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RATINGS: 486   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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3.5
Sammy (12491) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 22, 2015
Competent pale ale, from recent WI trip. Went over quite nicely with lunch. Complex and very drinkable.

3.4
slowrunner77 (12451) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 7, 2014
"a fruity fairly aromatic ipa (used to be marketed as an IPA) not as big as many of the west coast hop bombs i am used to, but it’s a pretty tasty well balanced beer (if a little light). i’d buy again."

3.2
rosenbergh (11653) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 22, 2016
12 oz bottle. Bottled on 09/15/16. (MDL Wine & Spirits) Overland Park, KS.
Slightly cloudy golden color with a tiny white head. Grainy and cookie malt... not much more... maybe some mild sweet hops... in the aroma. The flavor is dry grainy malt, cookies, sweetish fruity hops and mild bitterness. Very simple.

3
hopscotch (11170) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 21, 2006
Bottle... Hazy golden ale with a small, creamy, white head. Toffee, grapefruit and evergreen nose. The flavor is a bit thin and leans toward the sweet side of balance, but offers nice, juicy PNW hops. Medium-bodied and lightly creamy with lively carbonation. Finishes gently bitter and dry. Very drinkable! I’d say it’s an English IPA, but the hops are all American. Reminiscent of an English IPA. How’s that? Thanks go out to Argo0 for sharing the bottles.

3.5
daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 20, 2011
Man this bottle was lost in the back of my fridge. still pretty nice though. Copper pour with a mostly white head. Light resin, grapefruit peel aromas. Flavor has a great hop flavor with balance from a nice malt bill.

2.8
kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 12, 2007
Date: 12/03/2007
Mode: Bottle
Source: Roadtrip

hazy gold, fine off white head, drippy lace, sweet crystal malt aroma with lots of floral hops with a soapy edge, sweet caramel malt flavor, lots of floral hops that blend into a long earthy finish,

Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 2.8/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: *4

3.5
BVery (10711) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUN 20, 2010
Tap. Light orange pour with minimal head. Citrus, grapefruit, and light malt on aroma and taste. Really good stuff.

3.8
cubs (10651) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 10, 2012
Bottle @ home. I think I’ve had this one a few times but I haven’t ticket it yet, so now’s my chance. Hazy, reddish orange appearance with a big, fluffy, tan head. Rich piney, somewhat grapefruity, woody, herbal hoppy, inviting aroma. A bit chewy, toasty malty, rich piney, grapefruity, herbal hoppy flavor. Pretty tasty.

3.4
jercraigs (10651) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 15, 2006
Bottle courtesy of Secret Santa. Orange body, small white head. Fairly prominent but moderate grapefruit in aroma and flavour, very light malt in the flavour. Average bordering on thin palate is acceptable. Nice hoppy pale ale, but lacks the complexity and oomph for the next level.

3.2
alexsdad06 (10580) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - AUG 12, 2010
Draft sample @ BBQ, Brews, and Brews. Pours a slightly hazy orange amber color with a smaller whitish head. The aroma had moderately sweet malts, citrus, and cat piss. Flavor was toasted caramel malt with a mild amount of pine and grapefruit bitterness. A splash of honey and the cat piss from the nose creep in as well. This beer has a medium body and is smooth on the palate. Overall, there was something that I just didn’t get with this beer.


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