RateBeer
Sweetwater Tavern Great American Pale Ale
     click to upload
overall
76
70
style

bottling
unknown

on tap
available

Local Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 82   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A BRONZE MEDAL WINNER AT THE GREAT AMERICAN BEER FESTIVAL IN OCTOBER 2002!!!a fruity, copper colored ale with a firm maltiness & dry hop...the same great beer sold in six packs at your favorite stores like Costco!


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ads135 (2966) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - MAY 27, 2014
Darker than you’d expect of a pale ale and one of the better beers on tap at Sweetwater. Citrusy with some caramel backbone. Tried with Anne in VA in 2014.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ilovedarkbeer (2289) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 2, 2013
Pours a reddish orange color. Notes of sugar syrup, orange citrus, muted hops and hotdog buns.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
sitzds (293) - - NOV 10, 2013
On tap at Sweetwater poured into shaker. Amber, no head, minimal lacing. Some decent pale ale notes, mostly malt forward. Taste was similar with some hop punch. Pleasant on the palate.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
CH-303 (1407) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - AUG 24, 2013
Appearance: Redish brown, clear. Light tan head. Aroma: Fruit, malt. Taste: Dark malt, some hops, earth. Fruit. Pretty good. Info: Draught, 23/8-2013

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
MegaTuan (8) - APO, Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - JUL 18, 2013 does not count
Great IPA and probably the "go to" beer if you go to Sweet Water.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deaconmike (381) - Roswell, Georgia, USA - JUL 14, 2013
On tap at the brew pub. Clear copper pour; thin cap and lots of lacing. Relatively hoppy crisp APA. Not bad.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DCLawyer (1429) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 1, 2012
5 oz sample at Sweetwater Tavern Merrifield. Light amber with little head. Aroma and taste of hops and citrus. An average pale ale, but very drinkable.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MadRobin (1947) - Silver Spring, USA - SEP 30, 2012
On tap 5 oz. sample at Sweetwater Tavern in Centreville, VA. Clear, dark amber-red copper with khaki head and excellent lacing. Aroma of bread, earthy musty hops and caramel. Taste of earthy musty hops, caramel and bread. Medium body and medium carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nimbleprop (4880) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 17, 2012
On tap at Lupulin Reunion 2012. Pours a translucent copper amber with a frothy, white head. Malty nose, lemons, earthy, crackers, oranges. Flavor is well balanced, malty, biscuit, lemons, earthy, dried leaves, oranges. Medium bodied, dry finish. Very well balanced.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (11900) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 3, 2012
Draft. Clear light amber color, small off white head, solid lacing. Aroma of slightly smoked caramel and toast. Taste is burnt toast and nuts. Decent.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50