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RATINGS: 1027   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
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This mammoth IPA is defined by generous quantities of premium hops and balanced with a premium selection of English malt. Traditionally unfiltered IPA’s lead to the slight haze appearance. An extensive dry-hopping process contributes to its very intense floral hop aroma. The IPA is unfiltered and as always, unpasteurized to leave all the natural flavors intact. If you’re at the brewery you’ll be able to guess what style of beer every brewer has in his hand. THE BEER YOU'VE BEEN TRAINING FOR!

Malt: 2 Row, Pale Malt, Munich, 70-80 Crystal, Wheat

Hops: Columbus, Golding

Dry Hop: Columbus, Golding


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUL 12, 2002
UPDATED: MAY 15, 2005 The more of this beer I drink the more it is becoming one of my favorite IPA’s Nice crisp, clean hoppiness that goes down smooth. 7/12/2002: The BIG hoppiness of this one will hit you right between the eyes from the first sip to the last. Nice bright orange color with little head retention. If you like your IPA’s hoppy then this is the beer for you.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
apost8n8 (123) - USA - OCT 25, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2013 2004 - Clear Amber with little white head. Disappointed for my first attempt at sweetwater. reminded me of typical microbrew "copper" ale. Decent hoppiness but a little soapy. edit 2013 - my favorite beer. I live in FL now and maybe its because the beer travels less but the flavors and hops are perfect. I buy this beer everyweek

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Cybercat (3228) - Georgia, USA - SEP 23, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2009 This one pours a deep, hazy, almost opaque coppery amber with a thick, orangy-tan head that sticks around for a bit. Aroma is strong and very evergreenish. Flavor is seriously hoppy, like drinking a pine tree, with just a whisper of sweetness, and mildly bitter. Texture is smooth and jazzy, very pleasing, leaving an evergreen aftertaste. I have had this in a bottle, and it is better on-tap! Strongly recommended to all hops fans.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
beerthirty22 (5) - Newnan, Georgia, USA - MAY 26, 2011 does not count
This is the King of IPA’s Nectar of the gods, to put it simply, is a name for the drink which has the sweetest taste of any drink in the world. The first time someone consumes this sweet, sweet nectar, they will instantly realize that it is by FAR the best thing they have ever tasted in their entire life ! If you see this beer......BUY IT !!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mcb (36) - - JUL 7, 2012
My go to IPA. Superb! Do not believe the listing of using columbus and golding hops. I have read that simcoe is used? Regardless, this IPA is awesome. Rock on Sweetwater!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
iron_maiden (18) - Newnan, Georgia, USA - SEP 23, 2012
Friggin Delicious ! Buy it if you see it ! This is my "Go To" IPA...You will not be disappointed

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jdhinatl (3) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 5, 2013 does not count
Strong citrus aroma and taste. Grapefruity. The bottle says " This is the beer you’ve been training for" and that is right.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Azrael996 (7) - MINNEOLA, Florida, USA - JUN 12, 2013 does not count
What an IPA . incredible, citrus aroma, beautiful orangy color .JUST right hoppiness .What a beer , still searching for a better IPA some get close but this one tops the scales.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Randy@KRS (4) - Kennesaw, Georgia, USA - SEP 25, 2008 does not count
One of my fave beers of all time and I can buy it from the gas station next to my house!!!This is the best IPA in the world that you can get a six pack for 7 bucks!!!Tons of citrus and pine hops paired with rich and smooth malts.Grapefruit and pine on the nose with the perfect bitter/sweet finish!Top notch!!!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
splink48 (35) - Fayetteville, Georgia, USA - NOV 8, 2004
Pours a medium gold color. Leaves a nice head which thins out. A very enjoyable IPA which is slightly bitter in a finish. I’ve been extremely impressed with this beer.


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