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Sweetgrass American Pale Ale (APA) - Grand Teton Brewing Co.

Sweetgrass American Pale Ale (APA)Sweetgrass American Pale Ale (APA)

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524 Ratings
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Ratings: 524
Reviews: 260
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 11.26%


Brewed by:
Grand Teton Brewing Co. visit their website
Idaho, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/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.

60 IBU

(Beer added by: beernut7 on 08-27-2002)
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Reviews by TenHornsProud:
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TenHornsProud

Colorado

4.1/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy orange with a big, fluffy white head that lingers.

Smells of soapy, floral grapefruit, think amarillo hop, with notes of citrus zest and some pine.

Taste is bready grapefruit up front that goes into a more citrus/tropical/grapefruit middle and ends on a slightly grassy and floral finish with sweetness. A bit grassy in the finish but not in an unpleasant way, more of a refreshing way. I really like the flavors here.

Medium body with medium carbonation is right on.

This is a great APA/IPA that is fruity, grassy, and refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2012 04:29:13 | More by TenHornsProud
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CWhite

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

04-16-2014 02:22:00 | More by CWhite
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Trifecta1

Illinois

3.63/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Golden hay apperance, smells of moderate to strong citrus fruit, mild bubblegum, sweet. Taste is moderate grass/herbs, moderate citrus fruit, low sweetness, weak tart tinge, slight bitterness, dry finish. Mouthfeel is effervescent, light, very drinkable. Overall, decent and interesting. More herbal than I was expecting, but welcomed.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2014 01:30:56 | More by Trifecta1
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Brisket

Idaho

3.31/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured into a shaker pint.

A- Looks great, classic APA golden color, crystal clear except for flecks of yeast from the bottle conditioning. Three finger of head with moderate staying power and lacing.

S- not sure if this was the specific bottle or not but the overwhelming aroma is metallic. Very slight hop nose.

T- typical well made, but modest APA. Fantastic airport bar beer, but not one of my favorites. Citrus hops upfront with a surprisingly strong malt middle and a grassy hop finish. My rating is more indicative of my tastes, not how well the beer was made. This hits exactly what it was going for. If you are an APA fan, you will like this beer.

M- medium body, slight slickness or creaminess. Carbonated well.

O- Solid APA, too much alcohol for a true session beer, but it'd be easy to knock several of these back.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2014 03:53:19 | More by Brisket
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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

04-14-2014 00:18:57 | More by ToddKehoe
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Illinois

4/5  rDev +7.2%

04-11-2014 23:00:49 | More by Sweffin
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California

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

04-10-2014 00:02:00 | More by crob3888
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Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

04-03-2014 19:46:20 | More by jscheuf
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California

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

04-01-2014 08:11:30 | More by dertyd
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Arizona

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

03-27-2014 21:55:03 | More by UncleAddie
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Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

03-27-2014 16:31:40 | More by DaveMiller
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Inglewood

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

03-21-2014 06:11:42 | More by Inglewood
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TooGood

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -19.6%

03-16-2014 12:37:52 | More by TooGood
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Beerlover

Minnesota

2.5/5  rDev -33%

03-15-2014 04:19:29 | More by Beerlover
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mountaincoffee

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

03-15-2014 01:37:47 | More by mountaincoffee
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gbohl

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

03-10-2014 04:19:56 | More by gbohl
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chefbigjon

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

03-10-2014 01:34:44 | More by chefbigjon
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mfl620ks

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +7.2%

03-01-2014 02:06:30 | More by mfl620ks
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NickSMpls

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

02-25-2014 00:07:33 | More by NickSMpls
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jabo134

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

02-21-2014 02:16:38 | More by jabo134
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jgunther71

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

02-19-2014 01:24:10 | More by jgunther71
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Quinnspub1

California

4/5  rDev +7.2%

02-17-2014 23:46:21 | More by Quinnspub1
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Farnswurth

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

02-13-2014 04:00:27 | More by Farnswurth
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kemoarps

Missouri

3.6/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Beautiful rich amber with a nice little white head that sticks around. Cloudy with an almost ruby twinge, like tree sap.

Smells crisp and bright. Lemon and green apple, actually, a tart sweetness. Some grass, too, perhaps?

The taste gives up some amber waves of grain, some of that tart lemony bitterness, zesty and... tart is really the word for it. There's an underlying piercing sweetness that seems to draw from the tartness, before giving a bit of a honey on the finish. Decent body, a little bubbly for my preference, but appropriate. The aftertaste is the standard citrusy bitter. As it warms up a bit, it becomes more traditionally bitter, though more of an IPA than an APA. The bitterness is sharp, pine and citrus rind.
All in all it's an interesting and enjoyable drink, though I prefer my pale's a little less tart and a little more... bitter, I guess. Almost gives the impression of a tart blonde. The taste is the weakest link here for me, though it's not unenjoyable by any means. Glad I got to try it, though I don't anticipate reaching for it again in the near future.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2014 02:49:15 | More by kemoarps
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BierJager89

California

4.14/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Hazy orange with a white head.

S: Pine, grapefruit peel, orange peel, orange, peach, nectarine, and tropical fruit in the nose. Smells delicious.

T: Lemon, pine, orange, citrus peel, maybe a touch of peach and nectarine.

M: Light side of medium bodied and smooth.

O: While the taste wasn't exactly the same as the nose, or even quite as good, it wasn't what I'd call disappointing. There could have been more substance to the body, but it was definitely good, worth a try, and I would recommend it.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2014 01:03:09 | More by BierJager89
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Sweetgrass American Pale Ale (APA) from Grand Teton Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 524 ratings.