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RATINGS: 438   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
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%

Editorís 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 (587) - 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. Thereís a bit of a chemical aftertaste, almost like rusty or iron-heavy water. A decent beer.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SlimHabib (24) - California, USA - APR 14, 2014
Bottle. Nice pour with a good head. Cloudy copper color. Lots of sediment. Nice palate. Slight bitter after taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaltOne (182) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 23, 2014
Pours a slightly hazy copper with substantial frothy head. Flavor is bright with nice malt hops balance. Medium body. Very drinkable, yet with some complexity

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
snoworsummer (1602) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 8, 2014
From a bottle. Pours hazy copper with a bubbly off white head. Tastes sweet, hoppy, very malty, light orange citrus. Light/medium body and low carbonation. Smells like citrus, pine, resin, and sweet caramel malt.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sonnycheeba (3042) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 8, 2014
Bottle from sampler pack. Pours mostly clear golden amber wit creamy off-white head. Aroma is toasted and cereal malts, light caramel, floral notes, oranges, and fresh yeast esters. Flavor is a good balance of cereal malts and floral hop bitterness, light grassy notes, and faint citrus esters; dry finish with a touch of bitterness. Medium body and carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DW78715816 (37) - Kansas, USA - MAR 7, 2014
I'm shocked this is rated so low. Of all the pale ale styles I've tried this is one of the better ones. I like it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scipio (650) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2014
Pours a hazy, darker golden with a medium white head. The aroma has grassy hops, orange, lemon, and caramel, with the grassiness being dominant. The is slightly sweet and quite fruity. I find grapefruit, orange, lemon, some pine, and complimented with caramel undertones. Short aftertaste is orange and grapefruit. Medium in body, slick in texture, with some softer, rather fizzy carbonation. I found this one very easy to drink. Its a solid beer.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ajnepple (1674) - Clear Creek, 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, Iíll pick up a fresher bottle and rerate this.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
cstuartj (928) - Washington, USA - JAN 4, 2014
on tap, very nice golden yellow, nice head and lacing. Pleasant hoppy nose, pine, hop flowers, citrus. crisp mild hop attack. clean dry finish. good beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Masterkush7 (378) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 3, 2014
light tan foamy head that retained well for a while then collapsed. Carbonation low with small bubbles. Aroma of very and strong nice citrus hops. Taste a bit bland up front followed by a nice mild citrus hops bitterness. Light to medium body. Overall a very pleasant beer with a long nice bitter finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrymel (1448) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 25, 2013
Review from notes on 07/07/10. $2 for 12oz @ Huckís in Spokane, WA. Poured from bottle to Sam Adams glass. A: Pours a brilliant amber with two finger persistent white whipping atop the ale. This is consistently complimented from bubbles arising from the ale. S: Hops! Hooray! Pine, citrus, skunk, earth, grain all accentuate this pales nose. On the sharp side, this is nose candy. T: The hops carry over into the taste as well. Strong citrus and pine with a resin bitterness marry the generous malt packed into this one. Finishes with a wonderful, short lived, balanced flavor of hops and malt. M: Moderate carbonation allows you to enjoy the flavors on this pale. Medium bodied for a pale, this is not a childís PA. D: This screams American Pale Ale. For those who enjoy Daleís Pale Ale, get your hands on this one! Malty, hoppy, and clocking in at 60 IBU, this beer stands far from the children in itís category as a manís beer! Serving type: bottle 12-22-2010


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