Sweetwater 420 Extra Pale Ale | SweetWater Brewing Company

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Sweetwater 420 Extra Pale AleSweetwater 420 Extra Pale Ale

Brewed by:
SweetWater Brewing Company
Georgia, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

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Appearance: golden with a hint of orange color; big frothy off white head with good lacing; cloudy yeast sediment throughout the body

Smell: hints of fir tree aroma with a touch of orangey citrus

Taste: hoppy bite right up front that continues through to the end; on the hoppier side of balance, so an accurate example of APA; dry finish due to the hops overpowering the lingering malts

Mouthfeel: a bit juicy with good amount of carbonation.

Remarks: not bad overall; I got it while camping and was happy with it.

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Deep copper color and cream colored head goes together nicely!

Aroma has floral notes with a touch of pine!

Flavor had bitter floral and pine needle citric movements nothing is smooth or creamy on the palate just abrasive hops so far.

Mouthfeel is dry from front to back a bit off putting with ample carbonation,

Overall it is what is I'm not sure if I care that their in Ohio now!

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