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RATINGS: 453   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


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
swanmann (599) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 6, 2006
Maybe I’m just feeling this one right now, but this is a full bodied IPA. I poured a bottle into my globe glass. The color’s more amber than brown. Satisfying hoppy bite. Eat my rating, haha.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
eaglefan538 (2888) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAY 31, 2006
Aroma caught my attention: some citrus and pine type scents from the hoppy hops inside. Kinda light mouthfeel and a flavor that ends in hoppy dryness. Seemed more like a strong pale ale than a true IPA.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jake65 (2613) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - MAY 24, 2006
Clear amber color with a small white head. Aroma is piney and filled with citrus and hops. Taste is sweet and sour from the citrus tones, light malts, and hops. Finish was a smooth, but a little lacking in the flavor department. I liked the brew, but it could have been better with a stronger hops finish.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
schwaiger (90) - Laramie, Wyoming, USA - APR 23, 2006
12 oz. bottle. Buttery aroma, clear amber body, white head of small bubbles. Average carbonation. Creamy, easy, clean and sweet with instant and lingering bitterness of pitch and copper. Nothing to write home about, but not a bad IPA.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Thaichile (599) - 10aFly, New Jersey, USA - APR 23, 2006
Bottle. Pours a reddish amber with a nice head and residual lacing. Hops and fruit are on the nose. Fairly balanced athough bitterness lingers throughout. Could used more sweetness and a smidge more malt for support. All in all, I liked this one. Courtesy of Snowtiger.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
billk (353) - Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, USA - APR 20, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2006 Tap @ the brewery & 12 oz bottle. Clear amber/copper with large beige rocky head, nice lace. I wasn’t much impressed with the tap version for it was consumed cold, but the bottle had a nice med roast English malt flavor, with fresh hops and a touch of yeast. Fresh and clean tasting. Not very far into medium bodied, but a nice brew for the common man and with food. I wouldn’t hesitate to drink this again.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
barleyPops (1141) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2006
another bottle from a recent trade with Saarlander. golden amber with a decent white head. hoppy aroma is floral and citrus. not bad but htis one could use a little more caramel sweetness for balance.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
HumbertHumbert (77) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 15, 2006
Oddly, the only IPA available at the liquor store I happened to stop at. A decent, tasty session ale with some brewpub roughness, but no noticeable flaws. Good resinous hop aroma with some battle between hop and malt dominance (no clear winner).

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - APR 11, 2006
This has a great flavor coming out of the gate, but soon loses any momentum it has in the finish, dropping right off the palate. A very soft IPA, with some wonderful citric grapefruit in the aroma. Hoppy all the way through, with a light maltiness. This one is just OK.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjg74 (2491) - La Mesa, California, USA - APR 4, 2006
Pours a medium golden/orange color. Somewhat hoppy aroma. Alittle grapefruit and pine. Some maltiness. Hoppy right up front with a creamy mouthfeel. Some woodiness. Mid-range bitterness. Sort of malty as well. Bitter finish. Decent IPA.


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