420 Extra Pale Ale | SweetWater Brewing Company

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420 Extra Pale Ale420 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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Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-29-2001

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

Poured this gift into a pint glass. Nice light amber color and a pretty sticky two-finger white head that produces a little lace. Get an aroma of rising bread dough and some floral hops. Sweet smelling too. Flavors are white yeast sweet bread, with a tinge of caramel/vanilla, and a very pleasant mild, but slightly peppery and grassy hop nip. Nice feel and carbonation. I like this one a lot. Could drink several of these.

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Came back after a day of hiking and geocaching and grabbed a 12 pack from Sheetz. Three of the bottles were Sweetwater 420. I drank two and enjoyed them both. I'm still not super knowledgeable about beers so I might be wrong on all of this.

It tasted a little like an IPA but not as IPA-ish. Much better colder than when it warmed up sitting on the table. I could see drinking this beer in the summer or the winter and I could probably drink more than one.

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

7-5-15 - On tap at Park Grill Cafe in Millennium Park in Chicago. Great view of The Bean. 420 on tap on our walk to Soldier Field for the final Grateful Dead 50 show. Nice touch. Always a good choice.

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

Got a single 12 oz bottle of this from a Publix in Osprey, FL, as I am currently on vacation there. Poured into a pint glass. This beer pours a mainly clear, slightly cloudy, medium golden/copper/amber color. Has a nice white head about 2/3 of an inch thick when first poured that eventually settles to a medium sized to thick ring lining the inside of the glass along with some spots and clusters of foam here and there on the beer's surface. Decent lacing. Mild aromas of caramel malty sweetness followed by some pine and citrus hops. Wish the smell would have been a bit more pungent overall. Has a good malty sweetness upfront with hints of caramel that gives way to a nice citrus and pine hop back bone. This has a bit more hop bitterness to it than a lot of other pale ales I have had. In fact, I'll go as far to say that this is closer to an American IPA than an American Pale Ale in my opinion, as I've certainly drank more than plenty of both of these styles over the past 9 years or so. Has an overall crisp, slightly prickly, yet fairly smooth and creamy, medium bodied mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. Easy to drink in the way you want a good beer to be on a warm night in the very late spring in Florida. Worth a try for sure.


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O: a very decent pale ale with a slightly interesting flavor

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420 Extra Pale Ale from SweetWater Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.64 out of 5 with 3,757 ratings