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RATINGS: 484   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   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


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maltman53 (459) - Corrales, New Mexico, USA - AUG 12, 2013
Pours hazy blood orange, with a one-inch head and nice lacing, hoppy and citrus nose, medium-bodied malt backbone, slightly lacking malt depth, finishing a bit dry. All in all, a pretty good beer and true-to-type in the APA style.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TomTron (450) - South Carolina, USA - NOV 30, 2011
Pours a nice hazy golden with a lingering, frothy head. Aromas of floral hops, some citrus, and pine. Taste is medium bitterness with a nice hop bite and a slightly watery finish. Some malty sweetness pokes through once it warms up a little. Overall a pretty refreshing beer and a good representation of the style.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
KAF (448) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - MAR 19, 2009
Thanks to Skyview. Golden pour with a clean white head. Dull floral hop aroma and earthiness. Taste is slightly floral as well with a slightly bitter and dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
alcaponejunior (438) - Texas, USA - DEC 17, 2011
Orange-tan and pretty cloudy with lots of sediment, despite a pretty careful pour. Head and lace are good. Smell and taste has lots of pine, grapefruit and fruity hops, a little bit of earthiness, and a caramel / nutty malt base. Good carbonation and nice medium body, lightly bitter piney aftertaste. A pretty darn good beer.

3.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jrwhitney6 (431) - - JAN 8, 2013
Pours a cloudy orange. Nice aroma of grapefruit/citrus. Not all that much going on with the taste. Some of the grapefruit comes through, but it is a pretty simple, easy drinking beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rosskyle (429) - - JUL 30, 2015
Served on tap. Red color with a white head. Hops and malt aroma. Medium heavy body. Malt with a little spice and hops. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madcow75 (426) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 16, 2007
Bottle. Poured clear golden with a thin white head. Aroma of grapefruit, orange and flowers. Taste is interesting. Overload of citrus, some sour, almost like spoiled orange juice. Bitter finish. Medium body. I’m not really into this one.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
novels (424) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2013
Had on draft at the Beacon Pub in Forest Park Illinois. Pours a cloudy light orange, with thick white fizz on top that has some nice retention. Tastes a little flat, but has some hop flavor that is enjoyable. A decent APA.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
RooftopRogue (423) - Champaign, Illinois, USA - JAN 3, 2006
A well established aroma of hops lets the nose know this beer is waiting to be tasted. The glass fills with a cloudy butterscotch solution that has no head only big bubbles that fasten themselves to the edge of the glass. This beer is thin and watery, yet it produces a moderately hearty hops taste that fades slowly leaving a mild nutty taste in the mouth.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hopped_Silly (418) - California, USA - JUL 15, 2013
Draft. Great sweet malt/earthy, herbal hop balance. Well made.. Refreshing, without being heavy or alcoholic.. Good concentration for an APA. Decent finish. Good price point.. Solid everyday APA. This should be a standard everywhere. Recommended. --- tasted while on a long journey to understand the world around me...


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