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RATINGS: 1038   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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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheAlum (5530) - Lisle, 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.


2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TylerGreenDC (267) - - JUL 13, 2014
This is one of the palest, least flavorful ales I’ve ever had. Faint hop presence, no malts in sight, watery. I’m 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 (274) - 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 (296) - 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 (1881) - Odense S, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2014
On tap at O’Malley’s 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 (694) - 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. It’s actually a rather harsh beer. I couldn’t 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 (686) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
AKORN (126) - Virginia, USA - JUN 26, 2014
Hazy yellow with a good head. Sour, hay, sweet aroma. Light malt, sour and some bitterness. Light and crisp. OK beer

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TXBadger (1222) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2014
Pours a nice amber color with white head. Pine and citrus with a little malt on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with more malt than I expected.


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