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:
#37,876
Reviews:
801
Ratings:
3,754
pDev:
12.91%
Bros Score:
3.53
 
 
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128
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1,195
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Ratings: 3,754 |  Reviews: 801
Photo of nickfl
3.58/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - One finger of white head on a honey-yellow body with nice clarity. Low retention but good lace.

S - Spicy hops and a light malt aroma with a hint of mint.

T - Spicy hops, weak caramel malt and a bit of burnt/ toasted malt and nuttiness.

M - Medium body, medium carbonation, and a dry finish.

D - A nice, drinkable beer. Nothing extraordinary, the malt character is kind of muddy, but the hop character is nice, even if it is somewhat subdued.

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Photo of GFD400
3.58/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mds1101
3.58/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SolarPower36
3.57/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StanleysCup
3.57/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Edani95
3.57/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lurkerson
3.57/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Modernrickk
3.57/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chrismattlin
3.57/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ovaltine
3.57/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dr_Fox
3.57/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of joekfsu
3.57/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle. Pours a copper/gold with a 1 cm off white head that is slowly diminishing. Aroma is citrus mostly, but hints of hops and pine are present. Citrus initial taste with some maltness, aftertaste is hoppy. Light to medium body, almost no carbonation. Light and drinkable, standard beer when I'm in the south, but it doesn't beat out the high end hoppy beers.

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Photo of Z-man
3.57/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.57/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AdamGarcia
3.57/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle served in tulip.

A: Slightly hazy golden color ranging from deep yellow to orangish/red. Small white head doesn't last long and leaves a thin ring. Haze remains after beer warms.

S: Pine and mild citric notes. Grassy and herbal. Maybe a little mint. Some crackery malt and a hint of caramel in the background.

T: Piney, herbal hops. Malt is right there to provide balance. Mild bitterness comes through and lasts through to the aftertaste. Sweet citrus and caramel come together to provide some sweetness before it dries up in the finish.

M: Maybe a little thin. Carbonation is low, but feels in sync with the rest of the beer.

O: Solid beer. I'd much rather prefer the Sweetwater IPA, but this is a nice APA. I picked up a sixer of this while in Savannah and enjoyed it very much. I've yet to have a bad beer from Sweetwater, I'd love to be able to pick their offerings on a regular basis.

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Photo of Curt3
3.57/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of xt0n1cx
3.57/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brandon632
3.57/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bierman9
3.57/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I got this bottle from my bro-in-law last December, and am just getting around to it. Was hidden in the back of my fridge. Best by date of 10FEB13. Ooops!

My nonic now contains 12oz of a bright golden brew. It has some slight haze to it, along with a good amount of steady, fine carbo. The head is a fluffy white layer, about 1/4", and it lasts fairly well, leaving solid lacing. The nose is a bit restrained, with some toasty malt and citrus showing up. Body is good, medium all the way, and it is fairly smooth overall.

Flavor has some toasty malt as well, with a nice little touch of sweetness. Hops are there, but have a rindy bitterness. It's not overly citrussy, again much more rindy, pithy and bitter than anything else. Not bad... Better fresh? Well, if offered one I would try another, but I won' t seek it out. Prosit!

3.56/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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Photo of Iparedman
3.56/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Retroman40
3.56/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I acquired this as part of a "Tackle Box" consisting of four different Sweetwater beers.

A - Poured out a really nice very clear light copper color with a good strong head.

S - A burst of citrusy hops dominated the smell.

T - Citrus/Malt start with a good citrus finish.

M - Medium body, but very satisfying with a good carbonation level.

O - A good "hoppy" Pale Ale that is certainly worth a try.

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Photo of Xul
3.56/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a perfectly translucent deep golden, capped by a finger and a half of frothy white head. Retention is moderate as it slowly recedes to a thin layer of foam, leaving moderate lacing down the glass.

S: Moderate citrus and pine hops up front with some light floral character as well. Biscuity malt backbone, but aroma is pretty subdued as a whole.

T: Citrus and floral hops up front balanced by some caramel sweetness on the mid-palate. Hops return near the backend with an earthy character and stick through the finish.

M: Medium bodied with a smooth, low to moderate carbonation.

D: Very drinkable but somewhat lacking in interesting characteristics.

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Photo of IRAhopbomb
3.56/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BlueShepard19
3.56/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cuvtcuv
3.56/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

420 Extra Pale Ale from SweetWater Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.64 out of 5 with 3,754 ratings