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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%

Editor’s Note: formerly called Sweetgrass India Pale Ale


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hayduke (3467) - Eureka, California, USA - JAN 13, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2007 From a 12 oz Bottle. Strong nose of herbal hops with a hint of citrus. Pours cloudy light amber with a medium white head. Hops work well on the tongue. I am rating this one again, and find it a little better than last time. Decent IPA.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
RooftopRogue (423) - Champaign, Illinois, USA - JAN 3, 2006
A well established aroma of hops lets the nose know this beer is waiting to be tasted. The glass fills with a cloudy butterscotch solution that has no head only big bubbles that fasten themselves to the edge of the glass. This beer is thin and watery, yet it produces a moderately hearty hops taste that fades slowly leaving a mild nutty taste in the mouth.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 26, 2005
Pours a cloudy amber with a thin white head that quickly dissipates down to sparse lacing. Smells of citrus and flowers. Taste is breaddy with some nice pine resin and citrus elements.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oldrtybastrd (3222) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 13, 2005
UPDATED: APR 24, 2006 Pours a medium gold/orange color. Aromas of citrus/grassy hops and light malts. Flavor light malt sweetness with a grassy hop.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 8, 2005
Orange, grapefruit, herbal and grassy hops in the nose with underlying honey and toasted malt sweetness. Clear golden body with a fine bubbled and lasting white head. Sweet, doughy malts blend well with orange, grapefruit and herbal hop flavours and moderate bitterness. Medium light body with lively, strong carbonation. Sampled at GABF 2005.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
heykevin (1277) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - OCT 24, 2005
Orangey citrus aroma. Faint whiff of malts. Quite lean, rather bitter. Moderate citrus hop flavor. This could use a bit more body and juicier palate. Finish is very bitter.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - OCT 16, 2005
GABF 2005: poured yellowish with a full light beige head. Mild hop aroma. Flavor is hoppy but not the citrusy/pine hops I like. Lightly sweet. Medium body. Decent.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
heemer77 (5108) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - OCT 5, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2008 Pours a medium gold body with a little note or orange. The head is thick and white. Teh aroma is not subtle at all. It is full of grass, orange peels and some light fresh bread crust. Very nice smell. The taste is full of orange peels and some burnt toast. There is a hint of flowers here, but it is overpowered by the straight up hops. This needs a little more balance.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
5000 (6298) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - SEP 29, 2005
Bottle: Vibrant golden, moderate to large white foamy head, lattice like lacing, no visible carbonation.   Wet hop aroma, a touch of sweetness, but also a bit of sweat and fertilizer.   Mild hop bitterness on the tongue, not as sweet as I thought it would be.   Decent malt base however.   Not as crisp or flavorful as I would have liked.   Body and mouthfeel are fairly average.   Somewhat boring finish yet clean, just mild lingering hop bitterness.   No floral or citrus aspect to this IPA.   More of a stronger American Pale Ale if you ask me.   Thanks Ken!


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (10192) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 14, 2005
Bottle poured a clear light copper with a yellowish head. Aromas of biscuits, carmel, and some grassy and earthy notes. Palate is medium body a bit reiny and a little dry in the finish. Flavors of biscuity malt and earthy hopswith a bitter, dry finish.


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