Sweetwater LowRYEder IPA | SweetWater Brewing Company

Sweetwater LowRYEder IPASweetwater LowRYEder IPA
BA SCORE
58.6%
Liked This Beer
3.72 w/ 544 ratings
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
Ranking:
#24,867
Reviews:
75
Ratings:
544
Liked:
319
Avg:
3.72/5
pDev:
10.48%
Alströms:
3.67
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
75
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 544 |  Reviews: 75
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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of Immortale25
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Dogfish Spiegelau glass. Label says Best if Enjoyed by: 11/07/13

A- Pours a dark amber color with a 1/2 inch off-white head that retains quite well before slowly settling at a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a full sheet of surface foam. Resilient lacing leaves a trail of clots behind.

S- Somewhat citrusy hop aroma blends with the spicy, malty rye.

T- Hops have a mild bite for an IPA as the rye malt lends a good balance to the profile. The bitterness and spice make for a vibrant combo. Easy to drink and minimal alcohol flavor.

M- A tad oily with medium carbonation and a body leaning toward the fuller side.

O- I used to really like RIPAs because of the balance the rye usually brings, but lately I've been prone to enjoying more straight-up versions of the style. Nonetheless, this one is certainly recommended.

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Photo of bcoutu
4/5  rDev +7.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of zac16125
3.82/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle into a pint glass
Enjoy by: 10/14/13

A: Crystal clear golden amber with 1.5 fingers width of off-white head. Fair retention, good amount of honeycomb lacing.

S: Sweet malts, citrus pith, faint pine.

T: Follows the nose with citrus rind and sweet malts. I also get some herbaceous notes and some rye spiciness.

M/D: Full bodied, appropriate carbonation, average drinkability.

O: Good, not great. Worth a try though.

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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of chefhatt
3.67/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I poured this beer into a glass, it has a burnt orange color body with just a thin head that quickly dissapears to a thin lace. The smell has a citrus aroma with some rye also. The taste has a citrus, and pepper flavor followed by a hint of rye and a bitterness on the back of the tongue. The mouthfeel is good and overall a good rye ipa.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of Dave1999
3.9/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy amber, with a bright white head.

The smell is tropical fruits and spicy rye.

The taste is citrus, juicy hops, finishing up peppery and spicy from the rye. There's a little bitterness in the finish but not much.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation.

This was a very good rye ipa, the ipa part is very tasty and the rye is used very well.

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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.68/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a golden-copper color with a one finger billowy white head. The head fades slowly overtime leaving patches of lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the sweeter overall with notes of tropical fruits as well as a bit of caramel. Along with these smells so too comes a little bit of a rye bread aroma and some hoppy smells of a pine and grapefruit nature.

Taste – The taste begins with some rye flavors upfront that are matched by a bit of pine. While the taste starts out slightly drier with only a lighter flavor of tropical fruits it grows stronger in these tastes as well as getting a caramel sweetness to accompany the sweeter fruit at the end. While the sweet gets stronger as the taste moves on, so too does the hop with more pine and grapefruit coming to the tongue. Some peppery flavors and a bit of a floral flavor work their way into the taste throughout, with the combination of flavors leaving a rather nicely balanced flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average to slightly creamier side with a carbonation level that is rather average. The combination is rather nice for highlighting the lighter rye and spice flavor, all while keeping it very easy drinking.

Overall – This was a rather enjoyable brew overall and one I will certainly go to again.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Sweetwater LowRYEder IPA from SweetWater Brewing Company
Beer rating: 58.6% out of 100 with 544 ratings
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