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RATINGS: 1197   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 4, 2007
bottle from Decaturstevo. Clear orange with no head. Mild hop/malt aroma. The taste was a good balance between the hop and malt with smooth mild hop finish. Easy drinkin beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jhumphries69 (1034) - Tyrone, Georgia, USA - FEB 3, 2007
The beer pours orange with a thick light tan head. The aroma is somewhat sweet and quite fragrant with citrusy hops. The flavor is malty sweet and stands up well against the sizable dose of hops. Most of the hops hit you in the form of aroma and flavor - not a whole lot of bitterness. The finish is long and somewhat hoppy. There is some yeast in the finish, too. The mouthfeel is bubbly and kind of thin. Overall, a nice session beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
macguy (146) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 2, 2007
For the Southeast US, it isnít awful. Amber with a light haze. It has a slight grapefruit taste but itís barely there. It has potential for a summer drink. Nice clean taste. 420? heh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JAN 30, 2007
Thanks to quagmite for the bottle. Slightly hazy orange with a small head. Aroma of citrus and grass hops, and sweet caramel. Doesnít quite measure up to the best of the style...less hoppy character. But it tastes fresh and crisp. Light body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sallad (115) - USA - JAN 21, 2007
Deep gold with thick beige head, citrus hop aromas leaping out. Nice woody malt backbone holds up well against medium bitterness and grapefruit tang. Playful carbonation through medium-light body. Well balanced malt, hops and mouthfeel. Excellent pale ale!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yayforbeer (753) - Orange Park, Florida, USA - JAN 17, 2007
Sixpack brought back to me from Atlanta by a friend at work who loves this beer. By some bizarre coincidence this is rating number 421 for me. Pours golden with a white head and pleasant hoppy aroma. The flavor is smooth and clean American Pale Ale. Not overdone in any respect. Mild and soft but with just enough flavor and hop character and bitterness to make it respectable as a craft beer, and yet way too drinkable as a session beer. This is a beer that you already know you want another long before you reach the bottom of the glass. Its easy to see why my friend, who is not a beer geek, likes this so much. I could see drinking a lot of this if it were available in this area. Not the best APA Iíve had, but by far the easiest drinking session beer Iíve had in a long time.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
shendrix (478) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 5, 2007
This is a pale ale? Citrusy hops in the nose, an attractive golden brew with a light, pale head. Primarily tastes of crisp water with a very, very faint citrusy hop finish. Crisp, refreshing, and boring as a dogís ass.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Juancho (239) - Georgia, USA - JAN 5, 2007
A decent pale ale, nothing special. Just a solid beer wiht almost enough of all the right ingredients. It just leaves you wanting for more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shigadeyo (3633) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 3, 2007
Another one from decaturstevo... Sweetwater 420 Extra Pale Ale is golden yellow in color and quite clear - a very attractive looking beer! There is a moderate amount of visible carbonation with a sustained small white head/crown. The aroma is a sugary sweet with a floral honey quality to it. The flavor is reminiscent of slightly caramelized Goldenrod honey with a moderate bitterness (floral/resin hop-flavored mixture). This beer is light, crisp, clean, smooth, and well balanced overall. I really enjoyed it. I would add this to my list of great session beers and would buy it regularly if it were actually available in my area... 12 oz bottle, "Best if enjoyed by: Month 8, Week 4" - Year 2006?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
KDorgan12 (169) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - JAN 1, 2007
Draft. Citrusy noise with a bitterness at first taste but leaves a sweet honey finish...hense the name.

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