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RATINGS: 1085   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 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


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2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maddmatt639 (310) - Pacifica, California, USA - JAN 5, 2014
Some retention with minimal lacing. Smells of very light citrus notes and some lemon. Tastes of lemon and some wheat. Slight bitterness in aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


2.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mintzmeet (293) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 5, 2015
Well, doesn't smell like 420, but delish ;). Good forward hoppiness. Some bitterness, but overall solid beer.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BierMeHoos (215) - Maryland, USA - MAR 3, 2015
Poured from 12 oz bottle. Pours golden with lots of sediment. Aroma of yeasts bready malts and hops. Tastes of cool malts and then spicy citrusy floral hops. Palate smooth mouthfeel and lasting finish. Not a fan favorite for me.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
cheap (4351) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 26, 2015
Quite crisp on the uptake, initially. Has a rather medium to sharp hop bite. Looks decent in the glass. Good co2 fer sure, makes it refreshing, to an extent. Somewhat metallic aroma. Yes, don’t care for hopped beers, but this one comes across fresh, with every swig. Good and bubbly. Better than expected. Only IPA drawback is that it has a rather sharp ale finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrettTaylor (592) - Radford, Virginia, USA - FEB 16, 2015
Pours a light copper color, frothy creamy 1 finger head. Aroma - hops (mostly resin) with a malt background. Taste is malt with balancing hop bitterness, goes down crisp and clean with a short to medium finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drcboehm (87) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 15, 2015
22 oz. from the tap at Skull Creek Boathouse on Hilton Head Island. Do the Sunday brunch. Very nice hop content. Very drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
firemarshal (185) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 15, 2015
Bottle. Bottle conditioning shows up nicely but otherwise clear and light amber in color. A little skunked but in somewhat of a good way like a bitter hop aroma. Flavor is strong for an extra pale ale. Finish is smooth. A staple beer for sure. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sawbuck (379) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - FEB 13, 2015
Nice citrus hop aroma. Nice sweet malt up front. Bitterness comes in nicely. Balanced. Finish has some bitterness but pretty tame. Nice session beer.... Fresh and high quality.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
firstsip (540) - Michigan, USA - FEB 4, 2015
Bottle. Dark clear gold. Decent head on pour quickly disappear ls into scattered lacing. Slightly sweet nose. Nicely dry hopped front tails into yeasty finish. Nice.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wedgie9 (2490) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 4, 2015
Tasted on 9/5/11 from a capped 12oz bottle purchased at Whole Foods. Pours hazy golden orange with an average white head that recedes to a thin layer of lace. The nose is pale cereal and hay malt with orange peel and lightly herbal bitter hops. The flavor is exactly the same with the cereal and hay malt leading in to the lightly bitter orange peel and herbal hops. The body is light with average carbonation and a medium citrus hops finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bnwokedi89 (78) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 1, 2015
Decent Ipa offering from Sweetwater but not as good as the Sweetwater IPA. The color is closer to golden than amber like typical IPAs. Very bitter aftertaste due to the high hop content!


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