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RATINGS: 457   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   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
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

tdcritch's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tdcritch (153) - Missouri, USA - FEB 28, 2012
Orange pour with a normal sized head. Aroma of hops, floral and grass. Taste is similar to the aroma with some malt. Overall not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Frank (2930) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 15, 2014
This is a decent pale ale but nothing special. It pours a cloudy orange color w/ a huge head of foam. It has a pleasant fruity nose--I’m getting pineapple and sweet orange--w/ a hint of lavender around the edges. Taste is a touch on the sweet side which goes along well enough w/ the fruit notes and the grassy, resinous bitterness in the finish. Like many beers that pour w/ a huge head, it winds up being a bit flat ultimately which combined w/ the relatively full body make for something of a juicy texture which feels a bit heavy in this case. This beer has some solid aspects but nothing about it really impresses me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (5977) - 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."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WVHouseofBeer (837) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - SEP 29, 2014
Decent (though kind of weak) aromas of citrus and a bit of sweet malt. Looks good with a nice frothy white head. Flavors are very good and balanced. Pretty bitter but still refreshing. An excellent APA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
miyauchi38 (271) - chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 14, 2014
ホップの香り 甘さ苦味控え& IPAのような味ӛ

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nakedwhendrunk (2197) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - AUG 27, 2014
Reviewed from notes. This was poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a soft hazy orange color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute. There’s some light stringy lacing coming from the dieing head. The smell had a big juicy citrus aroma with an invasive strong pine note to assist in a wonderful smell. The taste started off sweet and eventually showed a mild bittersweet flavoring to start to show. On the palate, this one shows a nice sesionability in a light to medium sort of body. The carbonation was delicately harsh with a fine lingering gentleness to it. A light spicy smooth undercurrent of juicy citrus with pine rolls over my tongue. Overall, what a wonderful APA that I definitely would have again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ARH (480) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 17, 2014
12oz bottle poured into an imperial pint. The aroma is caramel and roasted malt with a floral touch as well as citrus and pine. It becomes a bit cleanser like near the end. It pours a clear orange with a thick, white uneven creamy head. Lots of puffy, creaminess remains throughout the duration of the drink, mostly around the edges and in a moderate lump in the middle. It leaves lots of messy lacing. The taste is a medium, sharp bitter and medium syrupy sweet. The oily, medium body has a creamy carbonation. It finishes with caramel and roasted grains, citrus, and pine. The pine sticks around in the aftertaste which is lightly dry and clean.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerdedDave (444) - - JUL 13, 2014
amber color; piney hop aroma; piney, grassy hop flavor on a fairly light malt base; dry, bitter finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ibrubeer (113) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 23, 2014
Draft. Pretty decent lacing. Medium aroma. Nice golden color. Tasted a little flat. Flavor was a little citrusy, with a piney aftertaste. Maybe not very fresh?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (6579) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 20, 2014
Sample on tap at the Bridge in STL during RBSG. Mostly clear orange color. Thin off-white head. Leaves good dots and bits of lace. Looks good considering my 1 ounce sample size. Caramel malt, light spicy hop. Moderate sweet taste, light bitter. Light to medium body. Smooth, kind of soft, lighter carbonation. Decent pale ale, but nothing special.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hophaze (173) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - JUN 20, 2014
Tap at Millers in Chicago. Description hits it head on. Floral notes and crisp. Decent representation of the APA style. ----Hophaze out

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