RateBeer
overall
84
84
style

bottled
common

on tap
unknown

Regional Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 454   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Share this beer with friends!
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
mcberko (6516) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (6511) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2010
Draft at The Bridge. Pours a clear gold-amber color with a small white head. Notes of fresh floral hops, sweet malts, herbs, straw, earth, and citrus. Aroma and flavor are pretty similar. Light-medium bodied, with crisp carbonation and a malty mouthfeel. Pretty solid APA.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (6420) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 26, 2005
Pours a cloudy amber with a thin white head that quickly dissipates down to sparse lacing. Smells of citrus and flowers. Taste is breaddy with some nice pine resin and citrus elements.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - SEP 29, 2005
Bottle: Vibrant golden, moderate to large white foamy head, lattice like lacing, no visible carbonation.   Wet hop aroma, a touch of sweetness, but also a bit of sweat and fertilizer.   Mild hop bitterness on the tongue, not as sweet as I thought it would be.   Decent malt base however.   Not as crisp or flavorful as I would have liked.   Body and mouthfeel are fairly average.   Somewhat boring finish yet clean, just mild lingering hop bitterness.   No floral or citrus aspect to this IPA.   More of a stronger American Pale Ale if you ask me.   Thanks Ken!


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (6298) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ernest (6222) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 10, 2006
Head is initially small, frothy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is light to medium amber. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), lightly to moderately hoppy (grapefruit, flowers). Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter, slightly husky. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Pretty boring for an IPA...not much going on in the aroma or elsewhere.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (6177) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 9, 2010
Pours golden with white head, aroma is hoppy and sweet. Taste up front is citrusy hops that goes right into malt sweetness, that is a bit overwhelming and is bitter at the end. Good IPA!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HogTownHarry (6108) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 14, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2006 Bottle (12oz). Shared with jerc and tupalev, jerc’s botle. Pale clear bright orange with a smallish head. Good resin/spruce pungent hop aroma, decent malt backing. Taste is lighter than I expected, but nice, same hops, okay toasty somewhat sweet malt, balanced, not big but very drinkable - average body, some astringency and carbonation, not much alcohol to be detected - overall a decent mid-level US IPA.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BBB63 (6045) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAR 23, 2004
Lightly hazy golden hue with small white head and some lace. The aroma hints of piney and floral hops, light grapefruit, orange, and buttery roasted malts. The taste starts moderately bitter with anic epine bite. Good balance with some sweet malts and bready tones. Also detected a fruity citrus note. The mouthfeel is lively, refreshing and a tad dry. A good quaffable IPA, easy on the palate. Thanks Jordan.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 2 3  4  5 6 7 » 46


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50