Saturday, July 28, 2012

Sweetwater 420 Extra Pale Ale


Sweetwater 420 Extra Pale Ale

Brewed by:
SweetWater Brewing Company
Atlanta, Georgia USA

American Pale Ale (APA)

5.40% ABV




Commercial Description:
Our most popular beer. 420 Extra Pale Ale is a tasty West Coast Style Pale Ale with a good hop feel to it and a crisp finish. First brewed on April 20th, 1997 this beer has developed quite the following in the Southeast. Drink em if you got em

Medals: 2002 Silver Medal - Great American Beer Festival; 1997-2003 Creative Loafing - Readers and Critic’s Choice - Best Local Beer; Silver Medal winner at the 1998 World Beer Cup; Voted top ten beers in Atlanta by the Atlanta Journal Constitution

Malts: 2 Row, Munich, Carastan 30-37

Hops: Centenial, Cascade
(RateBeer.com)

Background:
On a business trip in Atlanta GA. I stopped in at a recommended bar to sample some of the local beer. At that point I flipped over a business card and started writing an impromptu bar side beer review.

Review:
The beer pours a rich golden yellow with orange hues and a bright white head.

The nose was modest with pale malt aromas and a touch of floral hops.

What a nice APA with great pale malt flavors citrus notes and touch of earthiness followed by a clean dry finish.

Clean and refreshing to the end; this is an A for me.

A | Sweetwater 420 is a great APA with wonderful pale malt flavors, easy drinking, clean and refreshing through and through. This could be my everyday go-to beer. What a nice experience.

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