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RATINGS: 1217   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 Critics 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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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
rbrazell (1698) - Florida, USA - JUN 24, 2008
Pours gold with small white head. Hops backed up and balanced very well in this beer. Very easy drinker.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - JUN 19, 2008
Bottle thanks to trade. Light golden with small white head. Aroma is very light citrus hops with caramel, very light in the hops for being called 420. Citrus hops up front in the flavor and a dull caramel but at the same time it seems very syrupy, like soda. Well carbonated medium body. Sweet malt, almost cloying with slight hops, once again more promise than flollow through.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thechandler (593) - Charleston, West Virginia, USA - JUN 18, 2008
Another winner from Sweetwater. Aroma is rich, full and hoppy, not too bitter. Smooth. Good stuff. Wish we had this stuff (as well as the Blue) up north.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blutt59 (6522) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 12, 2008
bottle, good gold color, malty nose, bready citrus flavors but a bit watery

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kpresley77 (147) - Jackson, Georgia, USA - JUN 12, 2008
Bottle pours clear copper with thin white head. Aroma is citrus and malt. First taste is sweet with not much hops balance. Clean finish. Not what you expect from a pale ale. Good flagship beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunhaver (1030) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 4, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2008 Bottle. Pours a light clear amber caramel color, with a fizzy white head, and fastl dissipating lacing. Some bright hops in the nose, citrus, hay, and a definite malt presence. Soft malty body, bread and biscuit, floral hop finish. Crisp and refreshing, drinkable and easy to down.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
2L2L2Q (3) - decatur, Georgia, USA - JUN 3, 2008 does not count
draft, golden color, hoppy aroma, slightly bitter flavor start to finish. good staple beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
topher40409 (38) - gainesville, Florida, USA - MAY 30, 2008
bottle and draft; aroma is of carmel malt and lots of citrus hops. pours amber with very little head. taste is not what you would expect from an american pale ale. very one dimensional, sweet malt and citrus hops. almost like a toned down IPA rather than an american pale ale.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - MAY 29, 2008
On tap @ Brixx Pizza, Greenville, SC. Decent enough pale ale. Easy drinker, but very restrained, nearly ordinary. Lawnmower beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 29, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2008 Deep amber pour with a nice white head that clings to the glass. Nice hoppy nose. Fairly heavy bodied for a pale ale. A nice crisp hop finish but not that much going on elsewhere. Good beer but when the same money gets you SNs Pale Ale... 7,4,6,3,12:3.2 Re-rate: Sampled at the 12th Annual Knoxville Brewer’s Jam. Light golden color with a thin white head. Small bubbles settle to a cover. Biting hops and pale malt aroma. Citric and piney hops develop a great APA with a smooth body and a citrus hops finish.


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