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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


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 (110) - 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 (838) - 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 (3650) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tightslice (235) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUL 2, 2013
Brewed in a pocket of the Grand Tetons near the border of Idaho and Wyoming. Another great APA / IPA added to the Top 10 Summer Dusk Drives Through the Heart of America Tour 2018.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - JUN 16, 2013
Had at the 2013 St. Paul Summer Beer Fest, Lighter orange pour, white head. Aroma of citrus hops and malt, taste similar, nice pale

2.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
maltdog (619) - Colorado, USA - JUN 14, 2013
Bottle. Cloudy light copper, half-inch snowy head. Amazing juicy, fruity, resiny, and barely dank hop aroma, against a backdrop of breadcrust and honey. Dry and flavorless except for disappointingly metallic and plastic tastes. I would have guessed it is organic from the overall dirty, pithy character. The beer suffers from harsh, rough bitterness befitting a maltier backbone. Stats would indicate an FG of ~1.014 (3.5P), yet the mouthfeel is thin, chalky and gritty. Hairspray and yellow grapefruit aftertaste. It smells great, but everything else really, really sucks. How the hell did they fuck up plain ol’ pale ale??

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Skeptical_1 (12) - - JUN 13, 2013
Very smooth pale ale. Found this to be incredibly drinkable on a warm summer eventing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - JUN 10, 2013
Light body with a neutral mouthfeel. Fairly bitter, but with a good, smooth, short lasting aftertaste.


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