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RATINGS: 1010   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   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


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 8, 2003
Thanks the Brewbandit for this bottle. Nice refreshing pale ale. Little for hoppier then the normal pale. Got kind of flat towards the end, however the hop flavor was still around.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 26, 2003
Aroma of vanilla, somewhat candy- or cake-like. LIght golden color with a small rim of a head around the glass. Dry and refreshing flavor, not very hoppy. Smooth.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
notalush (4645) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 26, 2003
A great-looking pale ale - crisp golden body with a compact head. Light hop aroma and flavor, lingering sweetness. It has a thick mouthfeel for a pale ale. A great warm weather, bbq beer. Thanks brewbandit!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - FEB 22, 2003
10 months past its best before date, it pours a clear, deep golden color with a small white head. The head rapidly disappears and the beer leaves only a few lacings. It has a light floral hop aroma. Medium bodied with good carbonation, the flavor is hoppy and lightly sweet, with a very clean, crisp finish with a bit of malt flavor that lingers. Quite a decent Pale Ale, probably would have been even better fresh.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
PorterPounder (5206) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 4, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2005 Rerate Had on tap this time around, a little bit more bland this time around and not as citrusy. Not quite as blown away by the appearance. Above average, but not worth a 3.9 Original 3.9 I continue to be impressed by Sweetwater and this one continues that trend. Clean, crisp citrusy aroma - but not overpowering like a freshly opened grapefruit. Generous, fluffy white head with heavy lacing and a nice cloudy nectar-like appearance. Nice crisp flavor - with just the right amount of hops to keep it interesting but not enough to make your mouth pucker. Nice strong finish. Wish they would carry this in Florida.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Foxbush (1221) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2011 This was a surprising good beverage. It was a gift. Color and aroma was good. Flavor was clean and lingered. I hope to find it again. I enjoyed more of this Pale ale in Savannah, GA. Traveling back from Taos we had lunch in the Atlanta airport. Sweetwater has a pub in concourse C. The IPA was consumed first. It was far superior to this very mundane APA. I have changed scores and will evaluate again. Purchased a 6-pack in Columbia, SC for the Tennessee game. We enjoyed the ale while at a tailgate. It is milder than I remembered.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
IPALover (63) - Carlsbad, California, USA - DEC 31, 2002
Excellent lightly hopped flavor with a smooth after taste. I like the gentle complexity of this extra pale. This is easily an every day beer, I wish it more readily available outside of GA!

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
dominion (78) - charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 31, 2002
Nice light color smooth taste, slight fruity taste with a little hop at the end. The first Sweetwater beer i have had and i want more.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Crit (3245) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 22, 2002
Hazy gold with white head.Sweet fruit malt nose.Fruit malt taste, slightly dry, with light hop finish

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 21, 2002
Light golden color. Toasty hop notes and grass in the nose. Body is sweet and hoppy with a light touch of malt.


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