Saturday, February 6, 2016

Sweetwater 420 Extra Pale Ale

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Chad9976 (1545) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 17, 2016


AROMA: Very grassy hops, plenty of citrus too. Clean, inviting. Malt presence is nice. 10/12

APPEARANCE: Slightly hazy gold hue; bubbly. Large white foam with good retention. 3/3

FLAVOR: Huge hop presence of grapefruit and grass. Very bitter, but kinda juicy. Moderate malt presence to give it some balance. 17/20

MOUTHFEEL: A bit lighter in body than expected. Somewhat undercarbed. Creamy texture. Smooth. 3/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: Very tasty and interesting. Very hoppy for the style; This could pass for an IPA if needed. 8/10

TOTAL SCORE: 41/50


DISCLAIMER: The author is not a certified BJCP judge; therefore, this score sheet is not necessarily indicative of proper BJCP scoring. The author is grading to 2015 BJCP Guidelines in order to prepare for examination.