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RATINGS: 464   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


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
CasperQuaffer (142) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - SEP 8, 2007
@ Platte River Parkway Fall Festival. (My personal "Best of Show") The aroma is clear with a pleasant earthiness. Color slightly red. Well balanced flavor with a fruity lemon accent. This beer felt creamy and fizzy a the same time, like the long lost memory of a great cream soda on a hot summer day as a kid.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
padrefan98 (854) - (San Diego) Santee, California, USA - AUG 27, 2007
I picked up this 12 oz bottle in Jackson Hole Wyoming. I shared it with fordest and toncatcher.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fordest (2014) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - AUG 25, 2007
12 oz bottle thanks to Padrefan98. Clear golden color with a nice head. Nice fruity aromas of citrus and apple. Flavor fell off a bit though as the bitterness was a touch soapy.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
natejgood (404) - Bozeman, Montana, USA - JUL 23, 2007
Pours an opaque golden orange color with a light head made of small bubbles. The beer has a bit of a hoppy smell, but it is very light. It also has a bit of a grassy scent to it (or is that just the name?). This beer has a bit of hoppy flavor to it, but tastes more like a pale ale than an IPA to me. However, for being a fairly light flavored beer it has a fair amount of body in the mouth. Overall this is an okay beer, but not a great IPA.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Tejas (905) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 30, 2007
Total grassy grapefruit flavor. Not much bitter hop flavor. Not terribly good. Disappointing - I couldn’t finish it. Just didn’t taste good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BuckeyeBoy (2981) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 24, 2007
On Tap at the Old Boise Brew Fest 2007 pours out a clear gold topped with a off white head. Some nice sweet hops on this IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (11319) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 21, 2007
on tap-pours an off white head and yellow color. Aroma is mild light hops-citrus/lemon. Tastes is slightly bitter light hops-citrus/lemon, sweet, secondary malt. OK carbonation.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tangentrider (144) - Alabama, USA - MAY 28, 2007
insufficient hops, aftertaste like old citrus; not entirely unpleasant, but probably not on the buy list.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - APR 27, 2007
I think someone forgot to put hops in the boil. Seriously. For an IPA to have this minimal amount of hops is a crime. If it weren’t for the appearance and mouthfeel, this would be 4’s across the board. An aroma of light melon, biscuts with a very minimal citrus angle. Appearance orangish/gold in color, with a one-finger white head. Flavor was melons, wet grass and with a slight sweetness. Suprisingly dry for an IPA. This was just so damn boring I nearly fell asleep while drinking it.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
hepburn82 (143) - SCOTLAND - APR 20, 2007
Good quality beer for sure but lacks the distinctiveness of some of colorado IPAs. Simply malty with a long finish.


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