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RATINGS: 487   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   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

foyle's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
foyle (386) - Wyoming, USA - AUG 3, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2014 Appearance: pours a 1” cream colored head that recedes slowly, moderate lacing. Color is cloudy orange-amber with some streaming carbonation. Aroma: citrus rind, tangerine, sweet malt. Mouthfeel: somewhat light mouthfeel with a quite dry finish. Flavor: sweet malts give way to a tangerine hop and finishes with a somewhat burnt citrus rind flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
StefanSD (2352) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - JUL 15, 2016
Bottle. hazy amber color with a small off-white head that has good retention. The aroma is mild with mixed citrus. The taste is somewhat fruity with grapefruit, melons, grapes and apricots. The palate and malt base is full and satisfying. Finishes long and dry with lingering bitter grapefruit. Overall: decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
trevor211 (1599) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 21, 2016
Bottle at the office. Mandarin and lemongrass. Piney/herbal notes. Definitely on the bitter side, finishing with a slightly biscuity wheat note that fades to an even slighter tinniness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Listigovers (874) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 12, 2016
Very sparkling orange beer. Definite hop scent, fruity smell, a pleasant light bitterness, floral hop, very nice light body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
WillemsUrenkel (1422) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - MAY 3, 2016
12 fl.oz. bought at a Total Wine in Vegas an drunk in a hotel room after the X Burlesque show. Unclear orange in the glass, big white foamy head. Hopy floral on the nose. Taste starte hopy, but also malt and dry grain with a pleasant bitterness. Less fruity than expected to the smell. Long lasting mid bitterness with lemon grass in the background,. Enjoyable stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hfmejias (1266) - Marshall, Minnesota, USA - APR 29, 2016
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Poured cloudy, amber, off white head and nice lacing. Aroma of citrus fruit, bread and grass. Taste follows nose, citrusy, some fruit, some bread and malts. Nicely balanced, not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
WABeerFiend (383) - - APR 25, 2016
From the tap on 04.23.16. A: Orange rind, lemon, and biscuit. A: Slightly hazy amber body. T: Follows the nose with the addition of grapefruit. P: Medium mouthfeel with bubbles on the back. O: It’s juicy, but a bit rough.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
malvrich (233) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 4, 2016
12 oz. bottle into a dirty shaker. Bottled 8/28/2015. A: Pours murky orange with a huge jagged white head that has dogged retention and thick lacing. S: Can’t smell much due to a headcold but I do get a sweet citrus tangerine scent. Will give an average rating to be fair. T: Sweet caramel lasts but a fleeting second before a blast of bitter zest arrives and takes over. A tart fruity note joins in for the finish, providing good complexity. M: Medium heavy in body with a fine carbonation wash and a medium short finish. Surprisingly dry and clean with only a slight oiliness. O: A bit unusual in my experience, this is pretty good though expensive at $12/6. I wont be buying this regularly (except maybe with TW coupons) but this is well worth a try if not an occasional purchase. Recommended.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bnoel09 (574) - Elk Grove, California, USA - JAN 21, 2016
Poured into a shaker glass. Amber color with a cream colored head. Aroma is caramel malt with some citrusy hops. Flavor starts with a bit of grainy sweetness and transitions into some earthy floral hops and some citrus notes. Medium bodied. Decent pale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
halfonit (1319) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 31, 2015
Pours a clear golden amber color with a little white head. Aroma is of hops, sweet malts, herbs, floral, earthiness, and some citrus. Flavor is similar. Solid floral hops really come through up front, with a little citrus balance and some earthiness. Well balanced. Heavier palate. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnGalt1 (1515) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 4, 2015
Big lemon merangue looking head... lite gold/new penny copper with substantial hop haze. Thick lacing that lasts for the entire glass. Smell is different than most APA’s ... there is alot of big citrus .. even some grapefruit rind... but mixed in, a hoppy spiciness that is quite unexpected, but not a bad thing in my mind. No real malt to exactly identify... maybe some toasty bready notes... but just barely balanced .... barely. Citrus hops right out of the gate ... more citrus peel/pith... a little on the bitter side.... lingering bitterness.. finishes with a little lemon zest. Again, across the board, this is a hop delivery device; I think it could use a little more malt and body.

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