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RATINGS: 1040   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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4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bamaboy1975 (242) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - AUG 31, 2013
Has always and will always be my go-to beer for the summer. This one has a much more citrus kick than any IPA I have had and almost has a rush of grapefruit on the initial sip until the hops come into play. I don't mind the stronger carbonation but I can see where this may be a turn off to some. The citrus notes really take the edge off the ABV so be careful (or not) lest you start feeling all warm and fuzzy inside. If you're anywhere in the southeast, look for the rainbow trout on the tap. You won't be disappointed. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jhamp9 (1021) - Corinth, Texas, USA - JUL 20, 2014
Hazy amber pour with a nice white head. Great lacing. Aroma is sweet citrus, caramel, and grass. Taste is earthy, spicy hops, pine and light citrus. Bitterness is a little in the harsh side. Medium light body.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
pras (428) - Maryland, USA - JUL 16, 2014
This bills itself as a "west coast IPA", but when you match it up against Green Flash West Coast IPA, it tastes like water. Thatís all. A big disappointment.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TylerGreenDC (271) - - JUL 13, 2014
This is one of the palest, least flavorful ales Iíve ever had. Faint hop presence, no malts in sight, watery. Iím sure Sweetwater intends this as a gateway beer - or did - but today it just tastes dated.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CPH2200 (278) - DENMARK - JUL 12, 2014
Can 355 ml. Amber golden colour with medium head. Fruity hoppy and spicy taste with medium bitternes. Some dryness in the aftertaste. Not bad.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ARH (306) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 6, 2014
12oz bottle poured into a shaker. Caramel and a slightly nutty aroma come through with some grapefruit notes. The beer has a white soapy head that leaves a messy layer along with a medium thick ring above a mostly clear honey colored beer. The taste is a nice balance between medium bitter and sweet. The medium bodied beer has a light, fluffy carbonation, and a creamy texture. It finishes with a grassy and caramel flavor as well as some citrus. A clean, resin-esque quality makes up the aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bluegoosed (25) - - JUL 5, 2014
Notes of pine, citrus/grapefruit, somewhat bitter hops, and malty finish. Decent but not great.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hallinghansen (1891) - Odense S, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2014
On tap at OíMalleyís Pub. Golden body with a medium white head. Citrus, hops, fruity. Waterish mouthfeel.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
60minuteman (697) - Frazer, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Dull yellow-bronze color. Hazy. Pretty heavy on the malt. Centennial hops, light citrus, wheat, pine. Pretty light body. Bitter finish. Good carbonation. I dig the chewy texture to it. Itís actually a rather harsh beer. I couldnít drink too many of these.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 8/20
River_Master (2) - USA - JUN 28, 2014 does not count
Always buy in a can, best beer for camping and enjoying on a summer day in Florida. Also love thier IPA

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
dnicolaescu (695) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - JUN 27, 2014
BOTTLE 355CL BB June 2014. Look: hazy golden-amber, light beige, frothy head with poor retention. Aroma: light caramel, watery, notes of salted dry fish, no hops at all! Taste: caramel sweetness, watery in the middle, stale malts, light bitterness.

Looks like it really shows its age.


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