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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%

Editorís Note: formerly called Sweetgrass India Pale Ale


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sloth (2483) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - APR 12, 2007
Small tan head with good retention and a coating lace. Pale blond colored brew. Nose is spicey, lightly fruity with light piney notes. Body is med/light with a fair amount of carbonation, medium bitterness. Fruity hop flvors, citrusy and a hint melony with a decent caramel malt backup. Finish is almost dry, fruity citrusy notes. Not sure who i got this from but thanks!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beaver (1292) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 17, 2007
12 oz bottle. Pours a hazy goden yellow with a creamy white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is sweet melon and grassy hops with a touch of pepper.

The flavor is some sugary sweetness and a little melon followed by an earthy bitter hop finish. Itís a little too sweet and I donít particularly care for the hop flavor but it has decent bitterness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, a well-made IPA. The flavor profile isnít totally up my alley though.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madcow75 (426) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 16, 2007
Bottle. Poured clear golden with a thin white head. Aroma of grapefruit, orange and flowers. Taste is interesting. Overload of citrus, some sour, almost like spoiled orange juice. Bitter finish. Medium body. Iím not really into this one.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikey (503) - farmington, Utah, USA - FEB 15, 2007
Poured a very light hazy golden amber with a nice white head. The nose was a nice mix of grapefruit, citrus and pine hops. The taste was a nice balance of citrus and pine hops with a great caramel balance. Medium bodied and smooth with a dry hoppy finish. This was a bit different tasting than other American IPAs iíve had, but it was a good different. Check this one out if you ever get the opportunity.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bigcat03 (207) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - JAN 31, 2007
Bottle from Wilburs poured into tulip - Pours amber with a 2 finger off-white head; A sugary sweetness, malt, and a good dose of hops both grassy and floral to the nose; A sour bitterness on the initial taste with TONS of floral hops and a weird malty note; Very bitter hop aftertaste; Medium body that fades to dry; Carbonation is present but doesnít jump out at you; Didnít like this much at all. Sat in the cellar for a month. Pretty disappointed. No citrus at all.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - JAN 23, 2007
From who, I forget. Copper with nice billowy off-white head, decent spotty lacing. Aroma and flavor both malt dominated. Caramel and toffee, very faint grass and pine. Medium body/mouthfeel. Average at best.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DJC (238) - USA - DEC 30, 2006
Light copper/amber body, with a thin head. Hardly any lacing. Toffee, malt, and some hops in the aroma. Those same characteristics appear in the flavor profile, as well, but the hops are more pronounced. Not as bitter as it probably should be for this style, however. Carbonation is a bit on the fizzy side, but certainly not upsetting. This is a refreshing and very drinkable beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - DEC 25, 2006
12 oz bottle. Poured a clear golden-orange color. Head was off white and settled quickly leaving a tight crown that hung around and left a nice lace on the glass. Aroma was dominated by malty caramel with a touch of molasses and grassy hops. Tastes of sprucy hops and toasted bread with a lemon twist. Mild hop bitterness, mostly at the end.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopdog (8940) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 11, 2006
12oz bottle. Poured a medium and see through amber color with an averaged sized off white head Aromas of grass, grain, and citrus. Tastes of grass, toasted grain, and citrus. Thinner body. As sweet as it was bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - SEP 20, 2006
the very water that percolates under the mighty teton range also cruises through the "sweet" grasslands of the broad valley: between bovines, weekend buckeroos and tour buses, along itís golf courses and new second homes of the ultra-rich, picking up both malathion and moose piss before arriving by stages in this beer. oh yum. sweetgrass ipa is the glowing monarch butterfly color of a bambi night light, with a bit of haze within and a tempting and lingering quarter inch of vanilla shake foam on top. the name sweetgrass echoes in the beerís fragrance: amid the sap that drips from conifers and the pollen that drips from bees buzzing between lupines and mules ears, there is a warm, caramelized scent of the summer pastures drying. itís creamy, full and tasty. the hops tug playfully between likenesses of pine and citrus, while a modest sweetness animates the waffle-toasty malts. alas, like a washed out photo, it may lose some of itís subtle allure far removed from the euphoria-induced altitude of jacksonís hole; so drink it there, fresh, look up at the peaks, and then graze like the elk on the sweet grass of the tetons.


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