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RATINGS: 473   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   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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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
ksbeerkid (28) - Emporia, Kansas, USA - DEC 10, 2009
bottle. Pours a hazy orange with little to no head. Aroma is sweet and hoppy, smells like sugar. Tastes sweet, definite orange taste with a very smooth hoppy spice. This is a classic, don’t give up on it based on the aroma beer. suprisingly tasty!


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (9664) - 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 (185) - - 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

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ttoadee (1002) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 24, 2015
Notes from Denver trip: From HJM Liquors corner of 32nd and Umatilla. Light amber pour, decent off white head with decent lace. Nose is pithy pine. Bitter. Middle is nice amber malt, sweet hop flowers. Finish is balanced hop bitterness. Nice beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mike5326 (1267) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - JUL 19, 2015
Poured from a bottle. Cloudy orange color, medium white head. Sweet lemon grass aroma. Medium body with a light a hops flavor and a slight bitter finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Luvystypotables (1118) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUL 19, 2015
Aroma of floral hops, malt and a hint of caramel. Pours a clear caramel color with a short lasting white head. Taste of malt and hops with a dry feel and a slightly bitter hops finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Damico (2948) - 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 (437) - 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 (1090) - 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 (95) - - 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 (2494) - 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.


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