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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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3.9
Bill Becker (1034) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - JUN 24, 2017
Bottled May 5th. Clear orange until the bottom of the bottle where it gets a bit hazy. It’s bottle conditioned. Smells of floral hops, cracker malt, kinda fruity. Good balanced APA. Floral hop smell translated to a mild slightly grassy bitterness. And that gets tempered by a firm malt presence of biscuit and cracker. The finish is the zenith of the bitter notes but again, it comes across as relatively mild because of that tasty balance. This has been an old favourite of mine once the brewer rebranded this from IPA to APA.

3.7
dnstone (3407) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 16, 2017
Pours a clear golden with big lacing white head. Light earthy pine hop aroma and flavor. Notes: on tap at the brew pub, June ’17

3.6
HourGlass13 (881) - North Carolina, USA - APR 1, 2017
Pours up a thick murky orange color with a beige head. Aroma is sweet caramel and toasted malts, with light citrus notes. Flavor is sweet, almost burnt caramel, some orange rind. There is no sharp bite and a decent juicy body. Easy drinker.

3.1
freekyp (2235) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - APR 1, 2017
A solid APA with toasty malt backbone bolstering a fruity hop kick. Doughy aroma. Some citrus flavors. Clean finish with a long orangy fade. Pretty clear copper with a wispy slight head. Little lace.

3.2
rosenbergh (11532) - 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.

3.6
StefanSD (2451) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - JUL 15, 2016
Bottle. hazy amber color with a small off-white head that has good retention. The aroma is mild with mixed citrus. The taste is somewhat fruity with grapefruit, melons, grapes and apricots. The palate and malt base is full and satisfying. Finishes long and dry with lingering bitter grapefruit. Overall: decent.

3.2
trevor211 (1681) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 21, 2016
Bottle at the office. Mandarin and lemongrass. Piney/herbal notes. Definitely on the bitter side, finishing with a slightly biscuity wheat note that fades to an even slighter tinniness.

3.7
Listigovers (1171) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 12, 2016
Very sparkling orange beer. Definite hop scent, fruity smell, a pleasant light bitterness, floral hop, very nice light body.

3.4
WillemsUrenkel (1871) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - MAY 3, 2016
12 fl.oz. bought at a Total Wine in Vegas an drunk in a hotel room after the X Burlesque show. Unclear orange in the glass, big white foamy head. Hopy floral on the nose. Taste starte hopy, but also malt and dry grain with a pleasant bitterness. Less fruity than expected to the smell. Long lasting mid bitterness with lemon grass in the background,. Enjoyable stuff.

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hfmejias (1283) - Marshall, Minnesota, USA - APR 29, 2016
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Poured cloudy, amber, off white head and nice lacing. Aroma of citrus fruit, bread and grass. Taste follows nose, citrusy, some fruit, some bread and malts. Nicely balanced, not bad.


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