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RATINGS: 1094   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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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


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BiggDaddy (7) - Helen, Georgia, USA - OCT 17, 2004 does not count
As far as pale ales go this is truely refreshing, not overly hopped. I do feel that it is much better on draught. As most of sweetwaters brews tend to be.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rynoSx (29) - Clemson, South Carolina, USA - OCT 14, 2004
I extremely enjoyed touring the Sweetwater Brewery in ATL. I thought this beer tasted really well. I give it my stamp of approval.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
UNCCTF (511) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - OCT 9, 2004
Charlotte Oktoberfest. Nothing extraordinary, but this was a very crisp beer. Nice refreshing mouthfeel with mild hop touch. It’s no Sweetwater IPA, but this is a winner.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
punkeedo (498) - Covington, Louisiana, USA - OCT 2, 2004
Well, I’m a Sweetwater fan, but this is definitely my least favorite of the Sweetwater brews. It reminded me of McEwan’s which I had earlier in the evening, with a bit more flavor and not as watered down. It’s a decent pale ale, but not the best.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (8968) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 30, 2004
Thanks to skaughty for the trade. This beer is a dark gold color with a very thin off-white head. Thin and quick lacing. The aroma has a decent amount of hops, along with some malt and spice. Medium-bodied and crisp with a moderate hops presence, along with a touch of sweet malt. The finish is lightly bitter. This is a straightforward APA that I would try again.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (12072) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 22, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2004 (Draught) Pours a clear amber with a small white head. Sweet malt flavor. Bitter finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - SEP 7, 2004
Amber with an off-white head. Citrus, hops aroma. Medium body with gentle carbonation. Flavor was hoppy, citrus and refreshing. Decent beer. Very drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsquire (3641) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - AUG 30, 2004
Hazy gold color out of the bottle with a huge, uncontrollable white head. I eventually got it all in the glass. Grainy malt nose. Distractingly lively on the palate, which I expected given the huge, uncontrollable head. Sweet malty taste with some citrus hop finish. Clean dry finish. Nice session beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (8244) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 24, 2004
Thanks to goldtwins for this one. Pours light coppery with a medium white head. Aroma of hops, citrus, malt, slight fruit and spice. The taste presents hints of malt, hops, with some floral, citrus, even caramel notes. The palate is medium in firmness and body, with a slightly dry finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - AUG 21, 2004
Small creamy white head. Light citrus and aroma. Light think oily body easy to drink with some fruity sweetness underneath a nice hop finish.


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