Sweetgrass American Pale Ale (APA) - Grand Teton Brewing Co.
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3.6/5 rDev -3.7%
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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Sweetgrass American Pale Ale (APA) from Grand Teton Brewing Co.
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