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Sweetwater Brewery 420 Extra Pale Ale

October 11th, 2012 by Android | Filed under Uncategorized.

DISB Rating– 89 – This is good stuff, but there are certainly a lot of other beers with wwhich I would rather be exclusive.
TMTB rating – 91 – See style notes.
Style Rating – 92 – A very good example of an American Pale Ale, but Sierra Nevada is the flagship APA.

Had a Sweetwater Brewery 420 Extra Pale Ale couple of days ago. I got it through my brother and sister in law as a Christmas gift, part of a beer of the month club thing. The best gift they have given me since they gave me Jane’s Addiction’s “Nothing’s Shocking,” arguably the greatest album of the late 1980’s and early 1990’s.1
It holds up favorably to Nirvana “Nevermind” and Pearl Jam “10,” albums which although more popularly acclaimed,2 song for song do not hold up to “Nothing’s Shocking” across the entire album. “Jane Says” stands up well to “Smells like Teen Spirit”3. . . but I do digress. Urban legand has it that Sweetwater 420,4has hemp in it, but a perusal of the Sweetwater brewing website fails to confirm a such a rumor. 5 .6

1. The Editor’s stick with the beer.
2. The Editor’s – Stick to the beer dipshit!
3.The Editors – stick to the beer dipshit or we are pulling the article!!
4. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/420_(cannabis_culture)
5. http://sweetwaterbrew.com/brews/sweetwater-420/ According to the brewer, Sweetwater 420 is named after Interstate 420.
6. The Editor’s – Really! Really!! Not one god damn word about the beer itself!!! What the %&$#! Look Sweetwater 420 Pale Ale is a light amber pale ale with a strong sweet flowery hop profile. Probably a 30 plus IBU. Not quite an IPA, but approaching that level of hops. Nice medium pale ale body.

The Editor’s stick with the beer.
The Editor’s – Stick to the beer dipshit!
The Editors – stick to the beer dipshit or we are pulling the article!!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/420_(cannabis_culture)
http://sweetwaterbrew.com/brews/sweetwater-420/ According to the brewer, Sweetwater 420 is named after Interstate 420.
The Editor’s – Really! Really!! Not one god damn word about the beer itself!!! What the %&$#! Look Sweetwater 420 Pale Ale is a light amber pale ale with a strong sweet flowery hop profile. Probably a 30 plus IBU. Not quite an IPA, but approaching that level of hops. Nice medium pale ale body.

One Response to “Sweetwater Brewery 420 Extra Pale Ale”

  1. Elise R says:

    “Nothing’s Shocking” me more than how much I enjoyed this beer. Normally I’m not one for bitterness of any kind (I don’t like it in beer and I hate it in people) but I genuinely enjoyed Sweetwater 420 from its sweet start to it’s mildly bitter finish.

    What I did not enjoy was the editors cursing in fact it was so offensive that it gave me visions of acts of perversion SO profound and disgusting that decorum prohibits me from listing them here-

    I digress, Sweetwater 420 is great beer and I don’t care if they say it’s named for Interstate 420 it tastes hempy and I have a sneaking suspicion that’s contributes to my enjoyment of it 😉

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