overall
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78
style
RATINGS: 489   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%

Editors Note: formerly called Sweetgrass India Pale Ale

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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
halfonit (1332) - 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 (1708) - 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 APAs ... 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 (934) - 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 (140) - 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 (11390) - 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 (546) - - 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 (1315) - 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 (1651) - 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


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