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RATINGS: 473   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   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%

Editor’s Note: formerly called Sweetgrass India Pale Ale

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
CousinBrenden (125) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 10, 2015
Great pale. So much going on with differentiation with hops. Perfect mouthfeel and carbonation. 6% ABV perfect balance!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BlackEyePA (573) - USA - AUG 1, 2012
Awesome. I love this beer. Hop bill is awesome, such a nice stretch throughout the boil. Good additions add to the aroma, but the taste the simcoe and cascade bring the heat. Its really well thoughtout and the malty carpet, carmelly, floral dough thing going on is out of this world. Nice abv and it all gets along. Lovely

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mnurda (1197) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 12, 2012
Bottled sample from Happy Harry's. Beautiful orange colour. Knew I would like it as soon as I saw it. Great citrus taste. Winner ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
lambchop (15) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 3, 2011
Very good, more like an IPA. Taste a lot hoppier than 60 IBU’s. Smells of grassy hops and has a nice hoppy after taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Braudog (6024) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 2, 2012
Draft at the brewery. Why can’t they decide if this is an IPA or an APA? Who cares! Beautiful textbook American ale visuals ... Dark orange and slightly opaque. Standing head. Big, entertaining floral aroma and favors, rich and full bodied. (#4635, 7/1/2012)

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RSRIZZO (1900) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 27, 2007
Aroma is a fresh citric hop scent. Color is a bright clear gold with good carbonation and a nice but loose head. Taste is crisp, hoppy and bitter. Starting with a medium body it goes down with a crisp feel. Finish comes on with a mellow malt flavor that is chased down by a nice bitterness and light citrus hop flavor. This is a very good, mellow, well balanced IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mtnbrwr (4) - , Idaho, USA - SEP 27, 2008 does not count
Here’s another beer these guys have tweaked, for the better. The beer is slightly darker than it used to be, pouring a nice copper/light amber. Seems like a bit more caramel malt may have been added. The hop nose is more apparent, too. The aroma is typical of an American style pale made in the pacific NW. Lots of grapefruit and citrus dominate, maybe a slight lemon zest, too. The malt provides enough backbone for the hops, without getting in their way. Fairly bitter, but not over the top like a lot of modern American IPA’s. Yep, could drink a few of these. Me likey.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mrhoppy (1289) - Santa Clara, California, USA - MAR 12, 2011
This is a tasty good beer. The head was incredible. Nice color. Really big on the grapefruit. Definitely matches it’s name of Sweetgrass.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oobawa (626) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 6, 2011
Major-league citrus hop-bomb for a Pale Ale, and I see this brew was once labeled an IPA. Makes sense; Sweetgrass is an amazingly hop-centered pale ale, bitter yet full of grapefruit and quality herb, with just enough of a sweet backing to keep the bitterness in check. The malts offer a grainy, modest resistance to the IBUs, but this bottle is all about the greenage: from the Simcoe nose to the Cascade finish, Grand Teton has given us a deliciously over hopped Pale.

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