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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%

Editor’s Note: formerly called Sweetgrass India Pale Ale


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 13, 2013
Part of my Piggly Wiggly mixed six from North Charleston. Deep bronze pour with a fluffy head. Nose was papery as fuck, so I reckon this one had been in the pig’s bowels a while. Notes of lemon and toffee in the nose too, but the taste is - whether by design or age at this point - mostly washed out and grassy.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AlanRyker (45) - - APR 18, 2013
I don’t usually trust APAs. There are too many weak-flavored wheat beers. This was a good risk. I could definitely take more hops, but this contains a good amount of resiny hops flavor. Good balance of sweetness. Full mouthfeel. Recommended for fans of IPAs.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheHOFF43 (1674) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - APR 14, 2013
Sample at brewfest. Pours a light orange. Citrus/grapefruit on the tongue, really a nice beer.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
radagast83 (4131) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - APR 13, 2013
Draft pour. Poured a slightly hazy orange color with a small white head. Aroma was weak hops, some light malt sweetness, some watery fruit character. Flavor was light caramel malts, not a whole lot of hop character. Not very good, keg may have been off. Bummer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gam (3069) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 7, 2013
Large creamy head misty amber pour medium strong carbonation aromas floral hoppy fruit rich malt the flavours piney hops medium bitter fruity tropical tastes grapefruit floral caramel malt the finish crisp ale lingering hops and bitter good ale

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ReggieDunlap (2927) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2013
Pours clear gold/amber with a medium white head. Aroma is mildly perfumey...earthy tea, mild caramel, and a touch of citrus. Flavor has biscuit and caramel but also some earthy hop notes, citrus, and grass. Mouthfeel is light/medium with a lightly toasty/earthy finish.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mkel07 (2520) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 30, 2013
355ml bottle from The Beer Cellar. Strong citrus hop aroma fills the nose, sweet and inviting. Bold strong golden colour with a light head that stays a while. The flavour is very strong and resinous in the mouth.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
zoucrew102 (379) - - MAR 30, 2013
Aroma is hoppy with sweet, grassy notes. Pours golden colored with cloudiness and little head. Taste is hoppy with sweetgrass and some citrus notes. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SabreSkull (54) - North Augusta, South Carolina, USA - MAR 28, 2013
Citrus aroma and taste with grasses and hay. Plenty of lacing and creamy flotation. Good balance of sweet, tang and bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (5369) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 16, 2013
On tap at the Federal Bar, pours an opaque orange with a small white head. Aroma of mild floral hops, a bit of fruitiness, and some caramel biscuity malt. Flavour of floral hops, some herbal hops, and biscuity malts. Full flavoured, especially for a pale ale. Great stuff.


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