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RATINGS: 488   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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
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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (9376) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (9251) - East Lansing, Michigan, 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!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
3fourths (9136) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 22, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2012 Smells of mild cascade hops, with some sweet lemon and mandarin orange. Taste is a bit hearty and of sour orange peel. Spicy and thick, and an OK IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
marcus (9133) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 18, 2010
Bottle from BevMo Arden. Pours cloudy golden with a foamy off-white head and a floral aroma. There is a hearty caramel malt flavor with a dry bitter hop finish. A good session beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexsdad06 (9004) - Ohio, USA - AUG 12, 2010
Draft sample @ BBQ, Brews, and Brews. Pours a slightly hazy orange amber color with a smaller whitish head. The aroma had moderately sweet malts, citrus, and cat piss. Flavor was toasted caramel malt with a mild amount of pine and grapefruit bitterness. A splash of honey and the cat piss from the nose creep in as well. This beer has a medium body and is smooth on the palate. Overall, there was something that I just didnít get with this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bb (8539) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 28, 2005
Bottle. Amber beer with a nice off-white head. Citrus aroma with some sweet malt backing. Citrus flavor with some malt. Standard IPA with goodbitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
douglas88 (8396) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 8, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2008 On tap at NABA fest in Idaho Falls 2008. Grand Teton was on its home turf and they put on a nice show. Pours a light amber with a small white head. The aroma was quite sweet, citrus, bready malts, and marmalade. The taste was not that intense, but very good; light hops, some citrus and honey mix together like a breakfast pastry. Pretty nice. I enjoyed this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (8084) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2011
One of the last beers of the evening at Waldos, bought by the bartender .. . Pours a tan gold, medium foam .. . simple sap, grass, and sticky hay .. . pretty good brew .. . shut up judy f! you stubby little mare!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DruncanVeasey (8012) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2010
Bottle conditioned. Beautiful, perfumed hop aroma; pollen-dappled lychee, slight leafiness, tinned peaches in syrup, pineapple jelly. Pours almost fully hazed peachy gold like a witbier with a fluffy, uneven head. Tangy, floral and tropical upfront (lychee and passion fruit) with a building soapy bitterness and honeyed, husky malt backdrop. Echoes of a hopped-up bottle-conditioned English GA; good zesty hops and honeyed malt made a touch edgy and acidic by the yeast. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
solidfunk (7612) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - AUG 28, 2012
Smells citrusy, promising but taste and palate donít really follow through. Pours cloudy amber with a big fizzy head. Taste has a touch of sourness, a little astringency. Nothing remarkable, nothing bad. Big thanks to Adrian for this one.

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