Sweetwater 420 Extra Pale Ale | SweetWater Brewing Company

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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

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-29-2001

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I got this in a trade with my local buddy, Sam Knocken, so I am delving into something other than CANs as is usually my wont.

From the bottle: "Don't Float the Mainstream!"; "A tasty west coast style pale accentuated by a stimulating hop character. First conceived in our bat cave on 4-20, this kind beer keeps the wheels on the bus going round and round."; "Drink 'em if you got 'em!"

I grew up at 420 West Walnut Street and today is my Mom-Za's birthday, so I raise this beer in a toast to her 81st!

The dense, two fingers of French Vanilla-colored head looked like the top of an ice cream cone. Color was a deep gold with NE-quality clarity and the Three Stooges, King Midas, Croesus and Mammon began fighting for a taste. SRM = 5. This is going to seem odd, but the nose reminded me of golden raisins! And/or honey plus a breadiness. Wild. Mouthfeel was pretty full for the style and I swear that it tasted more like honey than the mead I had on Wednesday. It would not be sustaining for a hophead, but it was a nice diversion. Finish was so honey-like that I began to question whether I might not be drinking a lager. It was very sweet, especially for the style. What were they smoking when they developed this recipe?!?

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Sweetwater 420 Extra Pale Ale from SweetWater Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.64 out of 5 with 3,720 ratings