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RATINGS: 266   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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Road trips are carefree adventures that usually take unexpected twists, like when we created this beer. It started out as a Pilsner recipe, but halfway through it blew a tire and Ale yeast was put on as the spare. The result was so good, it never could have been planned!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
KingpinIPA (841) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 7, 2007
Yellow color. Smell of hops, citrus, pine, malt, pepper and honey. Taste of same but with some lemon thrown in.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
craftbeerdesign (2204) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 6, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2009 bottle. this could definitely be a solid craft lawnmower beer.... very drinkable, full of flavor and hops for a blond ale. pours a very light golden color with average white head. nice lingering hops and sweet malts on the nose. medium body with a good hop profile and well balanced. for a very flavor-able light session beer - this one hits the spot.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 30, 2007
Date: 09/22/2007
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewfest, Asheville

clear yellow, huge white head, streaks of drippy lace, sweet spicy hop aroma with a nice peppery note, creamy body, rich malt flavor, well bittered with spicy and earthy hops,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Suttree (5339) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 24, 2007
Yellow, big white head. Very subtle aroma - and by "subtle", I mean "almost non-existent". Big crisp toasty malt flavors up front. Crisp, dryish hop finish. Sampled at Asheville Brewgrass 2007. Oh, and I almost forgot - # 1900 for me! WooHoo!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2007
Hazy yellow color with nice citrus hop aroma. The taste was mainly refreashing grapefruit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - SEP 17, 2007
Thanks to CaptainCougar for the bottle. Slightly hazy straw color with a small head. Aroma is grassy and floral hops with sweet malt that borders on honey. Also some lemon. Taste is fruity/lemony with a bitter end thats really quite good. A great hot weather beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jake65 (2809) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 3, 2007
Bottle from goldtwins - thanks! Pours a soft yellow with a modest white head and light lacing. Nose is mild of hops and maltiness. Taste is more hoppy (citrus) than expected for this style. A little grassey and malty, but a nice session ale nonethless.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
unclemattie (4317) - Georgia, USA - AUG 20, 2007
12oz bottle. A Cream Ale with Pilsner malts and hops?? Light yellow in color. Grassy hops and malts. Light ale body. Odd and hopefully forgettable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 15, 2007
Thanks Badgerben for sharing. Grainy nose with hints of hops. Nondescript grainy body with a little bit of hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shigadeyo (3096) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - AUG 12, 2007
8/12/2007: Sweetwater Road Trip is golden yellow in color and slightly hazy. The small, foamy white head doesn’t last very long. The aroma is doughy yet slightly sweet with some fruit as well as hints of grass and spice. The flavor contains pale, bready malt and is modestly sweet with some fruitiness to it. It has a spicy and grassy bitterness in the finish like a Pils. The bitterness actually begin to bite just before the finish and then sticks, inviting another drink. This beer has a clean finish and is light, with a smooth mild level of carbonation. Overall it is zesty and refreshing. Quite interesting and lively.

12 fl. oz. bottle (Best if enjoyed by 09/17/07) slipped into my cooler by decaturstevo at the August Cincinnati RateBeer Gathering. Thanks Stevo! I’m glad you could make it up here and I appreciate the thoughtfulness. Rating #47 for this beer...

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