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RATINGS: 1125   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


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 (4397) - 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...

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
3fourths (8555) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 24, 2006
Bottle, purchased either in Nashville or in Bellevue, KY (Cincy). Clear copper and gold colored body. Crisp and bitter pine sap hops up front, piney, syrupy and oily like a proper APA... classic pale ale fresh hop cone grassy flavor, really nice actually. Lightly sweet, crisp with a bit of a plastic malt flavor behind. Decent, certainly drinkable, something I would buy in 6 or 12 packs for sure, but we’re not talking about any best-of lists.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Casteel420 (59) - Bristol, Virginia, USA - AUG 23, 2006
A damn fine southern-brewed beer from Atlanta. A pale shade of amber upon pour with piney overtones in the aroma. Tastes excellent going down with a little bit of a bitter aftertaste. A little lighter than most pale ales


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