Sweetwater 420 Extra Pale Ale | SweetWater Brewing Company

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82
good
3,645 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:
3,645
Reviews:
781
Avg:
3.64
pDev:
13.19%
 
 
Wants:
124
Gots:
1,126
For Trade:
4
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Photo of bdevilbullet
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of prost2hefeweizen
3.68/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mmellow12
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerMe8
3.74/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RTaylor5
3.9/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of trxxpaxxs
3.78/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JohnWesolowski
4.27/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

I nice, balanced ale. Nothing "wow", but very drinkable.

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Photo of mltobin
3.47/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Eric_T_07
3.94/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gilgar
3.4/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of dpgoblejr
3.91/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of SmokySignals
4.81/5  rDev +32.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Fresh cold 12 oz. bottle, great label artwork, and custom raised lettering is always a nice touch to make a great impression. Best by date is 8-16-17...I'm pretty close to Atlanta, so no worry...Had a pint can the other night at a long hot Saturday festival, craved more today...

Poured into Highland/ Spiegelau IPA glass, and an immediate burst of fresh citrus and greenery filled my nose! Love. Big, full head, dissipating reasonably, and leaving a nice lace around the glass. Deliciously chuggable.

This mid-to-light golden nectar's appearance, with its fine haze, is populated with steadily streaming fine bubbles traveling upwards. Beauty.

The malts come into the aroma gracefully after the citrus introduction for a great balance. I'm typing as I imbibe this fine brew, and it's almost gone already!

The flavor is crisp and not as citrus as the aromas would imply, but has that slightly bitter end that demands you have more. More evergreen in the taste and nice carbonation, smoothing out to a dry, but wet finish. 10 to 1 over SN Pale.

This is "dry hopped with a fat stash of cascade hops." Something in common with my other favorite APA.

I find this to be a refreshing crisp, clean delight! Glad there are 5 more in the box.
A must try for any fan of APA style brews.

My rDev is pretty high, so I must really love beer. Or, I know what to look for in a brew. Either way/both.

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Photo of Casey_L
3.59/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DeanAmbrose
2.52/5  rDev -30.8%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Sampled 6/10/17 poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a pint glass at a pizza place. Appearance was amber. Very iced-tea like. Very faint aroma. The beer tasted very smooth and not at all bitter. The feel was very smooth and refreshing. Overall, this is a good beer from Atlanta, Georgia. Both decent head of foam and lacing. A solid B+.

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

On tap.
Nice aroma.
A little something special in the taste.
Would like to have another.

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Photo of MaddoJay
1.94/5  rDev -46.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Vetbidder
3.67/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Somewhat hazy golden look with high carbonation and a thick off white head. Citrus hops scent with a malt background. Good but light flavored APA. You get some citrus and malt with a slightly thin mouthfeel. Overall pretty decent but not exactly exciting.

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Photo of Samputnam14
3.36/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GLBClover85
3.27/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a pint glass. Golden color with a lot of carbonation. Smell is faint citrus not much else..light bodied simple taste..nothing stands out and nothing is offputting either. Leaves a clean mouthfeel. Over nothing great or bad about this beer. Seems like an easy drinker on a warm day. Would drink again but nothing I'd seek out on the regular.

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Photo of mattknueven
3.76/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Sweetwater 420 Extra Pale Ale from SweetWater Brewing Company
3.64 out of 5 based on 3,645 ratings.
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