Sweetwater 420 Extra Pale Ale | SweetWater Brewing Company

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3.64/5
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3,696 Ratings
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

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-29-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#35,985
Reviews:
792
Ratings:
3,696
pDev:
12.91%
Bros Score:
3.53
 
 
Wants:
127
Gots:
1,164
Trade:
4
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Ratings: 3,696 |  Reviews: 792
Photo of cleve1212
2.5/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of bmeehan
3.85/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sweet Water 420 reminded me of Sierra Nevada's Pale Ale in a couple of ways, namely in that they're both solid beers that a lot of people don't like to love so much. 420 pours golden and has just enough of a hop profile to remind you you're drinking a pale ale, but it's smooth on the finish and smells faintly of citrus. A good beer!

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Photo of FinkMeister
3.98/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of whatname
3.63/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Living in Atlanta for four-plus years, I found that this was the Official Beer (tm) of locals who considered themselves above the macrobrews but were too restrained to ever try something new at the bar. As for the beer itself, it's the world's most generic pale ale - straw gold, faintly hopped, and easy going down. I would never say no to it, but I'm proud to say I never actually bought one for myself.

A boring-ass beer for boring-ass people. It's not bad, but you can do a lot better, especially in Atlanta.

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Photo of BEER88
3.81/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jan_acker
4.5/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jiggidy
3.85/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of micromaniac129
3.99/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of swierczt
3.02/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

This is an absurdly drinkable pale ale. Doesn't have a huge nose or super complex elements, but it has decent balance with a very pleasant flavor profile. Not a "wow" beer, but definitely solid.

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Photo of XsoldoutX
3.22/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of dalesubaitis
1/5  rDev -72.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of Igormatos
3/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jrb378
3.71/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Omniwar
3.58/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Booner818
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chrisjws
2.85/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Mooslerfitness
3.92/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of n2pux
3.52/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Spyderglx
3.08/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of firkingroovin
3.83/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mongrel
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
Beer rating: 3.64 out of 5 with 3,696 ratings
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