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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
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

   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.

   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.

   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.

   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).

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjg74 (2492) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - APR 3, 2006
Poured a clear orange-gold color with a small off-white head. Hoppy aroma. Earthy with notes of orange juice and a touch of body aroma. Caramel malt underneath. The flavor is malty start but leaves quickly. Thin malt and thin body. Long moderate bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kramer (5091) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2006
12 oz bottle. Medium copper body, clear, under a one finger white head composed of very fine bubbles. Soft floral hop aroma over a light biscuity and toasted malt base. Fairly biting bitter hoppiness up front with a light malt backbone. Finish has a bit of a metallic tinge to it. Light to medium bodied with fairly active fine carbonation. Texture becomes a little sticky on the finish. A middle of the road IPA, not one to exhaustivly seek out.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
delmecum (87) - Western Illinois, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2006
A sound and well built beer but just not IPAee enough for my tastes. A good started beer for those wanting to try IPA style beers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 23, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2009 A pretty mild IPA. A nice looking light amber color pour, with head that bailed quickly. Nice floral aroma

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