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RATINGS: 438   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%

Editorís Note: formerly called Sweetgrass India Pale Ale


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
aracauna (2994) - Georgia, USA - DEC 5, 2004
Got this from this from a friend who worked at the national park and came to visit me after the season was over. The body is a pale copper, mostly clear, but a bit of chunky yeast was floating around. Itís a bit tame for an IPA, but well balanced, with piney hops balanced out by a toasty malt. The body is a bit thin, but itís very drinkable and fairly tasty.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - NOV 29, 2004
Clear and golden with a decent white head. Sweet, grassy, hoppy aroma with a slight fish sauce smell. Good body with a strong malt presence on which is hung a decent hop profile and perfect bitterness. Tame by todayís standards but well executed and pleasant.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RCWCPACFP (102) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 21, 2004
This IPA has a nice hoppy hit that is a little beat up on by the heavy bitter finish. Can do a few of these.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
crazyvin (1858) - New York, USA - NOV 19, 2004
poured a golden-orange hue with no head seamed very light feel to the beer. Hoppy aroma, flavor was malty with fruit like tones. hoppy after tasted. Smooth finish. not as hoppy as other IPAís.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cornfield (5362) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2005 This poured an amber color with little carbonation and next to no head. The aroma is quite hoppy... piney and earthy. Itís fairly malty in flavor for an IPA with mainly earthy hop bitterness to balance it out. Has a fairly dry, bitter finish.

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2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 8, 2004
Very mild funky bitterness and adjuncty caramel malt presence in the aroma. Pours a clear pale golden with thick puffy white head. Fine lacing throughout. Starts with a light sugary sweetness and some earthy, piney hops, turning more dry and bitter toward a semi-sticky finish. Has a mildly stinging carbonation throughout. The hop presence and malty sweetness were not only unbalanced, but not very good one way or the other. A drinkable beer, but not very true to style or interesting for that matter.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - OCT 22, 2004
Pours a goldenrod color with white fluffy head. Aroma is of mild hops, malt also there. Flavor is very balanced. Hops still strong though. Lack of a "finish or ending" apparent to me. Very nice brew. Thanks to Indiana Red for this Tasty brew!

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wulfhere (217) - Billings, Montana, USA - OCT 16, 2004
Big lacy white head with fine bubles--good structure. The head lasts a few minutes before subsiding. The color is a nice golden/pale amber color. The nose is of vegetal hops character and yeast. There is distinct hop bitterness and a malty backdrp. The hop taste clings tenaciously to the middle part of the tongue and overpowers the malt. The mouthfeel of this beer is striking--thick and rich, creamy--again indicating a good solid structure to it. The hops are much stonger on the bittering end than the bouquet end, leaving me wanting a drink of water to cleanse my tongue. I donít have this problem with other high hop beers.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 13, 2004
Gold Coloring. Plenty of Hops here....and oh look...someone dropped the whole bag in the mix... some fruit/lemongrass in there..but basically a hop lovers beer...

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badgerben (4362) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 10, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2010 Gold color with a large head. Aroma of citrus and light perfume. Light grain flavor with a vegetal hop character. Fairly bitter. Thin body and high carbonation.


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