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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%

Editors Note: formerly called Sweetgrass India Pale Ale

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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bookman10 (1073) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - MAR 23, 2012
Pours a nice golden, copper-yellow with mid-sized head. Somewhat muted floral/hop aroma. Flavor is dominated by the hops--primarily bitter, not so much citrus. Theres a bit of a chemical aftertaste, almost like rusty or iron-heavy water. A decent beer.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HourGlass13 (780) - 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
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
freekyp (2110) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rosenbergh (11374) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bassbug66 (53) - - SEP 14, 2016
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 & CaraAmberInternational ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
StefanSD (2435) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
trevor211 (1678) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Listigovers (1085) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
WillemsUrenkel (1732) - 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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hfmejias (1282) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
WABeerFiend (409) - - APR 25, 2016
From the tap on 04.23.16. A: Orange rind, lemon, and biscuit. A: Slightly hazy amber body. T: Follows the nose with the addition of grapefruit. P: Medium mouthfeel with bubbles on the back. O: Its juicy, but a bit rough.


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