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RATINGS: 1047   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 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chickenflea (332) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JAN 29, 2013
Ap: The pour is clear and burnt orange in color with a small fluffy white head. Ar: The nose is somewhat floral with a light citrus component. Very light. T: The hop profile is almost all floral. Medium long finish that may be the most satisfying component of each sip. P: The body is on the light end of medium with a crisp and plentiful carbonation. O: This is one of my least favorite styles. However, the floral hops and the lightly sweet taste provide a refreshing brew.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JStax (2960) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Draft pour. Pours a clear gold with a white head of foam. Grassy, lemony aroma. Medium bitterness. Lighter body. Medium carbonation.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bork (131) - Rockmart, Georgia, USA - AUG 12, 2014
Disappointingly low on aromas but palate and flavors are excellent with an expertly balanced bitterness and a smooth, refreshing mouthfeel.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
miquelcrush (1362) - Granollers, SPAIN - AUG 11, 2014
Bona cervesa, és bastant equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza, es bastante equilibrada y sabrosa.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BucannonXC5 (829) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 9, 2014
Type: 12-oz. bottle Glass: Pint mug From: Total Wine in Ballantyne (Charlotte), N.C. Price: $15.99 for a variety 12-pack Purchased: July 30, 2014 Consumed: July 30, 2014 Misc.: Enjoy by Sept. 25, 2014 Poured a caramel, orange clear color with 2-to-3 fingers of frothy off-white head. Below average spots of lacing on the sides of the glass. Below average retention on the top all the way down. Really had to work for the smell, but got moldy wet hops, light orange rind, floral hops, citrus hops, orange zest and caramel wheat. Tasted a bit better than the nose. Got tangerine rind, orange zest, floral hops, citrus hops, grass hops, caramel and some unknown spices. Light body. Thin texture. Average carbonation. Abrupt finish. Definitely more EPA than APA, but still just OK.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ZacM612 (125) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - AUG 5, 2014
Bottle in PCB. Pale amber, minimal white head. Piney with a little citrus. Not bad. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Voodoo (304) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 25, 2014
Pours a clear medium golden with a fluffy white head which lingers......aroma of sweet malt, touch of pine, yeast.......taste is very thin in the mouthfeel which diminishes the experience,touch of biscuittiness, bitterness and little flavor time hops. Not so much a west coast pale as just a pale but short on body.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kchampagne (105) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - JUL 24, 2014
Appearance is a clear golden color with a strong hop aroma. Taste is piney and citrus. Delicious.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jhamp9 (1036) - 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 (440) - 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. That’s all. A big disappointment.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TylerGreenDC (294) - - 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.


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