SweetWater 420 Extra Pale Ale (5.4% ABV): SweetWater’s most popular beer is the winner of a 1998 World Beer Cup Silver Medal and a 2002 Great American Beer Festival Silver Medal. This extra pale ale pours a clear copper gold color and rich white foam that leaves a nice lace. 420 has a nice aroma of biscuit malt with grapefruit and grapefruit pith bouquet. The beer is medium-bodied with mild carbonation. 420 has nicely integrated flavors of biscuit, citrus, and grapefruit pith. There is a crisp, dry finish with a delightful lingering bitterness. This is a good session-style extra pale ale with west coast style, but my heart lies with Sierra Nevada.
- Suggested Pairings – Grilled Steaks
- Serving Temperature – 45-50 degrees F
- Glassware – Pint Glass