RATINGS: 1229   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtw (1163) - farmington, Michigan, USA - JAN 16, 2008
bottle thanks to jrob_21. clear light amber color, and a neutrally-fermented aroma of pale malt and west coast hops. not what i would consider bitingly hoppy but certainly nicely bitter. somewhat softer in the body than in the aroma; clean and hoppy with a mild woody aftertaste thats neither sweet nor dry. thanks jonathan!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alldaydrinker (559) - Norwood, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 16, 2008
Draught, Atlanta Georgia Airport, what a treat from a long flight! Poured into a pint glass with clear amber colour and small white head. Nose of floral hops that are vibrant with touches of caramel and fruits. Initial is of grapefruit hops with a small splash of sweet malts. Mid palate is earthy. Finishing with a bitter hops and mild grassiness. Medium Body. Good head retention and lacing of the glass. Enjoyable!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brigg (663) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 12, 2008
(bottle) Big, creamy head, and clear amber body. Clean, very floral hop aroma with an underlying malt and sweet fruit. Medium bodied and slightly sticky or oily. Flavor is sweet but refreshing up front, then the dry hops surface with a bitter finish and aftertaste. Some citrus, earthy (wood, grass) notes present as well.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
garza (573) - Oslo (NO), Caracas (VE), VENEZUELA - JAN 8, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2011 Very good beer. A lot of taste, good body and palate. Still refreshing and it is not heavy at all. You can have several of this one if you get hooked. I had this one on draft. Pours amber with light beige head. Hopy and fruity aroma. Medium sweetness and lightly bitter in the taste. Average carbonation. Medium after taste. Recommended

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jlf278 (288) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 29, 2007
On tap during a layover in atlanta. This was a pleasant surprise reminding me of sierra nevada harvest ale. Unfortunately mine was served in a frosted mug practically as an ice cube. What I did manage to glean from this illfated encounter may be misrepresentative of the pale ales true being. I for one, would like to revisit at first chance.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
maltdog (621) - Colorado, USA - DEC 27, 2007
Bottle opens with a faint hiss, and mere cirrus wisps of foam top the deep straw/pale orange beer. Mild caramel and cookiedough aromas, plus toasty granola and DMS. A suggestion of floral/honey sweetness transitions into minerally springwater flavor and a dash of lemon and crabapple. Palate is watery yet creamy. Mildly bitter, cornflake, earthy, chalky aftertaste. Although a fairly bland lawnmower ale, probably still too assertive for BMC-drinking babies.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
BelgianBeerGal (4014) - Panama City, Florida, USA - DEC 18, 2007
Draught into shaker. Amber colour with a rather timid hop aroma. Flavour was also very light on the hops for an APA. Good but not great.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jsh12bama (681) - Alabama, USA - DEC 15, 2007
Amber in color. Mild floral aroma. More malt taste than I want in an APA. Typical for most of Sweetwater brews, decent but not great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 11, 2007
Golden-amber color. Aroma is a bit grainy with a vegetable-earthy quality in the nose. Flavor is a bit sawdusty and plain with some mellow hops. Not terrible, very bland.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 10, 2007
Thanks to Margaret for bringing this one back from Tennessee--Poured a tawny copper golden body with a medium-sized fluffy white head. Nose of decent piny and florla hops alongside biscuity malts. Not enough bite. Extra pale finish that was a bit watery. Naming this "420" was deceptive.

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