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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


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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
edgallow (1857) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 1, 2012
12 oz bottle pours cloudy amber with a white head. Aroma of citrus, pine and sweet malts. Taste is sweet, malts and nice bitterness.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ibrubeer (71) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 23, 2014
Draft. Pretty decent lacing. Medium aroma. Nice golden color. Tasted a little flat. Flavor was a little citrusy, with a piney aftertaste. Maybe not very fresh?

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Pfeezor (38) - - JUN 21, 2014
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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (5899) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 20, 2014
Sample on tap at the Bridge in STL during RBSG. Mostly clear orange color. Thin off-white head. Leaves good dots and bits of lace. Looks good considering my 1 ounce sample size. Caramel malt, light spicy hop. Moderate sweet taste, light bitter. Light to medium body. Smooth, kind of soft, lighter carbonation. Decent pale ale, but nothing special.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hophaze (170) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - JUN 20, 2014
Tap at Millers in Chicago. Description hits it head on. Floral notes and crisp. Decent representation of the APA style. ----Hophaze out

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rbrazell (1570) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - JUN 18, 2014
Draft at Closed For Business. Clear light golden pour with a bubbly white head. Grassy, pine aroma with a hint of citrus and pale malts. Light bodied in profile with grass and piney hops the linger through the finish. Not terrible, but very average.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gururyan (578) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 2, 2014
Poured from bottle, massive head, subtle floral aroma, initially quite light but a lingering taste. Meh, ok. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
johnnymusky (168) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 27, 2014
Amber pour huge head...some lacing...honestly i felt this was one of the best apa’s i have ever had...love the sweet finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
skoisirius (1565) - Earth, Washington, USA - MAY 24, 2014
Decent APA. Bits of floral notes up front with a soft bitter end. Very drinkable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dnbthompson (30) - Bend, Oregon, USA - MAY 10, 2014
On tap at Boise airport. Pours a dark amber with a thin straw colored head. Good hop palate right off the bat with a lingering bitterness. First time I’ve had this beer. Rather enjoyable. I could see having a couple very easily.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmagnus87 (2333) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - MAY 3, 2014
Bottle poured into a shaker. Pours a dark, hazy orange with a half finger of white head. Aroma of citrus, pine and sweet malt. Taste is similar. Pretty good.


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