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

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

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Ratings: 589
Reviews: 265
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 11.8%
Wants: 7
Gots: 27 | FT: 0
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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5/5  rDev +34%

KenC, Nov 17, 2011
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5/5  rDev +34%

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5/5  rDev +34%

Dkvaale, Jul 13, 2014
Photo of russpowell
4.83/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured a slightly hazy (with some floaty bits) honey color & a rocky 1.5" white head. Floaty bits never cleared, no biggy. Good Head retention & some lacing

S: Huge piney/grapefruity nose, fades a little as the beer warms

T: Huge hop tea presence, pine, pepper & lemon! Good malt profile files in along with a nice warming alcohol feel. Bicuitty flavors fill in the hop attack as it warms. Finished hoppy & fruitty,& dry

MF: Slightly oily feel with a medium body, & great carbonation, superbly balanced

Drank too easy, the abv wasn't an issue. I loved this IPA! Another winner from grand teton

russpowell, Sep 07, 2006
Photo of bishopdc0
4.78/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Lets starts by saying that this beer is wonderful

A . The aroma is wonderful liight grassy with citrus a nice blend of hop aromas makes a flower aroma

Look. Golden amber with a nice lacing. Head forms and slowly dissipates

Taste. The taste is lite and refreshing near perfect it starts sweet and becomes hoppy but not bitter the taste remains grassy and citrus and refreshing

This beer as compared to other apas is near perfect. The mouth is smooth with slight carbonation it is light but full of flavor love it

bishopdc0, Nov 26, 2010
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4.75/5  rDev +27.3%

Herky21, Mar 13, 2013
Photo of RBorsato
4.58/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Suprised by the lack of high reviews for this exceptionally balanced and very nice drinkable American IPA...

Hazy light golden with a nice light beige head and subdued carbonation that leaves nice lace. Nice mix of grapefruit, citrus, and pine hop aromas. Nice hoppy flavors without being overly bitter; balanced hop flavors of citrus and pine... Medium bodied and smooth with a dry hoppy finish.

Per Beer Club notes:
- 58 IBU
- 6.5% ABV
- Malts: Idaho 2-row Pale, German Munich, Wheat, Carafoam, Belgian Caravienne, British Crystal
- Hops: UK Goldings, Willamette, Galena, Amarillo, Czech Saaz, Cascade (and dry hopped w/ Cascade)

RBorsato, Jan 19, 2005
Photo of climax
4.58/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This one begins like a superstar. After the massive head fades a bit, I could start to see the bright cloudy orange color, yellow highlights. The foam gargantuan fades ever so slowly leaving massive cottage cheese looking globs of breathing frothy bubbles. After 5 minutes of finessing it into my pint glass, I still had 3 fingers of beer in the bottle to fit in. Awesome start.

The aroma is no slouch either. It possesses an excellent bright hoppy aroma, flirting with the IPA line. Citrus, and tons of it, comes through in the form of orange and sweet pink grapefruit. The balance the malt brings is subtle but solid. Caramel brings the extra sweetness that the juicy citrus profile begins. Some grassier earth tones come through the more I dig my snout into this inviting brew.

The flavor boasts the same juicy citrus extravaganza as the aroma. It's sweet and balanced up front, before fading into dry harsher bitterness. The toasty pale malts and sweet caramel with a hint of spice accent the wonderful hop bill perfectly.

The feel was wonderfully smooth and fluffy, the head was certainly foreshadowing for the mouthfeel. The body is medium to say the least. Or perhaps the fluffy cottony feel is tricking me into thinking this one is heavier than it is, because it is sure flying down the hatch. But maybe that's just the dry finish quenched by the juicy flavor? . Either way, it definitely has more life to it than most pale ales.

This beer is damn good. There are a pair of 5's up there and by no means do I let a 5 out without some scrutiny. Best pale ale I've drank to date. Nuff said.

climax, Dec 01, 2010
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4.53/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This Brew has a lovely Fragrance - Super Bubbly carbonation that sizzles - fresh crispness - light hoppy musk, deep bitter depths - earthy finish - Prairie home Companion lable design caght my eye and the $1.50 a bottle at a Total Wine - STRAIGHT UP SWEETGRASS - Well Named

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Sweetgrass American Pale Ale (APA) from Grand Teton Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 589 ratings.