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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
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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (3751) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 20, 2012
deep golden, small head. grassy with some muted hops. i might like it a bit hoppier. on the boring side.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Thechasm442 (391) - Wilmington, Illinois, USA - JUN 19, 2012
On draft in a pint glass. Pours a reddish amber with a off white head and decent lacing. Aroma is grass, caramel, and light citrus. Taste is light grapefruit and orange flavors. Also some fresh summer lawn. Mouthfeel is light and slightly sticky. Pretty sessionable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
solidfunk (4979) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - AUG 28, 2012
Smells citrusy, promising but taste and palate don’t 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tessic (918) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 9, 2012
This Pale Ale poured a medium amber colour with a awesome, off white, frothy/creamy head. To the nose there are scents of spruce/citrus/grassy hops, light malt and dough. First sip was full of hop flavours such as spruce and citrus/pineapple. Finish is bitter and chock full of hop.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerandbeyond (708) - ISRAEL - DEC 12, 2012
12oz bottle poured into a tulip glass. Cloudy amber color with a rocky steady off white head. Froth smells and tastes like piney hops. Beer’s aroma has tropical fruit notes and more pines with some caramel. Flavor is malty to begin with, then med-hi bitterness washes almost all of it away with juicy grassy and somewhat resinous hoppiness. Medium body, lively carbonation, pretty dry and finish is kinda bitter long. Cool.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ROGUE (2145) - Newark, Delaware, USA - SEP 21, 2013
12oz bottle. Pours a pale golden color with a small head that falls to a small ring. The nose is mostly caramel malt, with a small blast of citrusy hops. The flavor is also fairly lack-luster with slight sweet caramel malts with just a hint of sweet citrusy hop in there. Medium body with, moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mully262 (56) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 2, 2013
A good mild ipa...good flavor and slightly fruity...flavor seems to get a bit milder as you drink which I like...gets a bit more harsh as it warms

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ajnepple (3084) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - JAN 13, 2014
Small sample bottled 10 months ago. Musty green aroma with citrus fruits, sweet malts and light skunk. Similar flavor, vegetal, sweet and mildly bitter. Light to medium body. Not as good as I remember, I’ll pick up a fresher bottle and rerate this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - JAN 31, 2005
Placed in among some of the greater IPAs at this particular IPA tasting, this beer was lost. On its own, it is a nice, refreshing drink. Pouring out a hazy amber with a foamy white head, it has the essential hoppy/citrus nose. A little on the thin side and light in body, it did deliver a refreshing IPA taste. Wouldn’t go looking for this one again but wouldn’t turn it down if it came up.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 8, 2005
Pours amber with white dissipating head. Aroma is hoppy with a bit of citrus. Flavor is surprisingly sweet for an ip. Body is quite thin. Would probably be quite refreshing in the summertime but not really what I look for in an india.

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