Sweetwater 420 Extra Pale Ale | SweetWater Brewing Company

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82
good
3,613 Ratings
THE BROS
80
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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-29-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
3,613
Reviews:
777
Avg:
3.64
pDev:
13.19%
 
 
Wants:
123
Gots:
1,112
For Trade:
3
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Ratings: 3,613 |  Reviews: 777
Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

This was poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a nice light hazy orange color with a decent one finger white foamy head that dies within less than 45 seconds. The lacing left a little bit to be desired. The smell had a nice conglomeration of bittersweet hops to sweet malts. The taste was mainly bittersweet all the way through. On the palate, this one sat at/about a light to medium and showed a decent sessionability about it. The carbonation seemed right on for the style and for me. Overall, I say this was a good American Pale Ale well worthy of having again.

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Photo of mwade5
4.1/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of crow
3.68/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CrazyBernerMama
3.16/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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

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

Photo of JKG
3.41/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.53/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lawlmartz
3.15/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of atniup
3.7/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

It's not a bold taste, and it's bitter. The bitterness isn't bold either, it's just the slightest bit out of balance for me. Hoppy, some floral almost. Nice and light feel, the slightest bit too light. It's a good beer, and it would be easy enough to drink a few. You wouldn't be disappointed trying it.

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Photo of KJV1963
3.04/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of BeerCon5
3.44/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of pstam87
4.21/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CharlesK
2.47/5  rDev -32.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of down_to_clown_69
4.26/5  rDev +17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Sweet water 420. LOL BLAZE #AMIRITE??? It's ya boy down_to_clown_69 comin atchu with a review from beyond the grave. I'm stoned as a boned abalone pinecone from Cologne right now and I don't think anyone knows...right...?

I digress, this beer is a winner. Just like our fair lady, Mary Jay, this drink is the perfect gateway beer to the bigger and better things. You have that wussy friend who says "IPA's aren't for me!" Well slam this mamajamma in his or her face and say "RIP DAT ISH, WERE GOING TO MAGIC MOUNTAIN!"

Magic Mountian is real friends, and it's a watering hole where the Sweetwater 420's are on special, the bar is pizza, and the waitresses are actually genuinely interested in your sad, pathetic lives.

And with that, I'm out. *Puff's tobacco pipe with legal USA grown tobacco, disappears in a coud of metaphorical legal tobacco smoke.*

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Photo of decker1313
3.36/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

refrigerated bottle with a best by date on 5/16/17

A - hazy golden yellow, minimal head to a bubbly lace quickly, mild carbonation

S - fruity, pine,

T - citrus, more of a sourness than bitter

M - light all around, sweetness up front, followed by a sourness with a smooth ending

O - Interesting beer, mild on the hops. I will try this again.

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Photo of mudROCK
3.9/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Quality lighter Pale Ale. Not a ton of mouth feel (a bit disappointing), but very nice flavor and aroma. I'm a die-hard Lagunitas drinker, so the lighter feel left me wanting a Little Sumpin' more. That said, I would get this beer again.

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Photo of johnlatona
3.96/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bkwhoppa66
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rizzy17
2.5/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.96/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jbarronm
4.4/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sweetwater 420 Extra Pale Ale from SweetWater Brewing Company
3.64 out of 5 based on 3,613 ratings.
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