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RATINGS: 461   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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopdog (9327) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 11, 2006
12oz bottle. Poured a medium and see through amber color with an averaged sized off white head Aromas of grass, grain, and citrus. Tastes of grass, toasted grain, and citrus. Thinner body. As sweet as it was bitter.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
crossovert (8347) - Illinois, USA - JAN 8, 2012
Actually a hoppier APA than most. Still pretty malty. Some decent flavors but nothing that amazing.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
3fourths (8342) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (8153) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (7792) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (7679) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DruncanVeasey (7349) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (7233) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 20, 2010
Tap. Light orange pour with minimal head. Citrus, grapefruit, and light malt on aroma and taste. Really good stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (7227) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ughsmash (7224) - 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.


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