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RATINGS: 481   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bookman10 (806) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - MAR 23, 2012
Pours a nice golden, copper-yellow with mid-sized head. Somewhat muted floral/hop aroma. Flavor is dominated by the hops--primarily bitter, not so much citrus. There’s a bit of a chemical aftertaste, almost like rusty or iron-heavy water. A decent beer.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
malvrich (159) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bnoel09 (565) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
halfonit (1279) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnGalt1 (1211) - , 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lazerlobe (37) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - OCT 23, 2015
Surprising amount of aroma. Not sure what they are hopping this with but pretty different from the last batch I had 5 years ago. Good balance, some sweetness but not as big as the name would suggest. Prefer to Mirror Pond

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Craftbrewhaha (80) - - OCT 1, 2015
I can see why this won Gold at GABF! Delicious Pale Ale with a phenomenal hop aroma, light body and ABV. Citrus in the nose, with some fruity yeast characters. Big fan and I could drink this all day!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiveacestx (874) - Texas, USA - SEP 19, 2015
Bottle - hazy orange with a chunky soapy head. Has a sweet citrus aroma and an earthy dry hopped taste. Notes of grass as well. Medium Body.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
1pintatatime (122) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 5, 2015
Poured from a bottle. Light amber color with moderate off-white head. Aroma is complex with fruit, flowers, and a bit of spice and hop, too. That complexity carries over to the flavor. Taste starts sweet with caramel and fruit but the hops come in quickly for a just bitter enough finish. Great example of an APA. Very drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (10325) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 22, 2015
Competent pale ale, from recent WI trip. Went over quite nicely with lunch. Complex and very drinkable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rosskyle (318) - - JUL 30, 2015
Served on tap. Red color with a white head. Hops and malt aroma. Medium heavy body. Malt with a little spice and hops. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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