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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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3.9
ARH (1125) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 17, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2016 12oz bottle poured into an imperial pint. The aroma is caramel and roasted malt with a floral touch as well as citrus and pine. It becomes a bit cleanser like near the end. It pours a clear orange with a thick, white uneven creamy head. Lots of puffy, creaminess remains throughout the duration of the drink, mostly around the edges and in a moderate lump in the middle. It leaves lots of messy lacing. The taste is a medium, sharp bitter and medium syrupy sweet. The oily, medium body has a creamy carbonation. It finishes with caramel and roasted grains, citrus, and pine. The pine sticks around in the aftertaste which is lightly dry and clean.

3.6
BeerdedDave (1707) - Beckley, USA - JUL 13, 2014
amber color; piney hop aroma; piney, grassy hop flavor on a fairly light malt base; dry, bitter finish

3.6
ibrubeer (383) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 23, 2014
Draft. Pretty decent lacing. Medium aroma. Nice golden color. Tasted a little flat. Flavor was a little citrusy, with a piney aftertaste. Maybe not very fresh?

3.2
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 20, 2014
Sample on tap at the Bridge in STL during RBSG. Mostly clear orange color. Thin off-white head. Leaves good dots and bits of lace. Looks good considering my 1 ounce sample size. Caramel malt, light spicy hop. Moderate sweet taste, light bitter. Light to medium body. Smooth, kind of soft, lighter carbonation. Decent pale ale, but nothing special.

3.5
Hophaze (192) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - JUN 20, 2014
Tap at Millers in Chicago. Description hits it head on. Floral notes and crisp. Decent representation of the APA style. ----Hophaze out

3.2
rbrazell (1698) - Florida, USA - JUN 18, 2014
Draft at Closed For Business. Clear light golden pour with a bubbly white head. Grassy, pine aroma with a hint of citrus and pale malts. Light bodied in profile with grass and piney hops the linger through the finish. Not terrible, but very average.

3.1
gururyan (727) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 2, 2014
Poured from bottle, massive head, subtle floral aroma, initially quite light but a lingering taste. Meh, ok. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
johnnymusky (983) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 27, 2014
Amber pour huge head...some lacing...honestly i felt this was one of the best apa’s i have ever had...love the sweet finish.

3.3
skoisirius (1909) - Earth, Washington, USA - MAY 24, 2014
Decent APA. Bits of floral notes up front with a soft bitter end. Very drinkable.

3.8
dnbthompson (40) - Bend, Oregon, USA - MAY 10, 2014
On tap at Boise airport. Pours a dark amber with a thin straw colored head. Good hop palate right off the bat with a lingering bitterness. First time I’ve had this beer. Rather enjoyable. I could see having a couple very easily.


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