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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


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (36036) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 26, 2010

Bottle 12fl.oz. @ [ The Pool Tabel Tasting in Rome ].

Clear medium yellow orange color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, orange - citrus, fruity. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, lemon grass. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20101219]

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (32101) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2010
12 fl oz bottle, courtesy of fiulijn. Pours hazy orange with a huge white and thick head. Aroma is dry malty and dry hoppy. Citrusy, peachy and grapefruity. Bitter and citrusy flavoured. Distinct bitter and citrusy. Ends dry and bitter. Bone dry.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (21533) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2010
Bottle at fiulijn. Hazy orange coloured with a medium sized off-white head. Fruity aroma of hops, grass and pine needles. Fruity flavour of caramel, hops, grass and grape fruits. Dry hoppy finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (19974) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 18, 2008
UPDATED: APR 28, 2008 Bottled. Lightly hazy golden, small head. Aroma of lychee abd canteloupe. Sweet and medium bodied with chewy caramelly malt character. Firm and vital with restrained citric hoppiness. Finisehs with medium bitterness. Aiming more towards balance than most American IPAs.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (17566) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 16, 2008
Bottle. Pours a darkish golden color with a long lasting white head. Has a malty hoppy grassy aroma. Sweetish malty weak hoppy flavor with hints of citrus. Has a sweetish malty hoppy citrus finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (15330) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 14, 2010
58 IBUs; 6.5% ABV
Cloudy orange to light amber color; small head. Nice aroma, toffee, hops. Creamy toffee flavor, with a tone of vegetables that reminds me this bottle is too old. But it was surely good, once. To be tried again.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (13413) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 4, 2012
Draft. Hazy dark golden color, medium white head. Aroma of grass, tropical fruit, light pine. Taste is smooth spiced malt with decent bitterness. Very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oakes (12789) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 11, 2005
Bright golden-amber colour. The aroma is woody, citrusy with fresh bready maltiness. Moderate bitterness - slightly woody, earthy. Some toasted malts and clean bread notes. The palate is balanced. An IPA doesn’t need to bludgeon you with hops to be good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11645) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 20, 2006
(12oz bottle) Clear amberbody with small white head. Aroma is medium sweet, grapefruit, pine, light caramel. Taste is medium sweet, grapefruit, pine, some caramel. Somewhat dry finish. Watery medium body, nicely drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (11599) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 16, 2011
A: The beer pours a clear amber color with a finger or two of slightly off-white head. S: A pretty solid nose to this beer of pine and citrus hops with some oranges and tangerine. Quite a bit of floral and earthy hop aroma in there as well. Despite a lot of different hop aromas, the nose is quite full of malts as well with toffee and bread, perhaps some caramel. T: Much sweeter than the nose let on with a bigger emphasis on the toffee and sweet toasted bread. Orange peel provides a nice citrus note and there is a mild pine bitterness. The floral and earthy qualities are also present. M: On the light end of medium in terms of the body with a moderate carbonation to it. D: I always seem to overlook Grand Teton beers, but they make some pretty solid stuff.


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