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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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3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (14632) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 13, 2007
Aroma of pale malt with citrusy hop. Its all kind of light. Amber gold color with a frothy white head that laces as it collapses. Thin to medium body with mild, almost creamy, carbonation. The flavor is mildly malty, with floral/citrus hop. The finish isnt dry, but it isnt sweet. Floral notes abound, and there is enough bitterness to satisfy. Its really good stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 11, 2007
Musty aroma mixes with cascade hops. Brilliant amber pour with a nice and thick white head. Tangy lemons mix with sweet malt, very perfumy with nice base of sweet malt. Relatively creamy with a lonf bitter finish. This kind of grew on me.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - SEP 28, 2007
350 ml bottle from Bevmo. Hazy honey yellow with a fizzy white head. Herbal hoppy aroma. Malty, grainy taste with a hoppy perfume to the finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RSRIZZO (1973) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 27, 2007
Aroma is a fresh citric hop scent. Color is a bright clear gold with good carbonation and a nice but loose head. Taste is crisp, hoppy and bitter. Starting with a medium body it goes down with a crisp feel. Finish comes on with a mellow malt flavor that is chased down by a nice bitterness and light citrus hop flavor. This is a very good, mellow, well balanced IPA.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
aobecksy (700) - Middle of no where, Ohio, USA - SEP 15, 2007
Smells like hops, taste like hops, leaves bitter grassy tongue at finish. Nothing citrus or spicey...ok rerated 20 minutes later: much better with warming +.05

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
CasperQuaffer (142) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - SEP 8, 2007
@ Platte River Parkway Fall Festival. (My personal "Best of Show") The aroma is clear with a pleasant earthiness. Color slightly red. Well balanced flavor with a fruity lemon accent. This beer felt creamy and fizzy a the same time, like the long lost memory of a great cream soda on a hot summer day as a kid.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
padrefan98 (854) - (San Diego) Santee, California, USA - AUG 27, 2007
I picked up this 12 oz bottle in Jackson Hole Wyoming. I shared it with fordest and toncatcher.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fordest (2470) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - AUG 25, 2007
12 oz bottle thanks to Padrefan98. Clear golden color with a nice head. Nice fruity aromas of citrus and apple. Flavor fell off a bit though as the bitterness was a touch soapy.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
natejgood (498) - Bozeman, Montana, USA - JUL 23, 2007
Pours an opaque golden orange color with a light head made of small bubbles. The beer has a bit of a hoppy smell, but it is very light. It also has a bit of a grassy scent to it (or is that just the name?). This beer has a bit of hoppy flavor to it, but tastes more like a pale ale than an IPA to me. However, for being a fairly light flavored beer it has a fair amount of body in the mouth. Overall this is an okay beer, but not a great IPA.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Tejas (997) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 30, 2007
Total grassy grapefruit flavor. Not much bitter hop flavor. Not terribly good. Disappointing - I couldnt finish it. Just didnt taste good.


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