Sweetwater 420 Extra Pale Ale | SweetWater Brewing Company

Sweetwater 420 Extra Pale AleSweetwater 420 Extra Pale Ale
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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

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

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours out a clear medium amber with a creamy white head. The head has moderate retention but leaves some nice lacing, aided with moderate carbonation. The aroma is mild, with mostly caramel sweetness dominating. The taste is also pretty mild, with some fruit and stronger, if less defined bitterness. There's a pretty good weight to the body and a little bite from the carbonation. A good pale ale.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Picked up a single bottle from Total Wine in Reston VA. Best by date is 6/23/14 so I'm drinking this one about a month and 1/2 before their claimed best by date.

For an "extra" pale ale its actually pretty dark. 1 finger head that holds pretty well.

Smell - Very bready and doughy. Not really noticing any hop presence.

Taste - Very pedestrian and ordinary American pale ale. Mild hops, moderate bitterness in finish. Slightly metallic.

Mouthfeel - ordinary and nothing good/bad

Overall - An acceptable pale ale but this one just seems like your typical well made pale ale from the craft scene 10-20 years ago. There are just too many better made and flavorful pales on the market today making this one very forgettable. Still an easy drinker but forgettable.

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Sweetwater 420 Extra Pale Ale from SweetWater Brewing Company
Beer rating: 47.3% out of 100 with 3,656 ratings
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