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RATINGS: 1166   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheAlum (6650) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - OCT 22, 2009
12 oz bottle courtesy of GAManiac. Thanks, Grant! Pours a nice dark muted gold, a touch of haziness, a bit of orange, a moderate bright white cakey head that laces well. Aromas are lemony citrus, fresh cut grass, pale malts, a touch of bread. Nice. Initial is light bodied, lemon and lemonheads, grass, pale malts, bread, a bit of flowers. Light, lemon is the dominant factor, a touch of lemonhead or lemonade. Quenching, not too hoppy for a highly sessionable beer. A pretty good beer.


2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
asheft (2825) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 14, 2016
[On tap at BHM airport Holiday Inn] Slightly spicy, pine, apricot and grapefruit aroma with some dried fruit and caramel specialty malt in the background. Hazy copper under, lacy white wisps and a collar of large bubbles. Flavour is fairly sweet base malt with some peppery phenolics and faint, sherry-like accents that are a spicy combination. Perhaps this keg has been sitting around for some time. Bitterness is assertive and leads to a low astringency. Medium body, moderate carbonation, smooth start, crisp, carbonic finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
superspak (3968) - Michigan, USA - JAN 8, 2016
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 3/6/2016. Pours a lightly hazy/cloudy deep golden amber color with a 2 finger dense and rocky off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice dense soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Great appearance. Aromas of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, light pine, honey, toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus/floral hops and moderate bready malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, honey, toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Moderate pine/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon/orange peel, pine, honey, toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/pine hops and moderate bready malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from bitterness. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately sticky, and lightly creamy/bready balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice standard American pale ale. All around good robustness, complexity, and balance of citrus/pine hops and moderate bready malt flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tysonf7 (18) - - JAN 2, 2016
On draft. Pours deep hazy orange, creamy off white head. Smells of floral hops. Very drinkable and taste of floral hops with a nice dry finish. Very drinkable and very good pale ale!

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Nic37 (1) - Georgia, USA - DEC 31, 2015 does not count
This was my first Pale Ale and my go to beer when I donít see anything new

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Seannpc (104) - - DEC 25, 2015
Not much aroma. Lighter orange color with lighter cloudiness. Light start and not much of a finish. Kind of bland ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sirmixsomewhat (169) - Paoli, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2015
Sweet Water 420 reminded me of Sierra Nevadaís Pale Ale in a couple of ways, namely in that theyíre both solid beers that a lot of people donít like to love so much. 420 pours golden and has just enough of a hop profile to remind you youíre drinking a pale ale, but itís smooth on the finish and smells faintly of citrus. A good beer!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rosskyle (318) - - DEC 4, 2015
Served on tap on Terminal T at ATL. Slight haze orange color with a foam white head. Hops citrus orange aroma. Orange zest with hops in the back of the throat. Medium body carbonated. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kroney (252) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 2, 2015
BIF project 2. Appearance: Pours opaque burnt orange with a fluffy white head that dissipates quickly. Aroma: muted caramel malt; citrus and floral hops slightly in the background. Taste: sweet, malt forward, minimal hop presence. Palate: flat, oily. Pretty good beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ctplt777 (413) - - NOV 25, 2015
Super dry and hoppy. Lots of hoppiness and crackery biscuity malt. On draft itís lightyears better than bottles or even cans. This is usually my go to airport beer for some reason. Itís perfect for crushing before a long flight. Sweetwater beers are always excellent and this is kind of a staple for them. Definitely consistent whenever you have it. Cheers!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hammy78 (918) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 20, 2015
Bottle. Pours slightly cloudy golden, fluffy white head, lots of lacing. Nose is sweet caramel malt, a little floral hop. Tastes sweet, biscuity, a touch bitter. Pretty easy drinking.


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