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RATINGS: 491   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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GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - JUL 2, 2008
Golden amber color with a good head on it’s shoulders. Sweet malt aromas w/ citrus rind. Medium nectar w/good carbonation. This is a very mild specimen w/ gentle bitterng and caramel on finish.

3.1
rusty (1547) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUL 1, 2008
Pours a golden to orange color with a small white head. Aroma of hops, malt. Flavor is hops, malt, and maybe a touch of corn. Ok IPA, but not something i’ll buy again.

3.3
troopie (2500) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - JUN 29, 2008
Bottle. Poured deeo orange with thick lasting white head. some lace. Floral aroma with a bit of spiciness. Mild flavour with a malty note. Hoppy finish not full like an IPA but more like pale.

3.4
zathrus13 (1776) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JUN 17, 2008
Pours gold/amber, with a white head. Aroma is hops, fruit, and caramel. Flavor is piney hops, some honey, and fruit. Thanks to footbalm for this bottle.

3.4
douglas88 (9797) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 8, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2008 On tap at NABA fest in Idaho Falls 2008. Grand Teton was on its home turf and they put on a nice show. Pours a light amber with a small white head. The aroma was quite sweet, citrus, bready malts, and marmalade. The taste was not that intense, but very good; light hops, some citrus and honey mix together like a breakfast pastry. Pretty nice. I enjoyed this one.

3.3
MrEcted1 (144) - Wheat Ridge, Colorado, USA - MAY 16, 2008
Very nice, crisp IPA. Very nice body, not thin at all like a lot of average IPAs out there. Aroma is good, melons and pineapple. Taste is similar but pineapple not quite as apparent. Nicely bitter, not over the top but on the same token it doesn’t really stand out. A good average beer worth checking out.

3.2
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 13, 2008
Sweetgrass IPA, Grand Teton Brewing Co. "Jackson Hole’s Original" My first Idaho beer, I do believe. Hazy. pale orange color, good 1/4 " of bright white foam above. Fresh aroma, mild citrus zest, mellow, but discernible hops. On the tongue...faintly hoppy dishwater flavor,...light bodied, faintly flavored, disappears from the palate in a minute or less... Persistent hops on the tongue, but a bit too mild to call it an IPA...not much more than an APA. Nothing terrible about it, just a bit blase.

3.6
omhper (25957) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 18, 2008
UPDATED: APR 28, 2008 Bottled. Lightly hazy golden, small head. Aroma of lychee abd canteloupe. Sweet and medium bodied with chewy caramelly malt character. Firm and vital with restrained citric hoppiness. Finisehs with medium bitterness. Aiming more towards balance than most American IPAs.

3.4
BelgianBeerGal (4256) - Panama City, Florida, USA - MAR 5, 2008
Bottled. Pours clear orange-ish brown colour with a nice white head and sticky lacing. Aroma of citrus hops and yeasty bread dough. Very gentle hop flavour and some nice, short bitterness in the finish. Not a complex IPA but definitely easy to drink.

3.4
RedSox2004 (2000) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - MAR 1, 2008
Poured a cloudy orange with a generous head that reduced to a thin layer and left nice lacing. Nice hoppy aroma with biscuits and lemon evident. Bready malts played off the hops to produce a well-balanced taste. Included flavors of bread and citrus fruits - lemons mostly. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. A very good beer.


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