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RATINGS: 451   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%

Editorís Note: formerly called Sweetgrass India Pale Ale


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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sickassmick (220) - Concord, California, USA - AUG 16, 2012
Aside from the hazy look of this beer, I get it. itís bottle fermented, this stuff is really really good. nice mouthfeel, lively. taste just like the name... fresh sweetness, nice balance of hops. Iíd probably rather have this than a sierra nevada pale ale. just tastes more like real ingredients. no real spicyness or cooked vegitable flavors. nice job! I bought this because the bitch creek was pretty damn good. next time I see this iím going at the whole six pack. I bought two others to taste and now they are probably going to get bad reviews. go Teton. send me some free beer for this review! Nite!

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wulfhere (217) - Billings, Montana, USA - OCT 16, 2004
Big lacy white head with fine bubles--good structure. The head lasts a few minutes before subsiding. The color is a nice golden/pale amber color. The nose is of vegetal hops character and yeast. There is distinct hop bitterness and a malty backdrp. The hop taste clings tenaciously to the middle part of the tongue and overpowers the malt. The mouthfeel of this beer is striking--thick and rich, creamy--again indicating a good solid structure to it. The hops are much stonger on the bittering end than the bouquet end, leaving me wanting a drink of water to cleanse my tongue. I donít have this problem with other high hop beers.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
p1meatloaf (208) - California, USA - SEP 6, 2011
12oz bottle bought in Denver and opened in San Diego into pint glass. Looks yellowish amber with a 1 and a half finger head. smells like some light spices and some floral hops. Tastes like light amber malts at first with some crisp citrus hops. Pretty good pale overall 7 of 10.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bigcat03 (204) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - JAN 31, 2007
Bottle from Wilburs poured into tulip - Pours amber with a 2 finger off-white head; A sugary sweetness, malt, and a good dose of hops both grassy and floral to the nose; A sour bitterness on the initial taste with TONS of floral hops and a weird malty note; Very bitter hop aftertaste; Medium body that fades to dry; Carbonation is present but doesnít jump out at you; Didnít like this much at all. Sat in the cellar for a month. Pretty disappointed. No citrus at all.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
timmy300 (203) - bloomington, Illinois, USA - JAN 18, 2009
good session ipa if you are out west and in need of a hop injection. I went through many of these over the summer of í07

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaltOne (199) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 23, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2014 Pours a slightly hazy copper with substantial frothy head. Flavor is bright with nice malt hops balance. Medium body. Very drinkable, yet with some complexity. 5/2/14 update - this just keeps getting better. Flavors of roasted spice, rye seeds, finishing with refreshing hops. Note, its unfiltered, so it can pour sediment and be cloudy.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
jdskinns (194) - South Roxana, Illinois, USA - OCT 9, 2010
Bottle. Cloudy golden pour with white frothy head. Aroma is floral hops and sweet caramel malt. Taste is slightly bitter with a good balance of hops and malt. A slight aftertaste. Light sweetness. Overall not too bad.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VengefulOdin (193) - , Kansas, USA - NOV 3, 2010
12 ounce bottle. Actually had a perfect pour but got greedy when pouring it out, so I got a little bit of yeast into the glass. Guess this one is bottle conditioned, whoops. Guess I should have guessed that from the appearance. Pretty massive head on this one, well structured and even. Nice and mild grass aroma pervades the nose but thereís solid malt sweetness backing it up. Moderate level of bitterness and nice carbonation. Mouthfeel is very well put together. Tastes like the name, sweet and grassy. Oddly enough I get malt sweetness first in this, followed by grassy hop character and finishes with bitterness. I like this beer quite a lot. It has pleasant hop character and a nice lingering bitterness. Beyond that itís got a nicely sweet malt profile that really helps to balance it out. Well done.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
reverendj (182) - Brunswick, Georgia, USA - MAY 15, 2012
Super nose with sweet bananas and light floral hops. Decent color that leaves little lacing on the glass. Fairly sweet and grassy up front with a good balance of hops and malts. Very refreshing sessionable ale.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hero12 (180) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 24, 2010
Yellow orange hue, pine and hops aroma. Heavy pine taste and a hint of peppers? A different taste but sometimes different is good. Seems a little too carbonated and light bodied though.


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