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Sweetwater 420 Extra Pale Ale

Sweetwater 420 Extra Pale Ale

Rated 3.534 by BeerPals

Brewed by Sweetwater Brewing Company

Atlanta, GA, United States

Style:  American Pale Ale

5.4% Alcohol by Volume

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SweetWater 420 Extra Pale Ale, our most popular brew, is a tasty West Coast Style Pale Ale with a stimulating hop character and a crisp finish. 1st brewed on April 20th 1997. Specs – 5.4% alcohol, 6-packs, 12-packs, 15.5 Gallon kegs 1/2Bbl (US Sankey), 5 gallon 1/6th bbl torpedo kegs Grains – Munich, 40L, 2-Row Hops – Centennial, Cascade Awards – 2002 Silver Medal- Great American Beer Festival, 1997 – 2005 Creative Loafing Readers Choice – Best local beer, 1998 World Beer Cup silver medal, Top 10 Local beers – Atlanta Journal Constitution

ID: 6653 Last updated 4 days ago Added to database 19 years ago

Key Stats

94
percentile

2

Drunk

53

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Most noted beer attributes

citrus 100%
almond 100%
earthy 100%
mouthcoating 100%
walnut 100%
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Statistics

Overall Rank2636
Overall Percentile94.4
Style Rank51 of 1911
Style Percentile97.3
Lowest Score2.0
Highest Score4.7
Average Score3.564
Weighted Score3.534
Standard Deviation0.606

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  • VIPINVELP 2001 reviews
    rated 2.9 6 years ago

    Aroma: 4 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Forgot and thus the beer was served in a frosted glass, even the foam froze. Light amber, small foam. Light hoppy aroma, all killed by the cold. Nice bitter taste. (New Orleans 201505)

  • RICHSBEER 1667 reviews
    rated 3.7 6 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Pours a golden color with a nice frothy white head that dissolves quickly. The aroma is light, with a little sweet and little malty mixed together, some citrus is also present. The taste is very smooth, with a light, grassiness to it, caramel, & citrus. The mouthfeel is crisp, smooth, good and light bodied.

  • QATFISH 430 reviews
    rated 3.1 7 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    Night out with Alexandria Brew Crewers and focused on dark selections, but I finished the evening with this. Orange amber with a dense head. Aroma is mild, caramel with vague citrus peel, maybe lemon. It also has a mild pale ale flavor, citrus balanced with sweetness, clean and not even in the vicinity of extreme. Good feel, except that I was expecting something hoppier and therefore stickier. Lots of dense lace down the glass.

  • FISHINGFAST 603 reviews
    rated 2.0 7 years ago

    Aroma: 4 | Appearance: 4 | Mouthfeel: 4 | Flavor: 4 | Overall: 4

    Aroma is pretty light and so is the mouth feel and the taste. Maybe just a bit on the tiny bit sour side. Has some chalk after taste but not bad. Don't think I'll make a effort to try again.

  • RJA 2975 reviews
    rated 2.7 7 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 5

    A crystalline bright orange amber in color. A big fluffy textured, white head rises above. There's some hang time on the head. And lumps of fluff cling to the sides of the glass for a short time as the head settles. The light is far too subtle for the style. A woodsy, floral tasting. Light bodied. Okay, just not a stand out pale ale.

  • HANTRAN 486 reviews
    rated 4.0 4 days ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    Very little happening in the nose. Light copper body with a white, moderate head that leaves a bit of lace. Mouth is medium bodied and a touch under-carbonated for my tastes. Malts are a bit on the sweet side, some carmel, hops are citrus and pine, not much spice. Finish is a bit sticky and sweet. Overall a fairly mild APA but well brewed and very sessionable, and available in the only smoking bar at the Atlanta airport (concourse A).(airport pricing) re-rate on draft this time hitting the spot on a hot and muggy evening not sure what was going on before when I reviewed it from the airport in Atlanta but damn this is really tasty salad hop character a little hint of wheat body is just fine leaving decent lace completely drinkable just be a spot on

  • YANKEE2NYG 13 reviews
    rated 2.9 8 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 6

    It has a nice aroma, and color but it is not as hoppy and bitter as some pale ales, which to me is a good thing. Not so bitter that you can't drink a few but is a little "dry" to the palate.

  • FLASHPRO 1166 reviews
    rated 3.8 10 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 8

    I've always head about this brewery but never when far enough south to find it until I got redirected to the Atlanta airport. Clear golden color with thick white head and lacing. Mild hop and malt aroma. Very thirst quenching light body with a good balance of hops. very mild flavors and hops but what's there is quality. I think i could drink a lot of it and not get sick of it.

  • THEEVERDEAD 1 reviews
    rated 4.2 10 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    Beer from a local to me brewery. Good flavor and reasonable price. I prefer it to Sierra nevada but it tastes a little less "thick" than nevada. The company also makes some very good other beers that you should check out probably happy ending and Blue being my next favorite.

  • DOGFOODMAN 373 reviews
    rated 3.0 11 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 6

    A beer of the month club entry for Feb 2009 -- This IPA is a beer of "not too many too's" -- not too bitter, not too sweet, not too expensive, not too light in color -- just a beer that is too good to ignore, a beer that if it were available to me locally would be a good one to keep in the fridge for everyday use.

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