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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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3.1
bnoel09 (587) - 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.

3.5
Masterkush7 (580) - 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.

4.3
BlackEyePA (573) - USA - AUG 1, 2012
Awesome. I love this beer. Hop bill is awesome, such a nice stretch throughout the boil. Good additions add to the aroma, but the taste the simcoe and cascade bring the heat. Its really well thoughtout and the malty carpet, carmelly, floral dough thing going on is out of this world. Nice abv and it all gets along. Lovely

3.3
badhack (554) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 10, 2012
A pretty good offering. Has a nice malty backbone and a nice blend of hops, but not the crisp cleanness I’d expect from a pale ale. Still refreshing. Huge amounts of carbonation though.

3.5
larryLSB (533) - La Selva Beach, California, USA - NOV 2, 2009
Poured from 12 oz. cloudy golden-orange with medium off white head. Nose of citrus, mostly orange with a little wood and hops. Malty flavor with hops and grass. Is it a pale ale, IPA, or hybrid? Not sure, but extremely drinkabale.

2.4
GKillian (525) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 26, 2010
Pours pale amber with thick white creamy head and foamy lacing. Strong notes of pine needles. Very hoppy taste.

3.4
flutetokill (523) - Fresno, California, USA - FEB 19, 2005
Orangish color with a medium white head. Honey and citrus hops aroma. Slightly sweet honey and citrus, with lots of bitter ash and hops flavors. Very crisp feel with a dry finish.

3
BeerKurve (520) - - NOV 23, 2013
Bright Hazy Orange with foamy head, decent lacing and mild visible carbonation. Floral Hops, yeasts, grassiness and caramel malts in the nose. Flavor is rather bitter with floral hops, caramel, grassiness, Munich malts, and bitter resin aftertaste. Light body and moderate carbonation. Decent but I think there are better APAs out there.

2.8
natejgood (508) - Bozeman, Montana, USA - JUL 23, 2007
Pours an opaque golden orange color with a light head made of small bubbles. The beer has a bit of a hoppy smell, but it is very light. It also has a bit of a grassy scent to it (or is that just the name?). This beer has a bit of hoppy flavor to it, but tastes more like a pale ale than an IPA to me. However, for being a fairly light flavored beer it has a fair amount of body in the mouth. Overall this is an okay beer, but not a great IPA.

3.9
mikey (503) - farmington, Utah, USA - FEB 15, 2007
Poured a very light hazy golden amber with a nice white head. The nose was a nice mix of grapefruit, citrus and pine hops. The taste was a nice balance of citrus and pine hops with a great caramel balance. Medium bodied and smooth with a dry hoppy finish. This was a bit different tasting than other American IPAs i’ve had, but it was a good different. Check this one out if you ever get the opportunity.


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