SWEETWATER IPA

NOTES: Draft @ Sweetwater Brewery with Abba’s Brew as my local host

STYLE: IPA

ABV: 6.7%

APPEARANCE: Hazy apricot/orange

HEAD: Fluffy and white and lasts appropriately

LACING: Decent…not too thick, but holds high on the glass

NOSE: Grapefruit, lemon, and some pleasant floral notes sit on top of a gentle aroma of fresh-baked biscuit dough.

TASTE: There’s certainly more than a hint of sweet, caramel holding the brew together, but the hops dominate as they should. This is an all-citrus hop profile…grapefruit, orange, lemon, and pineapple. Refreshing throughout with a slightly mouth-puckering bitterness in the finish.

MOUTHFEEL: Medium-bodied with lovely effervescence

DRINKABILITY: Abba’s Brew and I were standing outside in the summer heat in Atlanta at the Sweetwater Brewery when we ordered up a couple pints of the IPA. It drank about as smooth and refreshing as lemonade. Granted, it’s not the most interesting IPA in the world, but it knows what it is and it does what it’s supposed to do.

RATING: 3 Hops

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