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RATINGS: 1124   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 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


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3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
TravHimself (38) - mebane, North Carolina, USA - JAN 8, 2013
Picked up the mixed 12 pack this is the first one out of the box so,pours a light hazy color with a one finger head that hangs around for minuit,leaves some spotty lacing,nose is all citrus with a hint of breadiness in the background, taste is all citrus hops but balanced nicely ,not bad...cheers


2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Onslow (1252) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JUN 27, 2015
Pour from a 12oz bottle. Amber brew with white head. Light aroma. Taste is sweet light malt at the start with prominent floral hops emerging at the finish . Never quite loses the sweetness and ends with some odd malty notes. Sort of like a hopped up bitter, a style not big on bitterness despite its name. An average APA.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jabah (195) - Winter Park, Florida, USA - JUN 25, 2015
This is one of those hop bombs. They serve this on tap at a camping festival that I go to in North Florida. I first tried this years ago at that festival when one of my camping buddies from GA brought it down a case. At that time I was just getting into crafts, so this seemed better than it does to me now. I know I liked it enough to ask him to bring more the next year. It seems to taste better now when I get it on tap, but thatís because Iím usually boogeying down at the concert and sold next to the macro-swill. Itís still a very good beer, donít get me wrong, just so many to choose from nowadays. Also seems just a tad too hoppy and dry.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jefcon (1491) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUN 20, 2015
Sort of the best of the worst. Citrus, crisp hops. Nondescript palate. Beery finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nickls (1955) - Kingstowne, Virginia, USA - JUN 15, 2015
Tap. Iíve had this a billion times, somehow not rated until now. Foamy white head, clearer light rust orange. Some grassy hops, slight citrus and dusty cracker aromas. Decently bitter, some citrus, hay and finishes dry enough. Light to medium body with some zippy carbonation.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Jlkerley (3) - Vienna, Illinois, USA - JUN 13, 2015 does not count
Solid beer with very good flavor. Potentially part of regular rotation. Best Sweetwater. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SotallyTober (89) - Channahon, Illinois, USA - JUN 13, 2015
Golden pour with thick off white head. Has a tropical fruit, herbal, and pine aroma. Flavors of caramel, resinous pine, fruits, and earthy notes. Medium body that was dry on the palate. Average overall, but enjoyable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
pumpmaster (1263) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - MAY 25, 2015
12 ounce bottle from tackle box purchased at Total Wine Pembroke Pines, FL. Not bad.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwalking05 (4185) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAY 24, 2015
16 oz bottle. Light Amber with an average off-white head. Aroma is of grass, caramel, some tropical notes. Taste is of herbal, grassy, some citrus notes.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
scarletfire65 (1087) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 20, 2015
Bottle at home. Very average pale ale. Lightly hopped, light malt, fruity, dryish finish. Not bad but certainly not memorable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GranvilleTim (1778) - Granville, Illinois, USA - MAY 19, 2015
Golden pour with a white head. Aroma is hops. Nice malt base with earthy hops. Middle of the road beer, ok tasting. Donít get the 420 comparison. Sporadic lacing.


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