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Sweetwater Brewing Co.

Sweetwater Brewing Co.
420 Extra Pale Ale

Category: American Style Pale Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5.7%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Sweetwater Brewing Co.
420 Extra Pale Ale

Category: American Style Pale Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5.7%
Light gold color. Attractive aromas and flavors of toasted pretzel bread, pineapple custard tart, lemon-herb tea and taffy, and thyme honey and spinach artichoke dip in a bread bowl with a supple, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a captivating, medium-long finish manifesting notes of hint of radish and tropical fruit compote finish. A smooth and even citrusy pale ale that goes down easy.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Malty & Smooth & Mild
Aroma Aroma: toasted pretzel bread, pineapple custard tart, lemon-herb tea and taffy, and thyme honey and spinach artichoke dip in a bread bowl
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of hint of radish and tropical fruit compote
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium/High
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own
Recipes Pairing: Sloppy Joe’s, Macaroni & Cheese, Provolone
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A smooth and even citrusy pale ale that goes down easy.

The Producer

Sweetwater Brewing Company

The Producer
195 Ottley Dr
Atlanta, GA 30324
USA
1 404-691-2537

American Style Pale Ale

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Serve in a Shaker Pint Glass
Despite their name, pale ales tend to appear amber in color. They range from 4.5-6% in alcohol and feature crisp, full-bodied flavors and aromas. U.S. versions of pale ales are crisper and feature a higher hop profile than original English versions of the style. Pale ales have become one of the benchmarks by which craft brewers are judged in the US. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Goose Island Green Line Pale Ale, Oskar Blues Dale’s Pale Ale, Great Lakes Burning River Pale Ale and Sierra Nevada Pale Ale.

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American Style Pale Ale