SweetWater Brewing Company

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IPA - American
Ranked #6,364
Ranked #38,169
3.72 | pDev: 10.48%
SweetWater Brewing Company
Georgia, United States
Reviews: 77 | Ratings: 545 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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spycow from Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Nov 01, 2014
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Durge from Connecticut

3.95/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Grabbed one on my way through Atlanta Airport at their Draft House at
Terminal B. This IPA shows a clear, deep amber color with a modest white top and
similar lacing. The aroma is very nice with solid citrus and a hint of rye
grain along with a touch of caramel malt. The flavor brings an immediately
satisfying idea of crisp lemon/grapefruit hop, and a notable dry rye wheat
element. Nice graininess while offering lots of hop bite along with some orange,
fruit sweetness. The body is just about medium with a fine but very effective
carbonation that makes for a lively feel that works for this tasty, refreshing

Jan 27, 2013
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CitizenGrain from Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Jan 29, 2013
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mothman from Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Apr 04, 2014
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Tpitty23 from Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Jun 13, 2014
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dalepryor from Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

May 11, 2013
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Iparedman from Texas

3.76/5  rDev +1.1%

Nov 01, 2014
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Amalak from New York

3.8/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A. It is relatively clear with some hints of sediment. It has a caramel color with a limited head and some lacing. A good deal of bubbles coming up throughout.

S. It has a very sweet, honey scent.

T/M. It has a sweet malt taste. There's some caramel taste to it. A mild hoppy bite. There's some dark fruit taste in there, a very mild tart lemon taste underneath. Light body.

O. THis is an easy to drink, enjoyable brew. It has a nice balance and a fairly complex taste.

Jul 21, 2013
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fredmugs from Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Apr 02, 2014
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animal69 from Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Aug 25, 2013
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Keith_R from Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Sep 02, 2012
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sliverX from S. Georgia & S. Sandwich Isls.

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Dec 24, 2012
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DerekCarruth from Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Sep 25, 2014
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strohme2 from Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Nov 02, 2012
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BigDaddyJohn from South Carolina

3/5  rDev -19.4%

Aug 18, 2012
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dbrauneis from North Carolina

3.72/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a hazy golden apricot in color with light amounts of gentle visible carbonation and some orange highlights. The beer has a finger tall creamy off-white head that slowly reduces to a very thick film covering the entire surface of the beer evenly. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of caramel malts with some slightly stronger aromas of citrus/orange and herbal/floral hops.

T: Moderate flavors of pale + caramel malts along with moderate flavors of rye - there is a nice spicy element to the upfront flavors of this beer. Just a touch of sweetness in the malts. That is followed by some light to moderate flavors of herbal and citrus/orange rind hops. Light to moderate amounts of bitterness but it fades rather quickly.

M: Slightly heavier than medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth upfront with some light amounts of dryness in the finish.

O: This beer is enjoyable but the combination of the rye spiciness and bitter hops make this one that I probably would only have a single of in a session. It is definitely beer I would have again but is a little more intense than easy drinking.

Mar 31, 2013
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Dirtinabottle from New York

3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Jun 09, 2013
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avalon07 from South Carolina

3.97/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a yellowish color and a clear consistency. There was a half inch of foamy head that dissipated after a fair amount of time. Pretty good lacing.

S: A sweet, enticing aroma of hops and light fruit.

T: Tasted of hops (an average amount), some light malt, and a good deal of fruit (seemed like a citrus element). The advertised rye was present, but not overwhelmingly so. A sweet, light, easy to like flavor.

M: A highly carbonated beer with a smooth finish. Light-bodied.

O: This is a solid beer that's very focused and really drinkable. A session beer if there ever was one.

Jan 07, 2013
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brewdude1982 from North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Nov 03, 2012
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maximum12 from Minnesota

4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to ATLCarl for stuffing a brown box with goodies; this one unrequested but very welcome, since it has rye in it somewhere. 12 oz. bottle.

Pour is yellow-orange with haze. Aroma is strong & fruity. Citrus, grapefruit, tropical-ness, dose of sweetness clears out the sinuses. No bitterness or rye, but hey, good nonetheless.

LowRYEder IPA makes me think Sweetwater should stick to light, easy-drinking brews. Lovely mix of the earthy, spicy rye with a dash of bitter, citrusy hopping. Bitterness builds with each sip. The balance is excellent, & it's great to sip.

Tastes great, goes down easy, simple, straightforward. Just a very good beer that's only a thin mint away from excellent.

Nov 22, 2012
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bigbutter from Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Jun 15, 2014
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babaracas from Florida

3.97/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy light amber with one finger white head, a couple of thin rings of lace are left behind. Smell: floral, spicy, lightly grainy and sweet, grapefruit. Taste: grapefruit, spicy, biscuit, caramel. Medium bodied, creamy carbonation. Not usually a rye fan, but this is good. Best by 12/19/12.

Oct 22, 2012
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crownrl28 from Georgia

3.7/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Sep 08, 2012
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Chrash16 from Alabama

3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Aug 18, 2013
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slipangle from Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Feb 03, 2013
LowRYEder IPA from SweetWater Brewing Company
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 545 ratings