RateBeer
overall
81
81
style

bottled
common

on tap
available

Regional Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 473   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (12285) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (12036) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 9, 2011
Draft. Poured a clear copper color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate complex floral and earthy hops aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. I would recommend this to a freind.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (11586) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 21, 2007
on tap-pours an off white head and yellow color. Aroma is mild light hops-citrus/lemon. Tastes is slightly bitter light hops-citrus/lemon, sweet, secondary malt. OK carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (11356) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 14, 2005
Bottle poured a clear light copper with a yellowish head. Aromas of biscuits, carmel, and some grassy and earthy notes. Palate is medium body a bit reiny and a little dry in the finish. Flavors of biscuity malt and earthy hopswith a bitter, dry finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (11228) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 20, 2006
Hazy milky golden ale with a thick creamy white head. Coniferous hops aroma with light citrus notes. In mouth, classic crisp malt with herbal hops, lingering, and definite grapefruit. Medium bodied. Bottle is 1 yr old. Thanks Degarth.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 12, 2007
Date: 12/03/2007
Mode: Bottle
Source: Roadtrip

hazy gold, fine off white head, drippy lace, sweet crystal malt aroma with lots of floral hops with a soapy edge, sweet caramel malt flavor, lots of floral hops that blend into a long earthy finish,

Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 2.8/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: *4

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (10695) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 7, 2010
12 ounce bottle courtesy of Sparky27. Thanks! Pours a hazy caramel color with a medium frothy head. Nice sticky lacing and decent head retention. Aroma is bitter resiny hops with sweet malty notes to balance. Taste is very similar. Slightly bitter resiny and citrus hops with caramel malts and bit of nuttiness. Smooth, medium bodied and well balanced. This is an excellent IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
daknole (10320) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 20, 2011
Man this bottle was lost in the back of my fridge. still pretty nice though. Copper pour with a mostly white head. Light resin, grapefruit peel aromas. Flavor has a great hop flavor with balance from a nice malt bill.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
adnielsen (10137) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 10, 2012
Bottle @ home. I think I’ve had this one a few times but I haven’t ticket it yet, so now’s my chance. Hazy, reddish orange appearance with a big, fluffy, tan head. Rich piney, somewhat grapefruity, woody, herbal hoppy, inviting aroma. A bit chewy, toasty malty, rich piney, grapefruity, herbal hoppy flavor. Pretty tasty.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hopscotch (10118) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 21, 2006
Bottle... Hazy golden ale with a small, creamy, white head. Toffee, grapefruit and evergreen nose. The flavor is a bit thin and leans toward the sweet side of balance, but offers nice, juicy PNW hops. Medium-bodied and lightly creamy with lively carbonation. Finishes gently bitter and dry. Very drinkable! I’d say it’s an English IPA, but the hops are all American. Reminiscent of an English IPA. How’s that? Thanks go out to Argo0 for sharing the bottles.


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  2  3 4 5 » 48


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
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