May 27th, 2006 by Andy
I can’t say I’ve had many beers from the great state of Georgia; however, based upon the SweetWater 420 Extra Pale Ale I had recently, I should keep my eyes peeled for more chances to imbibe some southern comfort (in the form of beer).
This strong citrus smelling beer poured out golden hued with no trace of a head but carried a light bodied clearness with minimal bubbles. The 420’s taste was a hoppy citrus with subtle malt flavors, which was followed by a strong bitter finish traced with spices. This is a superb beer that has a wonderfully smooth, crisp taste that has just the right balance of hops.
SweetWater’s 420 is an excellent ale worthy of a tasting, should you find yourself in Georgia or any of its neighboring states. For me, I’ll be keeping a watch at my local neighborhood beer super store for their next shipment of sweet water.