RATINGS: 490   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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scoth (690) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 28, 2012
Pours hazy copper with a medium creamy beige head, very fine lasting lacing. Aromas of caramel, grass, biscuit, some distant floral notes. Medium light body, crisp and dry. Very pleasant mild sweetness, a hint of lemon, then a medium lasting bitter finish. Complex, refined, almost understated, refreshing.

rayOfBeer (680) - El Cerrito, California, USA - JUL 24, 2009
Poured from bottle a cloudy orange with white yeast droplets floating around and medium sized white head. Aroma is a mild hoppy citrus floral with some peachy notes. Flavor is lightly sweet with soft citrus, peach, caramel and a yeasty bitterness. Palate has a medium maltiness to it with some light sweetness and a bit of astringent bitters. Overall decent with a nice balance but nothing really standing out.

nsquishee (641) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - JUN 3, 2012
Amber-orange color- looks syrupy. Light, lacy head. Not a huge aroma, but notes of lemon and freshly cut grass. Very smooth initial palate with a resinous, highly carbonated, and bitter hop finish. Flavors of lemon, orange, citrus hops, and roasty malts. Nice bold pale ale-- no wonder it used to be called ’Sweetgrass India Pale Ale’.

hopson (635) - Williamsville, New York, USA - OCT 29, 2007
thanks to mreusch- bottle- clear yellow orange color, nice looking head, aroma of sweetness, sugar, not much else. Flavor also lacking. Drinkable, but not very exciting or memorable.

maltdog (626) - New Mexico, USA - JUN 14, 2013
Bottle. Cloudy light copper, half-inch snowy head. Amazing juicy, fruity, resiny, and barely dank hop aroma, against a backdrop of breadcrust and honey. Dry and flavorless except for disappointingly metallic and plastic tastes. I would have guessed it is organic from the overall dirty, pithy character. The beer suffers from harsh, rough bitterness befitting a maltier backbone. Stats would indicate an FG of ~1.014 (3.5P), yet the mouthfeel is thin, chalky and gritty. Hairspray and yellow grapefruit aftertaste. It smells great, but everything else really, really sucks. How the hell did they fuck up plain ol’ pale ale??

fiercepanda (615) - Missouri, USA - AUG 26, 2011
An orangish beer with a thick white head. The aroma is very fruity and floral, some very nice hops characteristics. The flavor is just slightly bitter with a nice floral taste and some mild citrus flavors as well. All around, a very drinkable and pleasant beer.

spikester (606) - Salem, Oregon, USA - APR 18, 2009
Cloudy amber with a fat one finger of off white head. Fair amount of lacing. Floral hop and earthy aroma. Taste is rich hop bitterness, some leather, and a good amount of malts giving support. No bottle date and I suspect this is a bit old as the aroma wasn’t much. A middle of the road IPA.

Thaichile (599) - 10aFly, New Jersey, USA - APR 23, 2006
Bottle. Pours a reddish amber with a nice head and residual lacing. Hops and fruit are on the nose. Fairly balanced athough bitterness lingers throughout. Could used more sweetness and a smidge more malt for support. All in all, I liked this one. Courtesy of Snowtiger.

bnoel09 (588) - Elk Grove, California, USA - JAN 21, 2016
Poured into a shaker glass. Amber color with a cream colored head. Aroma is caramel malt with some citrusy hops. Flavor starts with a bit of grainy sweetness and transitions into some earthy floral hops and some citrus notes. Medium bodied. Decent pale.

Masterkush7 (581) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 3, 2014
light tan foamy head that retained well for a while then collapsed. Carbonation low with small bubbles. Aroma of very and strong nice citrus hops. Taste a bit bland up front followed by a nice mild citrus hops bitterness. Light to medium body. Overall a very pleasant beer with a long nice bitter finish.

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