Saturday, November 27, 2010

MINI-REVIEW--Sweetwater Border Hopper Ale

From their Dank Tank Series comes this Double IPA at 8.6% ABV. Sweetwater is based here in Atlanta, Georgia. Pours a dark copper with a creamy head. The smell is pure grapefruit goodness. Taste is a burst of grapefruit then perfectly balanced with a malt finish although the malt flavor is subdued and subtle. This balance allows Border Hopper to be smooth, clean and refreshing with no bitterness in the end. All in all, one of the best DIPA's we've tasted with a balance up there with Bell's Two Hearted Ale.

An easy 4 out of 5 stars for this refreshingly delicious ale!

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