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RATINGS: 488   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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3.3
bhensonb (15609) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 13, 2007
Aroma of pale malt with citrusy hop. It’s 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 isn’t dry, but it isn’t sweet. Floral notes abound, and there is enough bitterness to satisfy. It’s really good stuff.

3.2
Ratman197 (15208) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 14, 2005
Bottle poured a clear light copper with a yellowish head. Aromas of biscuits, carmel, and some grassy and earthy notes. Palate is medium body a bit reiny and a little dry in the finish. Flavors of biscuity malt and earthy hopswith a bitter, dry finish.

3.3
DSG (15119) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 13, 2012
Bottle. Beer of the month club. Slightly hazy amber color with a big frothy off white head. Pleasant floral and citric hops aroma with piney hint and a bit of caramelly malt. Flavor has light sweetish maltiness and quite a bit of hoppy bitterness, pretty grapefruity. Medium-bodied. A decent APA.

3.4
Tmoney99 (14844) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 9, 2011
Draft. Poured a clear copper color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate complex floral and earthy hops aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. I would recommend this to a freind.

3.3
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.

3.5
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 20, 2006
(12oz bottle) Clear amberbody with small white head. Aroma is medium sweet, grapefruit, pine, light caramel. Taste is medium sweet, grapefruit, pine, some caramel. Somewhat dry finish. Watery medium body, nicely drinkable.

3.7
Drake (14059) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 7, 2010
12 ounce bottle courtesy of Sparky27. Thanks! Pours a hazy caramel color with a medium frothy head. Nice sticky lacing and decent head retention. Aroma is bitter resiny hops with sweet malty notes to balance. Taste is very similar. Slightly bitter resiny and citrus hops with caramel malts and bit of nuttiness. Smooth, medium bodied and well balanced. This is an excellent IPA.

3
crossovert (13724) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 8, 2012
Actually a hoppier APA than most. Still pretty malty. Some decent flavors but nothing that amazing.

3
hopdog (12953) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 11, 2006
12oz bottle. Poured a medium and see through amber color with an averaged sized off white head Aromas of grass, grain, and citrus. Tastes of grass, toasted grain, and citrus. Thinner body. As sweet as it was bitter.

3.5
Sammy (12590) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 22, 2015
Competent pale ale, from recent WI trip. Went over quite nicely with lunch. Complex and very drinkable.


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