RATINGS: 487   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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
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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Lubiere (14133) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 20, 2006
Hazy milky golden ale with a thick creamy white head. Coniferous hops aroma with light citrus notes. In mouth, classic crisp malt with herbal hops, lingering, and definite grapefruit. Medium bodied. Bottle is 1 yr old. Thanks Degarth.

Grandpa (327) - Verona, New York, USA - MAR 7, 2006
It poured a cloudy, golden color with a tight bubbled white head that faded quickly. It had a pleasant, fresh earth aroma. It seemed light bodied, lighter than I would expect from an IPA. The hop/ malt balance was good, but both were light. Slight hop aftertaste

jmcguire1969 (162) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - FEB 25, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2006 This is a decent English style IPA but I prefer the West Coast style. Fruity aroma with a clean off white head. Nice legs hold to the glass. Taste hits you with the malt then comes on with a soft hop flavor and leaves you with a subtle bitterness on the tongue. Not my favorite but good.

Ernest (7786) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 10, 2006
Head is initially small, frothy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is light to medium amber. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), lightly to moderately hoppy (grapefruit, flowers). Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter, slightly husky. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Pretty boring for an IPA...not much going on in the aroma or elsewhere.

FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 30, 2006
12oz. bottle. Golden color with a medium sized rocky white head. Lemongrass, vegetal hop aroma. Mellow malt under a floral, grassy hop flavor. Some resinous astringency in the finish, lingering unpleasantly constructed bitterness. Mouthfeel is light, dry.

Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 25, 2006
Pours clear dark yellow with a soapy, short lived head. Light lemony hop aroma. Taste is grassy hops, slight resin. Underlying sourness kind of throws the beer off. Finish is bitter, sour, and slightly metallic.

NNCRed (17) - Idaho, USA - JAN 15, 2006
12 oz Bottle. Flowery hop aroma with a hint of citrus. Golden amber color with some noticeable carbonation and a thin dissipating white head. Nice smooth beer with a small bit of bitterness. Tastes predominantly of hops with a hint of orange.

paulmetzger (154) - Pocatello, Idaho, USA - JAN 14, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2006 Very light amber with lots of bubbles that cling to glass. Strong fruity aroma. Barely bitter, slightly skunky start with a fruity finish that lingers bitter then fruity. Strikingly smooth, clean feel. A favorite from this area.

pinkzambia (2069) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 14, 2006
Bottle: Clear gold color with a white head. Aromas are mainly sweet, flowery hops. Initially, it had a pretty good balance of bitter and sweet, but later turned to a more bitter, hoppy taste. I liked it alot. The feel is smooth as well, not to thick. Another great Idaho beer!

hayduke (5617) - Eureka, California, USA - JAN 13, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2007 From a 12 oz Bottle. Strong nose of herbal hops with a hint of citrus. Pours cloudy light amber with a medium white head. Hops work well on the tongue. I am rating this one again, and find it a little better than last time. Decent IPA.

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