Sweetwater 420 Extra Pale Ale | SweetWater Brewing Company

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82
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3,591 Ratings
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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:
3,591
Reviews:
771
Avg:
3.64
pDev:
13.19%
 
 
Wants:
122
Gots:
1,100
For Trade:
3
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Photo of q33jeff
2.46/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

**
03/15/13

bottle to pint glass.

AROMA: Lime, Pine
LOOK: Gold, Slightly Hazy, almost no head.
TASTE: Hops, Pine
FEEL: light body, Crisp

Not bad, but a bit stale tasting, Needs some more flavor.
**

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Photo of EMH73
3.52/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap, poured a clear elbow with a half inch white head that was poorly retained but left blotchy lacing all the way down the glass. Smells and tastes of citrus (lemon and grapefruit), sweet malts, pine and a hint of honey. Well carbonated, crisp and refreshing. Good, but nothing memorable.

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

Photo of epyon396
3.67/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Urk1127
3.67/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bigskyjim
4.04/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

For an IPA guy, this tastes good but is not Sweetwater IPA; it might be a better choice for an afternoon cookout where more than 1 or 2 beers will be enjoyed; as your beer or 2 for the evening, I would pick the IPA; Sweetwater is a great craft beer choice

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Photo of SaisonRichBiere
3.81/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bowzer4birdie
3.79/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JonathanED
3.6/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BalancingBrooms
3.88/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LWagoner
3.05/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of nick_perry
3.29/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pretty solid brew. Nice malt structure, not very complex, but an all-around well-done beer.

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Photo of mjurney
3.76/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sam671217
4.51/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of snaotheus
3.8/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

2017-03-04
16oz can served in a can-shaped glass. "Best If Enjoyed By 2017-04-18". Given to me by the generous @mr-jj.

Pours clear palish yellow with a moderately large pale coarse head that fades 3/4 pretty quickly, and then is sustained by pretty hefty quantities of carbonation. Smell is bright and fresh, lemony, a little pine.

Taste is moderately sweet, lots of pine and a little honey. Still a little lemon, but more of the bitter rind than the sour flesh.

Mouthfeel is very crisp and dry. Overall, it's a pretty good pale ale.

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Photo of DrMeek
4.6/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Act25
3.49/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

APA is my favorite style. (Dales). This one is mostly good but has a slightly "off" flavor.

A) A finger of white head on a clear yellow body with low retention but good, dotty lace.

S) Spicy and herbal hops atop a light malt aroma. Herb garden.

T) Spicy and herbal hops, caramel malt, toast, nuts, and a slightly herbal/sour note that's a bit "off".

M) Light to medium body, medium carbonation, and a dryer finish. Slightly sluggish on tongue.

O) Not as clean and mineral as I like them (it's the water). Average APA.

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Photo of wisegreensoul
3.73/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of maddogruss
3.54/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: pours hazy golden body with small white head with nice retention and lacing
S: sweet floral smell with some biscuits notes
T: earthy and floral notes with a subtle biscuity aftertaste
M: smooth and pretty crisp
D: nice mouthfeel and taste combination; nice session pale ale

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Photo of DraconusDesanctus666
3.84/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle (Exp. date 05/09/17) ,into a Cigar City pint glass.Second beer sampled from a Spring Variety Pack.

Thick fluffy soapy white colored head with moderate retention and sticky lacing,that stands 2 fingers tall.Hazy gold colored body with distorted light showing through the glass,and moderate sediment.Light carbonation.

On the nose I get sweet breaded malt notes,with light citrusy hops to back it up.Small hints of piney hops,and earthy malts as well.Not a very big nose,but a pleasant aroma nonetheless.

On the palate I get bright citrus notes,orange peel,and grapefruit up front,sweet breaded malts in the middle,and some mild piney hops,and spices on the back end.Getting some lemongrass in there too.Definitely has an earthy flavor all the way through the sip.

The mouth feel is light,with a slightly dry finish,and a chalky texture.Mild oxidation on the tongue.

This is a pretty decent Pale Ale.Nothing out of this world,but a good solid brew.Would recommend at least a one time try,and would drink again.

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Photo of bufleraj
4.53/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of nodder
3.65/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of phatsmackey
3.86/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Sweetwater 420 Extra Pale Ale from SweetWater Brewing Company
3.64 out of 5 based on 3,591 ratings.
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