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RATINGS: 481   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   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


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JAN 7, 2004
Ended up with six of these when I meant to buy the Teton Ale, figured it couldn't hurt to try it. Nice (if subdued) earthy and citrus fruit nose carries over to the flavor. Nothing especially notable about this brew, but it is well rounded and drinkable. Nicer beer to look at and smell than to drink.

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   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 don’t have this problem with other high hop beers.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DarkElf (3050) - La Jolla, California, USA - JUL 3, 2005
(12 oz bottle: BevMo in La Jolla, CA) I bought sixers of various Grand Teton beers, and after sampling some of the other offerings from this brewery, I was expecting this IPA to be pretty lame as well. Happily, this is a pretty nice IPA, pleasant enough, quite flavorful, but not in your face. Grassy, fruity, fairly sweet, and with a fairly bready malt backbone, the moderately bitter hops is in reasonable, though not perfect balance. The hops shows mostly notes of mild grapefruit in the long-lasting finish. Medium in body with a fairly crisp mouthfeel. Aromas of light malt, bready, grassy, and a bit musty, but lacking sufficient hops for total balance. Dark golden color with some light haziness. Off-white head is pretty average all around, fading to a thin, bubbly layer, but leaving a "lunar landscape" patchwork of lace. Certainly not in the top tier, but decent enough to buy a sixer for those times when you just want to consume a decent beer.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 25, 2006
Pours clear dark yellow with a soapy, short lived head. Light lemony hop aroma. Taste is grassy hops, slight resin. Underlying sourness kind of throws the beer off. Finish is bitter, sour, and slightly metallic.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jake65 (3157) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 24, 2006
Clear amber color with a small white head. Aroma is piney and filled with citrus and hops. Taste is sweet and sour from the citrus tones, light malts, and hops. Finish was a smooth, but a little lacking in the flavor department. I liked the brew, but it could have been better with a stronger hops finish.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
eaglefan538 (2983) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAY 31, 2006
Aroma caught my attention: some citrus and pine type scents from the hoppy hops inside. Kinda light mouthfeel and a flavor that ends in hoppy dryness. Seemed more like a strong pale ale than a true IPA.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerbill (3598) - Laurel, New York, USA - AUG 5, 2006
12 oz. bottle. Pours a clear amber with a creamy, foamy head. Fairly aromatic with notes of citrus and pine. Flavor is definitely tilted to the hops with little malt presence. Finish is very bitter, a bit excessive for me.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - DEC 25, 2006
12 oz bottle. Poured a clear golden-orange color. Head was off white and settled quickly leaving a tight crown that hung around and left a nice lace on the glass. Aroma was dominated by malty caramel with a touch of molasses and grassy hops. Tastes of sprucy hops and toasted bread with a lemon twist. Mild hop bitterness, mostly at the end.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
hepburn82 (143) - SCOTLAND - APR 20, 2007
Good quality beer for sure but lacks the distinctiveness of some of colorado IPAs. Simply malty with a long finish.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rusty (1545) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUL 1, 2008
Pours a golden to orange color with a small white head. Aroma of hops, malt. Flavor is hops, malt, and maybe a touch of corn. Ok IPA, but not something i’ll buy again.


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