Sweetwater LowRYEder IPA | SweetWater Brewing Company

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85
very good
543 Ratings
THE BROS
83
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Sweetwater LowRYEder IPASweetwater LowRYEder IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
SweetWater Brewing Company
Georgia, United States
sweetwaterbrew.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by dpodratsky3 on 06-26-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
543
Reviews:
75
Avg:
3.76
pDev:
10.37%
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
75
For Trade:
0
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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of Jadjunk
3.65/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

"A flame throwin' IPA ignited by a 25% shot of rye malt and capped by a booty hoppin' blast of Mt. Hood and Centennial hops that makes this IPA bounce!" Brewed in the style of an American Rye IPA, the latest addition to SweetWater's Year Round lineup, this beer first hit stores in June 2012 and has been a very popular local item since. Available in 6 packs year round and in occasional variety "Tackle Box" packs.

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle to a SweetWater pint glass. Served north of 46ยบ Fahrenheit.

(Appearance) Pours a frothy cream head of a golden-white tone over a moderately hazy golden amber body with fine sediment in tow. Carbonation is moderate and relaxed. Lacing is light and stringy, retention is average. 3.75

(Smell) Expect aromas of tropical fruit and floral hop aromas with lesser citrus undertones and a modest bitterness to balance. The malt profile is certainly changed over the standard IPA, expect a touch more body, some moderate bready malt character, a pinch of graininess and some peppery aromatics. The aroma is also a touch sweeter and while just as potent as the standard IPA, the balance is fairly even between malt and hop character. Altogether, the meshing of flavors works out quite well. 3.75

(Taste) The flavor is a touch thinner than the aroma predicted, with a resinous, flat citrus hop note and a touch of dry, peppery rye amongst an otherwise modestly sweetened malt base. A moderate bitterness does a good job at balancing out any body enhancements that this beer has. Off flavors are few- any graininess present is considerably mild and adds a drying quality that pairs nicely with the citrus zest and resinous pine hop character. The beer keeps securely light and quaffable despite being in a tier that is usually more assertive than a standard American IPA. This easily stands amongst the most drinkable Rye IPAs that I have had to date. 3.5

(Mouthfeel) Malt texture is smooth with a touch of thickness to it. Carbonation adds a touch of crispness. Body is medium amongst Rye IPAs, medium overall. Alcohol presence is moderate. The drinkability of this beer is very high despite the general caveats of rye additions to a beer, the texture is not overly viscous nor is the balance overly sweet. It keeps enjoyably light while equally unique with the addition of a slightly enhanced malt profile. I did find the carbonation a bit overdone- even with the beer being as lightly bodied as it is, I was still hoping for a less zippy texture from the carbonation. 3.75

(Overall) I'll admit that I'm not a big fan of most variations on the American IPA, but I'll take a Rye IPA over a White IPA any day. The sharpness of the malt bill is usually what complicates the RYE IPA drinking experience, but this beer keeps the rye contribution mild enough to where that isn't a problem, but rather a welcome variation. While the Rye IPA is a hot trending IPA variant right now, there's not much that sets this apart from the other contenders in the style. It does, however stand securely amongst existing recipes as a lighter-bodied recipe which makes for a more drinkable Rye IPA. "Rye-phobic" IPA drinkers might consider dipping their toes in this beer to see if the style is for them. 3.75

SweetWater Brewing Company's
Sweetwater LowRYEder IPA
3.64/5.00

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of swanson45
4.25/5  rDev +13%

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4.25/5  rDev +13%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of tmm313
4.11/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Clear, slightly dark orange. Poured a quickly dissipating 1 finger head. OK lacing.

Smell: Grapefruit up front. Followed by big rye, caramel, some pine, and tropical fruits. Really inviting.

Taste: Sweet grapefruit with tropical fruit, followed by some nice pine with a mix of rye and caramel malts. Finish is semi oily with a soft lingering piney bitterness and citrusy sweetness.

Mouthfeel: Medium creamy body with good carbonation. Oily finish with amazingly balanced bitterness and sweetness left behind.

Overall: This was a good beer. The flavors were strong and balanced and left me wanting nothing more than another bottle. This will probably be a mainstay for me from here on out.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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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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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +26.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of csparace
3.78/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pretty aromatic. Rye is obviously present in the nose with some lighter hop notes coming out. Smells fresh and slightly earthy.

Pours a hazy brownish amber. With a medium large creamy and fluffy head.

Immediate hoppy bitterness with a big rye kick. Some big vanilla notes going on. Slight caramel flavor.

Light overall feeling is followed by some murky finish. Crisp up front from the hops and the feel changes dramatically to a malty one.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of BMMillsy
3.98/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Beer of the month club bottle. Pours cloudy light orange with a tiny white head. Aroma of orange peel, honey, pine, and a hint of spice. Flavor is strong orange zest with a spicy rye tone. Some nice bitter bite, and dry rye finish. Light mouthfeel and pretty drinkable as I have found with other Sweetwater pales. Good beer. This is one of those that is done simply and doesn't stand out with crazy shit going on, but is put together just beautifully. I could drink this all day.

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