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RATINGS: 473   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   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


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 29, 2007
Bottle. Light amber body, medium fluffy off-white head, not much nose. Not much flavor, a bit of sweet malt, light bitterness, kind of a nasty finish. Not very good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shigadeyo (3292) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - OCT 18, 2007
9/29/2007: Grand Teton Sweetgrass India Pale Ale pours a mostly clear bright orange. It has a mild to moderate level of carbonation (fine/tiny bubbles) with a frothy off-white crown that leaves some light lacing. The aroma has a sweet toffee maltiness with some citrus hoppiness. The flavor contains toasted malt and honey malts with a mild to moderate amount of pine and grapefruit bitterness. This beer has a medium-light to medium body and is smooth on the palate. Sweetgrass is a good, even IPA.

12 fl. oz. bottle from my parents. Rating #132 for this beer...

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tunneler (131) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 15, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2009 Fresh, though not too strong citrusy hop scent. Thin body with some malt and a crisp finish. Better for drinking 2-3 at a sitting than some other superior IPAs.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shadey (1996) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 14, 2007
12oz bottle acquired in trade. Pour is a darker melon color with a nice head of white cream lace. Aroma is pretty mild. Citrus and a touch of malty sweetness. Flavor is actually pretty creamy. The floral hops appear. Smooth body. Nice session IPA.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (12572) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 13, 2007
Aroma of pale malt with citrusy hop. It’s all kind of light. Amber gold color with a frothy white head that laces as it collapses. Thin to medium body with mild, almost creamy, carbonation. The flavor is mildly malty, with floral/citrus hop. The finish isn’t dry, but it isn’t sweet. Floral notes abound, and there is enough bitterness to satisfy. It’s really good stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 11, 2007
Musty aroma mixes with cascade hops. Brilliant amber pour with a nice and thick white head. Tangy lemons mix with sweet malt, very perfumy with nice base of sweet malt. Relatively creamy with a lonf bitter finish. This kind of grew on me.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
badlizard (5535) - Berkeley, California, USA - SEP 28, 2007
350 ml bottle from Bevmo. Hazy honey yellow with a fizzy white head. Herbal hoppy aroma. Malty, grainy taste with a hoppy perfume to the finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RSRIZZO (1900) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 27, 2007
Aroma is a fresh citric hop scent. Color is a bright clear gold with good carbonation and a nice but loose head. Taste is crisp, hoppy and bitter. Starting with a medium body it goes down with a crisp feel. Finish comes on with a mellow malt flavor that is chased down by a nice bitterness and light citrus hop flavor. This is a very good, mellow, well balanced IPA.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
aobecksy (700) - Middle of no where, Ohio, USA - SEP 15, 2007
Smells like hops, taste like hops, leaves bitter grassy tongue at finish. Nothing citrus or spicey...ok rerated 20 minutes later: much better with warming +.05

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.


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