Sweetwater LowRYEder IPA | SweetWater Brewing Company

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Sweetwater LowRYEder IPASweetwater LowRYEder IPA

Brewed by:
SweetWater Brewing Company
Georgia, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by dpodratsky3 on 06-26-2012

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Reviews by superdedooperboy:
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3.91/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12-ounce brown glass bottle poured into a Duvel tulip glass. Served at approximately 45 degrees F.

Pours a beautiful clear, deep golden hue with a slight tinge of copper peeking through. A thick head of froth rises forth and reaches its plateau at a finger-and-a-half, slowly falling away to leave a fat crown. The foam clings mightily to the walls of the glass as it recedes, leaving behind a gorgeous patchy latticework.

The bouquet is, somewhat surprisingly, not as strong as the brewery's standard rye-less offering, but is still rich with citrusy notes of grapefruit, grapefruit peel, and tangerine.

Smooth on the palate with a moderately light level of carbonation. A touch of malt sweetness opens up in the front, a touch honey-like and sliding into a bit of a biscuity character. The sweetish malt notes are quickly overthrown mid-palate by a combination of bitter, citrusy hop notes and a spicy, grainy character from the hefty dose of rye. Hints of orange zest and grapefruit surround the edges of the tongue and mingle with toasty rye bread. The beer finishes very dry, with a lingering essence of grapefruit rind.

It's difficult to discern whether there is more or less complexity here relative to this brew's bigger, barley-only brother, but it is safe to say that the combination of spicy rye with citrusy hops and a super-dry finish leave this one super-drinkable beer, and the half-percent less alcohol content means more drinkability as well. Certainly an excellent new year-round offering, and one that easily blows another Georgia brewery's big rye offering out of the water.

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Photo of oberon
3.88/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a nonic a chill hazed burnt orange with a frothy halfinger white head that left some broken lace as it settled.Aromas are pleasant enough but a little subdued,I pick up some orange and lemon notes along with some caramel/toffee.Bright and fresh citric hops on the palate over top of a sweet toffee that really stands out in the finish,the rye provides a litle sharpness but doesn't seem to play a huge role.A pretty good rye ipa it's got a real fresh citrusy flavor profile wich I liked.

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Photo of ExtraStout
3.85/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Part of their 12 pack combo. Pours an okay size head. Color is a kind of a darker yellow, what I would expect when I think of rye. I smell a combo of rye, hops and malts. The tasted is rye up front with hops coming quickly and hanging behind with a touch of malts. The mouthfeel is decent. Overall I like this offering and think its the best of their 12 pack combo. One can taste the Sweetwater IPA backbone and because I like rye I'm really diggin this.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of Jason
3.67/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz brown bottle with a freshness date.

LOOK: Orange amber, some particulate, perfect lacing

SMELL: Fresh orange zest, spicy, slightly estery, faint caramel, juicy, grainy

TASTE: Crisp & smooth, medium bodied, floral, spicy rye, hop bitterness, orange peel, dried grass, grainy, faint broth, minty, drying grainy hoppy finish

Tasty all around, good for one but I'd not sure if I could go for a second right away though that does not mean I would not want to go back to the brew. Good use of rye and the hoppiness is pretty wild.

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Photo of dankjohn
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.76/5  rDev 0%

Photo of alotofcoffee
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +13%

Photo of Beezee
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of tdm168
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - bright orange with a soft, white head that fades to a thin lacing

S - grapefruit, pineapple, bread, very faint cake batter

T - rye, pepper, spicy earthy hops, citrusy finish

M - medium bodied, smooth, well carbonated

This is a nice, easy to drink rye IPA. The rye is noticeable and adds a nice peppery spice to the beer. The hops are complimentary adding their own spicyness to the flavor. The citrusy finish rounds out the flavor and makes clean finish so the rye isn't overwhelming. This is definitely an enjoyable beer.

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.96/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The LowRyeder from SweetWater is very good and smooth. The beer pours a clear light copper with thin white head that is leaving a spotty lace. The scent carries fresh hop with hints of pine and bitter citrus. The taste is a great balance between sweet malt and bitter hop which finishes dry. The hops add a citrus flare with a touch of pine. The mouthfeel is lighter in body and good carbonation. Overall this is a great session beer for those that prefer a slightly bitter and dry beer...definitely worth a try.

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Sweetwater LowRYEder IPA from SweetWater Brewing Company
3.76 out of 5 based on 543 ratings.
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