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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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mrhoppy (1288) - Santa Clara, California, USA - MAR 12, 2011
This is a tasty good beer. The head was incredible. Nice color. Really big on the grapefruit. Definitely matches it’s name of Sweetgrass.

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oobawa (1662) - Tennessee, USA - MAY 6, 2011
Major-league citrus hop-bomb for a Pale Ale, and I see this brew was once labeled an IPA. Makes sense; Sweetgrass is an amazingly hop-centered pale ale, bitter yet full of grapefruit and quality herb, with just enough of a sweet backing to keep the bitterness in check. The malts offer a grainy, modest resistance to the IBUs, but this bottle is all about the greenage: from the Simcoe nose to the Cascade finish, Grand Teton has given us a deliciously over hopped Pale.

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boydmarq (63) - Bloomington, Illinois, USA - SEP 1, 2012
Very nice beer. Hoppy and and bitter, but not too bitter. Very drinkable. Quite nice and I would definitely buy again.

4.1
Fatehunter (2605) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - FEB 2, 2013
A finger and half of head on a hazy, dark straw colored body. The aroma is grapefruit and lemon with a milk note; interesting but good. The taste has a great balance of the malt sweet and hop bitterness. The bitterness comes through as lemon and pine. The texture is smooth and soft with moderate carbonation. Incredible. A great APA.

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tightslice (1415) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUL 2, 2013
Brewed in a pocket of the Grand Tetons near the border of Idaho and Wyoming. Another great APA / IPA added to the Top 10 Summer Dusk Drives Through the Heart of America Tour 2018.

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foyle (425) - Wyoming, USA - AUG 3, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2014 Appearance: pours a 1” cream colored head that recedes slowly, moderate lacing. Color is cloudy orange-amber with some streaming carbonation. Aroma: citrus rind, tangerine, sweet malt. Mouthfeel: somewhat light mouthfeel with a quite dry finish. Flavor: sweet malts give way to a tangerine hop and finishes with a somewhat burnt citrus rind flavor.

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Lazerlobe (37) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - OCT 23, 2015
Surprising amount of aroma. Not sure what they are hopping this with but pretty different from the last batch I had 5 years ago. Good balance, some sweetness but not as big as the name would suggest. Prefer to Mirror Pond

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Travlr (25876) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 4, 2012
Draft. Hazy dark golden color, medium white head. Aroma of grass, tropical fruit, light pine. Taste is smooth spiced malt with decent bitterness. Very nice.

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sickassmick (229) - Concord, California, USA - AUG 16, 2012
Aside from the hazy look of this beer, I get it. it’s bottle fermented, this stuff is really really good. nice mouthfeel, lively. taste just like the name... fresh sweetness, nice balance of hops. I’d probably rather have this than a sierra nevada pale ale. just tastes more like real ingredients. no real spicyness or cooked vegitable flavors. nice job! I bought this because the bitch creek was pretty damn good. next time I see this i’m going at the whole six pack. I bought two others to taste and now they are probably going to get bad reviews. go Teton. send me some free beer for this review! Nite!

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brandon1989 (669) - Lewisville, Texas, USA - MAY 16, 2015
Pours a hazy golden color with a medium off white head that had good retention and left good lacing. The aroma is floral hops, white bread, and mild hop resin. The flavor is floral slightly bitter hops up front and finishes with a sweet malty finish.


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