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RATINGS: 1203   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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1.8
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
jzzbassman (1638) - 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
Butters (4176) - 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
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
DialSquare (5131) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 28, 2008
I have a long history with 420: bottles, on tap, kegs. it’s 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. It’s pleasant and drinkable, but a little bland.

3.2
rbrazell (1763) - 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
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
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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blutt59 (6579) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 12, 2008
bottle, good gold color, malty nose, bready citrus flavors but a bit watery

3.9
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.


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