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

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555 Ratings
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Ratings: 555
Reviews: 262
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 11.53%
Wants: 6
Gots: 19 | 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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DCon

Missouri

4.33/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on-tap @ the wolf public house in Ballwin, MO. Poured into a pint glass and had a keg date of 4-12-11.

Appearance- poured a 2 finger of bubbly, white head with a hazy orange color with huge carbonation. Has a decent head retention has thick lacing.

Smell- has a huge citrus hop smell upfront and a lime hint as well. There also is a huge vegetable (celery or salad) aroma mixed in.

Taste- has citric hop taste and more hops after. Has nice malts used and can taste their importance in this brew. Grapefruit and other fruits follow up this ale.

Mouthfeel- light- medium bodied, smooth, and has A great bite at the end.

Overall- nice beer with an awesome taste for an apa. Has an average drinkability and nice beer altogether from Grand Teton Brewing.

Serving type: on-tap

05-13-2011 05:11:22 | More by DCon
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chickencoop

California

4.33/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Big fan. This has a nice light malty taste that carries throughout the beer making this one of the easiest beers to drink. Unlike the the dominating hops of a Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, this goes the direction of malts, only slightly cardboardy, but not off-puting. Very tasty and drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2010 05:58:45 | More by chickencoop
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beagle75

Iowa

4.3/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a shaker pint glass.

A: Hazy, light golden-amber with over one finger of persistent, craggy, eggshell-colored foam head. Moderate lacing remains on the glass. Some yeast sediment is noticeable at the bottom of the glass.

S: Bright citrus and toasted grain, with lesser amounts of tropical fruit and honey.

T: Begins dry, with floral and citrus hop aromatics, restrained bready yeast, and a burst of bright acidity that compliments the hops. Robust pale malt emerges in the middle, very toasty, as acidity fades. The finish is moderately bitter, retaining the toasted character.

M: Thin to medium viscosity, smoothness on the palate seems compromised somewhat by the acidity, with moderate carbonation.

D: This pale ale displays ample attractive qualities, with bright, refreshing aromatics and malt that is clean and delicious. A compromise occurs with regard to the acidity, where its presence enhances the intensity of the other bright flavors at the cost of greater smoothness. It is characterful and memorable, with a boldness that is at IPA-level in some respects. It reminds of other full-flavored pales that feature West-Coast hops, such as Marin's Mt. Tam or Strand's pale ale.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2011 05:38:15 | More by beagle75
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jjanega08

Minnesota

4.3/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A= Pours a nice looking hazy golden honey color with a huge thick head on it that holds great retention and beautiful lacing.

S= Nice fresh hoppy aroma as well as some great caramel malts. Pretty nice balance here. citrus hops and sweet caramel malt with a little breadyness to it.

T= The taste is just like the nose Bready malts with caramel and a great hoppy finish to clean it all out. Tastes like happy. There is a beautiful hop character that is just enough for this beer.

M= Sweet and smooth. Like drinking honey water.

D= Excellent. This brewery hasn't sold me yet but this is a great brew. I'll buy this again for sure.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2010 01:50:16 | More by jjanega08
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New Mexico

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Illinois

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Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

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Idaho

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

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New Brunswick (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

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Texas

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

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Wyoming

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Texas

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Sweetgrass American Pale Ale (APA) from Grand Teton Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 555 ratings.