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RATINGS: 1057   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


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joekinghaha (2) - USA - OCT 15, 2006 does not count
awesome, this beers needs to be distributed wider. had it in atlanta on vacation

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerwinepimp (1) - beckley, West Virginia, USA - OCT 1, 2006 does not count
loved this beer had it this summer went to Alanta to see a show ............. omg thought we need this beer in West Virginia

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - SEP 30, 2006
12 oz bottle from Decaturstevo (thanks!). Pours a semi-clear golden/orange with a small head. Not much arooma except a bit of caramel and grassiness. Flavor is pretty mellow and a bit bland. Not much to say here...less than average. Thin and watery. Maybe i need to try a fresher bottle?

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JonnyC22 (164) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - SEP 22, 2006
Sweetwater, while gaining commercial appeal (not the Memphis paper) still manages to crank out some of the better brews in the South. The 420 is excellent...it has a very unique flavor that is fairly hoppy. Cool, light brown, good laces. Excellent on tap.

2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
StevenSimpson (10) - Starkville, Mississippi, USA - SEP 19, 2006
You know. I am not sure how my opinion on this one should be taken. I had just finished a Terrapin Rye Pale Ale and this one was nowhere close to the beer that the Terrapin was. So I may actually be rating it low due to the circumstances.

2.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
zhandolf (5) - USA - SEP 16, 2006 does not count
Bottle nice white head diminished quickly. taste was of pine and orange ,nice hoppy flavor very smooth indede. A pleasent reward after a hard days work

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hotstuff (4142) - Indiana, USA - SEP 5, 2006
Bottle. Small white smooth and somewhat of a fizzy head that mostly diminished, poor lacing, carbonation, transparent, and a gold hue. Nose was malty, piney hoppy. Piney, hoppy flavor but not overly done.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BCMike22 (80) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2006
Very tasy brew! Make sure to check the drink by date because this local treasure is not pasteurized and therefore has a unique taste that is sacrificed with a short shelf-life. Pick one up if you’re in the area, you won’t be dissappointed!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Haack (101) - Hornslet, DENMARK - AUG 28, 2006
This is a really good beer. I drank it after a 7 hours drive. Just what I needed. I tasted kind of fruity with a nice bitter taste of hops. There wasn´t really any head on the beer.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
LLee (21) - Brandon, Mississippi, USA - AUG 25, 2006
Had this beer on tap at the Boar’s Head Tavern in Savannah, Ga. After the first swallow I had to force myself to drink it just so I could justify the 5 or 6 bucks I spent, hoping that it might get better. Not everyone can be satisfied...


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