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RATINGS: 1206   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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 Criticís 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
recessbully (1) - USA - JUL 14, 2007 does not count
I think what truly sets 420 apart from its cousing the Sweetwater IPA is that it is smooth. As someone who suffers from an acidic stomach from time-to-time, I find 420 easier to take in. Even with that aside I find the beer in the top tier for its style.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pjk33 (390) - Sligo - Curllsville Heights, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2007
Bottle. Drank this at my Dadís camp. Didnít put into a glass because we were going golfing on Dadís course, but it was a pretty solid IPA. Nice hop bite and a bit of residual sweetness. Nothing earthshattering, but certainly a solid brew, even if those crazy bastards in Georgia made it!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 8, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2007 420 is a solid APA... not the best by far, but a very drinkable beer. This is Sweetwaterís most popular beer, but their IPA is much better! 420 has a golden color, hardly any head to it, but is very pleasurable to drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
theshocker (329) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUL 6, 2007
It is extra pale - light tan and crystal clear. Head is small and doesnít stick around. Pleasant hoppy aroma - more floral than citrus. Smooth, crisp finish. Light body. Iíd prefer a little more malt backbone. A crisp and refreshing PA, but not a great one. Terrapin Rye is definately the pale ale king of GA.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
h2o420lover (2) - USA - JUN 26, 2007 does not count
Great drinking beer. Reward yourself with a frost mug sensation. Pure Bliss. Go to Mellow Mushroom and enjoy a draft. Best local beer hands down.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUN 25, 2007
Had plenty of this in both bottle and on draft during a recent vacation in Panama City (a virtual beer desert). Pours a muted amber with a firm white cap. Lots of citrusy and perfume hops in the nose are well balanced. A fantastic caramel back cradles the hops in the body, both in perfect harmony. This isnít a hop bomb or a malt monster. It is a perfectly balanced session beer that I would drink again and again. Fantastic example of an APA.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
dylannix (1) - USA - JUN 25, 2007 does not count
my favorite beer, hands down. i know itís not technical, but itís a good beery beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zeprck (24) - Boone, North Carolina, USA - JUN 21, 2007
I really enjoy this beer. Hops are crisp and citrusy. Good color and head; this beer has substance. If you see this in the store or on tap, its definitely worth a try.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChainGangGuy (4809) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUN 7, 2007
Itís always a bummer to get local beers as part of a Beer of the Month Club shipment. =( Appearance: Copper-orange in color, with tiny white sudsy bubbles comprising a thin head. Smell: The scent is fairly tender, even after giving it some time to warm up and awaken. Still, though, thereís a delicate aroma of light fruits (orange zest), bread, and honey. Taste: Citrus hop flavor is low and nicely balanced with a modest amount of sweet malt flavor. A gentle grassy hop bitterness provides for a nice finish. Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied with a good amount of carbonation (almost spritzy at times). Though itís a simple, mild beer, it is still crisp and pleasantly refreshing. Drinkability: A good choice for a local session beer, and quite pleasant on a rather warm late-Winter day. So, thatís it. Another beer from Georgia. And now, time to go back to... work. Ugh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
porterhouse (1580) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - JUN 5, 2007
(Bottle (best by 7/3/07) via trade with <A HREF=http://www.ratebeer.com/ViewUser.asp?UserID=2 target=blank>CaptainCougar, thanks Tom!) Kind of a nice hot weather beer...Pours slightly cloudy yellow-gold with a rocky off-white head. Aroma of bread, vanilla, fruity and flowery hops. Mouthfeel rather watery, a bit prickly. Taste is bread dough and hint of vanilla overlain with some hop fruitiness and light floweriness. Kind of a bitter tang through finish. Pretty hoppy. Nice refreshing kind of beer.

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