IPA - Sweetwater Brewing Company

IPA

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Overall: 8.76/10 by 1 dude

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Style: American India Pale Ale

ABV: 6.30%

Season: Year Round

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  • Color: Gold
  • Pours clear with ample amounts of off-white, thick foam. Retention is what you would expect on an ipa with the usual frothing of the foam. Retention is spotty and sticky.

    Aroma is hop forward: citrus and earth, maybe herbal combine to make an unique yet pleasing combination. Some sweetness hides underneath.

    Taste follows very closely. Sweet at first that gives way to hops. Citrus, earth, and herbal all cooperate to give the sense of ice tea and, at times, a medicinal quality (not fond of that flavor though but it wasn't harsh). Minimal bitterness in that lingers a bit giving off the iced tea.

    Medium body might be an over statement with the carbonation in the same category. Not trying to kill you with beer but refresh.

    A very interesting combination of hops that give an unique experience to me to this point. Refreshing for an IPA as the hop bitterness is mild. Enjoy!

    Updated: 2013-03-18
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  • Reviewed: Tuesday, June 14, 2011 at 21:29:44
  • Tasted: Tuesday, June 14, 2011
  • $1.89 for 12 oz. bottle
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Beer Notes
  • This mammouth India Pale Ale is loaded with intense hop character and subjected to an extensive dry-hopping process. Our IPA is unfiltered and as always, not pasteurized, leaving all the natural flavors intact.
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  • $1.89, 1 serving(s), 12 oz. bottles
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