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RATINGS: 488   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   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 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (11170) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 22, 2015
Competent pale ale, from recent WI trip. Went over quite nicely with lunch. Complex and very drinkable.

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

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
daknole (10870) - 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hopscotch (10601) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
adnielsen (10484) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (10088) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 7, 2014
"a fruity fairly aromatic ipa (used to be marketed as an IPA) not as big as many of the west coast hop bombs i am used to, but it’s a pretty tasty well balanced beer (if a little light). i’d buy again."

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (9835) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (9574) - Plymouth, 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 (9538) - 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.


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