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RATINGS: 478   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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
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

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BrewHaMeister (306) - - DEC 25, 2013
Bottle pours clear copper with a medium head and thin lacing. Aroma is subtle hoppiness. Flavor is not bad. I need to try a fresh one.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
NorrisNorris (8) - - DEC 10, 2013 does not count
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
boozedude (2212) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - DEC 10, 2013
bottle into glass, pours very cloudy orange with HUGE white head, aroma is fruit, taste is bitter fruit, and light hopps, not bad,, easy drinking.. would do again

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KeefOz (1214) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - DEC 1, 2013
Poured a hazy amber colour with a very thick (4+ finger) light tan foamy head that retained well for a while then collapsed. Carbonation low with small bubbles. Aroma of very and strong nice citrus hops. Taste a bit bland up front followed by a nice mild citrus hops bitterness. Light to medium body. Overall a very pleasant beer with a long nice bitter finish. Easy drinking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerKurve (520) - - NOV 23, 2013
Bright Hazy Orange with foamy head, decent lacing and mild visible carbonation. Floral Hops, yeasts, grassiness and caramel malts in the nose. Flavor is rather bitter with floral hops, caramel, grassiness, Munich malts, and bitter resin aftertaste. Light body and moderate carbonation. Decent but I think there are better APAs out there.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
strattonspeaks (113) - Springfield, Missouri, USA - NOV 3, 2013
Pours a muddy bronze. Hazy. Big eggshell topper. Smells of dough and soap. Soapy through the taste with grass, citrus zest, and sweet bread notes. Nice bitterness lingers with dry finish. Medium bodied with decent carbonation. Not bad, but a little off point.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
merc7186 (2706) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 5, 2013
The beer pours nicely with a decent straw haziness and a nice white one finger head and leaves some decent lacing on the glass but my particular beer was loaded with sediment. The smell is okay with a mild citrus bitterness to it, somewhat orange and white pepper scent. The taste is decent with a nice bitter citrus hoppiness to it. The mouthfeel is okay with a bitterness lingering and decently carbonated. Overall, an average APA but the beer seems to have more chracteristics of a pale ale than an APA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wlajwl (4922) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - OCT 4, 2013
Aroma is yeast, citrus, mildly grainy malts and a small hint of tropical fruit. The flavor is citrus, fruit, hop resin notes, light kiwi/lime, tropical fruit, malts and (for an APA) a very bitter finish. One of the better new APAs I’ve had lately.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mully262 (56) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 2, 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ROGUE (2152) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - SEP 21, 2013
12oz bottle. Pours a pale golden color with a small head that falls to a small ring. The nose is mostly caramel malt, with a small blast of citrusy hops. The flavor is also fairly lack-luster with slight sweet caramel malts with just a hint of sweet citrusy hop in there. Medium body with, moderate carbonation.

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