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RATINGS: 487   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Sweetgrass APA is a Pale Ale of distinction! 2009 Great American Beer Festival Gold Medal winner in the American Pale Ale category, this crisp and fragrant beer is hopped and dry-hopped with plenty of Amarillos and Cascades. Try it with any bold, flavorful food to complement its citrusy, resinous spiciness. Alcohol 6.0% by volume.

Awards 2009 - Gold Medal, American Pale Ale - Great American Beer Festival
Specifications
Original Gravity: 15.0 Plato (1.060)
Malts: Idaho 2-Row Pale, German Vienna & CaraAmber
International Bittering Units: 60
Hops: Columbus, Galena, Amarillo, Simcoe, Cascade, & dry hopped with Cascade
Alcohol by Volume: 6.0%

Editor’s Note: formerly called Sweetgrass India Pale Ale


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lazerlobe (37) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - OCT 23, 2015
Surprising amount of aroma. Not sure what they are hopping this with but pretty different from the last batch I had 5 years ago. Good balance, some sweetness but not as big as the name would suggest. Prefer to Mirror Pond

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Craftbrewhaha (80) - - OCT 1, 2015
I can see why this won Gold at GABF! Delicious Pale Ale with a phenomenal hop aroma, light body and ABV. Citrus in the nose, with some fruity yeast characters. Big fan and I could drink this all day!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiveacestx (923) - Texas, USA - SEP 19, 2015
Bottle - hazy orange with a chunky soapy head. Has a sweet citrus aroma and an earthy dry hopped taste. Notes of grass as well. Medium Body.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
1pintatatime (137) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 5, 2015
Poured from a bottle. Light amber color with moderate off-white head. Aroma is complex with fruit, flowers, and a bit of spice and hop, too. That complexity carries over to the flavor. Taste starts sweet with caramel and fruit but the hops come in quickly for a just bitter enough finish. Great example of an APA. Very drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (11072) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 22, 2015
Competent pale ale, from recent WI trip. Went over quite nicely with lunch. Complex and very drinkable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rosskyle (513) - - JUL 30, 2015
Served on tap. Red color with a white head. Hops and malt aroma. Medium heavy body. Malt with a little spice and hops. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ttoadee (1269) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 24, 2015
Notes from Denver trip: From HJM Liquors corner of 32nd and Umatilla. Light amber pour, decent off white head with decent lace. Nose is pithy pine. Bitter. Middle is nice amber malt, sweet hop flowers. Finish is balanced hop bitterness. Nice beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mike5326 (1607) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - JUL 19, 2015
Poured from a bottle. Cloudy orange color, medium white head. Sweet lemon grass aroma. Medium body with a light a hops flavor and a slight bitter finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Luvystypotables (1612) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUL 19, 2015
Aroma of floral hops, malt and a hint of caramel. Pours a clear caramel color with a short lasting white head. Taste of malt and hops with a dry feel and a slightly bitter hops finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Damico (3140) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 6, 2015
Perfect beer on a hot Chicago day! Pours thick unclear orange amber with a beige head. Aroma brings light sweet grassy and citrus notes, very light. Flavor is big and juicy delicious oranges with a dry rind like but balanced note. There is no sharp bite and a decent satiating juicy body.


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