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RATINGS: 1234   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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1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
ethan (2) - , Tennessee, USA - JUL 17, 2008 does not count
Not bad. Light and pale. Lagerish. Cheap. Little aftertaste. Enough bite, but very light and airy. Not a strong hop nor very crispy. For an 8 dollar 6-pack, it’s barely making the grade.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Breworthy (14) - USA - JUL 8, 2008
The aroma is quite excellent, as the complexities of the spicy hop aroma come through to balance out the smell of the malt. The appearance is a little too clear for my tastes, that is for the style. Although it is a fine looking beer with excellent retention. The flavor is quite nice, full hop flavor, but not overboard, placing it well within the pale category without over-stepping its bounds. Clean finish, despite its higher IBU. This pale sits well on your palate, but is a bit on the heavy side. Nice effervescence. Overall, the beer is quite good. I would recommend this pale and think it is great that I was able to pick one up in Nashville. If you keep making more beer like this, please keep branching out of Atlanta, Sweetwater.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
BigBang (299) - Indiana, USA - JUL 7, 2008
I couldn’t bring myself to drink all of this. SweetWATER is appropriate because it seemed more like water than beer. Little flavor and just really watery.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jzzbassman (1594) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 7, 2008
Draft, very light pour. Hoppy would really be descriptive most in the aroma. Flavor has a nice malt character with a longer than usual sweet finish. Hints of popcorn

3.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Butters (4059) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUL 5, 2008
On draft at the Sweetwater Taphouse in the Atlanta International Airport. Clear golden pour. Great floral hop nose. Piney hop resin flavor. Hop bitter finish.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Baggie (8) - , Nebraska, USA - JUN 28, 2008 does not count
Bottle, pours golden with a nice white head. Citrus aroma with smooth hops. A crisp brew that I would have again.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
DialSquare (4874) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 28, 2008
I have a long history with 420: bottles, on tap, kegs. its often the best beer available at restaurants and bars in tallahassee. so it seems strange to sit down to a proper rating. 12oz bottle. light copper color with medium white head that disappears quick like. aroma of malt, peach, light pine and hops. fruity sweetnes, light malt and a nutty earthy quality in the taste. thin bodied with tingly carbonation. On tap is better with this one- but you could say that for a lot of beers. Its pleasant and drinkable, but a little bland.

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.


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