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RATINGS: 454   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DW78715816 (61) - Kansas, USA - MAR 7, 2014
I'm shocked this is rated so low. Of all the pale ale styles I've tried this is one of the better ones. I like it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scipio (698) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2014
Pours a hazy, darker golden with a medium white head. The aroma has grassy hops, orange, lemon, and caramel, with the grassiness being dominant. The is slightly sweet and quite fruity. I find grapefruit, orange, lemon, some pine, and complimented with caramel undertones. Short aftertaste is orange and grapefruit. Medium in body, slick in texture, with some softer, rather fizzy carbonation. I found this one very easy to drink. Its a solid beer.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ajnepple (2152) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - JAN 13, 2014
Small sample bottled 10 months ago. Musty green aroma with citrus fruits, sweet malts and light skunk. Similar flavor, vegetal, sweet and mildly bitter. Light to medium body. Not as good as I remember, I’ll pick up a fresher bottle and rerate this.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
cstuartj (973) - Washington, USA - JAN 4, 2014
on tap, very nice golden yellow, nice head and lacing. Pleasant hoppy nose, pine, hop flowers, citrus. crisp mild hop attack. clean dry finish. good beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Masterkush7 (506) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 3, 2014
light tan foamy head that retained well for a while then collapsed. Carbonation low with small bubbles. Aroma of very and strong nice citrus hops. Taste a bit bland up front followed by a nice mild citrus hops bitterness. Light to medium body. Overall a very pleasant beer with a long nice bitter finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrymel (1502) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 25, 2013
Review from notes on 07/07/10. $2 for 12oz @ Huck’s in Spokane, WA. Poured from bottle to Sam Adams glass. A: Pours a brilliant amber with two finger persistent white whipping atop the ale. This is consistently complimented from bubbles arising from the ale. S: Hops! Hooray! Pine, citrus, skunk, earth, grain all accentuate this pales nose. On the sharp side, this is nose candy. T: The hops carry over into the taste as well. Strong citrus and pine with a resin bitterness marry the generous malt packed into this one. Finishes with a wonderful, short lived, balanced flavor of hops and malt. M: Moderate carbonation allows you to enjoy the flavors on this pale. Medium bodied for a pale, this is not a child’s PA. D: This screams American Pale Ale. For those who enjoy Dale’s Pale Ale, get your hands on this one! Malty, hoppy, and clocking in at 60 IBU, this beer stands far from the children in it’s category as a man’s beer! Serving type: bottle 12-22-2010

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BrewHaMeister (166) - - DEC 25, 2013
Bottle pours clear copper with a medium head and thin lacing. Aroma is subtle hoppiness. Flavor is not bad. I need to try a fresh one.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
NorrisNorris (8) - - DEC 10, 2013 does not count
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3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
boozedude (1786) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - DEC 10, 2013
bottle into glass, pours very cloudy orange with HUGE white head, aroma is fruit, taste is bitter fruit, and light hopps, not bad,, easy drinking.. would do again

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KeefOz (906) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - DEC 1, 2013
Poured a hazy amber colour with a very thick (4+ finger) light tan foamy head that retained well for a while then collapsed. Carbonation low with small bubbles. Aroma of very and strong nice citrus hops. Taste a bit bland up front followed by a nice mild citrus hops bitterness. Light to medium body. Overall a very pleasant beer with a long nice bitter finish. Easy drinking.


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