RateBeer
overall
84
84
style

bottled
common

on tap
unknown

Regional Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 453   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 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 (617) - 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.

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 (1749) - 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 (4563) - 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 (3219) - 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


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 « 3 4 5  6  7 8 9 » 46


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50