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RATINGS: 460   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
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (9251) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
3fourths (8290) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 22, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2012 Smells of mild cascade hops, with some sweet lemon and mandarin orange. Taste is a bit hearty and of sour orange peel. Spicy and thick, and an OK IPA.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
crossovert (8178) - Illinois, USA - JAN 8, 2012
Actually a hoppier APA than most. Still pretty malty. Some decent flavors but nothing that amazing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (8106) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 15, 2006
Bottle courtesy of Secret Santa. Orange body, small white head. Fairly prominent but moderate grapefruit in aroma and flavour, very light malt in the flavour. Average bordering on thin palate is acceptable. Nice hoppy pale ale, but lacks the complexity and oomph for the next level.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (7441) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 16, 2013
On tap at the Federal Bar, pours an opaque orange with a small white head. Aroma of mild floral hops, a bit of fruitiness, and some caramel biscuity malt. Flavour of floral hops, some herbal hops, and biscuity malts. Full flavoured, especially for a pale ale. Great stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DruncanVeasey (7318) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2010
Bottle conditioned. Beautiful, perfumed hop aroma; pollen-dappled lychee, slight leafiness, tinned peaches in syrup, pineapple jelly. Pours almost fully hazed peachy gold like a witbier with a fluffy, uneven head. Tangy, floral and tropical upfront (lychee and passion fruit) with a building soapy bitterness and honeyed, husky malt backdrop. Echoes of a hopped-up bottle-conditioned English GA; good zesty hops and honeyed malt made a touch edgy and acidic by the yeast. Excellent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (7211) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ughsmash (7203) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 10, 2008
Bottled. Lovely pour.. slightly hazy medium amber with a well-retained, short, sticky cap of off-white head. The aroma picked up sweet, drier floral notes and orange zest upfront with a faint hint of berries.. light fruity notes and pale malts supporting. The flavor had bready notes and light fruit supporting moderate bitterness around with orange zest and floral as the primary components.. finished with some spicy notes and sticky pale malts. Medium-bodied with higher carbonation on the palate.. OK flow, but it got caught up a bit on the back. All in all a good one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (7138) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 27, 2010
Bottle. Pours a light orange-gold with an enormous bubbly yellow-tinged head. The aroma is fresh orange peel and celery initially, then as the head recedes, citrus comes to dominate. The malts are straw-like, but the hops are fresh and citrussy, the finish crisp and bitter. Feels lighter in the mouth, but not in a bad way, and the flavours are nice. Refreshing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 8, 2004
Very mild funky bitterness and adjuncty caramel malt presence in the aroma. Pours a clear pale golden with thick puffy white head. Fine lacing throughout. Starts with a light sugary sweetness and some earthy, piney hops, turning more dry and bitter toward a semi-sticky finish. Has a mildly stinging carbonation throughout. The hop presence and malty sweetness were not only unbalanced, but not very good one way or the other. A drinkable beer, but not very true to style or interesting for that matter.

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