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RATINGS: 483   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bulk_Carrier (3344) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - AUG 27, 2014
Reviewed from notes. This was poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a soft hazy orange color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute. There’s some light stringy lacing coming from the dieing head. The smell had a big juicy citrus aroma with an invasive strong pine note to assist in a wonderful smell. The taste started off sweet and eventually showed a mild bittersweet flavoring to start to show. On the palate, this one shows a nice sesionability in a light to medium sort of body. The carbonation was delicately harsh with a fine lingering gentleness to it. A light spicy smooth undercurrent of juicy citrus with pine rolls over my tongue. Overall, what a wonderful APA that I definitely would have again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ARH (1093) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 17, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2016 12oz bottle poured into an imperial pint. The aroma is caramel and roasted malt with a floral touch as well as citrus and pine. It becomes a bit cleanser like near the end. It pours a clear orange with a thick, white uneven creamy head. Lots of puffy, creaminess remains throughout the duration of the drink, mostly around the edges and in a moderate lump in the middle. It leaves lots of messy lacing. The taste is a medium, sharp bitter and medium syrupy sweet. The oily, medium body has a creamy carbonation. It finishes with caramel and roasted grains, citrus, and pine. The pine sticks around in the aftertaste which is lightly dry and clean.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerdedDave (1159) - - JUL 13, 2014
amber color; piney hop aroma; piney, grassy hop flavor on a fairly light malt base; dry, bitter finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ibrubeer (259) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 23, 2014
Draft. Pretty decent lacing. Medium aroma. Nice golden color. Tasted a little flat. Flavor was a little citrusy, with a piney aftertaste. Maybe not very fresh?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (9672) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 20, 2014
Sample on tap at the Bridge in STL during RBSG. Mostly clear orange color. Thin off-white head. Leaves good dots and bits of lace. Looks good considering my 1 ounce sample size. Caramel malt, light spicy hop. Moderate sweet taste, light bitter. Light to medium body. Smooth, kind of soft, lighter carbonation. Decent pale ale, but nothing special.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hophaze (192) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - JUN 20, 2014
Tap at Millers in Chicago. DeScription hits it head on. Floral notes and crisp. Decent representation of the APA style. ----Hophaze out

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rbrazell (1698) - Florida, USA - JUN 18, 2014
Draft at Closed For Business. Clear light golden pour with a bubbly white head. Grassy, pine aroma with a hint of citrus and pale malts. Light bodied in profile with grass and piney hops the linger through the finish. Not terrible, but very average.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gururyan (706) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 2, 2014
Poured from bottle, massive head, subtle floral aroma, initially quite light but a lingering taste. Meh, ok. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
johnnymusky (821) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 27, 2014
Amber pour huge head...some lacing...honestly i felt this was one of the best apa’s i have ever had...love the sweet finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
skoisirius (1887) - Earth, Washington, USA - MAY 24, 2014
Decent APA. Bits of floral notes up front with a soft bitter end. Very drinkable.

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