pharmassist (17) - Ohio, USA - AUG 20, 2013
4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
I’m not usually an IPA drinker but this is great. Smell is a little off at first even musty, but the flavor is great. It lives up to its name, most IPA’s are bitter and leave a bad after taste; but sweetwater 420 is really good and refreshing. If this is your first IPA, it might as well be your last. Good brew
robertashaw (7) - Blairsville, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 13, 2013 does not count
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
08/13/13 at Wild Wings, SC. The aroma is a little weak, the appearance was nice but the taste was a little lacking. To me tasted watered down with a little taste of the hops and a sweet after taste. Still a very drinkable beer!
radarsock (920) - Vermont, USA - AUG 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Been saving a bottle, perhaps for this specific hot, humid New England summer day. Pours a burnt strawed golden into cognac snifter which was two-to-three fingers in length. Immediately I smell from the opened bottle, grass trimmings, wood varnish, grapefruit zest, conifer cones, fried apricot, and booze. Tastes of orange candies, tangerine, hops, sourdough, and plastic. Glad I had the opportunity to try it.
mintygood (2) - Alabama, USA - MAR 24, 2012 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
What an outstanding beer. Certainly one of my favorites. Very hoppy, grassy, dry taste that no doubt came from the 420 line. It is such a shame that this beer is a one of a kind. It will be missed
LtDan (1784) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - MAR 18, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: Pours a fairly clear yellow gold with white ring of head.
Aroma: Dank grapefruit and grain.
Taste: Spicy dry malt. Grapefruit. Sugar.
Mouthfeel: Rough with carbonation on the high side of medium.
Overall: I was very disappointed with this beer. SweetWater has done some fun and tasty stuff with the Dank Tank series, some of them were what I would be proud to call 420 IPA. I didn’t find the dank I was looking for.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 17, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Name: 420 IPA
Date: March 09, 2012
Appearance: clear copper, fine off white head, streaks of drippy lace
Aroma: sticky sweet pine aroma, sweet crystal hops, fruity tangerine
Flavor: sweet fruity flavor, orange and tangerine, light bitterness offers some balance without obscuring the flavor hops
Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 17/20
Score: **** /4
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - MAR 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at the Trail Magic release party. Pours light copper with off-white head. The aroma is dank with herbal hops and some slight fruitiness. The flavor is general hoppiness with some fruit. The hop character seems more muddy than bright, but it’s still a pretty tasty beer.
Lowe1983 (1349) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - MAR 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an amber color with an off-white head. Aroma is strong of floral hops and caramel malts with not much else. Flavor is similar with some bitter finish. Overall I was hoping for more.
osu97gp (652) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 10, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an orange color with a large off-white head. Aroma of citrus and malts. Flavor of sweet malts and light citrus and floral hops. Some decent bitterness at the finish. Easy to drink but not quite a DIPA or IIPA.
GTAEgeek (1234) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 9, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle. Pours dark copper with a thin beige head and nice lacing. The aroma is strong hop notes of pine, resin and flowers. The flavor is very bitter, with nice malt balance. The palate is medium to heavy, a little astringent, and smooth. Overall, this is a great feeling, tasty IPA.