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RATINGS: 459   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 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 (9189) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
dwyerpg (4643) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 5, 2006
Aroma isnít very citrusy. A little pale, not bubbly. Taste is a little backwards in that it starts out with a nice bite of hops ad finishes thin and plain. Not very good per style.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
TAR (2518) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - SEP 4, 2006
Banana gold. Fluffy, big-bubbled ring of foam. Muted aroma of tangerine marmalade, straw, and lightly toasted malts. Soft floral accents. Loose and fizzy on the palate. Lightly toasted malts eventually counteract the citric acidity which tingles the palate and weakens the body. Malts are sweetly nutty and strawlike, but are also quite husky and unrefined. Rather airy and empty at the core, with bland wafery malts far outmatching the hop character. Finishes slightly toasty and grassy, but with no salvaging hop bitterness or bright hop flavors. Few hops to be found in the aroma and body? It doesnít get much more boring than this.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - AUG 24, 2006
via trade with Buck Dich - Pours a clear amber color with a good size off white head. Nice lacing. Has a slight grassy hop aroma. Flavor has some malt sweetness to go along with the hops. Decent balance. Light to medium body. A tad bit dry. Wortha try. Thanks Jordan.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - AUG 21, 2006
12 oz. bottle, courtesy of argo0. Clear orange-amber appearance, small head. Very fresh, sweet hoppy nose. Held-back bitterness holds this IPA together - nice floral hoppiness, citrus edge, slightly dry and light finish. As multiple folks have already said tonight, very drinkable.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hopscotch (9520) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 21, 2006
Bottle... Hazy golden ale with a small, creamy, white head. Toffee, grapefruit and evergreen nose. The flavor is a bit thin and leans toward the sweet side of balance, but offers nice, juicy PNW hops. Medium-bodied and lightly creamy with lively carbonation. Finishes gently bitter and dry. Very drinkable! Iíd say itís an English IPA, but the hops are all American. Reminiscent of an English IPA. Howís that? Thanks go out to Argo0 for sharing the bottles.


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