420 Extra Pale Ale | SweetWater Brewing Company

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3.64/5
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3,768 Ratings
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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

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-29-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#38,325
Reviews:
806
Ratings:
3,768
pDev:
12.91%
Bros Score:
3.53
 
 
Wants:
128
Gots:
1,202
Trade:
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Ratings: 3,768 |  Reviews: 806
Photo of Victory_Sabre1973
3.71/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This beer pours a clear golden color. Minimal head when poured from the tap. What is there is white, and minimal lacing on the glass.
Slight citrus nose. Very slight. Not much else.
Taste slight malt, a bit more hop. Fairly well balanced between the 2.
Feel is fairly light, but not watery.
Easy drinking overall.

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Photo of paresis
3.71/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dooman
3.63/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of antman27
3.2/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Curt3
3.57/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Chloe_Priss
5/5  rDev +37.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Warren2621
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AZBeerDude72
3.27/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

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

Photo of spectru
3.66/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A hazy golden color with a nice head, some lacing. Smells like a good beer. mouthfeel is good but not remarkable. The flavor is milder than I had expected. Very drinkable.
I did a side by side taste test with Sweetwater 420 Extra Pale Ale and Sweetwater IPA. The IPA is similar, a little darker in color and a little more robust in flavor, hoppier. The 420 had a more noticeable aroma, but maybe that was because I sniffed it first. both are good. If you served me one and told me it was the other, I wonder if I would notice the deception. I think I would - the hops give it away.

My Sweetwater 420 had a different label that the one shown here on BA and stated the ABV to be 5.7% rather than 5.4%

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Photo of MakeBeerGreatAgain
3.43/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of omparker
4.02/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jroof1
3.73/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Edani95
3.57/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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

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

Photo of BeerMan247
4.09/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Classic IPA taste, but light and very drinkable. Refreshing flavor.

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Photo of Ssippisam
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

On tap from a Delta Sky Club at Hartsfield-Jackson airport, Atlanta GA. Very pretty opaque light amber that leaves light lacing as you drink, and a steady stream of light carbonation bubbles as well from the bottom of the glass. Taste is almost like a “light” IPA, very easy to drink. Smells piney and citrusy but nothing dominant. Not bitter, but the hops shine and are well balanced with a slight malty backbone. Overall a pretty good beer, I would have a few again.

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

Photo of dcotom
3.88/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12-ounce bottle into a weizen glass. Attractive appearance: hazy pale amber color, with a thick snow-white head that left some spotty lacing before settling into a thin ring. A continuous stream of bubbles rises from the bottom of this glass, enhancing the appearance. Aroma is light but dank, with notes of citrus, pine, light caramel malt, and a hint of cat piss. Nicely balanced and light on the palate, with moderate bitterness and an exceptionally dry and crisp finish. Overall, a fine session pale ale and an exceptional cookout beer.

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

Photo of Pokey57
4.39/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This beer is now an old friend. Excellent on tap, will blind side you if you get carried away. Always tasty.

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420 Extra Pale Ale from SweetWater Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.64 out of 5 with 3,768 ratings