

Smells of pale malts with a slightly bread-y aroma from the yeast. The hops are surprisingly muted considering the dry-hopping but what little exists impart citrus and floral aromas.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Bready pale malt flavors up front are joined by mild citrus flavors midway through the sip. The hops carry through to a mildy bitter finish.

Mouthfeel is alright. It's a bit on the thin side with soft carbonation.

Drinkability is OK. I finished my glass however I'm not sure about another.

Overall I think I like this beer better on-tap. The thickness isn't enough to support such low carbonation.

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Sweetwater 420 Extra Pale Ale from SweetWater Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.64 out of 5 with 3,704 ratings