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RATINGS: 1199   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 IPAs 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 youre at the brewery youll 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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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerLover (1026) - DC Metro Area, USA - JAN 26, 2006
Sweetwater IPA pours to a deep golden to murky light orange color with a thick white head, and a soft to moderate amount of carbonation. The nose has some nice, crisp, pale malt aroma, paired with mild citric hop aromas. The palate is a bit lean, with some biscuity malt flavors, a touch of ripe estery fruit, and a soft, drinkable body. This beer is very fresh tasting, and goes down so easy in the blazing Georgia heat. Sweetwater IPA finishes with just a touch more fruit up front, and ends with a mild citric hop bite that lingers slightly on the tongue. A very drinkable IPA, one you could have a few of and your tastebuds would not be overwhelmed.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kramer (6313) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 19, 2006
12 oz bottle, via CaptainCougar. Pours a slightly cloudy copper with a fluffy beige head. Sediment in bottle. Aroma equally balanced between caramel malt and citric hops. Some pine and grapefruit notes. Well balanced flavor as well, leaning slightly towards the malty end of the spectrum. Finish is softly bitter. Medium bodied with very soft fine bubbled carbonation. Well rounded and creamy. A decent IPA, not overly assertive, more of a mellower earthy version.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Odeed (1802) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JAN 18, 2006
(bonus brew by way of kp)poured a clear orange with a small white head.aroma is a lovely mix of oranges,pine,and flowers.flavor is much of the same with a nice medium mouthfeel.this is one solid ipa.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JAN 16, 2006
Strawberry banana pour with a lasting, creamy head. The aroma is nicely dryhopped - highlighting citrus and sweet fruits. More hops are highlighted in the body - from grapefruit to grass - they steal the show. And unfortunately everything else - overpowering any malt presence. Slight bitter finish is peppered with alcohol spiciness. While this is good and drinkable, it falls into the one-dimensional IPA category - no malt to be found throughout.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
egajdzis (6233) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 20, 2005
Poured a hazy amber color with a small, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of light pine, floral hops, citrus, and tropical fruits. Taste of grapefruit, caramel malt, light spices, and a medium bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 18, 2005
Pours a cloudy amber/copper with a white head. Smells rosey with some pine notes. Tastes sweet to slightly bitter with mellow orange and lemon notes.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
srauschenberg (7) - Suwanee, Georgia, USA - DEC 16, 2005 does not count
Balanced full flavored IPA. Medium to full body, soft carbonation. Wonderland of hoppy bitterness. Beautiful unfiltered redish orange color.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sammy3D (141) - Lawrenceville, Georgia, USA - DEC 13, 2005
Poured from a bottle this beer appears a coppery orange with a nice lacey head. Aroma is citrus with grapefruit...almost pineapple and floral hops with a piney zing. Piney juniper hops with citrus in the flavor followed by a dry malt finish. A slight peach tone is present in this brew with a bready character as well. Medium to light body with a good level of fizz on the tongue. Well balanced and enjoyable brew.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - DEC 8, 2005
12oz bottle from captaincouger! Upon opening a great release of oranges and citrus comes out, very fresh! Pours a dark cloudy orangeish color with a with a white frothy head that leasves thick lacing. nose again is big citrus, lots of grapefruit, orange and hops. taste is pretty dry, some grapefruit and orange notes, light hops, and a bitter finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
theshocker (329) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - DEC 5, 2005
Pale and reddish, a little cloudy. Fine white head doesnt last long. Citrus hops all over the nose with a touch of cinnamon and spice. The columbus hops dominate the thin malt body, coating the throat with lupins. I pick up a 6 pack of this every month or so and am never sorry I did.


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