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RATINGS: 492   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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3.4
jercraigs (10374) - 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.

3.5
phaleslu (10274) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2010
Draft at The Bridge. Pours a clear gold-amber color with a small white head. Notes of fresh floral hops, sweet malts, herbs, straw, earth, and citrus. Aroma and flavor are pretty similar. Light-medium bodied, with crisp carbonation and a malty mouthfeel. Pretty solid APA.

3.5
marcus (10231) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 18, 2010
Bottle from BevMo Arden. Pours cloudy golden with a foamy off-white head and a floral aroma. There is a hearty caramel malt flavor with a dry bitter hop finish. A good session beer.

3.6
arminjewell (9676) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 9, 2010
Pours golden with white head, aroma is hoppy and sweet. Taste up front is citrusy hops that goes right into malt sweetness, that is a bit overwhelming and is bitter at the end. Good IPA!

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.

2.7
3fourths (9347) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 22, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2012 Smells of mild cascade hops, with some sweet lemon and mandarin orange. Taste is a bit hearty and of sour orange peel. Spicy and thick, and an OK IPA.

3.2
bb (9268) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 28, 2005
Bottle. Amber beer with a nice off-white head. Citrus aroma with some sweet malt backing. Citrus flavor with some malt. Standard IPA with goodbitterness.

3.4
douglas88 (9194) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 8, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2008 On tap at NABA fest in Idaho Falls 2008. Grand Teton was on its home turf and they put on a nice show. Pours a light amber with a small white head. The aroma was quite sweet, citrus, bready malts, and marmalade. The taste was not that intense, but very good; light hops, some citrus and honey mix together like a breakfast pastry. Pretty nice. I enjoyed this one.

3.1
solidfunk (8964) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - AUG 28, 2012
Smells citrusy, promising but taste and palate don’t really follow through. Pours cloudy amber with a big fizzy head. Taste has a touch of sourness, a little astringency. Nothing remarkable, nothing bad. Big thanks to Adrian for this one.

3.6
bytemesis (8438) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 10, 2012
Tap. Pours hazy orange amber with a medium off-white head that dissipates with great lacing. Aroma is citrus and pine, with notes of caramel. Flavor is about the same, lightly sweet, lightly bitter, refreshing and crisp.


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