Sweetwater 420 Extra Pale Ale | SweetWater Brewing Company

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82
good
3,629 Ratings
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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:
3,629
Reviews:
777
Avg:
3.64
pDev:
13.19%
 
 
Wants:
124
Gots:
1,117
For Trade:
4
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Ratings: 3,629 |  Reviews: 777
Photo of jbarronm
4.4/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of AlehouseVanHouten
4.16/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of RoaneLoc
4.31/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jsouza
3.35/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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

A - Pale gold body, clear, with a thin, wispy head, fading quickly, and some minimal lacing. The carbonation looks and sounds more like pop than a traditional beer pour.

S - Mild pine, spice, and cracker malts, very much suggesting a hoppy German beer.

T - Follows the nose. Pine is front, just a hint of lemon and floral elements, a cracker-white bread middle, and a punchy bitter bite in the close.

M - Very clean, crisp, and easy to drink.

O - This is a nice, drinkable summer beer, very clean, but without a lot of depth or character. Decent, but not memorable.

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Photo of runeatdrink
3.44/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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

Got a good deal on this (the last time I was visiting my Navy pilot son) at the PX on base at NAS Jacksonville. I always seek out nearby micro brews whenever I travel with my family. This was a nice surprise..light tasting, yet a good dose of hops in there. ***** A proud SHOUT OUT to him on his recent deployment to NAS Siganella , Sicily !

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Photo of LivB
3.37/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The light hoppy flavor it definitely prominent, but the easy drinkability factor and overall flavor is not as appealing as other pale others and even other sweet water brews in comparison.

It is definitely extra pale, and overall, it is worth a try. Very malty and pale ale flavor.

That being said, I'd pick Sweet Water IPA over this beer any day.

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Photo of jnorris404
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jvgoor3786
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a tap into a pint glass. The color is yellow/amber and very hazy with almost no head. The smell is bready with some citrus and floral notes. The taste follows but also has some thin pine notes. The mouthfeel is highly carbonated and medium thickness. Overall this is ok and would be a decent lawnmower beer.

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Photo of Jmccanless
3.16/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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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Sweetwater 420 Extra Pale Ale from SweetWater Brewing Company
3.64 out of 5 based on 3,629 ratings.
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