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RATINGS: 1239   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our most popular beer. 420 Extra Pale Ale is a tasty West Coast Style Pale Ale with a good hop feel to it and a crisp finish. First brewed on April 20th, 1997 this beer has developed quite the following in the Southeast. Drink em if you got em

Medals: 2002 Silver Medal - Great American Beer Festival; 1997-2003 Creative Loafing - Readers and Critic’s Choice - Best Local Beer; Silver Medal winner at the 1998 World Beer Cup; Voted top ten beers in Atlanta by the Atlanta Journal Constitution

Malts: 2 Row, Munich, Carastan 30-37

Hops: Centenial, Cascade

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3.5
NikkTwist (3191) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 10, 2016
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2017 Draft at Misconduct. Faintly hazy orange amber pour with slim egg-shell white foam. Minimal lace. Easy-going earthy tropical citrus fruit pale ale. Orange pineapple. Mild woody resins. Lemongrass. Papaya. Yams. Figs. Sulfured apricots. Caffeine. Clean finish. Only modest hints of dank. Easy drinking. Mildly exceptional.

3.5
mzaar (3380) - Varberg, SWEDEN - NOV 3, 2016
Tap. Pours cloudy orange with an extensive white head. Aromas of tropical fruit and a summer meadow. Flavours of orange, grapefruit, peach and grass. Medium bitterness, medium body.

3.4
stravale (3055) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - OCT 31, 2016
Bottle from Tesco, Carrick-on-Shannon [231016]
Amber, light haze, dense frothy bubbly white head, some lacing
Aroma of soft citrus, touch of lemon, dab of sweet fruits, soft nose
Taste of citrus fruits, soft grassy hops, orange, soft peppery, flavour profile a bit unusual, bitter zest hops, dull lemon, bitter orange
Palate - Soft carb, medium body. Finish of bitter zest, touch of peppery hops
Overall - Interesting beer, bit unusual, decent, prefer the IPA though

3.4
malvrich (319) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 25, 2016
Bottle stamped best by 12/13/16 into a tulip. Assumed ~ 4.5 months old. A: Pours an inch of tight white head over a pale gold body. Great clarity, head retention and lacing. S: Mild pine and orange zest/grapefruit pith. T: Bitter orange pith, zest and pine. Some toffee sweetness and lingering citrus at the back. M: Light body, average level of soft carbonation. Slightly resinous finish. O: Good old school pale ale. Available, affordable and easy to recommend.

3.3
Cajun (532) - Lafayette, Louisiana, USA - OCT 21, 2016
Bottle - Pours a deep gold, with soapy white head. Aroma of mixed fruit, fermented melon rind, pale malt. Flavors of light fruit, citrus, melon, hay/grass, light roasted grains, and plum. Hops finish.

3.7
KY_Beerhead (22) - - OCT 19, 2016
Hippy, citrus, light on the pallet. Never heard on it until they had their trucks stolen. Would definitely recommend.

3.1
Concealer (1245) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 16, 2016
Can. Clear dark gold with a thin, off white head that lasts and laces. Aromas of pine, floral notes, biscuit, caramel, light fruit and earthiness. Flavor is pine, biscuit, caramel, light flora, fruit and earthy notes. Light plus bodied, smooth with a dry, bitter finish.

3.8
dlihcsnatas (738) - Temple, Texas, USA - OCT 8, 2016
Originally found this bottles and got a six pack. They was in the back of the fridge so I didn’t get going on them till I found this again in a sampler 12 pack of CANS. From the bottle, this is a slightly hazy golden brew with a nice head that hangs on. Aroma and taste are some piney hops and decent malt backing. Really enjoying these while working outside on this nice day. Will finish it off with those 3 CANS later.

3.4
jksipa (914) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 26, 2016
On tap at MS Ignite, Atl . Medium amber with a one finger slow fading white head. Mose is pine and citrus with a light toffee. Light sweet leads to a moderate citrus bitterness with tart lemon notes. Medium slick mouth with average carbonation. 7/3/7-/3+/14

3.6
RabbleRouseRye (16) - Georgia, USA - SEP 18, 2016
The Sweetwater 420 has is a pale ale with a nice hoppy aroma. Nice one finger head with decent lacing. Adequate taste and overall above average but not great beer.


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