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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


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christpuncher (1162) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 18, 2013
This is a smooth drinking hoppy beer. Smells fruity and has a nice bitter finish. Not much of an aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maltman53 (325) - Corrales, New Mexico, USA - AUG 12, 2013
Pours hazy blood orange, with a one-inch head and nice lacing, hoppy and citrus nose, medium-bodied malt backbone, slightly lacking malt depth, finishing a bit dry. All in all, a pretty good beer and true-to-type in the APA style.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
geologyguy (690) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - AUG 11, 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

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stevoj (2148) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 5, 2013
Nicely crafted ale from Grand Teton. Picked this up in their sampler pack at Winco Foods. Amber, with short, creamy head, sticky lacing. Piney aroma with sharp bitterness on the tongue. SHort, dry finish. Very tasty.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
foyle (237) - Wyoming, USA - AUG 3, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2014 Appearance: pours a 1” cream colored head that recedes slowly, moderate lacing. Color is cloudy orange-amber with some streaming carbonation. Aroma: citrus rind, tangerine, sweet malt. Mouthfeel: somewhat light mouthfeel with a quite dry finish. Flavor: sweet malts give way to a tangerine hop and finishes with a somewhat burnt citrus rind flavor.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wildbeercat (353) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUL 17, 2013
12 fl oz / 355ml bottle into a shaker. Served cold. Bottled on 24 April 2013. Aroma: Citrus-y, grapefruit-y hops, with a slight pear-ish sweetness. A nice maltiness balances it out. Really quite nice! Appearance: Translucent amber body with a rocky, creamy, off-white head. Very nice lacing. Taste: Nice citrus hop bite on the arrival, balanced out by that good smooth malt. Very well done. Palate: Medium-full body. Moderate-long moderately bitter finish. Overall: What a nice find! It’s a well-rounded, nicely balanced brew. Would recommend.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dapierce17 (93) - Pasco, Washington, USA - JUL 17, 2013
Pours copper with frothy head. Sweet floral hop aroma with slight biscuity notes. Mostly malt heavy in flavor. Overly sweet caramel taste. Expected more hop flavors/bitterness. Not bad, but probably wouldn't get it again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hopped_Silly (418) - California, USA - JUL 15, 2013
Draft. Great sweet malt/earthy, herbal hop balance. Well made.. Refreshing, without being heavy or alcoholic.. Good concentration for an APA. Decent finish. Good price point.. Solid everyday APA. This should be a standard everywhere. Recommended. --- tasted while on a long journey to understand the world around me...

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Concealer (770) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 15, 2013
A hazy copper color with creamy white head. Citrus aroma with malt and some spice. Flavor is biscuit-y malt with sweet citrus, the front is real bitter. It’s good but I don’t like the balance much myself.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (3248) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JUL 6, 2013
On draft at pizzeria caldera in Jackson WY. Pours a cloudy copper with a thick off white head. Fruity hop nose. Some grassy notes. Very bitter finish.


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