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RATINGS: 472   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


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Thechasm442 (400) - Wilmington, Illinois, USA - JUN 19, 2012
On draft in a pint glass. Pours a reddish amber with a off white head and decent lacing. Aroma is grass, caramel, and light citrus. Taste is light grapefruit and orange flavors. Also some fresh summer lawn. Mouthfeel is light and slightly sticky. Pretty sessionable.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerdad (397) - Kansas, USA - SEP 4, 2011
bottled. pours hazy amber orange with a pillowy white head. aromas of citrus rind, spruce and a touch of caramel. flavors similar, is moderately bitter on the tongue, a crisp bite and moderate finish. it is medium bodied and almost fizzy with the bitter finish. decent but not great.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mistersinalin (381) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - SEP 9, 2009
I found this up in north Minnesota on Labor Day. I was happy to have found this new IPA. It had a nice hop presence with some sweetness.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mybrainhurts (375) - North Dakota, USA - SEP 27, 2011
Aroma is an unassuming herbal hop and aged light caramel. Not real impressive at first. But the taste is a solid Pale ale. Nice malt and hop balance that is quite enjoyable. Although the label is a misser the beer is not. Try it!

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
944play (372) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - OCT 12, 2010
Cask at Toad in the Hole. Cloudy orange with fine sparkler head and tenacious lace. Mild warm waffle and bergamot aromas. Flavor is shimmeringly fresh with tangy grapefruit and sharp honey. Pretty nice medium bitter, grassy finish. Exemplary APA.

3.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jrwhitney6 (370) - - 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

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mpersinger (360) - , California, USA - JUL 9, 2010
Sample pour from 12 oz bottle is bright yellow and effervescent with ivory head. Prominent dry-hopped aroma that is citrusy, probably Cascade. Approachable malt backbone that is pale with minimal crystal). Crafted in body, malt levels and hop flavor, bitterness like a hoppy pale ale.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
billk (353) - Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, USA - APR 20, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2006 Tap @ the brewery & 12 oz bottle. Clear amber/copper with large beige rocky head, nice lace. I wasn’t much impressed with the tap version for it was consumed cold, but the bottle had a nice med roast English malt flavor, with fresh hops and a touch of yeast. Fresh and clean tasting. Not very far into medium bodied, but a nice brew for the common man and with food. I wouldn’t hesitate to drink this again.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wildbeercat (353) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUL 17, 2013
12 fl oz / 355ml bottle into a shaker. Served cold. Bottled on 24 April 2013. Aroma: Citrus-y, grapefruit-y hops, with a slight pear-ish sweetness. A nice maltiness balances it out. Really quite nice! Appearance: Translucent amber body with a rocky, creamy, off-white head. Very nice lacing. Taste: Nice citrus hop bite on the arrival, balanced out by that good smooth malt. Very well done. Palate: Medium-full body. Moderate-long moderately bitter finish. Overall: What a nice find! It’s a well-rounded, nicely balanced brew. Would recommend.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maltser85 (342) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - NOV 16, 2014
Pours a definite hazy golden orange color with a nice just slightly off white head. Aroma is sweet, slight pine, resinous and slightly dank. Non descript citrus as well. Taste is citrus pine up front. Beautiful toasty biscuity sweet malt in the middle that finishes with a nice spicy citrus note that fades into a mild pine bitterness. Really solid stuff. Body is nice, definitely medium and for a 5% ABV beer, that’s awesome.


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