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RATINGS: 1182   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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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


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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 2, 2005
Orange gold color with a small white head. Cascade family hop aromatics with some sweet malt tones. Crisp hop character with some maltiness underneath. Some resin bitterness in the finish. A lingering buttery aftertaste begins to manifest at higher temps/ Mouthfeel is medium light and somewhat chewy.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DunmoreDrinker (3) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 30, 2005 does not count
Yellow, clear and slightly light brown in color. Head is thick, though not so much as a stout, it dissipates very quickly and leaves almost no lacing on the glass. Nose is slightly hoppy, but being extra pale is definatly noted. Palate is bitter at the back of the tongue, it arrives late and dissipates quickly. Flavor is of suttle hops, intense at its peak, but not unbearable. Sweet flavor just barely surfaces after the hops fade. Mouthfeel is light and airy, it goes down without to much notice of carbonation. A good brew, and very much on key as an extra pale ale. A little hoppy for my taste, but hopheads will find it as a light flavored ale.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (13068) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 28, 2005
Draft at Taco Mac in Chattanooga. Clear dark amber with a moderate white head that diminished slowly. Good hoppy aroma. Medium body. Full flavor of hops with moderate bitter finish. Good refreshing draft.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gatorbeer (148) - Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, USA - AUG 23, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2005 Decent local Atlanta brew. A good crisp taste inittially but a bit of an aftertaste. Must but drank very cold. Does not stand up well to warmer temperatures

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Quiver (140) - Augusta, Georgia, USA - AUG 22, 2005
Low expectation.... Fairly high reward. poors with a light brown/amber color. Small head, but lasted awhile. smooth hoppy start, sweat caramel middle, with a refreshingly smooth slightly hoppy finish. little to no aftertaste. The palate is good, coats your mouth. thick and chewey...

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Smoke3Smokes (72) - Boone, North Carolina, USA - AUG 14, 2005
This beer is ok, but not as good as sweetwater blue. I have 4 of them so i have to drink them. they get you drunk.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrob21 (3333) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 3, 2005
a hoppy refreshing drink for those hotlanta days. the creek this brewery is named after is pretty awesome too.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
JDiddle77 (12) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 2, 2005
It’s easy to see why Sweetwater is making such an impact in the Southeast. The 420 Extra Pale Ale has a pleasing nose, great appearance and mouthfeel. One of the easier microbrews to drink in any amount.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
smackie (54) - St. Augustine, Florida, USA - JUL 29, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2011 The only reason I wish I still lived in Atlanta, besides having a real job, is this beer. If anyone can get me some, I’d cream myself. Hands down the best tasting beer no matter what cost. First time you try it you know you’re tasting something different. Second time you taste it you’re hooked. Update 5/3/11 Now available on draft in St. Aug. Distributor rumored to be at Hurricane Patty’s tomorrow night. Will re-rate then. 5/27/11 Now saturates the area. Rep said the IPA is a bigger sell. Still a favorite, but it tastes a little different now. Competes with my new favorites, Stone Pale Ale, Terrepin Rye and Drifter.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shrubber85 (9999) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUL 29, 2005
Bottle. Orange rind and apple malt aroma. Clear amber with little head. Sweet malt with hint of orange zest and moderate hops finish. Nice and drinkable with controlled hops flavor.


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