Sweetwater 420 Extra Pale Ale | SweetWater Brewing Company

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82
good
3,630 Ratings
THE BROS
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:
3,630
Reviews:
777
Avg:
3.64
pDev:
13.19%
 
 
Wants:
124
Gots:
1,117
For Trade:
4
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Ratings: 3,630 |  Reviews: 777
Photo of Flyjetz
3.34/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dillinger
3.77/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of justintcoons
3.64/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into a shaker pint.

Appearance
Pale gold with 2 fingers of explosive creamy white head. Good clarity with lively carbonation.

Nose
Dank greens, pine, bright florals, pineapple, and honey.

Taste
Pine and bright florals, Honey sweet malt backbone. Lightly dank with touches of pineapple. Finishes with grapefruit zest and pine sap.

Mouthfeel
Medium-light bodied, smooth, creamy, and semi-dry with a low bitterness.

Overall
A very smooth APA worthy of session-ing.

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Photo of Futbol15
3.36/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

So the pint came out pretty flat. The smell was pretty decent and the taste was smooth. I was hoping to get the Hop Hash but the brewery was out...

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Photo of hopphead31415
4.07/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I first tried this one at a movie theater. It was poured from a cold bottle into a plastic cup (meh). I was instantly impressed with this brew for one key reason: cannabis. This one has 5.4% ABV and is classified as an extra pale ale.

Look-It pours a mildly hazy golden orange amber color with some thick white foamy head. The lacing is sticky and full.

Smell-It smells of glorious cannabinoids, which is to be expected in a way, because all hops are closely related to cannabis. However, this brew does not simply manifest the hops through means of bitters and alpha acids. Instead, you get a plethora of pungent turpines and oils. The malt aroma is fresh pale ale sweetness.

Taste-An herbal-like zing and some citrus zestiness from the hops dominate the palate. The malts nicely balance everything out and the carbonation pairs well with the mild alcohol content.

Mouthfeel-It is medium-bodied and moist. It has a delicious resin coating on the tongue from the hops that are a close relative to cannabis. The coating lingers for a while and makes the next gulp that much more delicious.

Overall-This beer really surprised me and I haven’t tired one with such noticeable cannabis compounds save for Castaway IPA by Kona Brewing Co. It is delicious and refreshing and goes down so easy. Cheers!

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

Photo of earljones199
3.9/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of takusan1000
3.48/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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

Photo of YetiMaas
3.89/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 13tido
3.9/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of shadwow13
3.66/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Shawner
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of LuvLagunitas
3.33/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of BamaPete15
4.34/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I really like this, very similar to Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. I like Sierra Nevada okay, but like Sweet Water even better. The bottle said extra pale ale, so I was expecting the bitterness to be stronger than Sierra Nevada. I was wrong, the bitterness in Sweet Water is just right. Tasted superb start to finish. This will be my go to Pale Ale until I find something better.

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Photo of McMatt7
3.52/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Soulshiner7
3.7/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Nice white head forms thick over the amber-yellow body. Smells sweet, but not overly so. Easy to drink. Nice, simple flavor, with a taste that is strong but far from overwhelming.

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Photo of Wizzle32
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JacobusFavier23
3.64/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

L-Pours a light amber-yellowish color. Very thick head that stays for quite sometime.
S-Nice hoppy aroma. I can smell a hint of spice too, thats followed by a slight sweet smell.
T-Slight bitter and hoppy taste. It also has a spiciness that I can't quite grasp. All in all though, there really isn't much else.
F-Pretty thick, also its pretty carbonated.
O-420 is definitely a solid beer and I recommend it to both new and experienced beer drinkers(advocates). It has everything you're looking for in a pale ale. It isn't the most complex thing I've ever drank, but at the same time its easiness to drink is hard to top. Honestly, this beer is one of my go-to beers when I'm out around town. It's cheap, and "craft" enough to suit my taste buds. If you haven't tried it, I would give it a taste.

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Photo of ThaDebo
4.33/5  rDev +19%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Mehinaman
4.19/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is a very nice pale ale. Had it on draft at the first night of my business trip. Very crisp and high,y drinkable. Would buy again it was available where I live

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Photo of unclerob
4.04/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Sweetwater 420 Extra Pale Ale from SweetWater Brewing Company
3.64 out of 5 based on 3,630 ratings.
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