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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


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 27, 2005
It’s been a while since I’ve had this one: Some spicey, floral aromas in the nose, a note of sweet fruitiness, too; nice pour yeilds an ample cap of creamy, nicley lacing head; very slightly body and moderate carbonation; sweet, nutty front end followed by a building, citric/floral bittering; the malt really needs some more presence, the hopping is adequate and tasty; not bad

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 24, 2005
Thanks to degrath for giving me this beer.

Copper colored body, full white head. The aroma brings a grassy lemon, pine like astringency. The flavor brings a crusty sweet bread maltyness, but that is overpowered by the bittering pinesap tartness. Blaaaaa… nothing exciting here folks.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 18, 2005
Bottle. I took a risk and bought an entire six pack of this stuff to sample. I’m feeling okay about this investment now. Pours clear orangey-amber with a small beige head that diminishes mostly. Aroma is sweet and honey malts with floral and citrus notes. Flavor features a robust malt backbone - good and sweet - with a nice hop pucker that sneaks up fast with lemon grass and grapefruit tastes. Medium body and gentle carbonation. Not as in your face as the West Coast style IPA’s I’ve come to love, but not bad at all.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kumite56 (471) - Cordova, Tennessee, USA - FEB 26, 2005
I had low expectations and was supprised. It had more flavor and palate than expected. Aroma was typical of an IPA. Flavor had the nice bite of bittering hops but had a nice malt backbone as well. A decent effort.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NVBeer232 (467) - Reno, Nevada, USA - FEB 26, 2005
Orange color with a fluffy white head. Pretty dense lacing. Citrusy aroma, mostly of the lemon/grapefruit variety. Moderately sweet malty body with nice carbonation and piney hop flavors. Quite a bitter finish. Tasty.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
flutetokill (523) - Fresno, California, USA - FEB 19, 2005
Orangish color with a medium white head. Honey and citrus hops aroma. Slightly sweet honey and citrus, with lots of bitter ash and hops flavors. Very crisp feel with a dry finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - FEB 19, 2005
Golden orange color with a medium off-white head. The aroma was full of citrusy tones and floral tones. The flavor was on the sweet side...bready character with a hint of hops bitterness in the aftertaste. The feel was a little thin...quite crisp on the tongue...semi-dry finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 8, 2005
Pours amber with white dissipating head. Aroma is hoppy with a bit of citrus. Flavor is surprisingly sweet for an ip. Body is quite thin. Would probably be quite refreshing in the summertime but not really what I look for in an india.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - JAN 31, 2005
Placed in among some of the greater IPAs at this particular IPA tasting, this beer was lost. On its own, it is a nice, refreshing drink. Pouring out a hazy amber with a foamy white head, it has the essential hoppy/citrus nose. A little on the thin side and light in body, it did deliver a refreshing IPA taste. Wouldn’t go looking for this one again but wouldn’t turn it down if it came up.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - JAN 28, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2005 Head that looks more like a Pale Ale then an India Pale Ale. Nice golden color with so so lacing. The aroma has malt, apricot and a bit of citrus. The taste is more like a Pale Ale but with a bit more hops in it. It has a bitterness which did not begin well, but got better as the beer went along. Not bad and worth the try.


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