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RATINGS: 467   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   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%

Editor’s Note: formerly called Sweetgrass India Pale Ale


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DruncanVeasey (7633) - NUNEATON, CONF N, 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
marcus (7450) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (7419) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ughsmash (7353) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 10, 2008
Bottled. Lovely pour.. slightly hazy medium amber with a well-retained, short, sticky cap of off-white head. The aroma picked up sweet, drier floral notes and orange zest upfront with a faint hint of berries.. light fruity notes and pale malts supporting. The flavor had bready notes and light fruit supporting moderate bitterness around with orange zest and floral as the primary components.. finished with some spicy notes and sticky pale malts. Medium-bodied with higher carbonation on the palate.. OK flow, but it got caught up a bit on the back. All in all a good one.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bb (7335) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
douglas88 (7178) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 8, 2004
Very mild funky bitterness and adjuncty caramel malt presence in the aroma. Pours a clear pale golden with thick puffy white head. Fine lacing throughout. Starts with a light sugary sweetness and some earthy, piney hops, turning more dry and bitter toward a semi-sticky finish. Has a mildly stinging carbonation throughout. The hop presence and malty sweetness were not only unbalanced, but not very good one way or the other. A drinkable beer, but not very true to style or interesting for that matter.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (6920) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 7, 2014
"a fruity fairly aromatic ipa (used to be marketed as an IPA) not as big as many of the west coast hop bombs i am used to, but it’s a pretty tasty well balanced beer (if a little light). i’d buy again."

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexsdad06 (6876) - 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 didn’t get with this beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (6761) - .....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!


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