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RATINGS: 1225   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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
grat (432) - ST. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 1, 2004
A pretty standard pale. Deep amber hue. Very carbonated. More hoppy than malty. Hops and carbonation go well together. G-rat


3.2
Carlisle (875) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2018
Bottle. Citrus hop aroma. Tropical fruit upfront followed by some resin and light bread malt backbone.

3.2
Finn (8535) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 2, 2018
Fra fat på Ølbistron no. 50 Stockholm 16 Jan 18. Blond. Filmskum. Aroma av plommer & frukttyggegummi. Smaken som aromaen. Søtt helhetsinntrykk.

3.2
Rune (14039) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 29, 2018
350ml, on tap at Ölbistron. Patchy layer, crocheted lacing on the glass, hazed golden-amber body. Ripe fruity nose. Blended taste profile of caramel malts, pine and citrus. bittersweet tail. Fine partner to the fish soup (Stockholm 16.01.2018).

3
RichardGretton (4880) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2018
Can. Amber coloured beer with a reasonable head. The aroma is yeasty and dulled citrus, and the flavour is gently bitter with yeastiness and a barley like feel. Overall an average beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
Shanebrews (300) - Virginia, USA - JAN 12, 2018
420 is probably Sweetwater's most available beer. I've drank it a number of times and don't know why I haven't reviewed it yet. The aroma is all the Cascade hops. The appearance is pleasant, something darker than golden but not amber, with excellent carbonation. The palate is proper to the style, malty enough to support the hops but not distinctive. Overall, a very drinkable beer and a good beer with most seafood.

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nohopspleez (91) - Georgia, USA - DEC 28, 2017
wow, could there be a better example of the non-beer creations of the "crafty" movement????????? where is there anything other than hops in this stuff???? oh and we have the crafty mandatory "fresh" date on the bottle. wow, how did we ever drink beer before the "fresh" date was stamped on a bottle of beer that has been fermenting for MONTHS????? yet, crafties will crow 24/7 about all the "flavors" they taste in this stuff. really? I taste hops and....hops and.....hops...hmmmm, I am seeing a trend.

3.5
SG111 (2162) - New York, USA - DEC 25, 2017
Canned - best by 03/16/18 on a Delta flight. Pours clear honey color, white frothy head. Aroma is caramel, grapefruit, orange, grassy, sweet nose. Flavor follows - orange, caramel, grass, grapefruit. Again it's quite sweet and actually not too bad.

3.8
thebeerbandit (54) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2017 Had while watching breaking bad with Abby. Poured from can to a Coca Cola glass. Pours hazy orange with a small head and a lot of bubbly activity. Label is nice and I love the bottle shape. Smell is grapefruit hops with some dank/floral stuff. Taste is balanced with significant breadth/caramel malt along with some grassy hop bitterness. Medium bitterness and light sweetness. Good carbonation and medium/thick mouthfeel. Dry finish that lingers. Overall, I really dig it! Hangs with good IPA’s for complexity and bitterness without trying to do too much.

3.4
brewperman (25) - Texas, USA - DEC 24, 2017
Dorky stoner pun aside, like a lot of Sweetwater stuff, this beer is best described as "soft.". That's a compliment, mostly. Easy drinking, hides the alcohol well, but not super crisp like a lot of newer APAs. It's dialed in perfectly to "medium.". Perfectly adequate and well constructed. The 4th tastes just as good as the first.

3.6
Rex_Remes (288) - Bonyhad, HUNGARY - DEC 22, 2017
(12oz bottle) AROMA: grapefruit, tart apple, corn/grain APPEARANCE: medium straw yellow, slightly hazy, thin yet oily head, good lacing, TASTE: sweet malt, citrus, tropical fruit, soft graininess, *something else*, not too bitter PALATE: light/medium body, fresh, sparkly, good balance OVERALL: nice and drinkable IPA, fruity and fresh, light sweetness balances well with the moderate hoppiness, i could drink several of these.


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