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Sweetwater 420 Extra Pale Ale | SweetWater Brewing Company

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3.64/5
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3,671 Ratings
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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-29-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#35,255
Reviews:
786
Ratings:
3,671
pDev:
12.91%
Bros Score:
3.53
 
 
Wants:
126
Gots:
1,147
Trade:
4
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 3,671 |  Reviews: 786
Photo of WangFire
3.68/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Serving: 12 oz bottle (“best if enjoyed by: 12/28/17”) poured into a 7 oz Libbey Gibraltar glass.

Appearance: Medium gold, just slightly hazy, with an airy, frothy head of white foam and dense, patchy foam.

Smell: Lightly grainy, spicy aroma with citrus hop aroma.

Taste: Light, biscuit malt body with lemony citrus and light pine. Closes cleanly with a bite of bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Light and clean with a fizzy effervescence.

Overall: Very drinkable, lighter bodied pale ale with a nice dose of West Coast hops.

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Photo of NeilSilber1
3.91/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Golden light haze with thin fading head, and light caramel aroma. Juicy hops with slight florar and hints of mango and passion fruit. Nice easy drinking all American Pale Ale.

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Photo of AccipiterofBeer
3.47/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ThePold
3.61/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A fresh bottle into a fresh glass. Very little head or lacing. Really a pretty average IPA, in my tasting. Not great , not awful, sorry, guys, just an average beer. Not one I'd buy twice.

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Photo of avery9997
3.83/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The initial smell of this beer is not a good indicator of what is to come. The smell is very plain and malty however after taking a sip I fell in love with it. It has a smooth front with a light sweetness, followed by a very hoppy grapefruit type bitterness at the end. Very easy beer to drink and is always in the fridge.

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3.02/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of rclangk
3.67/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A little too hoppy for a pale ale.
BOM 9-2017

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2.64/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

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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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3.53/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of austinlee0217
5/5  rDev +37.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

one of my favorite beers

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Photo of Mandpasbury
4.04/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I am new to the reviewing process so forgive me if this comes off as a bit amateurish. The SweetWater 420 is my sort of my "go to" beer. I always have at least six of these in my fridge at any given time. When poured into a glass, the beer smells of citrus and a hint of pine. It is slightly more carbonated feeling on my tongue than most beers but that doesn't hinder my delight in this beer. Overall I would say this is a very solid IPA.

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3.67/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BltByKrmn
3.6/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mjgpy3
5/5  rDev +37.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

Photo of glf60
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of petrusek23
3.34/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Shawnspl
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.64/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.68/5  rDev +28.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.68/5  rDev +28.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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2.96/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

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Sweetwater 420 Extra Pale Ale from SweetWater Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.64 out of 5 with 3,671 ratings
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