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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%

Editor’s Note: formerly called Sweetgrass India Pale Ale


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerKurve (502) - - NOV 23, 2013
Bright Hazy Orange with foamy head, decent lacing and mild visible carbonation. Floral Hops, yeasts, grassiness and caramel malts in the nose. Flavor is rather bitter with floral hops, caramel, grassiness, Munich malts, and bitter resin aftertaste. Light body and moderate carbonation. Decent but I think there are better APAs out there.

2.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
strattonspeaks (113) - Springfield, Missouri, USA - NOV 3, 2013
Pours a muddy bronze. Hazy. Big eggshell topper. Smells of dough and soap. Soapy through the taste with grass, citrus zest, and sweet bread notes. Nice bitterness lingers with dry finish. Medium bodied with decent carbonation. Not bad, but a little off point.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
merc7186 (2104) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 5, 2013
The beer pours nicely with a decent straw haziness and a nice white one finger head and leaves some decent lacing on the glass but my particular beer was loaded with sediment. The smell is okay with a mild citrus bitterness to it, somewhat orange and white pepper scent. The taste is decent with a nice bitter citrus hoppiness to it. The mouthfeel is okay with a bitterness lingering and decently carbonated. Overall, an average APA but the beer seems to have more chracteristics of a pale ale than an APA.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wlajwl (3877) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - OCT 4, 2013
Aroma is yeast, citrus, mildly grainy malts and a small hint of tropical fruit. The flavor is citrus, fruit, hop resin notes, light kiwi/lime, tropical fruit, malts and (for an APA) a very bitter finish. One of the better new APAs I’ve had lately.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mully262 (56) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 2, 2013
A good mild ipa...good flavor and slightly fruity...flavor seems to get a bit milder as you drink which I like...gets a bit more harsh as it warms

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ROGUE (2099) - Newark, Delaware, USA - SEP 21, 2013
12oz bottle. Pours a pale golden color with a small head that falls to a small ring. The nose is mostly caramel malt, with a small blast of citrusy hops. The flavor is also fairly lack-luster with slight sweet caramel malts with just a hint of sweet citrusy hop in there. Medium body with, moderate carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
crajun (960) - , Texas, USA - SEP 15, 2013
Solid brew golden amber pour. Malty aroma and slight citrus. Taste is soft carbonation malt and some hops. Finishes dry. Good apa

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
maxwelldeux (3665) - Everett, Washington, USA - SEP 10, 2013
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy reddish amber color with a very thick white head on it. Nose has some nice floral tones to it with nice grainy notes coming through underneath. Taste is only slightly bitter and has a lot of grains coming through. Pretty good.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jmcgavin12 (490) - Madison, USA - SEP 6, 2013
Pours a cloudy orange with frothy white head. Aroma is full of hoppy resin and floral orange. Taste is moderately bitter with a sweet almost boozy finish. Great beer!

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 19, 2013
Bottle. Hazy orange. Nice head. No lacing. Slight citrus aroma. Mild bitterness and refreshing beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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