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RATINGS: 1210   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This mammoth IPA is defined by generous quantities of premium hops and balanced with a premium selection of English malt. Traditionally unfiltered IPA’s lead to the slight haze appearance. An extensive dry-hopping process contributes to its very intense floral hop aroma. The IPA is unfiltered and as always, unpasteurized to leave all the natural flavors intact. If you’re at the brewery you’ll be able to guess what style of beer every brewer has in his hand. THE BEER YOU'VE BEEN TRAINING FOR!

Malt: 2 Row, Pale Malt, Munich, 70-80 Crystal, Wheat

Hops: Columbus, Golding

Dry Hop: Columbus, Golding

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3.6
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 10, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 2, 2012 12oz from ucusty - thanks, David! Man, this one goes down smooth on the first hottish day of the year. I believe this is my first Sweetwater brew to boot. At any rate, this is a really solid IPA with a nice honey smell in the nose to complement the floral qualities. Full but not cloying, sweet but not slick, this is a lively citrus-heavy brew that would be a major session favorite if it were available locally.

3.7
Tmoney99 (14456) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 8, 2008
Draft at Atlanta airport location. Poured a clear amber color with a large frothy white head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate floral tart citrus aroma. Medium body with slick texture. Heavy bittersweet flavor with a heavy bittersweet finish of long duration. This is a standout drinkable brew.

3.5
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - MAR 28, 2008
12oz bottle. Quite floral on the nose. Pleasant cranberry and blackberry on pastry notes. Mild citrus bitterness. Pours a nice clear copper. Decently bitter with some orange and grapefruit zest up front with toasted biscuity malt on the backside. Medium bodied. Lively carbonation. Crisp and very refreshing. A nice IPA. Thanks Matt!

3.6
drfabulous (7935) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAR 23, 2008
Strong smell of hops. Surprising for Georgia. Well balanced. Nice aroma. Much better than other Sweetwaters.

3
FatTony (188) - Augusta, Georgia, USA - MAR 15, 2008
12 ounce bottle- has a pleasant melon/fruit aroma. Poured a very attractive deep goleden color and clear. Thin to no head. Taste was sharp with a little fruitiness, almost too sweet.

2.8
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAR 9, 2008
Boring but drinkable ipa. Citrusy flowery hop aroma and flavor. Goes down nice enough, but doesnt leave you wanting more.

4.2
fiver29 (1036) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 8, 2008
Bottle from Ucusty. Orange colored with a nice foamy white head that lasted for quite a while. Smells like a wonderful IPA. I couldn’t wait to try this one. Taste has a very nice malt presence and has a very nice hop finish that keeps me wanting more. Great brew.

3.5
riversideAK (6261) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 6, 2008
Bottle from Ty5592. Copper colored beer with a thin head and decent lacing. Floral, citrus hop aroma a touch of caramel malt leaving a balanced nose. The flavor is much of the same. Pleasantly bitter, nothing over the top, with good balancing caramel malt. Still probably more hoppy than malty, but well balanced nonetheless. Seemingly good for session drinking.

3.9
ChetLemmons (87) - orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 6, 2008
copper brown, very thin layer of head, quickly faded away. very pleasant aroma of hops, hops and more hops! very smooth finish. nice bitterness balance, although i could see where some "hopheads" might want more, but it’s right where i like it to be. hops over power the malt here, as it is of citrus hops. really enjoyable IPA, now only if i could get it in orlando, that would make me extremely happy!

3.5
BigMilly8 (389) - Wesley Chapel, Florida, USA - MAR 4, 2008
From bottle : Pours a hazy medium gold color, with a frothy white head that doesnt last long, then goes to bubbles on the surface. Very nice nose of piney hops and some citrus on the back end. Flavor is a very nice mix of piney and citrus hops, not to overbearing, but a very nice balance and taste. Very crisp with a medium body, aftertaste is faint hops. Pretty solid little ipa.


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