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RATINGS: 468   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   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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4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
foyle (316) - 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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Damico (2872) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 6, 2015
Perfect beer on a hot Chicago day! Pours thick unclear orange amber with a beige head. Aroma brings light sweet grassy and citrus notes, very light. Flavor is big and juicy delicious oranges with a dry rind like but balanced note. There is no sharp bite and a decent satiating juicy body.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brandon1989 (435) - Euless, Texas, USA - MAY 16, 2015
Pours a hazy golden color with a medium off white head that had good retention and left good lacing. The aroma is floral hops, white bread, and mild hop resin. The flavor is floral slightly bitter hops up front and finishes with a sweet malty finish.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sammer (1082) - Plano, Texas, USA - APR 23, 2015
Bottle. Taste is grain, various hops, malt, hay and a gentle hint of booze. Smooth and easy drinking.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
myrda (85) - - APR 7, 2015
Odeur particulièrement dégueulasse. Petits pieds, vieux pet retenu, chambre humide pleine de moisissure et manteau en laine pleine de sueur froide. Je sais pas ce qu’est du sweetgrass, mais ça goutte bizarre.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
drpimento (2460) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 27, 2015
I guess the best thing about this beer is its appearance with plenty of lace and a nice amber color. Everything else was just above average.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Finhead (1325) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2015
A cloudy, orange pour with a small, white head. The aroma has orange juice and some mild pine. It has a light body with slightly oily texture and lively carbonation. The taste is bittersweet with more sweetness in the finish.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
scarletfire65 (1092) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 9, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2015 Draft at Miller’s Pub in Chicago. Amber pour with a small cap of white head. Aroma of grassy hops. Light, crisp, well balanced. Dry finish. Textbook APA.

4.4
   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!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Darkmagus82 (1979) - - DEC 27, 2014
Poured from bottle into a pint glass Appearance – The beer pours a golden amber color with a one finger head of white foam. The head has a decent level of retention, fading to leave a lighter level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The smell is heaviest of a citrus nature, with the citrus being a nice blend of sweeter tangerine and some bitter grapefruit hop. Along with these aromas comes some other smells of lighter tropical fruits of pineapple and mango as well as a little bit of a cracker like aroma. A hint of an herbal and floral smell are there as well, rounding out the aroma nicely. Taste – The taste begins with a drier cracker and very lightly sweetened flavor of a peach and orange nature. The sweet is very light upfront, and grows even lighter as the taste advances to the end. While the sweet is light, there is a good deal of grapefruit and herbal hop flavor right from the start. These hop flavors grow stronger as the taste moves onto the end, and are joined by other hop flavors of an earthy nature. With the lessening of the sweet and the increase in the hop, one is left with a rather crisp and bitter flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the slightly thinner side with a carbonation level that is on the average side. For the APA style the feel is rather nice as it creates a decent base for the hop flavors to sit on the tongue all while still making for a more refreshing and crisp brew overall. Overall – A rather nice drier APA overall. Not the best APA out there, but nice and crisp and on the drier side with a good hop hit.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Strangebrewer (970) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 14, 2014
bottle. Poured hazy medium amber with a creamy white head. A pungent piney hop aroma. Medium bodied, creamy texture with a sticky tart finish. Sweetish flavour, caramel malt with spicy herbal hops, sour citrus note.


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