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RATINGS: 451   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


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Skeptical_1 (11) - - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Garbageman (443) - Lexington, South Carolina, USA - MAY 13, 2013
From bottle. Pours a deep mahogany with decent tan head. Aroma was sweet with a floral hops. Taste was caramel and an unbalanced sweetness. Has bittering but was way too sweet.

3
   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.

4
   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 (1704) - 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 (4409) - 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 (3159) - 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

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ReggieDunlap (3005) - 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 (3006) - 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.


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