Tuesday, 3 April 2007

Review: Sweetwater 420 Extra Pale Ale

Sweetwater 420 Extra Pale Ale from Sweetwater Brewing Company
Rating: B+

Sampled at an Irish pub in Atlanta...

Appearance: Surprisingly light in color, more golden than the amber/orange I expect in an APA. I guess that explains why it's called an "Extra" pale ale on the label.

Smell: Hoppy aroma. Not a whole lot else, but who can complain about too much hop aroma?

Taste: Solid APA, plenty of flavor despite the light color. Hops take the lead, but there's enough malt and yeast "fruitiness" playing backup.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, good carbonation.

Drinkability: A good session beer, I wish this was distributed in Florida, I'd make it a regular.

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 04-03-2007 22:20:36

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