Merchant: Unkown (My brother left a few behind after a visit.)
Service: 6 pk 12 Bottles
Color: Copper (15 SRM)
Temp: Fridge Cold
Smell: This smells like a big hop bomb. Loads of citrus, floral notes and sweet malt are balance perfectly.
Taste: I love the copper color and the off-white head. After the nose leaves you thinking that this brew may leave hop resin on your teeth, the first sip is not what you expect. It’s perfectly bittersweet with a ton of fruit. Upon exhale the floral notes take over your palate. This is about as fresh as beer can taste.
This brew gets even more refreshing as you work your way into it. The floral flavors subside and the bitterness of the hops take over and dry it out significantly. The label says this is a mammoth IPA but that is simply not the case. This is, however, as perfectly balanced an IPA as you will find anywhere.
I typically try to dig up more obscure Atlanta brewed gems. You can get Sweetwater IPA anywhere in the southeastern US. In Atlanta we can get it in every grocery and gas station in town. But it deserves the attention. There are cities considered better beer towns that don’t have an IPA this good in their backyard. This is a world class beer.
Pair with: Burger and fries.