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

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Ratings: 639
Reviews: 272
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 12.1%
Wants: 6
Gots: 40 | 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:
Beer added by: beernut7 on 08-27-2002

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
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I'm surprised this beer doesn't have a better rating. I tried it for the first time 3 months ago while out of town and was happy to find it at a local carryout when I got back home.

An interesting beer, easy to drink, not too rich but plenty of flavor.

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4.2/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

'Bottled on 06/03/08' etched on side of bottle. Poured into my SA glass. Nice golden color with a near-white bubbly frothy head. Aromas of pink grapefruit, cantaloupe and wild honey. Very nice contrast of wild honey sweet malt taste with sharp crisp hops. Pink grapefruit with a hint of pine on the hop flavor. Quite exotic with the malt-hop battle. Very crisp and quite enjoyable.

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4.2/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pale reddish copper color. Maybe more like light amber, actually. Really excellent head and lacing that stick around right down to the last drop.

Crisp piney hops with a mild maltiness and a surprisingly smooth finish. A bit of citrus in there too. It's an underwhelming beer in some ways, but there's some kind of really bodacious kind of woodsy or grassy tinge to the aroma and that lingers on your palate after a drink. I'm really digging it.

People are saying this beer is "mild," but I'm not sure I totally agree. It doesn't kick you in the teeth the way some IPAs do, but it has a respectable bite to it.

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4.2/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Orangish amber in color, large frothy white head. The aroma was citrusy and floral with some balancing malt, quite fresh and herbal. In the flavor there was a fair dose of hops, balanced well with almost a biscuity caramel-like malt. The hops were citrusy, like orange slice and grapefruit, and quite grassy and herbal as well. Maybe even some peach and white grape too. Definitely an American IPA, but with an herbal Teaton twist. It was pretty good, I would get it again if I were in the area, but probably not worth putting a lot of effort into seeking out.

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4.18/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Orange with a yellow hue, and a inch and a half, white head that remains. Super thick lacing.
Smell is crackery malts with grassy/slightly piney hops. Malts become bready as they carry. Notes of citrus and very faint pineapple, as well as some peppercorn.
Taste is bready/crackery malts with a little bit of grassy hops. Interesting subtle, sweet note that hits the back of the mouth near the finish. Citrus and pineapple, as well as some pepper and orange.
Mouthfeel is fairly crisp and smooth, with a little bite near the finish. Light body, and clean finish.
Drinkability is very good. Excellent beer all around.

Sweetgrass American Pale Ale (APA) from Grand Teton Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 639 ratings.