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Sweetwater Second Helping IPA

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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.75/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
Second Helping IPA - IPA brewed with Juniper Berries

Sometimes a beer is more than a beer – it’s hope. Our goal with Second Helping IPA is just that. We tag-teamed this IPA, brewed with juniper berries, with our pals at The Giving Kitchen – an awesome local organization dedicated to helping folks from the hospitality industry who have hit a rough patch or experienced catastrophic emergencies.

Second Helping will be a limited release brew only available in Atlanta, and 100% of profits from the beer will be donated right back to the amazing stuff The Giving Kitchen is doing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (5171) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - APR 19, 2015
Slighty hazy copper coloured body with a bit of a tan head, about a centimetre tall. Aroma of pungent and dank hops along with a touch of gin and juniper berries. Medium-bodied; Assertive grassy and herbal hop flavours with a big bitterness and a lot of floral notes at the end with some spices noticeable. Aftertaste shows a good balance of malt as well, with a proper caramel malt flavour coupled wiht the pungent hops. Overall, a nicely finished beer with a good set of flavours and a proper balance. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from The Charleston Beer Exchange a few hours ago on 19-April-2015 for US$6,49, sampled in my hotel room here in Charleston, South Carolina on 19-April-2015.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
mmarshall86 (8) - - APR 17, 2015 does not count
Bomber to frosted glass ...smells of hops, sweet, piney... big foaming head, mellow ipa somewhat sweet. Overall tastes awesome! I’d take a 2nd helping ANY day!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (8186) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAR 3, 2015
Bomber. Might be slightly overrating this because I just tasted 4 awful beers before it, but despite that, this is really good stuff. Nice floral aroma with a hint of pine. Taste is similar, and the palate has a soft maltiness to it that seems to fill your mouth a bit. Slightly dry finish, yet clean. Well done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wchesser (1534) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 20, 2015
Nice extra from westmeister-thanks, West! Deep copper color. Big hoppy nose, mostly floral and pine. Full bodied, but not malty, bitter hops, solid IPA. Don’t get the juniper, but there is some fair astringency that could be from it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Paincane (170) - Georgia, USA - JAN 26, 2015
Golden amber body with a white head & amazing lace. Fragrant floral, juniper berry, pine needle notes. Malt cedes to high hop profile.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SpringsLicker (3265) - Tennessee, USA - MAY 26, 2014
Clear orange body with an off-white head. Hop aroma of citrus and pine resin with just a touch of Juniper. The flavor follows the aroma. Not too much Juniper but it is there as an accent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (6390) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 1, 2014
Atlanta, Ga - Tower Wine, Beer & Spirits - 22 oz bomber. Pours a sparking dark copper with a thin, but persistent off-white head. Aroma has some heavy spruce and juniper accents. Belly warming flavor with plenty of hoppy citrusy resiny goodness, some nuttiness, a hint of the advertised juniper. Thick, sticky mouthfeel. Solid IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (3032) - Athens, Georgia, USA - FEB 26, 2014
Pours a clear golden brown from the bottle with bubbly off-white head that leaves moderate lace. Aroma is resinous pine hops, hint of malty sweetness, a touch of earth. Taste is big on the juniper, but smooth and well balanced with the hops and malty sweetness. Just a slight bitterness, mellow carbonation. Solidly average.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 12, 2014
Sample draft from Raleigh Rare beer fest: thinking the juniper berries didnt help it all.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gerbewa (226) - - FEB 8, 2014
Bomber from Holmes. Being a sweetwater ipa this smells and tastes a lot like the regular ipa. Great hop aroma but with a little more body and bite than the other.

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