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RATINGS: 707   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   IBU: 34   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
Ah love is bitter and sweet, but which is more sweet, the bitterness of the sweetness, none has spoken it.

Sweet action is an idea; a concept. It is a simple representation of what makes beer great - the marriage of barley and hops in a harmonious balance of sweet and bitter!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (10498) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 5, 2011
Served on draft at Beer Run. Pours a hazy orange color with a medium sized creamy head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of citrus hops. The taste is big citrus and leafy hops with a malty finish and a hint of vanilla. Medium bodied. Overhopped, not really like a cream ale, but still a good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tastybeer (1847) - Indiana, USA - SEP 26, 2011
Can. Pour is hazy gold with a nice white head. Good lacing/some retention. Aroma is biscuit, light floral/citrus hops, earth. Taste is creamy with a small hop bite. Getting some light buttered biscuit (diacetyl?). Palate is creamy, light bodied, above average carbonation. Very nice easy drinking beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ttutony (770) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 21, 2011
Slight spice and noble hop aroma with a fairly clean grain and noble hop palate. Good balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nickd717 (3637) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 20, 2011
Sweet action! I used to use that saying all the time freshman year of high school when I thought I was the next Will Smith, so I love the name. 16oz can thanks to cosmo4u. Hazy orange in color with a small off-white head. Citrus aroma with herbal and sweet malt notes. Some tea/leafy aromas. Flavor is nice, like a bitter/cream ale hybrid. Sweet caramel, orange, grapefruit, and tea. No unpleasant bitterness or strange aftertaste that cream ales can have. Carbonation is somewhat tingly but after it subsides, the mouthfeel is silky smooth. Overall, yeah, this beer is some sweet action.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jrallen34 (3497) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 19, 2011
can... murky orange with a light tan head... sweet yeasty nose with a bit of skunk... generic sweet, pretty boring, meh

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (12440) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 18, 2011
Can from Half Time. Pours dark hazy amber with a few bubbles for head. Aroma is rather herbal. Med body. Flavor is tart. Maybe noble hop. Seems a little citric. Flavor is intense, but hard to pin down. Reasonably tasty, but hard to validate the style. Finishes more bitter than not.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (15853) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 17, 2011
Draft at Standard. Cloudy orange color. Aroma and taste of orange peel and citrus. Decent.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
johnnnniee (2917) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 17, 2011
Pours a slightly cloudy deep reddish amber color with a smallish fluffy white head that slowly dissipates to a cap. Smells of earthy herbal hops and biscuit bready malt. Hints of lemony dish soap turned me off a bit. Taste is malty but not a sweet as I had expected from a cream ale. Lots of bitter earthy hops keep this less balanced than the side of the can would lead you to believe. Medium body and carbonation level, slick almost sticky mouthfeel. This one grew on me as I drank it and as it warmed, but I really donít see the attraction here. Its not really a cream ale, but its a pretty good drinker.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
McGarnigle (579) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 17, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2012 4-pack of tall cans. I wasnít sure what style this is, but it isnít really a cream ale. Hazy orange. The citrusy hops are quite prominent, and it isnít all that sweet (but hops are more for flavor/aroma than bittering). I donít get those yeasty flavors others do. It is quite good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - SEP 14, 2011
20110914 16oz can from 3rd Bass. How odd that the last rating of this beer was from over a year ago. At any rate, Iím sure Iíve had it before, maybe at TAP or something.... and that is what I was starting to write when I was accidentally on the page for Double Sweet Action. This is a pretty cool diversion of a beer in nifty packaging. Spicy character pervades in a way that seems almost to be Belgian yeastyish. Refreshing despite mild sweetness and soft body. Bitter though not dry. Sweet/spice/citrus on seedy toasty bread, itís really not an APA or hoppy amber, and I am quite enjoying this nearly on a revelatory level. It doesnít hurt one bit that this and the Bengali Tiger cans I picked up are adorned with bits of amazing poetic verse. I did not expect to be excited by either of these two beers, but with this one I am. Cool.

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