Sweetwater 420 Extra Pale Ale | SweetWater Brewing Company

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Sweetwater 420 Extra Pale AleSweetwater 420 Extra Pale Ale
BA SCORE
3.64/5
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3,732 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:
#37,187
Reviews:
799
Ratings:
3,732
pDev:
12.91%
Bros Score:
3.53
 
 
Wants:
129
Gots:
1,184
Trade:
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Ratings: 3,732 |  Reviews: 799
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 rjal
3.02/5  rDev -17%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from tap into 16oz mug at Zamas in Smyrna. Poured brownish yellow in light. At times looking like a clear Pilsner or Lager. Beer was flat with no carbonation likely no fault of the beer itself. Tried to see through that with the above ratings.

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Photo of Dpotter1991
3.63/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of M3rk22
3.21/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Eh... When no other choices are available it works.

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Photo of Vader444
3.3/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of TheCrowsEye
3.43/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Decanted from a 12 oz (355 ml) bottle into a conical pint glass; no production information.
A: Pours a hazy, golden orange color with a one inch, white head, moderate retention and significant lacing.
S: Aroma of honeysuckle and lemon predominate.
T: Mild and semisweet. Lemon and light caramelized malts with light bitterness.
M: Light to medium bodied.
O: Enjoyable and drinkable, if not a significant standout.

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

Photo of bluestringer
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mdorn
3.85/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ashurbanipal
3.92/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of tem3175
3.76/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Victory_Sabre1973
3.71/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This beer pours a clear golden color. Minimal head when poured from the tap. What is there is white, and minimal lacing on the glass.
Slight citrus nose. Very slight. Not much else.
Taste slight malt, a bit more hop. Fairly well balanced between the 2.
Feel is fairly light, but not watery.
Easy drinking overall.

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Photo of paresis
3.71/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dooman
3.63/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brewnme
3.94/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of antman27
3.2/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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 Chloe_Priss
5/5  rDev +37.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Warren2621
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AZBeerDude72
3.27/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

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

Photo of spectru
3.66/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A hazy golden color with a nice head, some lacing. Smells like a good beer. mouthfeel is good but not remarkable. The flavor is milder than I had expected. Very drinkable.
I did a side by side taste test with Sweetwater 420 Extra Pale Ale and Sweetwater IPA. The IPA is similar, a little darker in color and a little more robust in flavor, hoppier. The 420 had a more noticeable aroma, but maybe that was because I sniffed it first. both are good. If you served me one and told me it was the other, I wonder if I would notice the deception. I think I would - the hops give it away.

My Sweetwater 420 had a different label that the one shown here on BA and stated the ABV to be 5.7% rather than 5.4%

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Photo of MakeBeerGreatAgain
3.43/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Sweetwater 420 Extra Pale Ale from SweetWater Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.64 out of 5 with 3,732 ratings